With tag: media
This Radiolab meets a Cold War negotiator who, in order to quit smoking, backs himself into a tactical corner, and we visit a clinic in Russia where patients turn to a radical treatment to help fight their demons.
Radio Lab: The Soul Patch
This week on Radiolab, the "Soul Patch" is not the way you style your facial hair, but the duct tape that keeps your life from falling apart. We'll explore stories of unlikely (and surprisingly simple) answers to seemingly unsolvable problems.
Radio Lab: Desperately Seeking Symmetry
What do you think of when you look at mirror images?
The Radiolab crew takes us from the Big Bang to a brain scan then looks through the lens of Greek philosophers to uncover why we are desperately seeking symmetry.
Senate Advances Bill That Would Promote Statewide Broadband
By John Dillon
Vermont Senate advanced legislation this morning aimed at boosting development
of cell phone and broadband service around the state. The bill relaxes regulatory and environmental oversight
for companies trying to put up telecommunications facilities. The goal is to
have full statewide coverage by the end of 2013.
Radiolab: The Good Show
If natural selection boils down to
of the fittest, why would one creature stick its neck out to help
Public Radio Under Scrutiny
By Jane Lindholm
When NPR has a high-profile scandal -- like the secretly videotaped
comments by an executive and the resignation of its president -- it
focuses scrutiny on member stations, like VPR, and their relationship to
the national network.
What Fuels Radiolab
Brooke Gladstone joins Jad and Robert to revisit some of your favorite Radiolab segments -- with her journalistic analysis.
State of the Re:Union: Appalachia
This week, State of the Re:Union travels through Appalachia. We'll learn about mountain-top-removal mining through the miners and communities of West Virginia. In Kentucky, we hear a local radio DJ who's gone from bluegrass and blues to Blackalicious, with an unexpected key audience.
State of the Re:Union
This Saturday, State of the Re:Union takes a look at how Texans are keeping Austin weird.
Series and Specials
Monday Night: Say it Loud!
VPR remembers the courage and strength of the civil rights movement with this documentary on Martin Luther King JR. Day
State of the Re:Union
In this episode, State of the Re:Union explores the rich range of cultures and communities coming
together in the country's middle.
'Afghanistan's Other War' & 'Our Culture of Distraction'
The war in Afghanistan is no longer solely a fight against insurgents. "Afghanistan's Other War" with Steve Zind is about how soldiers are wielding words instead of weapons to help train soldiers and bolster Afghanistan's government.
Stay tuned for a special episode of Humankind after "Afghanistan's Other War." We explore the "end of literacy and triumph of spectacle," with Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who believes a popular culture of distraction damages not only our democracy but also our sense of who we are as human beings.
The VPR Table
Eat Tweet: Foodies on Twitter
Tech savvy foodies can share their favorite ingredients and recipes on Twitter. "Follow" Marialisa Calta as she decodes "Eat Tweet," on The VPR Table Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
The Moth Radio Hour
In this episode of The Moth, a socialite-turned social activist regretfully
inherits her mother's gruesome hunting trophies, a hospital orderly with
an attitude problem is put to the test and Tony Hendra takes us on the
set of the hilarious mockumentary "This Is Spinal
Internet Safety Class Comes To Middle School
By Nina Keck
schools across Vermont the end of the school day is the time when students flip open their cell
phones to check emails and text friends. Because
cell phone use and technology in general has become such a big part of
teenagers' lives - many schools are educating students early on how to use it