Sunday, May 11, 2014
The powerful, delicate music of English songwriter Nick Drake was underappreciated during his brief lifetime. But since Drake's death at age 26 in 1974, his recordings have gradually reached more and more listeners. It hasn't been entirely clear just from where he evolved his distinctive musical style. Now a brand new album gives David Garland the opportunity to show that the songwriter who had the greatest influence on Nick Drake was his mother, Molly Drake.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
This week on Car Talk, Tom and Ray say they've never met a noise they didn't like, but that's before they encountered the odd thumping sound Janet's truck is making. And then there's the sound of their dear Mom Elizabeth, calling to celebrate Mother's day by complaining about her sons' poor gift selections. Elsewhere, from the Questionable Ideas department, Mark wants to use his Ford Tempo to tow a trailer from Dallas to Pennsylvania; Jonathan is considering using a turkey baster to drain his car's power steering fluid; and Missy's 18-year old son wants to buy an Audi Quattro to keep on campus at Boston University. All this, plus the best college application essay ever, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
By Alex Goldman
With all the alerts and tracking your cell phone does, it can feel a bit like an overbearing mother. At this year's Consumer Electronic Expo, a company called Sense is exhibiting a product actually called Mother, designed to stick its virtual nose into just about everything you do.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Immunologists are getting closer to understanding the possible causes of autism. New research suggests that nearly a quarter of all autism cases may be connected to the presence of certain maternal antibodies. Joining The Takeaway to discuss this research is the study's lead author, Dr. Judy Van de Water, a Department of Internal Medicine professor at the School of Medicine UC Davis MIND Institute, and Jackie Murphy, a mother of an 8-year-old autistic boy who participated in the study.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Forty percent of American households with children have mothers who are the sole or primary breadwinners. That's according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. These “breadwinner moms” include single moms and married women who make more money than their husbands.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
For many, 2012 is ending on a sad note following the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut earlier this month. WNYC asked five writers to reflect on the tragic event.
Thursday, August 16, 2012