A closer look at Into The Woods the show from 1987 by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. With host George Harter.
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?
Off the Page
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 7:00pm
When Frank H.T. Rhodes retired after eighteen years as president of Cornell University, he was able to return to his love of geology and the earth sciences. His new book, Earth: A Tenant’s Manual, is an overarching review of how our planet developed and the strains we place on water, soil, air and energy resources. Dr. Rhodes will share his views on how to sustain “the only planet we have.”
TED Radio Hour
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 7:00pm
For centuries, cities have been bringing people together. For the first time in history, more than half the world's population lives in cities. What draws people to them? What changes when we live closer together? We investigate the future of our urban zones, and what cities offer humanity toward a sustainable future.
Tue, 09/11/2012 - 1:00pm
What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? This documentary project examines how the foods we eat affect the planet we inhabit. In a period of extreme weather associated with climate change, our food choices can make a difference. Agriculture is a heavy emitter of heat-trapping gases. And in this sound-rich production, listeners will learn that some foods (fruits and vegetables) often have a much lighter environmental footprint than others (meat and dairy). The health benefits of climate-friendly foods are covered.
In this hour, we explore a new movement on hundreds of college campuses for more "sustainable dining" as well as healthier food choices. And we examine important changes at public school cafeterias under landmark new USDA rules to assure more nutritious school meals. A free downloadable "Climate-Friendly Food Guide" booklet is announced in the program. Produced in association with WGBH/Boston.