Raising Readers: Summer
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Lake Erie's Toxic Bloom Has Ohio Farmers On The Defensive
Ohio farmers say they are not the only ones to blame for Toledo's polluted drinking water. They say they are using only as much fertilizer as they need to grow their crops.
For Novelist Jonathan Lethem, Radicalism Runs In The Family
His new book, Dissident Gardens, follows three generations of an activist family. The book is fiction, but its characters were inspired by Lethem's own story. Originally broadcast Sept. 9, 2013.
In The Irish Film 'Cavalry,' A Priest's Crisis Of Faith Is Weirdly Jokey
John Michael McDonagh's new movie stars Brendan Gleeson as a priest who must eventually face off against a killer. It's excruciatingly obvious and inept, but Gleeson brings it alive.
Jaki Byard, A Post-Bebop Pianist Who Was A Master Of Stride Piano
On The Late Show, a set of previously unheard solo music from 1979, the jazz pianist employs techniques like suspenseful dropouts. He had a rare ability to sound archaic — and way ahead of his time.
With 50 Games Left Till Playoffs, Few MLB Teams Out Of Contention
In the dog days of summer, Major League Baseball's regular season has nearly 50 games left. Fans have their eyes on postseason play, and every division has tight races.
Fire Prevention Bear To Celebrate Birthday
Smokey Bear turns 70 on Saturday. Since 2008, actor Sam Elliott has been the voice of the public service announcement icon. The PSA campaign began on August 9, 1944 — the same day Elliott was born.
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