Sue Ginn http://mtpr.org en Lester Brown - The Future of Civilization http://mtpr.org/post/lester-brown-future-civilization <p>07/28/2014 - When it comes to climate change the operative word is “hot” with “record” and "unprecedented" closely following. UN conferences on climate do little beyond the powerful issuing grandiose proclamations about how green they are and then it’s back to their destructive policies. <em>The Guardian,</em> captures the hypocrisy,&nbsp; “governments turned their backs on the living planet, demonstrating that no chronic problem, however grave, will take priority.” Rome is burning. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 22251 at http://mtpr.org Glenn Greenwald - Unmasking the NSA http://mtpr.org/post/glenn-greenwald-unmasking-nsa <p>07/21/2014 - Imagine a gigantic vacuum cleaner scooping up all electronic communications. That’s what the National Security Agency does. Think you are safe from NSA snooping? That you can hide behind clever passwords? Think again. The Agency has the capability to generate one billion password guesses per second. On top of that it can remotely activate your cell phone and computer and use them as eavesdropping and tracking devices. The NSA is at the center of a system of monitoring and control beyond the wildest dreams of the greatest tyrants in history. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:06:14 +0000 Sue Ginn 22270 at http://mtpr.org Who Am I? http://mtpr.org/post/who-am-i <p>07/26/2014 -The "mind" and "self" were formerly the domain of philosophers and priests. But in this hour of Radiolab, neurologists lead the charge on profound questions like "How does the brain make me?"</p><div class="article-description"><p>We stare into the mirror with Dr. Julian Keenan, reflect on the illusion of selfhood with British neurologist Paul Broks, and contemplate the evolution of consciousness with Dr. V. S. Ramachandran. Also: the story of woman who one day woke up as a completely different person.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:50:28 +0000 Sue Ginn 22257 at http://mtpr.org Words http://mtpr.org/post/words <p>07/19/2014 - It's almost impossible to imagine a world without words.&nbsp; But this hour, we try to do just that.&nbsp; We meet a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, hear a firsthand account of what it feels like to have the language center of your brain wiped out by a stroke, and retrace the birth of a brand new language 30 years ago.</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/91725-words/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/91725-words/</a></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:46:38 +0000 Sue Ginn 22256 at http://mtpr.org Morality http://mtpr.org/post/morality <p>07/12/2014 - Where does our sense of right and wrong come from?&nbsp; We watch chimps at a primate research center sharing blackberries, observe 3-year-olds fighting over toys, and tour Eastern State Penitentiary--the country's first penitentiary. Plus, a story of land grabbing, indentured servitude, and slumlording in the fourth grade.</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/91508-morality/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/91508-morality/</a></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:30:51 +0000 Sue Ginn 22255 at http://mtpr.org What's Left When You're Right http://mtpr.org/post/whats-left-when-youre-right <p>07/05/2014 - More often than not, a fight is just a fight...Someone wins, someone loses.&nbsp; But this hour, we have a series of face-offs that shine a light on the human condition, the benefit of coming at something from a different side, and the price of being right.</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/whats-left-when-youre-right/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/whats-left-when-youre-right/</a></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:26:11 +0000 Sue Ginn 22254 at http://mtpr.org Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart http://mtpr.org/post/die-zauberflote-magic-flute-composed-wolfgang-amadeus-mozart <p>07/26/2014 -</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 22121 at http://mtpr.org Carmen composed by Georges Bizet http://mtpr.org/post/carmen-composed-georges-bizet <p>07/19/2014 -</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:13:54 +0000 Sue Ginn 22120 at http://mtpr.org Falstaff composed by Giuseppe Verdi http://mtpr.org/post/falstaff-composed-giuseppe-verdi <p>07/12/2014 -</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:11:30 +0000 Sue Ginn 22119 at http://mtpr.org Fly Fishing in Montana http://mtpr.org/post/fly-fishing-montana <p>07/16/2014 - An ancient pastime explored in the lives, lore and literature of anglers. The producer takes lessons from one of Montana's legendary fly fishers and in the process&nbsp;visits the towns, streams, history and indoor watering places (saloons), hears whopping fish stories and catches a trout&nbsp;in the Land of the Big Sky.</p><p><a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/35684-fly-fishing-in-montana#description" target="_blank">http://www.prx.org/pieces/35684-fly-fishing-in-montana#description</a></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:44:47 +0000 Sue Ginn 21269 at http://mtpr.org