Sue Ginn en Billy Budd composed by Benjamin Britten <p>08/02/2014 -</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 22122 at Memory And Forgetting <p>08/02/2014 - This hour of Radiolab, a look behind the curtain of how memories are made...and forgotten.&nbsp; Remembering is an unstable and profoundly unreliable process--it's easy come, easy go as we learn how true memories can be obliterated, and false ones added.&nbsp; And Oliver Sacks joins us to tell the story of an amnesiac whose love for his wife and music transcend his 7-second memory.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 22259 at Is Independent Political Speech The Linchpin Of Our Democracy Or Its Achilles' Heel? <p>0731/2014 - Is independent political speech the linchpin of our democracy or its Achilles' heel? &nbsp;&nbsp;For democracy to work, some say, citizens (and corporations, and unions, and media outlets, and other voluntary organizations) must be allowed to express their views on the issues, candidates, and elections of the day. This proposition, they say, is exactly why the First Amendment protects the freedom of speech and of the press. On this view, restrictions on independent political speech undermine and subvert our constitutional structure. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 22252 at Montana Folk Fest 2014: Art Car Culture <p>07/30/2014 - A record 175,000 people from all over the world traveled to Butte for the Montana Folk Festival in 2014. In it's fourth year, the 'Richest Hill on Earth' not only hosted a slew of internationally renowned musicians and visual artists, but unfurled its "Culture of the Car" celebration, demonstrating that folk art thrives everywhere. On the stage, the canvas, even the hood of a station wagon.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 22253 at Lester Brown - The Future of 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 Glenn Greenwald - Unmasking the 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 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 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="" target="_blank"></a></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:46:38 +0000 Sue Ginn 22256 at 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="" target="_blank"></a></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:30:51 +0000 Sue Ginn 22255 at What's Left When You're 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="" target="_blank"></a></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:26:11 +0000 Sue Ginn 22254 at