Friday, February 20, 2015
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
We're not the only species that felt the unusually long and bitter winter. WNYC reporter Stephen Nessen, explains how rats were forced to eat trees. Asian tiger mosquitoes were also hit hard. And new kinds of birds are in the area. What signs of a long winter are you seeing in the city's natural world? Birders, which species are you seeing? Wildlife watchers and gardeners, what other signs of the polar vortex are you observing as spring begins?
Thursday, April 03, 2014
"Now is the Winter of our Discontent / Made glorious Summer by this sun of York..." (Shakespeare's Richard III) or, if you prefer, "Winter is Coming" (or at least Season 4 of "Game of Thrones.") For this New Sounds program listen to songs about winter, as we welcome spring from San Francisco-based finger-style guitarist Sean Smith to the minimalist cool of the Geoff Smith Band. There's the rare bit of instrumental music from Meredith Monk along with music for cellist Zach Miskin, written by guitarist Bryce Dessner (the National, Clogs), as well as keyboard music from David Borden. Also, from New York-based Matt McBane and Build, hear "Imagining Winter." Listen to Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson's take on winter, as well as Japanese pianist/composer/producer Ryuchi Sakamoto's music, "Ice." That, and more.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
How miserable has your winter been? Is it the worst winter ever? The worst winter since that one winter when you were a kid? If you’re a Minnesotan, there’s no need to be so imprecise. For the last several decades, Pete Boulay, Assistant State Climatologist at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, has been measuring just how miserable winters are with his Winter Misery Index. It scores each winter on how cold it is, how much it snows, and how long snow stays on the ground to measure exactly how much misery the winter has inflicted.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
Extra vans, staff and outreach for those most vulnerable to the bitter cold.