Feeling the Sting

4 segments

On today’s show, we’ll look at whether tenure is a cause of some of the problems in higher education. Then, we’ll talk to the director and one of the human participants in a documentary called “Project Nim,” about a chimpanzee who was raised to test the language abilities of apes. Joseph Dorman talks about his documentary on the writer Sholem Aleichem. Plus, Please Explain is all about those gelatinous blobs that may sting you at the beach—jellyfish!