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That Water in Your Glass May be Older Than the Sun – This week’s Planetary Radio

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

That Water in Your Glass May be Older Than the Sun – This week’s Planetary Radio

Ilse Cleeves is lead author of a paper that concludes up to half of our solar system’s water is older than the solar system itself. The implications for life across the galaxy are profound.
Emily Lakdawalla reports in from the road about the Red Planet’s encounter with a comet and the discovery of a target past Pluto for New Horizons. Bill Nye salutes the winners and losers in risky space ventures, and Bruce Betts introduces a new series of Random Space Fact videos on What’s Up.

For more information about Planetary Radio, click HERE.

Telluride – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Telluride – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

This week’s show is a special “live” performance of The Thomas Jefferson Hour recorded before and audience in Telluride, Colorado with guest host County Commissioner Joan May.

For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.

Modules for the new NPR clock

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Modules for the new NPR clock

As you are aware, the NPR clock is changing. Are you looking to fill some time?

Offer your listeners a FREE new sound with Creative PR’s modules.
BIRDNOTE – INSIGHT DAILY – SOUND BEAT

BirdNote
Daily vignettes that incorporate the rich sounds of birds with stories that illustrate the interesting and in some cases, truly amazing abilities of birds.
LENGTH: 2 minutes COST: FREE

Insight Daily
A two-minute daily module of insightful features highlighting popular culture creators.
LENGTH: 2 minutes COST: FREE

Sound Beat
A daily, 90-second show highlighting the holdings of one of the largest sound archives in the United States. Each episode focuses on one particular recording from the archive and provides a back story detailing its place in recording history.
LENGTH: 90 seconds COST: FREE

Let us know if you would like more information about any of our programs or if you would like to begin playing BirdNote, Insight Daily, and/or Sound Beat.

The Next Question Is – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

The Next Question Is – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

This week’s guest host Russ Eagle presents listener questions to President Thomas Jefferson and has an extended conversation with Clay about Lewis and Clark.

For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.

This week’s Planetary Radio – We See Thee Rise: The Canadian Space Program

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

This week’s Planetary Radio – We See Thee Rise: The Canadian Space Program

Think the Canadarm and Chris Hadfield are the entire Canadian space program? Think again!
This week Planetary Radio welcomes 1,600 Canadian space enthusiasts to the University of Toronto for our celebration of Canada in space! Join Mat Kaplan and Bill Nye with their guests, Canadian space writer Elizabeth Howell, University of Western Ontario planetary scientist Gordon “Oz” Osinski, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen. Bruce Betts appeared via Skype to lead a rousing Random Space Fact cheer on What’s Up.

For more information about Planetary Radio, click HERE.

Thomas Jefferson & Theodore Roosevelt – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Thomas Jefferson & Theodore Roosevelt – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

This week’s guest host Russ Eagle speaks with President Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) about the differences between Jefferson’s policies and beliefs and those of Theodore Roosevelt.

For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.

Clay Jenkinson (The Thomas Jefferson Hour) Featured in PBS’s The Roosevelts

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Clay Jenkinson (The Thomas Jefferson Hour) Featured in PBS’s The Roosevelts

Watch Clay Jenkinson (The Thomas Jefferson Hour) on Ken Burn’s new miniseries on PBS, The Roosevelts.

Clay Jenkinson, a former Rhodes Scholar, is one of the nation’s most popular humanities scholars and the host of the syndicated radio program, “The Thomas Jefferson Hour,” in which he portrays the third President of the United States.

Jenkinson is a co-founder of the modern Chautauqua movement, portraying Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, Theodore Roosevelt and other historical characters in first-person interpretations. He has performed as Thomas Jefferson for President Clinton as well as Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”

For more information about The Roosevelts, click HERE.
To read about Clay’s thoughts about working with Ken Burns, click HERE.

For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.

Love in the Workplace – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Love in the Workplace – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

A new study finds that an affectionate work environment boosts teamwork and job satisfaction and leads to less burnout and absenteeism. A forthcoming article in the Harvard Business Review looks at the research by Mandy O’Neil (George Mason University).

And: A young husband and wife explain how they turned to bicycling to lose weight and gain fitness. Donald and Kelly Sorah (University of Virginia at Wise) have lost nearly 300 pounds together.

Plus: With people living longer, more adult children are caring for their aging parents. Sarah Gilbert (Radford University) gives long-term planning tips for this period in our lives.

Also this week:

  • Horses and humans have long interacted, but now therapeutic horse riding is helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in some life-changing ways.
  • Apps to help employees with autism work more productively in their jobs.
  •  A game app called Blood Feud that encourages kids in hospitals to understand and fight their illnesses.

 

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.

Rudiments of Grammar – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Rudiments of Grammar – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

This week’s show is devoted to a discussion with Thomas Jefferson about the nature of language. President Jefferson speaks about the rules of grammar during his time, and shares his thoughts about neologism, dictionaries, Doctor Samuel Johnson and Johnson’s work with the English language.

For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.

Puppy Play – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Puppy Play – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

It’s no surprise that dogs make friends at the dog park, but it turns out people do too. Ed Gomez (Old Dominion University) says that dog parks build community and cut back on crime.

And: For coastal cities around the world, surf tourism brings huge revenue, but it can also bring conflict. Lindsay Usher (Old Dominion University) studies the rough waves that are sometimes made between locals and surf tourists.

Plus: After starting an antique photo collection, Ann-Janine Morey (James Madison University) discovered that old photos of people with their pets can teach us a lot about class.

Also this week:

  • Despite what many people believe, fall leaf color in Virginia is remarkably consistent every year.
  • Mercury pollution in waterways is not only bad for fish-eating birds, but also for songbirds, who are absorbing the toxin through the spiders they eat.

 

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.