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Monday, December 24, 2012

Jad Abumrad in CR2 talking with Brian Lehrer (Jody Avirgan)

Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad joins to talk about the show’s process, themes in his science, and his endorsements in art and music. Plus: the first gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson, on how he reads the Bible and what his faith means to him; should kids play contact sports?; the architects behind the Barclays Center on the design of the new Brooklyn attraction; and DJ Spooky is the Met’s first artist in residence, and explains his work in that context.

Biblical Case for Gay Marriage

Episcopalian Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop, draws on religious teachings to make the case for same-sex marriage.

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Global Thinking

Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley, author of Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, and one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, looks beyond the BRICs at the global economic picture.

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Protecting Kids from Concussions

Dr. Robert Cantu, chief of neurosurgery and director of the Service of Sports Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA and the co-author of Concussions and Our Kids: America's Leading Expert on How to Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe ,discusses efforts being made to protect children from sports-related head injuries. 

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Jad Abumrad on Making Radiolab

Jad Abumrad, host of Radiolab and 2011 MacArthur fellow, talks about his favorite Radiolab episodes, how the show gets made, and takes your calls.

→ Bonus: Jad's Picks

1. Follow on Twitter: Vaughanbell, Andrew_zolli; brainpicker

2. BBQ you should eat: Smoke Joint, Fort Greene

3. Music you should BUY: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

4. Short Stories You Should Read: Anything by Tim Kreider

5. What You Should Drink: Kings County Kentucky Bourbon

→ Episodes, Audio, and More Discussed on the Show

The Mantis Shrimp Chorus

Zelda Quits Smoking

Finding Emile

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DJ Spooky at the Met

DJ Spooky (aka Paul D. Miller), DJ, conceptual artist, and the editor of Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture, talks about being artist-in-residence at and "reframing" the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Barclays Center Architects

The new Nets arena in Brooklyn is drawing a range of reviews. Architects Gregg Pasquarelli and Chris Sharples of SHoP discuss their design of the Barclays Center and how it fared on its first weekend open for business.

→ Barclay's Review Roundup: Alexandra Lange (The New Yorker) | Justin Davidson (New York) | Liz Robbins (NYTimes) | James Russell (Bloomberg) | Larger Atlantic Yards Context (Atlantic Cities)

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