Word of Mouth 09.07.13
By Virginia Prescott • Sep 6, 2013
Welcome to the Word of Mouth Saturday show where we take all our freshest content, pop it in the audio blender and pour out a refreshing glass of public radio awesome. On this week's show:
- Hogwarts for orphans? Natasha Vargas-Cooper tells us about San Pasqual Academy, a new kind of group home that is trying to create a stable environment for teenage foster kids.
- A Disney convention for die-hard fans. Move over Comic-con, Disney is trying to create the ultimate fan event. Jordan Zakarin covered this years D23 event in Anaheim for Buzzfeed.
- Vietnam through the eyes of photographers. Curator Kurt Sundstrom stopped by the studio to tell us about the Currier Museum of Art's new exhibit, "Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War."
- Can thinking about science make you a better person? New research points to a correlation between science and morality. Piercarlo Valdesolo tells us about the experiments that led to the preliminary conclusions.
- Vaud and the Villains take over the Music Hall in Portsmouth this weekend. We interviewed "Vaud Overstreet" and his wife "Peaches Mahoney", and got a feel for what makes their 19-piece group so unique.
- The meteoric social climb of the humble lobster. Once considered peasant food, lobster has reinvented itself several times over. Daniel Luzer wrote about the bottom-feeding crustacean's rise to haute cuisine.