MacArthur 'Genius' Award Winner Jad Abumrad

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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2011 "genius grants." Among this year's fellows are an architect, a scientist, a children's choir founder, and a familiar face to the staff of The Takeaway and our co-producer WNYC. Jad Abumrad, host of WNYC's Radiolab, just found out a few days ago he would receive one of the $500,000 grants. John and Celeste ask him about the honor. (Watch a video about Abumrad after the jump.)