More than half of the world now lives in urban areas. In the U.S., urban dwellers make up 83 percent of the population, and it's growing every day. What does it mean to live in a city today? What are the challenges for cities going forward? NPR explores urban life in the 21st century.
Nightly Specials from the Convention Halls August 27-30 and September 4-6, 7-10 PM on Public Radio 89.5-1
Public Radio Tulsa will continue its extensive coverage of Election 2012 with live broadcasts of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, from August 27-30, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, from September 4-6. Daily reports and nightly specials will air on Public Radio 89.5-1, with reporting from John Durkee, Marshall Stewart, Catherine Roberts, and the NPR News Election 2012 team.
Exploring Music is heard weekday evenings at 8 on Classical 88.7-1. These are each week's program themes.
August 27, 2012 School Days A celebration of young composers and performers.
September 3, 2012 Czech out those Bohemians Composers from the lands around the present-day Czech Republic have made an indelible mark on music – we’ll examine their history and influence, from medieval times to the present.
Paralympics London Opening Ceremony Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 2-6 pm on World Radio 89.5-3
In a special edition of Newshour, Razia Iqbal brings you coverage from the Paralympic Games opening ceremony in London. In addition to covering the major news stories of the day, Razia will be joined by athletes, coaches and commentators to discuss the issues surrounding the games and asking how the Paralympics movement has raised awareness of those living with disabilities.
This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, an homage to the book (the paper kind) with a show for readers, including Ruth Harrison's encounter with Stephen King, Nick Lowe singing "When I Write the Book," a new version of "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Owl and the Pussycat" set to music.
This summer, huge wildfires burned across the U.S., especially in dry western states. Though there were fewer fires than usual, they were uncommonly large. Fire scientists say these "mega fires" are becoming the new normal, and climate change that dries out these regions is making the situation worse. They're not sure these fires can be stopped, and the forests of the American Southwest may soon be lost.
American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen is a public media initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to help students stay on the path to graduation and future success. Public broadcasting has a long history improving educational outcomes for high-need students and communities. The dropout crisis demands attention now, and we are rising to the challenge of doing our part to address this problem.
Coming soon is a series of six one-hour programs brought to you by To the Best of Our Knowledge, the Peabody Award-winning public radio show about ideas. The mystery of consciousness -- what it is, where it comes from, how it works -- is like a big ball of string. Pull one end and as it unravels, one question leads to another: What is thinking and how do we do it? Is the mind the same as the brain? Are animals conscious? Can machines think? Is there a neuroscience of creativity? And what does all this brain science tell us about the most personal question of all: Who am "I"?
What book is on your night stand now? Everything I'm reading right now is homework of one sort or another. That's pretty typical. I'm jumping around like a grad student, writing a paper on Mary Wingerd's history, "North Country: The Making of Minnesota," for this big story we're doing on the show about the Dakota Uprising of 1862.
While it hasn't quite yet reached the stature of Thanksgiving or Talk Like A Pirate Day, National Radio Day is a highlight of our year-round presentation of public radio news, music, and entertainment.
'Radio has the best pictures,' claims Susan Stamberg. It's available wherever you are and is your personal connection to the world. In this internet-connected world, radio remains the dominant way that people discover music.