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This Month on Sound Beat – Disney’s Pinocchio 75th Anniversary

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

This Month on Sound Beat – Disney’s Pinocchio 75th Anniversary

There are over 900 different types of crickets out there…but only one that dispenses wisdom. In celebration of Disney’s Pinocchio turning 75 this year, we’ve got a recording from the soundtrack that didn’t make the movie…an introduction to Jiminy Cricket! We’ve also got the Carter Family, the B-side to Big Mama Thornton’s BIGGEST record, the music that accompanied the first American radio broadcast, an Edison cylinder recording of wolves in the wild, Polka King Frankie Yankovic, and some inappropriate laughter on the Okeh Laughing Record. And much more! For each episode we produce, we make a...

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Truth and Fiction – This week on “With Good Reason”

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Truth and Fiction – This week on “With Good Reason”

Fairy tales like Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood are all part of early childhood literature. Robert Godwin-Jones (Virginia Commonwealth University) has created an online database of Grimm’s fairy tales that reveals the evolution of these iconic stories, whose earlier versions were often violent and sexually suggestive. Plus: Pro-choice advocates often complain about the way abortion is talked about—or not talked about—in pop culture. Mary Thompson (James Madison University) says that two kinds of books, mommy memoirs and mother-daughter memoirs, are tackling the tough topic of abortion...

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Mister Rudisin – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Mister Rudisin – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

This week’s show features President Jefferson answering pre-recorded questions sent to him from Columbus High in Cerro Gordo, North Carolina by Zachary Rudisin, a Social Studies teacher and his students (Austin, Ambre’Nasia, Alexandria, Adam, Ivana, Autumn, Madison, Mary Allen and Trey). Mister Jefferson has a bit of trouble accepting the technology of recorded sound, but does answer all of their questions. For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.

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Let’s Redirect an Asteroid – This week on “Planetary Radio”

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Let’s Redirect an Asteroid – This week on “Planetary Radio”

ARM is the Asteroid Redirect Mission, and sometimes it seems that it doesn’t have a friend in the world. But it does, and Jonathan Goff of Altius Space Machines is one. Emily Lakdawalla reports on the Curiosity rover’s latest drill down into Mars. Bill Nye the Science Guy says LightSail is just one of the many cubesats planned for space missions. Bruce Betts helps Mat Kaplan with his pronunciation on this week’s edition of What’s Up. Guest: Jonathan Goff, President and CEO, Altius Space Machines The Planetary Society’s weekly show that takes your listeners to the final frontier.    ...

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Landscapes of Longevity – This week on “With Good Reason”

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Landscapes of Longevity  – This week on “With Good Reason”

Blue zones are areas of the world that have been identified as having the longest expected lifespans. Reuben Rainey and Asa Eslocker (University of Virginia) explain the factors that create these “landscapes of longevity.” Plus: Today, most computers have more than one tiny silicon brain that makes them tick—this is called parallel computing. And yet, kids are still learning to program for only one “brain.” Wu-chun Feng (Virginia Tech) is working on an interface that makes parallel computing much less intimidating. He is also accelerating cancer research using Microsoft Cloud. Later in the...

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Lochsa Lodge – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Lochsa Lodge – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Each year Odyssey Tours and Clay Jenkinson host a winter humanities retreat at Lochsa Lodge in north-central Idaho. This week’s program, hosted by Russ Eagle, was recorded on location during the winter book retreat and and features questions for President Jefferson from those in attendance. For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click...

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