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TRBQ: What's Your Story?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Research shows that we create stories about our lives and believe them even when they’re not accurate. We depend on stories as the key to understanding and remembering our lives. Stories can make us buy products, remember school lessons, vote for candidates, and go to war. Why do stories have such sway over our beliefs and our behaviors? Why did we evolve to be storytelling animals?

A Prairie Home Companion Celebrates 40 Years

Saturday, July 05, 2014

If you showed up on July 6, 1974 at the Janet Wallace Auditorium at Macalester College in Saint Paul to attend the first broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion," you were in select company. There were about 12 people in the audience. Forty years later, "A Prairie Home Companion" has become a public radio mainstay -- and the little town of Lake Wobegon, a national treasure. This weekend, Prairie Home celebrates four decades of storytelling with a live, three-hour broadcast from the stage it first set up shop on so long ago.

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Innovation Hub: Celebrating American Innovation

Saturday, July 05, 2014

On this episode of Innovation Hub, celebrate Independence Day by taking a look at great American innovations and how the American dream has changed over time. 

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Reveal

Friday, June 27, 2014

Who’s really benefiting from the GI Bill? Why does the U.S. Coast Guard have some explaining to do? How much arsenic in our water is actually safe? There’s always more to the story on this episode of Reveal.

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Freakonomics Radio: Should Tipping Be Banned?

Friday, June 20, 2014

To an economist, tipping is a puzzling behavior – why pay extra when it’s not required?

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State of the Re:Union: Contested

Friday, June 20, 2014

In this episode of State Of The Re:Union, host Al Letson explores the role of sports in the lives of young people.

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Freakonomics Radio: The Cobra Effect

Thursday, June 19, 2014

If you want to get rid of a nasty invasive pest, it might seem sensible to offer a bounty. But as we’ll hear in this episode of Freakonomics Radio, bounties can backfire.

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Freakonomics Radio: Spite Happens

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

This episode of Freakonomics Radio explores our surprising propensity for spite. 

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Freakonomics Radio: How Much Does Your Name Matter?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

When Harvard professor Latanya Sweeney typed her name in Google one day, she noticed something strange: an ad with the heading: “Latanya Sweeney, Arrested?” 

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Freakonomics Radio: Women Are Not Men

Monday, June 16, 2014

Women don’t: drown, edit Wikipedia, commit crime, or file patents at anywhere near the same rate as men do. How else are women different?

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State of the Re:Union: Interior Alaska: Frontier Community

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Interior Alaska can be a forbidding place. Because of its isolation and climate, the region has long attracted people drawn to the challenges and opportunities of a wild, remote place. In this episode of State Of The Re:Union, meet a number of athletes, journalists, scientists, and activists who embody the spirit of Interior Alaska through their grit, determination, and iconoclasm.

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Music is a Holy Art: A Richard Strauss Celebration

Friday, June 06, 2014

WQXR
Strauss soprano Deborah Voigt hosts this one-hour radio documentary, presented by WQXR, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss.

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State of the Re:Union: Salt Lake City, UT: Updating Tradition

Friday, June 06, 2014

When Mormon pioneers rolled into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, they brought with them a new theology, a short but intense history of persecution, and dreams of a new kind of society. 166 years later, Salt Lake City remains deeply influenced by Mormon culture, but defies easy categorization. With a large and politically active gay scene, one of the biggest Polynesian populations in the country, and a steady stream of new migrants, the city is full of vibrant contradiction—and sometimes conflict.

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State of the Re:Union: Hawai'i: The Legacy of Sugar

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

For many Americans, Hawai'i is a tropical playground, the place of surf, sun and dream vacations. Behind the tourist façade, though, is one of the most unique multicultural states in the nation, one still dealing with the complicated legacy of the circumstances under which it become part of this country.

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State of the Re:Union: The Sorting Of America

Friday, May 23, 2014

The U.S. has always been a country shaped by migration, dating back to the days of the pioneers making their way West. But recently, this country has been seeing a different kind of migration: one motivated not by economic necessity, but by lifestyle choices. More and more, people are moving to places where they're surrounded by others like themselves.

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Millennials Don't Stand A Chance

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Millennials have found themselves to be quite the popular subject in modern media. The world is changing quickly, and the millennial generation has seemed to keep up with the pace better than other age groups. The divide between younger and older is becoming apparent in all facets of life -- and this change has not always been met with open arms.

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America Abroad: The Consequences of Shrinking America's Military

Friday, May 09, 2014

The Pentagon has announced plans to shrink the U.S. military to pre-World War II levels following the end of the war in Iraq and the continued withdrawal from Afghanistan. On this edition of America Abroad, hear reactions to a smaller U.S. military from allies in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East about whether America's ability to advance its interests is compromised.

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Shake It: A Modern Polaroid Love Story

Thursday, May 08, 2014

WNYC

For a moment, the Polaroid looked like it was on its way out, forever to be forgotten. But in recent years, it has become clear inspiration for digital photography apps and memes, reigniting a nostalgic devotion across the world.

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TRBQ: What Is A Good Death?

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The topic of death carries immense weight and affects every one of us in a different way. Some find the prospect of moving on from this life to be a scary, unwelcome feeling. Others feel at peace knowing there is an end, and that encourages them to live in a different way. On this episode of The Really Big Questions, we explore the idea of what a “good death” means.

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Harvey Fierstein Makes His Return To Broadway

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Harvey Fierstein is back with his first new play in nearly 30 years. "Casa Valentina" is the story of a group of heterosexual men who gather in an inconspicuous bungalow colony in the 1960s to discreetly and safely dress and act as women.

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