Public Radio Showcase http://wmra.org en The Really Big Question: Why Do People Share? http://wmra.org/post/really-big-question-why-do-people-share <p>Are humans basically selfish, or basically giving? There’s a widespread assumption that you have to offer people incentives to do good deeds and threaten punishment to stop them from doing evil deeds. But the way people act in the real world often contradicts that idea. Humans may actually have been shaped by evolution to care about each other, to share, and to cooperate. The Really Big Question explores this concept with researchers and everyday people about why we cooperate and share.</p><p>Listen and Learn More <a href="http://trbq.org/radio-special-why-do-people-share/">Here</a>.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 39358 at http://wmra.org The Really Big Question: Why Do People Share? Carbon Curves http://wmra.org/post/carbon-curves <div>When environmental scientist Jane Lubchenco served as administrator for the <a href="http://www.noaa.gov/lubchenco.html">National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration</a> from 2009 to 2013, the U.S. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 38694 at http://wmra.org Carbon Curves More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete http://wmra.org/post/more-clicks-fewer-bricks-lecture-hall-obsolete <p>Is the college of the future online? With the popularity of MOOCs (massive open online courses) and the availability of online degree programs at a fraction of their on-campus price, we are experiencing an exciting experiment in higher education. Does the traditional classroom stand a chance? Will online education be the great equalizer, or is a campus-based college experience still necessary?</p><p>Listen and learn more <a href="http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/past-debates/item/1060-more-clicks-fewer-bricks-the-lecture-hall-is-obsolete">here</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 38047 at http://wmra.org More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete Mountain Meltdown http://wmra.org/post/mountain-meltdown <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">SNOW SNOW SNOW &nbsp;--- It’s been a big year for that in our area, but around the world the mountain snowpack is declining which is bad news for ski areas and the water supply for those who depend on the run-off. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 37724 at http://wmra.org Mountain Meltdown Russia Is A Marginal Power http://wmra.org/post/russia-marginal-power <p>Disarming Syria. Asylum for Edward Snowden. Arming Iran. Deploying troops to Crimea. Is Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles, while our own president fades into the background of world politics, or is it all a global game of smoke and mirrors? Russia is one of the world’s largest oil producers and has the power of veto on the U.N. Security Council, but it remains an authoritarian state, rife with corruption and economic struggles. Is our toxic relationship something to worry about, or is Putin’s Russia fading in importance?</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 37389 at http://wmra.org Russia Is A Marginal Power How Government Helps and Harms Entrepreneurs http://wmra.org/post/how-government-helps-and-harms-entrepreneurs-0 <p>In this episode of America Abroad, we look at whether government intervention helps or harms entrepreneurs. And we examine what the United States can learn from the success and failures of other countries.</p><p><a href="http://www.americaabroad.org/radio">Listen and learn more here.</a></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 36747 at http://wmra.org How Government Helps and Harms Entrepreneurs How Government Helps and Harms Entrepreneurs http://wmra.org/post/how-government-helps-and-harms-entrepreneurs <div id="stcpDiv" style="position: absolute; top: -1999px; left: -1988px;"><div class="ws_images" style="position: relative; overflow: hidden;"><div style="position: relative; width: 3960px; left: -1800px; top: 0px;"><a href="http://www.americaabroad.org/radio/programs/documentaries/?prog=How_Government_Helps_and_Hurts_Entrepreneurs&amp;seg=america:_the_land_of_second_chances" style="font-size: 0px;"><img alt="" id="wowsdelta" src="http://www.americaabroad.org/sites/default/files/bankruptcyseg1.jpg" style="position: static; visibility: visible;" title="" /></a><a href="https://itunes.apple.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:58:59 +0000 Matt Bingay 36746 at http://wmra.org How Government Helps and Harms Entrepreneurs Going Black: A Fresh New Radio Documentary http://wmra.org/post/going-black-fresh-new-radio-documentary <p>Hosted by legendary Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) music producer Kenny Gamble, GOING BLACK: THE LEGACY OF PHILLY SOUL RADIO, will examine the legacy of Black radio in Philadelphia with a special focus on the legendary radio station WDAS.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 03:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 36155 at http://wmra.org Going Black: A Fresh New Radio Documentary Leadership from the Bottom Up http://wmra.org/post/leadership-bottom <p><span class="dropcap square">U</span>sually during Black History Month, we remember civil rights icons and reflect on their legacy. But over the past couple of years, SOTRU has met a new generation of African American leaders, people you may not see on TV specials or making nationally acclaimed speeches. Most of these men and women are on the front lines of their communities, rolling up their sleeves and diving in to what can be very unglamorous work.</p><p>Listen and learn more <a href="http://stateofthereunion.com/leadership-from-the-bottom-up/#prettyPhoto">here</a>.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 03:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 36156 at http://wmra.org Leadership from the Bottom Up RE: Defining Black History http://wmra.org/post/re-defining-black-history <p><span class="dropcap square">D</span>uring a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, the glory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, the hardships endured by slaves. And as important as those narratives are for us to collectively remember, many others get lost in trumpeting the same heroic tales. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:00:00 +0000 wmra 35550 at http://wmra.org RE: Defining Black History