Sea level rise is just one of the ugly faces of climate change. A dangerous one too. Especially for the US, which has 20 of the most threatened coastal cities in the world. BURN’s latest special examines the causes and consequences of rising seas. We visit south Florida, the Gulf Coast, New York City, and Greenland, where ice-melt is going to make the world a very different place.
Listen to this Documentary of The Week on Friday, 11/15, at 8:00 pm on at noon on Thursday, 11/21.
When Harvard Professor LaTanya Sweeney typed her name in Google one day, she noticed something strange: an ad with the heading: "LaTanya Sweeney arrested?" But, she never had been arrested -- and neither had the only other LaTanya Sweeney in the U.S. Why did the ad suggest so? In this episode of Freakonomics Radio, host Stephen Dubner investigates the latest research on names and what your name says about your economic status, race and even political preference. Friday, August 16, 8pm on KWGS 89.5 HD1.
The nation’s electric grid – a half century-old patchwork system that moves electricity from plants to consumers – is central to our daily lives. BURN’s hour-long special examines the state of America’s aging and often over-burdened electric power grid – the people who keep it running, innovators constantly thinking of ways to make it smarter, and what happens when the grid lets us down.
Listen Friday evening at 8 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1.
America’s Test Kitchen invites you to celebrate the July 4th holiday with this tasty special.
The program features an interview with Robb Walsh, the James Beard award-winning food writer and restaurant critic. In his most recent book, Barbecue Crossroads, Walsh embarks on a road trip from Houston to the Carolinas, stopping at as many barbecue spots as possible along the way.
Listen Friday, June 28th, 8pm and Thursday, July 4th, 12pm on Public Radio 89.5-1.
Intelligence Squared U.S. takes a look at whether the FDA sacrifices safety for speed when approving potentially beneficial drugs and devices. Is the FDA too cautious? Friday, June 21st, 8pm and Thursday, June 27th, 12Noon.