Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – Stress may save your life if you're being chased by a tiger. But if you're stuck in traffic, it may be more likely to make you sick. This hour of Radiolab, a long hard look at the body's system for getting out of trouble. Stanford University neurologist (and part-time "baboonologist") Dr. Robert Sapolsky takes us through what happens on our insides when we stand in the wrong line at the supermarket, and offers a few coping strategies: gnawing on wood, beating the crap out of somebody, and having friends.
Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – Radiolab asks what is natural in a world where biology and engineering intersect. Biotechnology is making it easier and easier to create new forms of life, but what are the consequences when humans play with life? We travel back to the first billion years of life on Earth, take a look at how modern engineers tinker with living things, and meet a woman who could have been two people. Listen Friday at 8:00 to RadioLab on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.
Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – OK. Maybe you're in your desk chair. You're in your office. You're in New York , or Detroit , or Timbuktu . You're on planet Earth. But where are you, really? This hour, Radiolab examines the bond between brain and body, and looks at what happens when it breaks. Author and neurologist Oliver Sacks tries to find himself using magnets, we talk to a neuroscientist who uses an optical illusion to solve a century-old mystery that haunts some amputees, and pilots describe surviving out-of-body experiences while flying fighter jets.
Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – Advocates of liberal-arts programs say their graduates are among the most likely to become leaders, and that a healthy democracy depends on citizens with a broad education. This program examines how America's liberal-arts programs are responding to the demands of the 21st century. Listen Friday at 8:00 to American RadioWorks on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.
Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – In today's global economy, workers need to think well and learn fast. This documentary explores how traditional approaches to teaching are failing college students and what some in education are doing about it. Listen Friday at 8:00 to American RadioWorks on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.
Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – The college drop-out rate is actually worse than the high-school drop-out rate, and about 37 million Americans are being left behind in today's demanding economy. This program examines the issue, including whether a college degree is the answer for everyone. Listen Friday at 8:00 to American RadioWorks on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.
Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – Spend an hour with some of the top producers in public radio Ira Glass, The KitchenSisters, and Jay Allison in this special hosted by NPR's (and WUNC's) Katie Davis. "Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound" peels back the curtain on how these producers practice their craft and how they learned to make amazing radio. Some even share their favorite pieces...including one of the Kitchen Sisters' first stories about the den of snakes! Listen Friday at 8:00 to Reality Radio on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.
Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – Our lawmakers tried balancing the budget - and now it's your turn. Raise or lower taxes, increase or cut spending in key areas, learn about the issues, and discover the implications of your decisions. How close will you come? What sacrifices will it take? Join over 30,000 others who have tried - play Budget Hero.
APM's Public Insight Network, in collaboration with the Wilson Center, launched Budget Hero 2.0, designed to spark engagement and conversation among Americans around the federal budget.
public Radio 89.5 HD1 – The financial crisis in Europe has raised a question that seemed unthinkable a few years ago. The modern EU evolved from a union born in 1951 to ensure that Europe would never again experience the horrors of war. And in that regard, the European Union has been an unmitigated success. But with financial turmoil plunging European states into panic, and dividing the continent on who is to blame, the EU, America's main partner in the world, is in search of a new narrative. Listen Friday at 8:00 to America Abroad on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.