11 for '11 http://nhpr.org en Word of Mouth for 12.24.2011 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-12242011 <p>The best of the year in music writing. A synthesized score for a silent classic. And rounding up a year in Awesome, and in Big Ideas.</p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:21:56 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1125 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth for 12.24.2011 A Year of Big Ideas http://nhpr.org/post/year-big-ideas <p>We smack a big red bow on our 11 for '11 series of conversations with big thinkers.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:33:22 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Brady Carlson 1001 at http://nhpr.org A Year of Big Ideas Word of Mouth for 11.19.2011 Part 4 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-11192011-part-4 <p>Our 11 for '11 series of conversations continues with Dr. Raymond Tallis, who coins the explosion of neuroscience as human explainer "neurotrash."</p> Sat, 19 Nov 2011 13:04:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 527 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth for 11.19.2011 Part 4 11 for '11: Raymond Tallis http://nhpr.org/post/11-11-raymond-tallis <p>Raymond Tallis, author of Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis, and the Misrepresentation of Humanity.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 405 at http://nhpr.org 11 for '11: Raymond Tallis 11 for '11: Stephen Pinker http://nhpr.org/post/11-11-stephen-pinker <p>This month&rsquo;s installment of our 11 for &#39;11 series of big picture conversations on the issues of our times. Today, we talk with Harvard experimental psychologist <strong>Stephen Pinker </strong>about his new book, <em>Better Angels of Our Nature, </em>about the history of violence, and why it&#39;s declined<em>.&nbsp;</em></p><p class="nhpr_story_right_links"><em>Links:</em></p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 848 at http://nhpr.org 11 for '11: Stephen Pinker 11 for '11: Eliza Griswold http://nhpr.org/post/11-11-eliza-griswold <p>This month&rsquo;s installment of our 11 for &#39;11 series of big picture conversations on the issues of our times. Today, we talk with poet and journalist <strong>Eliza Griswold, </strong>about her book <em>The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam. </em><strong>Griswold </strong>spend seven years traveling the band of the globe called the &#39;tenth parallel,&#39; the latitude about ten degrees above the equator where two worlds collide. Tue, 16 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 849 at http://nhpr.org 11 for '11: Eliza Griswold 11 for '11: Bruce Levine and Political Participation http://nhpr.org/post/11-11-bruce-levine-and-political-participation <p>This month&rsquo;s installment of our 11 for &#39;11 series of big picture conversations on the issues of our times. Today, we talk with psychologist, author and blogger <strong>Bruce Levine, </strong>a radical progressive calling for the resurgence of an active and energized democracy. Polls show that politicians are out of step with the will of the citizens on issues like the wall street bailout, health care reform and the current deadlock over raising the debt ceiling. Tue, 19 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 850 at http://nhpr.org 11 for '11: Bruce Levine and Political Participation 11 for '11: Michael Klare and Extreme Energy http://nhpr.org/post/11-11-michael-klare-and-extreme-energy <p>This month&rsquo;s installment of our 11 for &#39;11 series of big picture conversations on the issues of our times. Today, it&rsquo;s energy, specifially oil. Oil is trading at 112-dollars a barrel, up from 86-dollars a year ago. <strong>Michael Klare</strong> says the era of easy oil is behind us. He&rsquo;s made news for his concept of &ldquo;extreme energy&rdquo; &ndash; the pursuit of fossil fuels in increasingly difficult environments using expensive and sometimes dangerous methods. Fri, 29 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 851 at http://nhpr.org 11 for '11: Michael Klare and Extreme Energy Word of Mouth for April 27, 2011 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-april-27-2011 <p>Today we have this month&#39;s 11 for &#39;11 segment, focusing on how the increasingly dangerous pursuit of oil affects the market price. Plus, alcoholism in Russia, and a journalist shares stories from inside the Balkan Underground, a crafty, cynical, and fearless network that has heisted hundreds of millions of dollars worth of jewels in 26 countries.</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 852 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth for April 27, 2011 11 for '11: Tyler Cowen http://nhpr.org/post/11-11-tyler-cowen <p>A new book by George Mason University Economics Chair <strong>Tyler Cowen </strong>has inspired spirited debate among beltway and economics circles. Published only as an e-book, <em>The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better</em><em> </em>argues that America&#39;s economic growth plateaued in the 1970s. Median wages have stagnated since, he says, because we have eaten all the low hanging fruit that enabled innovation to flourish and average income to grow across the board.</p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 853 at http://nhpr.org 11 for '11: Tyler Cowen 11 for '11: Raj Patel http://nhpr.org/post/11-11-raj-patel <p>In January, the global food price index rose for the seventh month in a row, reaching the higest level since record keeping began in 1990. <strong>Raj Patel</strong> is an activist and academic whose book, <em>Stuffed and Starved, </em>predicted the food crisis that caused riots on four continents back in 2008. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:30:55 +0000 Virginia Prescott 854 at http://nhpr.org 11 for '11: Raj Patel