disaster

The Oscars, A Series of Tubes, & The Ostrich Paradox

Feb 24, 2017

On this weekend's show: 

  • Walt Hickey talks to us about 538's Oscar Tracker and which categories will be the most interesting to watch.
  • "Now There's Only Time to Live Forever" from producer Jessica Ripka. Listen again at prx.org.
  •  A Series of Tubes with Rob Fleischman, our new series all about tech. 
  • We talked to Robert Meyer about the book he co-wrote with Howard Kunreuther called: The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Underprepare for Disasters.

2.21.17: Executive Orders & The Ostrich Paradox

Feb 21, 2017
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On today's show:

Nuclear Tourism

Sep 22, 2014
© Gerd Ludwig/National Geographic

You can read George Johnson's full article and see more photos from his trip at this link: The Nuclear Tourist and also in the October print issue of National Geographic.

Governor Hassan is requesting a federal disaster declaration following mid-April flooding in Carroll and Coos Counties.

We bring you an update on Hurricane Sandy and its impact on the Granite State and the region.   The Northeast is expecting major damage from a confluence of enormous weather events.  We’ll hear from emergency officials, power companies, reporters in bordering states and your stories as well.

Guests

  • Sam Evans Brown - Reporter for NHPR who is covering Hurricane Sandy's progress.

We'll also hear from

Todd Bookman/NHPR

After last Tuesday’s storms in southwestern New Hampshire, White Brook Road in Gilsum is no longer a road.