Public Radio Showcase

Wednesdays at 8pm and Sundays at 10pm on WMRA

WMRA presents a different public radio special each week.

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.

Coming Up Saturday, April 28th at 4pm.

NPR presents an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate about the polarizing effect the internet may have on politics.

It is the fundamental issue of our time: Energy; where we get it; how we use it; what happens then. It powers our homes and our economy; it creates troubled alliances and disturbing divisions; it empowers and impoverishes; it enables almost all that we do and now threatens all that we have become.

Iran and the Bomb

Apr 14, 2012

A nuclear Iran could lead to a Middle Eastern arms race and destabilize the world’s oil market.

Some say blood is thicker than water. Maybe, maybe not. On this special presentation of Snap Judgment, we explore the different ways people create the special alchemy of family.

NPR presents an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate about capitalism in America and China.

NPR presents an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate about obesity in the US.

Across the Arab world, the new power brokers are Islamist movements with a sweeping electoral mandate.

It is the fundamental issue of our time: Energy; where we get it; how we use it; what happens then. It powers our homes and our economy; it creates troubled alliances and disturbing divisions; it empowers and impoverishes; it enables almost all that we do and now threatens all that we have become.

The death of Kim Jong-il last December - and the appointment of his unknown and untested twenty-something son Kim Jong-un as his successor - has left the world on the edge of its seat – and with plenty of questions.

The US, South Korea, and North Korea’s neighbors are watching closely to see what comes next.

With American troops out of Iraq and leaving Afghanistan – what will America’s ‘strong presence’ in the region look like?

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