Today, a walk down the Silk Road, where savvy web-browsers can buy anything from weapons to weed to weird. Also, how one teacher works to help immigrant and refugee schoolchildren learn language and adapt to a new home through pictures. Plus, the Total Artifical Heart, a primer on Permaculture, and a ride through the wilderness of Idaho in search of pioneer apples.
Today, a sperm donor discovers decisions can have unintended consequences. Plus, a double dose of awesome internet viral videos and worthy time-wasters. Also, a family who must divide in order to stay together through mental illness. And a church works to provide Sudanese refugees with computer literacy skills. Lastly, the future is now for prosthetics: a look at ...
Our 11 for '11 series continues with Raymond Tallis, author of Aping Mankind, on why our focus on brain-science may be overrated. PLUS, the next segment of the WBEZ series "Out of the Shadows", and why American Chinatowns are becoming American ghost-towns. And a brief look at the science of polling.
U.S. spy agencies use twitter and other online data as a digital fortune cookie. The first part in a WBEZ series on mental illness in youth. Video games advertising gets gimmicked out. And investing locally: how to make a buck and help your neighbors, too.
The growing evidence for a connection between the controversial drilling technique called"fracking" and earthquakes. A shocking tactic used by a Connecticut high school to clear the hallways for a drug search. And a new documentary follows a group of friends on their journey from impulsive teenagers to soldiers in Afghanistan, and then back again.
Novelist Chuck Palahniuk of Fight Club fame reads his funny but disturbing short story, Romance, then discusses 12 step programs, Occupy Wall Street, and his latest novel Damned with WoM host Virginia Prescott. Enlightening conversation - but not for the faint of heart. This broadcast contains ...
Caremore, a company that has revolutionized eldercare - providing better care and doing it profitably. The "next big thing" prediction for Apple - under new leadership. And 18th century explorers who fearlessly set out to catalog the variety of species that roam the earth.