Radiolab on WMRA http://wmra.org en Race http://wmra.org/post/race <div class="article-description"><p>This hour of Radiolab, a look at race.&nbsp; When the human genome was first fully mapped in 2000, Bill Clinton, Craig Venter, and Francis Collins took the stage and pronounced that "The concept of race has no genetic or scientific basis." Great words spoken with great intentions. But what do they really mean, and where do they leave us? Our genes are nearly all the same, but that hasn't made race meaningless, or wiped out our evolving conversation about it.</p><p>Listen and Learn More <a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/91653-race/">Here</a>.</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 38692 at http://wmra.org Race 23 Weeks 6 Days http://wmra.org/post/23-weeks-6-days <p>When Kelley Benham and her husband Tom French finally got pregnant, after many attempts and a good deal of technological help, everything was perfect. Until it wasn't. Their story raises questions that, until recently, no parent had to face… and that are still nearly impossible to answer.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 38381 at http://wmra.org 23 Weeks 6 Days The Soul Patch http://wmra.org/post/soul-patch <div class="article-description"><p>This hour, stories of unlikely (and surprisingly simple) answers to seemingly unsolvable problems.</p></div><div class="article-description"><p>We get to know a man who struggles, and mostly fails, to contain his violent outbursts...until he meets a bird who can keep him in check. Then, Oliver Sacks and Chuck Close, who are both face-blind, share workarounds that help them figure out who they’re talking to. And a senior center stumbles upon an unexpected way to help Alzheimer’s patients -- by building a bus stop.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 38043 at http://wmra.org The Soul Patch Apocalyptical http://wmra.org/post/apocalyptical <p>In this live stage performance, Radiolab turns its gaze to the topic of endings, both blazingly fast and agonizingly slow.<br /><br />Listen and learn more <a href="http://www.radiolab.org/live/">here</a>.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 37725 at http://wmra.org Apocalyptical Super Cool http://wmra.org/post/super-cool <p>What do frozen horses and a scorching universe have in common? That's what we wanted to know.</p><p>When we started reporting a fantastic, surreal story about one very cold night, more than 70 years ago, in northern Russia, we had no idea we'd end up thinking about cosmology. Or dropping toy horses in test tubes of water. Or talking about bacteria. Or arguing, for a year. Walter Murch (aka, the Godfather of <em>The Godfather</em>), joined by a team of scientists, leads us on what felt like the magical mystery tour of super cool science. Are you ready? We're not sure we've recovered.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 37388 at http://wmra.org Super Cool What's left when you're right? http://wmra.org/post/whats-left-when-youre-right <p>More often than not, a fight is just a fight... Someone wins, someone loses. But this hour, we have a series of face-offs that shine a light on the human condition, the benefit of coming at something from a different side, and the price of being right.</p><div class="article-bottom-appearances"><h4>Guests:</h4><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/people/jonathan-gottschall/">Jonathan Gottschall</a>, <a href="http://www.radiolab.org/people/lulu-miller/">Lulu Miller</a> and <a href="http://www.radiolab.org/people/pat-walters/">Pat Walters</a></div><p></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 36738 at http://wmra.org What's left when you're right? Rodney Versus Death http://wmra.org/post/rodney-versus-death <div class="article-description"><p>What do you do in the face of a monstrous disease with a 100% fatality rate? In this short, a Milwaukee doctor tries to knock death incarnate off its throne.</p></div><div class="article-description"><p>In the fall of 2004, Jeanna Giese checked into the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin with a set of puzzling symptoms ... and her condition was deteriorating fast. By the time Dr. Rodney Willoughby saw her, he only knew one thing for sure: if Jeanna's disturbing breakdown turned out to be rabies, she was doomed to die.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 36154 at http://wmra.org Rodney Versus Death Dead Reckoning http://wmra.org/post/dead-reckoning <p>From a duel with the world's deadliest disease to a surprising peek into the way doctors think about death, in this hour Radiolab tries to reckon with the grim reaper. And, in the end, we confront the question at the heart of it all — when the time comes to finally leave, how do we want to go?&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 36153 at http://wmra.org Dead Reckoning Fate and Fortune http://wmra.org/post/fate-and-fortune <div class="article-description"><p>This hour, we question what decides the trajectory of our lives -- individual force of will, or fate?</p></div><div class="article-description"><p>If destiny isn't written in the stars, could it be written in our genes? Kids struggle to resist marshmallows, and their ability to holdout at age 4 turns out to predict how successful they're likely to be the rest of their lives. And an unexpected find in a convent archive uncovers early warning signs for dementia in the writings of 18-year-olds.</p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 wmra 35548 at http://wmra.org Fate and Fortune Desperately Seeking Symmetry http://wmra.org/post/desperately-seeking-symmetry <div class="article-description"><p>This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert set out in search of order and balance in the world around us, and ask how symmetry shapes our very existence -- from the origins of the universe, to what we see when we look in the mirror.</p></div><div class="article-description"><p>Along the way, we look for love in ancient Greece, head to modern-day Princeton to peer inside our brains, and turn up an unlikely headline from the Oval Office circa 1979.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 wmra 35248 at http://wmra.org Desperately Seeking Symmetry