Cracking the Cold Case

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

On today’s show, the pioneer of modern forensic science takes us into the real world of crime scene investigation. Then, what will be lost if Maya civilization ruins are not protected. Also a finance writer explains how we can make better investment decisions by understanding our brains. Plus, the Gurus of How-to, Al and Larry Ubell take your calls.

The Real World of Crime Scene Investigation

Dr. Bill Bass takes us into the real world of C.S.I. in Beyond the Body Farm. Dr. Bass is a pioneer in forensic anthropology and the creator of the world’s first laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition – three acres of land on a hillside in Tennessee where ...

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Protecting Maya Ruins

There are hundreds of archaeological sites from the Maya civilization that date as far back as 500 B.C. Many of the sites are threatened by neglect, dam projects, and slash-and-burn agriculture. Charles Golden, Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University, and Bonnie Burnham, President of the World Monuments Fund, join ...

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Your Money and Your Brain

Neuroeconomics is an emerging field of science that combines neuroscience, economics, psychology, and biology. The science shows that our brains are very self-deceptive and that they lead us to frequently make irrational investment decisions. In Your Money and Your Brain, finance writer Jason Zweig explains how understanding neuroeconomics can actually ...

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The Gurus of How-To

The Gurus of How-To, Al and Larry Ubell tackle the nuts and bolts of home repair, and take listeners’ calls on everything from leaky faucets to noisy air conditioners. Call us at 212-433-WNYC (212-433-9692) or submit a comment.

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