Best of Public Radio on Listen Live http://nhpr.org en Breaking Ground: Yesterday's Dropouts http://nhpr.org/post/breaking-ground-yesterdays-dropouts-1 <p></p><p>Every year more than one million students fail to graduate from high school on time. But we rarely explore what happens next. What are these students&rsquo; lives like 10, 20, even 40 years after they leave the classroom? Do they ever get a second chance?</p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 18:00:00 +0000 36613 at http://nhpr.org Breaking Ground: Yesterday's Dropouts Second-Chance Diploma: Examining The GED http://nhpr.org/post/second-chance-diploma-examining-ged <p></p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:00:00 +0000 34619 at http://nhpr.org Second-Chance Diploma: Examining The GED One Child At A Time: Custom Learning In The Digital Age http://nhpr.org/post/one-child-time-custom-learning-digital-age <p></p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:00:00 +0000 34616 at http://nhpr.org One Child At A Time: Custom Learning In The Digital Age Susan Snively: Jumbo And Little Phil: Emily Dickinson's Romance With Otis Phillips Lord http://nhpr.org/post/susan-snively-jumbo-and-little-phil-emily-dickinsons-romance-otis-phillips-lord <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 19:00:00 +0000 32227 at http://nhpr.org Susan Snively: Jumbo And Little Phil: Emily Dickinson's Romance With Otis Phillips Lord Judy Wicks: Good Morning, Beautiful Business http://nhpr.org/post/judy-wicks-good-morning-beautiful-business <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Judy Wicks will discuss her evolution as an entrepreneur and how she would not only change her neighborhood, but would also change her world – helping communities far and wide create local living economies that value people, nature and place more than money.&nbsp;Focusing on what it takes to marry social change and commerce, and doing business differently, Judy shows how entrepreneurs, as well as consumers, can follow both mind and heart, cu Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:00:00 +0000 32226 at http://nhpr.org Judy Wicks: Good Morning, Beautiful Business August Watters: Bluegrass: Celebrating An American Musical Art http://nhpr.org/post/august-watters-bluegrass-celebrating-american-musical-art <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Bluegrass music is close to America’s musical heart. Its recurring themes of love, loss, and longing for home resonate deeply with the American psyche. The sounds of bluegrass – beginning with the fiddle and banjo - draw on the contributions of America’s diverse immigrant communities, from Europe to Africa.</p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 19:00:00 +0000 32224 at http://nhpr.org August Watters: Bluegrass: Celebrating An American Musical Art Rev. Gary Kowalski: Celebrating Our Kinship With All Creation http://nhpr.org/post/rev-gary-kowalski-celebrating-our-kinship-all-creation <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Life is not a commodity, but a community.&nbsp; Animals are not our possessions, but our elder siblings, guides and teachers in the larger family of which <em>Homo sapiens</em> is merely a junior member.&nbsp; Reverend Gary Kowalski shares the journey that led him to appreciate nature as the primordial sacrament and to rediscover the ancient knowledge evident to indigenous people (reconfirmed by the findings of modern biology) that other spe Sun, 04 Aug 2013 19:00:00 +0000 32223 at http://nhpr.org Rev. Gary Kowalski: Celebrating Our Kinship With All Creation Andrew Bacevich: Cheap Grace And The American Way Of War http://nhpr.org/post/andrew-bacevich-cheap-grace-and-american-way-war <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Drawing on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's concept of "cheap grace," Andrew Bacevich exposes the chronic defects in the current U. S. approach to waging war. &nbsp;He explains why the world's most powerful military doesn't win and why the nation's reliance on professional soldiers has turned out to be such a bad bargain. When American soldiers deploy to places like Iraq and Afghanistan, what is the cause for which they fight? Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:00:00 +0000 32207 at http://nhpr.org Andrew Bacevich: Cheap Grace And The American Way Of War Margot Adler: Vampires, Morality And The Fate Of The Planet http://nhpr.org/post/margot-adler-vampires-morality-and-fate-planet <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>After the illness and death of her late husband, acclaimed author and National Public Radio correspondent Margot Adler began to read vampire novels as a meditation on mortality. This meditation soon became an obsession. Adler has read over 250 such novels ranging from teen to adult, from detective to romance, from gothic to modern. "Every society creates the vampire it needs," wrote the feminist scholar Nina Auerbach. Sun, 21 Jul 2013 19:00:00 +0000 32206 at http://nhpr.org Margot Adler: Vampires, Morality And The Fate Of The Planet Is There An America Beyond Capitalism? http://nhpr.org/post/there-america-beyond-capitalism <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-full"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Gar Alperovitz calls for an evolution, not a revolution, into a new system that would democratize the ownership of wealth, strengthen communities in diverse ways, and be governed by policies and institutions sophisticated enough to manage a large-scale, powerful economy.</p><p></p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:00:00 +0000 30623 at http://nhpr.org Is There An America Beyond Capitalism? The Future Of Healthcare http://nhpr.org/post/future-healthcare <p>*Note: Due to an error on July 7th, we will air this lecture on Sunday, August 18 at 3 p.m. The audio is also available for streaming below. We apologize for any inconvenience.*</p><p></p><p><em>-What will healthcare look like in 10 years?</em></p><p><em>-How can I prepare for the new healthcare landscape?</em></p><p><em>-What are the best and worst aspects to the new healthcare system ahead?</em></p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 19:00:00 +0000 30621 at http://nhpr.org The Future Of Healthcare The Music In Between http://nhpr.org/post/music-between <p>Have you ever heard some music on&nbsp;NHPR&nbsp;and wondered, "what was that song?" Those musical interludes set the tone and pace for the stories you hear, because great storytelling demands great music. It’s why we choose the music that surrounds our reporting so carefully. This week, we’ll hear more of that music in between.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Playlist:</span></p><p><strong>Modest Mouse;</strong> “Custom”</p><p><strong>Beastie Boys;</strong> “Son of Neckbone:</p><p><strong>Wilco;</strong> “Impossible Germany”</p><p><strong>Son Volt;</strong>&nbsp;“Chanty”</p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 29602 at http://nhpr.org The Music In Between Playing On The Air: Out There http://nhpr.org/post/playing-air-out-there <p><em>Playing on the Air</em> is a new program featuring 10-20 minute short plays with the highest caliber talent including Oscar, Tony and Emmy award winners. Each short short play is&nbsp;followed by a personal interview with its artists. These bite-sized pieces are authored by America's best including Pulitzer and Tony award winners.</p><p></p><p>This week’s plays…</p><p><strong>There You Are</strong>, with Olympia Dukakis and Maria Tucci, is about two women who meet again at an outdoor concert and pursue the relationship they didn't dare to in their youth.</p> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Sara Plourde 29178 at http://nhpr.org Playing On The Air: Out There Vermont: The Small Town State http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-small-town-state <p></p><p><em>This episode of </em>State of the Re:Union<em> visits our neighbors across the Connecticut. Best of Public Radio airs Sundays at 3 p.m.</em></p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 18:00:00 +0000 NHPR Staff 28600 at http://nhpr.org Vermont: The Small Town State Monumental Disagreements: Memorials in America http://nhpr.org/post/monumental-disagreements-memorials-america <p><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Arial; color: #000000;">This is a country awash in monuments. They are the centerpieces of traffic circles, street corners and, of course, the National Mall. We have erected them to Rosie the Riveter and Confederate generals. Yet our ambivalence towards these monuments is as old as our enthusiasm for them. Case in point: The Washington Monument. Sun, 26 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 NHPR Staff 27982 at http://nhpr.org Monumental Disagreements: Memorials in America