Saturday, July 4, 2009

America, The Beautiful

This Israeli video is excellent, even if the translation isn't.

America, The Rewrite

A conversation with Tony Horwitz, author of the book “A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering The New World.”

Audio: BBC, PRI & WBUR's Here & Now, July 2nd. Host: Robin Young.

America, The Hungry

American Beauty

American Tune

Friday, July 3, 2009


Crime And Punishment

A grieving father’s crusade to return the death penalty to his state in the wake of his son's murder leads him instead to become an ardent death penalty opponent.

Audio: WBUR, Boston Reporter: Deborah Becker.

Thriller, Phillipine Prison Style

Cebu Provincial Detention & Rehabilitation Center:

Smooth Criminal, Saudi Style

Two All Camel Patties, Special Sauce...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Does Language Shape the Way We Think?

Dr. Lera Boroditsky is an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Stanford University and has studied a number of languages around the world to see how grammatical structure affects what different cultures consider important. Her essay on language and perception appears in the new book “What’s Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science.”

Audio: BBC, PRI & WBUR's Here & Now. Host: Robin Young.

King of Pop reigns again

No, the other Mono

Mono, the band, makes full stereo orchestral rock guitar music. Founder Takaakira Goto talks about "Hymn to the Immortal Wind."

Audio: Echoes, An Ambient Music Program on Public Radio.

Michael Jackson, you are not the father!

This is Your Brain on Dough

Trying to understand the way the human mind thinks (or doesn't think) about economic decisions, producer Jim Lebans talks about the science of "neuroeconomics."

Audio: CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks June 27th. Host: Bob McDonald.

Monday, June 29, 2009