ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – David Wessel, the Economics Editor of the The Wall Street Journal and Author of In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic speaks to the Commonwealth Club of California this week.
How did we find ourselves confronting the worst threat to the U.S. economy since the Great Depression? Wessel will explain what the Federal Reserve did right and did wrong, where the economy stands now and where it is headed.
ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Radio Lab stares down the very moment of passing, and then speculates about what may lay beyond. It's an hour of queries, investigation and dreams, after the mortal coil has been shuffled off. Actor Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) breathes life into a short story by neuroscientist David Eagleman.
ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – When "lighting strikes twice," is it fate or just chance? The desire to see patterns in randomness is a basic facet of human experience. Radio Lab tries to make sense of the patterns we see, from the basketball lucky streak known as 'hot hand' to why a Parkinson's patient turned into a gambling addict. Join Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich on a journey into wonder. Learn More
ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – This week's Documentary of the Week examines America's resiliency. From deep recession to global warming, terrorism to pandemic illness, a remarkable confluence of challenges calls America to summon its inner strengths. But this is not the first time our nation has faced a heavy burden. Historically, how has America risen to the occasion of adversity and bounced back? Hear historians, archival audio from FDR to Obama, psychologists and stories of ordinary Americans.
ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Radiolab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radiolab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music.
ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Tune in this Friday for an hour-long NPR program on the debate over health care in America. This news special will recap recent political developments in the health care debate and explore the roles various parties - patients, physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, the government, business - play in the current health care system, and in the debate over the future of health care in America.