A cornucopia of TEDT alks about food: growing it, cooking it, consuming it -- and making sure there's enough for everyone. Feast on stories about saving seeds to protect the future of food, the daily miracle of feeding a city, and what's in kids' lunches. For dessert, hear a chef's tale of the best fish he ever ate.
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 9:00pm
JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater brings you music in performance, sweet and hot, every week. With her fine, friendly voice, Grammy and Tony Award-winning host Dee Dee Bridgewater introduces sets from locales like Kennedy Center Jazz in Washington DC, festivals from North Sea to Monterey, and top clubs like Jazz Standard in New York.
JazzSet's recordings capture the legends, today's top bands, and promising new talent. Occasionally, JazzSet dips into the archives and Dee Dee shares a moment that's too good not to share. Hear Jazzset every friday at 9pm, beginning August 3rd.
Piano Jazz Rising Stars
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:00pm
Twenty-something pianist, composer, and educator Taylor Eigsti has been on the jazz scene for over a decade, and has lately set his sights on bringing jazz to a whole new audience. On this program Eigsti blends the old and new with solo renditions of “I Hear a Rhapsody,” Coldplay’s “Daylight,” and his original, “Magnolia.” (Photo Credit: Bill Douthart)
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:00pm
Piano Jazz Rising Stars, hosted by pianist Jon Weber,is a 13 week series highlighting the jazz legends of tomorrow, and follows the winning combination of talk and music heard on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz for over 30 years. Each week host Jon Weber sits down with one of the leading young performers on the jazz scene today. Guests include pianist Taylor Eigsti, guitarist Julian Lage, alto saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly, vocalist Sachal Vasandani, and this year's Thelonious Monk Competition winner, pianist Kris Bowers.
Beginning Friday August 3rd at 10pm.
Off the Page
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 7:00pm
The trickster and thief who beguiles honest people into parting with money and goods is a character who keeps turning up in American society. In her new book, The Mark Inside, Amy Reading of Ithaca reviews the history of confidence men, including the revenge tale of J. Frank Norfleet, a Texas rancher who fought back with a cunning reverse swindle.
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 7:00pm
The average student now graduates from college with over $20,000 in student loan debt. Faced with a shrinking job market and high debt, many students are now asking themselves if college is worth it at all. Crystal Sarakas hosts.
Off the Page
Tue, 07/24/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 07/24/2012 - 7:00pm
"A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage", the fifth novel by Marly Youmans, is winner of the Ferrol Sams Award, given to "an exceptional work of fiction that speaks to the human condition in a Southern context". Some of the characters in her new novel were inspired by real people. Marly is a native of South Carolina who has lived in many parts of the USA (though not as a hobo) and is now a resident of Cooperstown, NY. Her new volume of poetry is "The Throne of Psyche".
Tune in for a live conversation with Ms Marly Tuesday 7/24 at 1pm. A rebroadcast of the program is at 7pm.
TED Radio Hour
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 7:00pm
Our amazing brain performs harmonious functions and peculiar actions that might seem counterintuitive. What tricks make us think it's okay to cheat or steal? Are we in control of our own decisions? Why do our brains misjudge what will make us happy?
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 7:00pm
Our world is saturated in color, from the softest hues to the most lurid, violent stains. But it's hard to put your finger on how something so intangible can have such a visceral punch. This hour, we ask how the pigments around us color our thoughts, and wonder how much of what we see is on the outside... and how much is created in our heads. From Sir Isaac Newton sticking a needle in his eye, to a sea creature that sees a rainbow far beyond what humans can experience.