Arts & Culture http://nhpr.org en Art Exhibit Features Murals Created By N.H. Children And Incarcerated Parents http://nhpr.org/post/art-exhibit-features-murals-created-nh-children-and-incarcerated-parents <p>An art exhibit featuring murals created by children and their imprisoned parents is on display in Concord this month. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:35:48 +0000 Michael Brindley 46614 at http://nhpr.org Art Exhibit Features Murals Created By N.H. Children And Incarcerated Parents 4.10.14: Science Of Laughing, NH's Psychic Community, Neurocomic & Listener Submissions http://nhpr.org/post/41014-science-laughing-nhs-psychic-community-neurocomic-listener-submissions <p>Today on Word of Mouth - laughing! And why we do it. We're getting science-y with the giggles before moving on to a less-than-scientific community: psychics. Then, the art of the brain takes over with a look at graphic novel that takes place <em>inside the brain. </em>Finally, what happens to digital art, and how do we restore it?</p><p></p><p></p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:07:00 +0000 Word of Mouth 46529 at http://nhpr.org 4.10.14: Science Of Laughing, NH's Psychic Community, Neurocomic & Listener Submissions Neurocomic http://nhpr.org/post/neurocomic <p>In their new graphic novel "<a href="http://www.neurocomic.org/">Neurocomic</a>", authors<strong> </strong>Dr. Matteo Farinella and Dr. Hana Ros have created a visual, story-based guide that makes brain exploration exciting and understandable for all ages. Check out a slide show of some of the beautiful artwork above.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:03:59 +0000 Word of Mouth 46533 at http://nhpr.org Neurocomic 4.8.14: Debunking A Painting's Origin Myth, Medieval Teens, & Loudon Wainwright http://nhpr.org/post/4814-debunking-paintings-origin-myth-medieval-teens-loudon-wainwright <p></p><p>From the Mona Lisa to the Sistine Chapel, sometimes the story of how a work of art was created is as important as the work itself. Today on Word of Mouth, breaking down the myth behind a breakthrough Jackson Pollock painting</p><p>Also today, <em>Game of Thrones</em> fans know that kids and teenagers play a prominent role in the series: think evil King Joffrey. We’ll tease out fact from fiction, with a look at what life was really like for young people in the Middle Ages.</p><p>Plus, singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright approaches his own late middle age.</p><p>Listen to the whole show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:56:07 +0000 Word of Mouth 46378 at http://nhpr.org 4.8.14: Debunking A Painting's Origin Myth, Medieval Teens, & Loudon Wainwright 4.7.14: Elevators, Life Once Removed & Abolishing 'Happy Birthday' http://nhpr.org/post/4714-elevators-life-once-removed-abolishing-happy-birthday <p>Going up? Today on Word of Mouth, we're lifting you to new cultural heights with a look into the history of two architectural advancements in history - the elevator and escalator. We'll hold the door for you when we stop on a story about a family of mannequins. Last stop, a discussion about why we should all stop singing that pervasive birthday song.</p><p>Listen to the whole show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:24:26 +0000 Word of Mouth 46322 at http://nhpr.org 4.7.14: Elevators, Life Once Removed & Abolishing 'Happy Birthday' The Audio Orchard For March http://nhpr.org/post/audio-orchard-march <p>Each month producer Zach Nugent handpicks his favorite new songs for a playlist called 'The Audio Orchard'.</p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:126466336:playlist:22B3tSqWzKI30EljJX0FZq" width="250"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:09:36 +0000 Zach Nugent & Word of Mouth 45917 at http://nhpr.org The Audio Orchard For March 3.31.14: Oculus Rift, The Sabermetric Revolution, Audio Orchard, Dinosaurs & The "Pee Bus" Project http://nhpr.org/post/33114-oculus-rift-sabermetric-revolution-audio-orchard-dinosaurs-pee-bus-project <p>Facebook is making headlines once again with its two billion dollar acquisition of virtual reality company Oculus VR. Today on Word Of Mouth, a look into why the social network has put so much stock in virtual reality. And it’s opening day for the Red Sox as they take on the Baltimore Orioles today. Fans are hoping this year’s roster will bring them to the World Series again, but how much can we <em>really</em> predict at this point in the season? And are stats the final word?</p><p>Producer <strong>Zach Nugent</strong> has been scouring record stores for the best new music offerings in a new segment we're calling The Audio Orchard.</p><p>Then we talk with a <em>National Geographic</em> columnist who argues for lifelong love of&nbsp; dinosaurs.</p><p>Finally, NHPR environmental reporter <strong>Sam Evans-Brown </strong>brings us the story of a UNH "pee bus" project. Urine, it turns out, can be pretty useful.</p><p></p><p>Listen to the whole show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:55:21 +0000 Word of Mouth 45910 at http://nhpr.org 3.31.14: Oculus Rift, The Sabermetric Revolution, Audio Orchard, Dinosaurs & The "Pee Bus" Project Artists Put On A Professional Face At 3S Artspace http://nhpr.org/post/artists-put-professional-face-3s-artspace-0 <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">3S Artspace is a Portsmouth nonprofit working on renovating a large building into studio space for artists, a farm-to-table restaurant, performance space and a gallery. For Catherine Scala, finding studio space here gave her the boost to continue her career as an artist.</span></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 04:50:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 43977 at http://nhpr.org Artists Put On A Professional Face At 3S Artspace 3.27.14: Marty Glickman, The Art Of Tinkering, Element Names & Sister Sparrow And The Dirty Birds http://nhpr.org/post/32714-marty-glickman-art-tinkering-element-names-sister-sparrow-and-dirty-birds <p>In 1936 18-year-old Marty Glickman was one of the fastest sprinters in the country, earning him a spot on the U.S. Olympic team and a trip to the Berlin Games. Today on Word of Mouth, we have the story of how he was removed from the competition to appease Hitler and how he then became a legendary sports broadcaster. Then lessons in science with <em>The Art of Tinkering </em>and a conversation about how elements were named.<br />Finally, Producer Zach Nugent spoke with front-woman <strong>Arleigh Kincheloe </strong>of the band Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. Their new album is called Fight.</p><p>Listen to the whole show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:17:27 +0000 Word of Mouth 45733 at http://nhpr.org 3.27.14: Marty Glickman, The Art Of Tinkering, Element Names & Sister Sparrow And The Dirty Birds Johnny Cash: The Lost Album http://nhpr.org/post/johnny-cash-lost-album <p>Back in the 1980's, Johnny Cash recorded an album that never saw the light of day; his record company at the time, unceremoniously shelved the project. Lucky for all you Johnny Cash fans, Legacy Recordings got a hold of the long forgotten dusty tracks and released them. Virginia spoke to <strong>Robert Baird</strong>, music editor for <em>Stereofile</em> about the new/old album, <em>Out Among the Stars</em>. You can hear that interview, right here.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:16:37 +0000 Word of Mouth 45597 at http://nhpr.org Johnny Cash: The Lost Album 3.25.14: Walter Kirn, Snake Oil, Johnny Cash & "MFA Versus NYC" http://nhpr.org/post/32514-walter-kirn-snake-oil-johnny-cash-mfa-versus-nyc <p>No fooling: today's show deals with some dangerous imposters. It's not all lies and deception, however. We also have some "lost" sounds from the man in black himself. Finally, <strong>Chad Harbach </strong>talks about his controversial essay about making it as a writer. Grab your headphones and turn up the volume; we've got the stories behind the stories.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:43:10 +0000 Word of Mouth 45585 at http://nhpr.org 3.25.14: Walter Kirn, Snake Oil, Johnny Cash & "MFA Versus NYC" 3.24.14: Democracy of Germs, Permafrost Virus, Darth Vader Courthouse & Josh Ritter http://nhpr.org/post/32414-democracy-germs-permafrost-virus-darth-vader-courthouse-josh-ritter <p>Today on <em>Word of Mouth </em>we're exploring the macro influences of the micro world. Then 99 Percent Invisible brings us a story about a menacing courthouse. (Perhaps a <em>phantom </em>menacing courthouse?) Finally, a conversation with <strong>Josh Ritter</strong>, whose album <em>The Beast in its Tracks </em>was recently released.</p><p>Listen to the whole show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:25:24 +0000 Word of Mouth 45520 at http://nhpr.org 3.24.14: Democracy of Germs, Permafrost Virus, Darth Vader Courthouse & Josh Ritter Sex Ed By The Dashboard Light http://nhpr.org/post/sex-ed-dashboard-light <p></p><p><em>“<strong>The</strong> talk”</em> is a rite of passage for many young Americans. It often happens either too soon, too late and usually leads to hilarious tales of awkwardness between parent and child. But when it comes to the real nitty-gritty of sex education - that’s when the classroom takes over, for better or worse. For <em>Word of Mout</em>h senior producer <strong>Maureen McMurray</strong>, it was probably for <em>worse</em>.</p><p>Listen to what just might be the most awkward talk about the birds and the bees ever told.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:02:18 +0000 Word of Mouth 45353 at http://nhpr.org Sex Ed By The Dashboard Light 3.18.14: The Sugar Season, A Syrup Taste Test With Douglas Whynott, & The Best Family Cars http://nhpr.org/post/31814-sugar-season-syrup-taste-test-douglas-whynott-best-family-cars <p>Today on Word of Mouth, a sweet conversation with a man who <em>knows</em> maple syrup. Emerson writing professor and author, <a href="http://www.douglaswhynott.com/the_sugar_season__march_2014__120739.htm" target="_blank"><strong>Douglas Whynott</strong></a> joins us to discuss his new book <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780306822049" target="_blank"><em>The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest</em></a>. Plus, we'll put Whynott to the test when he joins Virginia in a blindfolded&nbsp;taste test of 4 grades of authentic, New Hampshire made maple &nbsp;syrup and one imposter.</p><p>Also on the show, <strong>Jamie Page Deaton&nbsp;</strong>breaks down her list of the top choices for family cars.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Listen to the full show and click&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Read More&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">for individual segments.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:06:03 +0000 Word of Mouth 45233 at http://nhpr.org 3.18.14: The Sugar Season, A Syrup Taste Test With Douglas Whynott, & The Best Family Cars Best Songs For St. Patrick's Day http://nhpr.org/post/best-songs-st-patricks-day <p></p><p>Top o' the mornin' to ya, lads and lasses! <em>Ahem</em>. We'll drop the attempt at authentic brogue, but our St. Patrick's Day continues with a playlist that has enough Irish inspiration to make up for it. We reached out on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wordofmouthradio">Facebook</a> to find out what tunes you play to celebrate St Patrick's Day.&nbsp;</p><p>Click <strong>Read more </strong>for our top St. Patrick's Day songs!</p><p></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:48:38 +0000 Sarah Thomas 45177 at http://nhpr.org Best Songs For St. Patrick's Day