The birth of a new idea could be the strongest force for change that we know. Understanding where ideas come from can help us harness the power of our thoughts. In this hour, we'll explore what happens when ideas interact and procreate. Then, we'll look at how to broaden our approach to cultivating ideas from the quieter voices in the room.
NPR Election Coverage
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/05/2012 - 8:00pm
Thu, 09/06/2012 - 8:00pm
The Democratic National Convention will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina from Tuesday, September 4th, through Thursday September 6th.
NPR will host a live broadcast each convention day from 8pm until 11pm, when the proceedings are scheduled to conclude. The specials will be entirely live,and we will extend our broadcast as warranted if any day's events have not wrapped up by 11pm.
Jennifer Ludden will host from NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. The broadcast will include selected podium speeches; interviews with newsmakers; and analysis from NPR's Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, as well as EJ Dionne of The Washington Post and Matt Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon. We'll also have two reporters on the floor of the convention, Debbie Elliott and Sonari Glinton, to talk to delegates and newsmakers, and to provide color.
Off the Page
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 7:00pm
Pakistan is in the news these days as one of the world’s “trouble-spots”. The Pakistan that Denise Dailey of Walton, NY experienced was colorful, creative, shocking and amusing. Denise tells of her 2006 journey in the new book Listening to Pakistan and answers questions about a land physically striking and politically unstable.
TED Radio Hour
Thu, 09/06/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 09/06/2012 - 7:00pm
How are we inspired? How do we get from an initial inkling of idea to a fully formed work of art? It's often challenging to describe the creative process. In this hour we'll hear from some TED speakers — a poet, a novelist and a singer/songwriter — who explore their craft and the daily challenge of nurturing creativity.
Chautauqua Lecture Series
Tue, 08/28/2012 - 1:00pm
An election year provides a compelling opportunity for assessing issues that govern the contexts and the quality of life for citizens both for now and for the generations to come – a time for discerning what is most important for the common good of all. John Buchanan is one of the voices committed to raising awareness of current needs and hope-filled possibilities for shaping the future
Buchanan is the editor and publisher of The Christian Century magazine. He is a Presbyterian pastor and was the moderator of the 208th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.
In his lecture, Buchanan said the provision of welfare has historically been a tradition of both the United States and most religions. In a time when American society is increasingly divided by both politics and faith, it is imperative that each citizen remember his or her responsibility lies in ensuring the general welfare and common good.
NPR Election Coverage
Tue, 08/28/2012 - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 8:00pm
Thu, 08/30/2012 - 8:00pm
Due to weather concerns, the first day of the Republican National Convention is being delayed to Tuesday August 28th.
NPR will host a live broadcast each convention day from 8pm until 11pm, when the proceedings are scheduled to conclude. The specials will be entirely live: no pre-produced segments. We will extend our broadcast as warranted if any day's events have not wrapped up by 11pm.
Jennifer Ludden will host from NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. The broadcast will include selected podium speeches; interviews with newsmakers; and analysis from NPR's Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, as well as EJ Dionne of The Washington Post and Matt Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon. We'll also have two reporters on the floor of the convention Debbie Elliott and Jeff Brady to talk to delegates and newsmakers.
WSKG will also broadcast full coverage of The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina from Tuesday, September 4th, through Thursday September 6th.
TED Radio Hour
Thu, 08/30/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 08/30/2012 - 7:00pm
We depend on rules, guidelines and laws to provide structure, order and function, but too often these systems fail us. These TED speakers propose how to fix our broken systems, by looking to trust and practical wisdom as ways to mend education, medicine and the law. Plus, how games might be our best resources to solve real-world problems.
Fri, 08/24/2012 - 9:00pm
JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater brings you music in performance, sweet and hot, every week. 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.
This week: Kevin Eubanks
They loved the guitarist at the Amphitheatre stage in Detroit. Ross Davis wrote in JazzTimes that Eubanks "featured his own fine lines and plenty of room for his band mates to shine, most especially saxophonist Bill Pierce."
The TED Hour
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 7:00pm
TED (technology, entertainment, design) lectures grouped and expanded for an hour of thoughtful new ideas.
This week: The Power of Crowds
Technology-enabled collaboration draws us closer, makes us smarter, and allows us to innovate through the wisdom of a crowd. A new wave of collaborative consumption is transforming consumerism and the rules of engagement. What is the true potential of 21st century collaboration? Is this a new phenomenon--or have we seen this movie before?
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 9:00pm
The Cuban composer, vocalist and guitarist imagines a set at Johnny's Dream Club, a long-ago Havana venue that's the name of his latest CD, recorded in New Orleans. With some of New York's top salsa, Cuban and Puerto Rican musicians, Formell sings poetry about the anguish of exile to a cool, jazzy beat. (Thanks to NPR Music)