Public Radio Showcase

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WMRA presents a different public radio special each week.

Obamacare Is Now Beyond Rescue

Feb 2, 2014
Thomas James

With the disastrous launch of the HealthCare.gov website, critics of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” were given more fuel for the fire. Is this political hot potato's inevitability once again at stake? And is the medical community really on board with the law, or resisting (rewriting?) it from the sidelines?

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Guts

Jun 11, 2012

This hour of Radiolab dives into the messy mystery in the middle of us.  What's going on down there?   We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core through the story of a human science experiment, listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain, and talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless.  

Escape

Jun 9, 2012
Wikimedia Commons

The walls are closing in, you've got no way out...and then, suddenly, you escape!

The Bad Show

Jun 2, 2012

Cruelty, violence, badness...

Patient Zero

May 26, 2012

The greatest mysteries all have a shadowy figure at the center-someone who sets things in motion and holds the key to how the rest of the story unfolds.

In epidemiology, this central character is known as Patient Zero-the case at the heart of an outbreak.

Loops

May 19, 2012

So much of life is organized by cycles-seasons, biological rhythms, even our ideas of consciousness.

Games

May 12, 2012
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A good game... whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table... can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance.

Talking to Machines

May 5, 2012
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Radiolab attempts to figure out what machines can tell us about being human.

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