Science writer Patricia Barnes-Svarney has taken on 112 of the most nagging questions in human history. The Tioga County resident’s newest book is called Why Do Women Crave More Sex in the Summer?. It is about women’s health issues from wrinkles, body rhythms, and whether females are better balanced physically than males to the role of hormones in personal relationships.
TED Radio HOur
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 7:00pm
There are many stereotypes about Africa: that it's a place of conflict, of disease, war and famine. Or that it's a single place rather than a continent of 54 distinct countries. We'll engage with thinkers and doers who are constructing new realities for their respective countries — and for the African continent a whole.
Off the Page
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 7:00pm
When John Verdon retired from a Manhattan advertising agency and moved to the western Catskills, he took on a new project: the ongoing adventures of fictional NYPD detective Dave Gurney, himself retired and trying to live quietly in upstate New York. The first Verdon novel, Think of a Number, established John as one of today’s finest mystery writers. The newest Gurney murder mystery is Let the Devil Sleep. John Verdon joins Bill Jaker to tell about the art of the whodunit.
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 1:00pm
The debate over hydraulic fracturing in New York has opened deep divides in Southern Tier towns like Deposit. As the Department Environmental Conservation nears a decision on fracking in New York, supporters and opponents both believe that the decision will make all the difference in preserving their way of life. This documentary will look at how we got to this point in New York's debate over natural gas development and what's at stake as the next phase draws near.
Producer: Matt Richmond
TED Radio Hour
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 09/27/2012 - 7:00pm
We know getting a good education is important, but does the current model nurture real learning? Here, we look at powerful ideas on how to change education: flipping classrooms, rethinking lesson plans and re-imagining the role of teacher and student.
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 7:00pm
Many towns and local governments have banned natural gas drilling. Will these efforts be successful in keeping drilling out of their communities? And in a glutted natural gas market, has the boom already gone bust?