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Patient Zero

Apr 24, 2012

The greatest mysteries all have a shadowy figure at the center -- someone who sets things in motion and holds the key to how the rest of the story unfolds. In epidemiology, this central character is known as Patient Zero -- the case at the heart of an outbreak. This hour, Radiolab hunts for Patient Zeroes from all over the map, from the origins of a blues legend to the history of the high five, to a race to halt the spread of a deadly disease.

For more information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/.

Loops

Apr 24, 2012

So much of life is organized by cycles -- seasons, biological rhythms, even our ideas of consciousness. In this episode, Radiolab looks at some of the surprising ways that loops steer our lives, and asks what happens when we disturb them.

For information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/.

Games

Apr 24, 2012

A good game -- whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table -- can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance. This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert wonder why we get so invested in something so trivial. What is it about games that make them feel so pivotal?

For more information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/.

Talking to Machines

Apr 24, 2012

What can machines tell us about being human? This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert meet humans and robots who are trying to connect, and blur the line. We talk to the world's most advanced robot, meet a man who fell in love with a chatbot, and argue with the inventor of Furby over whether a toy can ever really be "alive."

For more information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/

Moth Radio Hour 605

Apr 24, 2012
Sarah Stacke

Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch meets a debonair man at a cocktail party and dares to think he might be Mr. Right. Weary from many years as a performer in the legendary Blue Man Group, John Grady tells how a surprising audience member changed his perspective.

For more information, visit www.themoth.org/radio.

The Moth Radio Hour 604

Apr 24, 2012
Sarah Stacke

A boy's Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground, three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco, and a novelist decides that the only way to cure her writer's block is to block out the world. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth.

For more information, visit www.themoth.org/radio.

The Moth Radio Hour 603

Apr 24, 2012
Sarah Stacke

A family of amateur detectives crack a case; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; a grandson brings joy to a nursing home; and a woman releases her grief and lets her passion take over. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson.

For more information, visit http://www.nhimmigration.org/

The Moth Radio Hour 602

Apr 24, 2012
Jason Falchook

Laura Albert, better known as J.T. LeRoy, details her side of what became a major literary scandal; a case of credit card fraud sets an amateur sleuth on a crime-solving caper; and a young man is drafted into the Vietnam War and trained to be a killer, but during his third tour of duty finds that compassion still lives in his heart. Hosted by The Moth’s Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness.

For more information, visit www.themoth.org/radio.

Moth Radio Hour 601

Apr 24, 2012
Sarah Stacke

A special live edition of The Moth's collaboration with The World Science Festival. An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life; a surgeon details his involvement in one of the world's first-ever hand transplants; and a geneticist is called to testify in a murder case and lays the groundwork for DNA fingerprinting as forensic evidence. Hosted by Jay Allison.

For more information visit www.themoth.org/radio

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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

Tune in to Radiolab's new season beginning May 4 at noon. The first episode, Talking to Machines examines what machines can tell us about being human. View all episodes here. For additional information, visit the Radiolab website.

Web extra: Radiolab host Jad Abumrad tells CNN's The Next List about the changing face of radio, dissects the show's unique storytelling methods, and how he felt when he was told he would be named a MacArthur "Genius".

Author James Swan wrote 101 Things I Hate About Your House, and he’s prepared to share.  Join James, Company C and NHPR for a night of home design disaster prevention.  With a keen sense of design and a strong sense of humor, Swan, interviewed by NHPR's Rebecca Lavoie, will explore the many comical design mistakes that we make in our homes. With quick tips on how to brighten up our space and warnings on what to avoid at all costs, h

About 200 people attended New Hampshire's first Immigrant Integration Conference held at Saint Anselm College in Manchester on Saturday April 14. The conference's goal was to highlight the positive benefits immigrants have on New Hampshire’s business and communities. It was also to share ideas on what works well for integrating new comers to the state.  Below are a selection of photos from the conference. The full set will appear on NHPR's flickr channel. 

Photos: Mary-Catherine Jones, you can view her work here.

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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

1) NH News: Official: 1 officer killed, 4 injured in Greenland shooting Attorney General Michael Delaney says 48-year-old Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was the officer killed during a drug raid-turned-shootout that left four other officers wounded. 

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A week before he was set to retire, Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was shot and killed in a drug raid. The April 12, 2012 shooting also left four drug task force officers wounded. The suspect, identified as Cullen Mutrie, was killed, as was his girlfriend.

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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

1) North Country: Boston Man Missing After Falling Into Crevasse on Mount Washington  A Massachusetts man fell into a deep crevasse in the Tuckerman Ravine Sunday afternoon and is thought to have died, according to a news release late Monday from the White Mountain National Forest.

The Moth Radio Hour 405

Apr 7, 2012

May 19 at 4 p.m.

George Dawes Green: A matriarch goes to war when her family plantation is slated to be turned into a theme park.

Edgar Oliver: The genesis story of a true bohemian: two children, one spectacularly eccentric mother, and Savannah, Georgia.

Ted Conover: A guard at Sing Sing is intrigued by a prisoner's unusual tattoo.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

The Moth Radio Hour 404

Apr 7, 2012

Aimee Mullins: An award-winning athlete, artist and double amputee describes her relationship with her prosthetic legs.

Sirdeaner Walke: A mother speaks of her son's suicide after he was bullied at school.

Ed Koch: An anti-semetic platoon leader is taken to task at a WWII basic training camp.

Axel Gutierrez, Tayana Robinson, Alexis Garcia: Three teenagers from grace King High School in New Orleans share their stories on the theme Prejudice and Power.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

The Moth Radio Hour 403

Apr 7, 2012

Phil Caputo: Journalist gives details of being a rookie reporter and then a seasoned war correspondent.

Ophira Eisenberg: A little girl gets The Barbie Dream House after a terrible car wreck.

Carlos Kotkin: An undesirable poodle named Coco is reluctantly rescued from an animal shelter.

Tricia Rose Burt: A Southern overachiever attempts to loosen up in a drawing class.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

The Moth Radio Hour 402

Apr 7, 2012

Steve Burns: The star of the show Blue's Clues is publicized as an eligible bachelor, attracting  a whole new set of fans.

Fathia Absie: A young Somali woman immigrates to the US, and battles to keep her sister out of trouble.

Cindy Chupak: Executive Producer/Writer of Sex in the City discloses how she handles finding out the her husband thinks he might be gay.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

The Moth Radio Hour 401

Apr 7, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour for April, 21.

Andrew Solomon: A writer discovers an artistic community thriving in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

Judy Gold: A comedian starts to appreciate the rituals of her faith, after the death of her father.

Reverend Al Sharpton: After being stabbed in the chest, the reverend must put the doctrine of "Forgive Thine Enemy" to the test.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

The Moth Radio Hour 305

Apr 7, 2012

The Moth Radio Hour for April 14:

Jonathan Ames: A college fencer details his most epic match.

Audrey Pleasant: A wallflower teaches herself the slide and ends up in the spotlight.

David Carr: An addict risks devastating loss while visiting a crack house.

Christine Blackburn: A flight attendant contends with a passenger on his final flight.

James Foster: A good Samaritan regrets a seemingly good deed.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

The Moth Radio Hour 304

Apr 7, 2012

Bokara Legendre: A socialite-turned-social activist inherits her mother's hunting trophy collection.

Tony Hendra: A writer remembers the set of the groundbreaking and hilarious 1984 mockumentary classic, "This is Spinal Tap."

Jon Levin: A hospital orderly with an attitude problem is put to the test.

For more information, visit: www.themoth.org/radio

In this episode, a question that haunted Darwin: if natural selection boils down to the survival of the fittest, why would one creature stick its neck out to help another? Is altruism an aberration, or just an elaborate guise for sneaky self-interest? Do we really live in a selfish, dog-eat-dog world? Or has evolution carved out a hidden code that rewards genuine cooperation?

For more information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/.

What decides the trajectory of our lives, our successes or failures, our steps and stumbles? Do we achieve what we achieve through force of will, or does fate have us by the throat? This hour, Radiolab explores the tug of war between will and fate from birth to death - from a kid reaching for a marshmallow to hints of dementia in the words of a 20-year-old.

For more information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/.

Episode 804: Cities

Apr 6, 2012

Over 50% of the planet now lives in cities. This hour, Radiolab looks at what makes them tick. We talk to a couple physicists who think they can fit every city into a tidy mathematical formula, and we take to the streets to test their idea. We explore the water tunnels 700 feet below Manhattan and question whether cities are the source of, or the solution for, our growing global appetite.

For more information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/.

Episode 803: Falling

Apr 5, 2012

There are so many ways to fall - falling in love, falling asleep, even falling flat on your face. In an episode full of falling music, Radiolab plunges into a black hole, takes a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel, and debunks some myths about falling cats.

For more information, visit http://www.radiolab.org/.

The Moth Radio Hour 303

Mar 31, 2012

 

  • Mike Birbiglia: A free vacation leads to a breakthrough and a breakup. 
  • Jenifer Hixson: Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets. 
  • Al Letson: A father admits he was not quite ready for a second child. 
  • Jeffery Rudell: A live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Radio Lab: Words

Mar 30, 2012

What would life be like without words? Without language? This hour, Radiolab explores the words in our head and how they change the way we think. We talk to a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, and we ask a neurologist what happened when a stroke wiped out the language center of her brain.

Visit online: http://www.radiolab.org/

A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

1) The Exchange: Ira Byock: The Best Care Possible  In his new book, Byock calls for a new approach toward the end of life; one focused on taking care of persons, not just “bodies”, and helping patients and their families reach decisions about dying.

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