22 September 2010

Gay Parents in France: On The Fringes of the Law - Airs Sept. 22

Paris-based reporter Sarah Elzas reports on same-sex couples who want to have children. They face many hurdles, more than one might imagine.

15 September 2010

Curiosity and Other Riddles - Airs Sept. 15

If you could understand one thing about how the world works, what would it be? Three radio producers (Ari Daniel Shapiro, Emily Corwin and Pien Huang) asked budding school-age scientists what they want to know -- and then we took those questions to some of the brightest scientists in Cambridge. After taking a stab at the questions, we asked the scientists what big unanswered questions they most wanted to understand, and took those sometimes cosmic and often existential questions back to the kids, for answers.

The program was produced in conjunction with the Cambridge Science Festival, and aired earlier this year on a public radio station in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Juhan Sonin)

07 September 2010

Back To (A New) School - Airs Sept 8th

We're handing the mic over to some kids so they can share their thoughts on the coming school year.

Back To School by Eve Abrams
Those who starting junior high school share their excitements and anxieties.

Home School to High School from Teenage Diaries
A turbulent year in the life of Nick, a 15-year old who hates school but must somehow learn to make friends.

State Fair Midway - Aired Sept 1st

We pick-up where we left-off last week & celebrate the mid-point of the Minnesota State Fair.

The Greatest Minnesota Athlete To Run On Four Legs from MN90
One of Minnesota's greatest athletes was Dan Patch, a harness horse from the turn of the 20th century. Yep, one of the main drags at the state Fair is named after him. But very few of us actually remember who he is.

Great Pumpkins from Next Generation Radio
A story of people who dream about pumpkins... pumpkins that weigh over a thousand pounds. Lindsey Larson went to an annual pumpkin weigh-off in Toppsfield, Massachusetts.

Do What You Fear And Fear Disappears by Sarah Boothroyd
Sarah visits a "fun house" for some screams, thoughts on fear, spooky music, and more screams.

A Nighttime Fair Audio Collage by Jason Rayles
Every fair is essentially two separate events - one bright and sunny - full of cuddly animals and babies; the other dark, hormone-fueled and ambiguously dangerous full of oddballs, oddities, misfits, and shysters. We’re visiting the later.

Fireworks from Mystery Solved
Everything you ever wanted to know about fireworks, in two minutes.