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Radio Lab
12:00 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Radio Lab: Oops

Oops. It's what you say when your carefully laid plans hop the tracks. In this episode, Radiolab dives headlong into stories of unintended consequences-from a psychologist whose zeal to safeguard national security may have created a terrorist, to a toxic lake that, against all odds, gave birth to life.

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Friday Journal - March 2
9:35 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Bullied: Teen Stories from Generation PRX

Friday Journal - Feb 24
12:02 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Memories of the Movement

Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine with officers of the NAACP at their 49th annual convention. Mrs. Bates and the nine students received an award for their heroism during the school integration crisis in September, 1957.
Wisconsin Historical Images via Flickr/Creative Commons

The years of the Civil Rights Movement are counted among the most volatile, yet vibrant, in American history. In our Black History month special, Memories of the Movement, The Tavis Smiley Show celebrates the courage, conviction and commitment of the everyday people who made extraordinary contributions to American social progress. The program holds poignant, humorous, unheard or little known stories from a number of well-known civil rights icons including stories from Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, Danny Glover, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Dr.

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Friday Journal - Feb 17
12:00 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Heavenly Sight

The Blind Boys of Alabama
Burnt Pixel via Flickr/Creative Commons

Since the time of Aristotle, blind seers have been regarded as bearers of special insight. Host David Marash brings us the stories, music and this insight from the blind gospel tradition that transformed American song and gave it soul.

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Feb 10 - Friday Journal
9:48 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special

Rosa Parks
Photo: mattlemmon Flickr / Creative Commons

Maya Angelou defines Black History, as it is embraced in our popular culture with an emphasis on the civil rights era and a poetic acknowledgement of late activist, Rosa Parks.

This one hour historical trek takes us from the 1950's thru the 1990's. Dr. Maya Angelou renders a poetic portrait of the day-to-day lives of African Americans during the civil rights era, when artists and activists, musicians and ministers joined hands with people from all walks of life to bring about a historic change in our culture. 

Friday Journal
12:00 am
Sat January 28, 2012

Freakonomics Radio: Is a 'No-Lose Lottery' the Answer to America's Savings Problem?

In their books, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. As boring as that may sound, what they really do is tell stories — about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama's boys. Those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — are now coming to the radio, with Dubner as host.

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Friday Journal
12:00 am
Sat January 21, 2012

Freakonomics Radio: Eat and Tweet

In their books, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. As boring as that may sound, what they really do is tell stories — about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama's boys. Those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — are now coming to the radio, with Dubner as host.

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Friday Journal
12:00 am
Sat January 14, 2012

Freakonomics Radio: The Power of the President ... and the Thumb

In their books, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. As boring as that may sound, what they really do is tell stories — about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama's boys. Those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — are now coming to the radio, with Dubner as host.

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Friday Journal
12:00 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Freakonomics Radio: Show and Yell

In their books, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. As boring as that may sound, what they really do is tell stories — about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama's boys. Those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — are now coming to the radio, with Dubner as host.

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Friday Journal
12:00 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Freakonomics Radio: The Days of Wine & Mouses

In their books, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner use the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. As boring as that may sound, what they really do is tell stories — about cheating schoolteachers, self-dealing real-estate agents, and crack-selling mama's boys. Those Freakonomics stories — and plenty of new ones — are now coming to the radio, with Dubner as host.

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Friday Journal
12:00 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

Hanukkah Lights 2011

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR's Susan Stambergand Murray Horwitz. This program is available on Content Depot and listener information is available at www.npr.org

Third Coast Festival
9:00 am
Fri November 25, 2011

2011 Third Coast Festival Broadcast

Each fall the Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour program.  The 2011 broadcast includes evocative stories, from the tale of a young woman coaxed out of a coma by her boyfriend, to the insightful exploration of Tea Party politics in Michigan through a friendship gone awry.  Host Gwen Macsai, an award-winning writer, producer and humorist, is our guide through this annual tour of the world's best new documentaries.

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Friday Journal
12:00 am
Fri November 18, 2011

A Way With Words

On  "A Way with Words", nothing brightens up an email like an emoticon. But is it appropriate to include a smiley face in an email to your boss? Also, what do time management experts mean when they say you should start each day by "eating the frog"? Plus, we’ll explore the story behind the phrase "the whole kit and caboodle," and some book recommendations for language lovers.  Information is available at http://www.waywordradio.org/

Friday Journal
9:00 am
Tue November 8, 2011

State of the Re:Union

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are sending our veterans home with wounds and obstacles not always clearly visible to the rest of the country. These two current wars also illuminate how veterans of previous eras are still trying to come home years after returning from war. In this episode, State of the Re:Union explores how veterans are serving each other after they come back home from serving the country.

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