6pm - 7pm
Exactly how it sounds. Production Director Patrick Klausen makes his pick of radio shows you might not hear otherwise.
March 8, 2014
Innovation Hub: Women's History Month Special
How have female innovators fundamentally altered our lives? We'll talk with Wendy Kopp, who conceived of Teach for America as a college student and helped the organization change the nation's educational system. In the medical realm, Dr. Paula Hammond joins us to discuss her pioneering cancer research at MIT and how she's using nanotechnology to achieve scientific breakthroughs. And historian Paula Byrne argues that one of the greatest female writers ever, Jane Austen, was both a transformative artist and a powerful career woman. Join us and take a peek into the world of great women innovators. (from PRI)
March 15, 2014
The Beatles Special
Fifty years after The Beatles took America by storm, we examine why the group was so innovative. Beyond reshaping music, they changed business, art, Hollywood, fashion, and culture. Guests include internationally renowned Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn, who speaks about why The Beatles were consistently innovative and refused to conform. And we speak with Vivek Tiwary, who has written about the unusual and amazingly successful marketing of The Beatles. We’ll also hear the voices of ordinary Americans who remember how The Beatles changed their lives, both personally and professionally. (from PRI)
March 22, 2014
America Abroad: Women’s Rights after the Arab Spring
The revolutions of the Arab Spring promised greater freedoms for the people of the Middle East. But while some freedoms have been gained, stability has been lost. In many cases, it's become more dangerous, especially for women. (from PRI)
March 29, 2014
NPRs Intelligence Squared debate series: Was Snowden Justified?
Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? There is no doubt that his release of highly classified stolen documents has sparked an important public debate, even forcing what could be a major presidential overhaul of the NSA’s surveillance programs. But have his actions—which include the downloading of an estimated 1.7 million files –tipped off our enemies and endangered national security? Is Snowden a whistleblower, or is he a criminal? The debaters are Daniel Ellsberg, Ben Wizner, Andrew C. McCarthy and Ambassador R. James Woolsey. (from NPR)