ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – When "lighting strikes twice," is it fate or just chance? The desire to see patterns in randomness is a basic facet of human experience. Radio Lab tries to make sense of the patterns we see, from the basketball lucky streak known as 'hot hand' to why a Parkinson's patient turned into a gambling addict. Join Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich on a journey into wonder. Learn More
ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – This week's Documentary of the Week examines America's resiliency. From deep recession to global warming, terrorism to pandemic illness, a remarkable confluence of challenges calls America to summon its inner strengths. But this is not the first time our nation has faced a heavy burden. Historically, how has America risen to the occasion of adversity and bounced back? Hear historians, archival audio from FDR to Obama, psychologists and stories of ordinary Americans.
ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Radiolab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radiolab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music.
ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Tune in this Friday for an hour-long NPR program on the debate over health care in America. This news special will recap recent political developments in the health care debate and explore the roles various parties - patients, physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, the government, business - play in the current health care system, and in the debate over the future of health care in America.
ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Marketplace Thursday, September 10, 7:00 PM Host Kai Ryssdal reports on how the collapse of Lehman Brothers shook our belief in the financial system. Just one year ago, most Americans believed their money was safely invested in their 401K plans and their houses would be worth more every year. People on Wall Street believed that too, and they made big bets on mortgage-backed securities. No one believed that a financial powerhouse like Lehman Brothers could collapse.
On World Radio 88.7 HD3 – Starting with the fateful day Lehman Brothers collapsed, "Aftershock" covers what led to the pandemic financial meltdown, looks at how investments and ordinary peoples' lives have changed over the year, questions big thinkers, reports from China and other countries on the shifting economic balance, and covers key financial gatherings like the upcoming G20 Summit.
Public Radio Tulsa – A midget street thug on a kiddy bike. Incompetent thieves who resort to stealing air-conditioning units. A woman too drunk to notice a police car heading towards her with all lights flashing. These are just some of the criminals and junkies, the faithful and forlorn encountered by one police officer cruising the streets of one Midwestern US city. But this policeman has an eye for the weird, an overdeveloped sense of humour and a talent for narrative.