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.
State of the Re:Union
Tue, 07/17/2012 - 1:00pm
In this episode we explore a community where when evil rears its head, someone finds a way to set things right, even if they have to make sacrifices and defy the laws of our universe to do it. In this hour we tell the stories of real-life battles between good and evil in the world of comic books, where underdogs often come out on top and fantasy merges with reality. From creators and whistleblowers to real-life superheroes who¿ve brought comics to life, putting on their own capes and costumes to fight for justice in their cities.
See photos, find more information, hear the program segments again here.
American Routes Special
Sat, 07/14/2012 - 9:00pm
Going Down the Road with Woody Guthrie: A Centennial Celebration
A retrospective of Woody Guthrie's life and music.
Saturday night at 9pm 7/14.
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 7:00pm
What happens at the moment when we slip from life...to the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It's an episode full of questions that don't have easy answers. Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lay beyond.
Thu, 07/12/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 07/12/2012 - 7:00pm
Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness), may be at the very foundation of our lives. To understand just how big a role it plays, we look at chance and patterns in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body. And we meet two girls named Laura, whose unlikely meeting seems to defy pure chance
Photo: litherland via flickr.com
Mon, 07/09/2012 - 9:00pm
Announcement of Winners and more details
New York, NY (March 18, 2012) – The Metropolitan Opera today announced the winners of the 2012 National Council Auditions. They are: Janai Brugger, soprano from Darien, IL; Anthony Clark Evans, baritone from Owensboro, KY; Matthew Grills, tenor from Newtown, CT; Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo-soprano from Euclid, OH; and Andrey Nemzer, countertenor from Moscow, Russia. The winners were selected from nine finalists who performed arias with the MET Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Davis. Each winner receives a cash prize of $15,000, as well as invaluable career exposure: the audience for the auditions includes influential opera executives, artist managers, and music critics, and some of the biggest stars in opera received their first major recognition as National Council Winners.
The Grand Finals Concert was hosted by renowned bass-baritone Eric Owens, a 1996 National Council Auditions winner. During the judges’ deliberations, he gave a special performance of “Ella giammai m’amò,” King Philip’s aria from Verdi’s Don Carlo.
Hear the National Council Grand Finals Concert recorded RECORDED Sunday, March 18, 2012
photo: neilhinchley via flickr.com
Off the Page
Tue, 07/10/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 07/10/2012 - 7:00pm
Roger K. Miller grew up in Binghamton in the 1950s and remembers the era and the
Square Deal Towns in his new memoir, The Chenango Kid. Miller tells Bill Jaker about
the Moon Block fire that wiped out his family’s domicile, classes at East Junior High,
movies at the Strand and Regus, kids’ adventures on both sides of the Viaduct and the
popular culture of the Decade That Never Ended.
Photo via Dougtone/Flickr
Thu, 07/05/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 07/05/2012 - 7:00pm
Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past... in this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence. One man finds a way to put the beatdown on his personal bogey man, a dead monk spurs a king to build a perfect prayer machine, an unknown face launches a thousand dummies (actually, a whole lot more than that), and a skeptic goes on a one-way to journey to find out whether spirits exist.
Tue, 07/03/2012 - 1:00pm
Read more and hear the program here
A timely one-hour special, hosted by NPR's Scott Simon, that tells stories of American democracy at the local level. We listen in as people wrestle with issues alongside -- and in opposition to -- their neighbors. Segments from Upstate New York, North Carolina, Texas, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Alaska.
From John Biewen and the Center for Documentary Studies.
Tune in Tuesday July 3rd at 1pm.