29 January 2011

Communicating With Animals - Airs Groundhog Day

Thoughts Of An Animal Communicator by Paul Messing
First, we'll hear musings from animal communicator David Louis. David bares his emotionally honest perceptions on all animals, and basic feelings of love and understanding.

Subtext: Communicating with Horses
by Jay Allison

An animal psychologist searches for the source of one horse's ennui. The horse responds with his story of dislocation and lost youth.

Sounds and Ultra-Sounds of the Bottle-Nose Dolphin by
John Cunningham Lilly


19 January 2011

Shades of Gray - Airs Jan. 19 and Jan. 26

Pro-choice. Pro-life. Most people have already chosen sides in the ongoing debate, so why revisit the issue? "Shades of Gray" shares a range of stories told by people young and old who have been directly affected by abortion, instead of the polemics of irreconcilable extremes. It's a carefully crafted audio mosaic and a stark portrayal of the intensely personal nature of our relationship with abortion. PRX Reviewer Marjorie Van Halteren described it this way: "This is impressive work - and very careful - it's artistic AND balanced. This piece does not promote abortion. It does not condemn it. But it does provide some very precise information - for example, part one includes a beautifully produced experiential moment of what an abortion might be like - totally unromanticized - just the sound. Unembellished. It's not horrific - just factual and radiophonic at the same time." (Winner of the 2004 Golden Reel for National Documentary.)

11 January 2011

Benjamin Franklin's 305th Birthday Spectacular - Airs Jan 12th

Ben Franklin Death Ray from The Memory Palace
What is the coolest thing about Franklin? Very, very hard to say. But perhaps it was the time
that those British were convinced that he was going to arm the French with electrical weapons.

Thirteen Virtues by Ben Franklin
Inspired by Philippians 4:8 the 20-year old Franklin sought to cultivate his character by charting a list of desirable personal behaviors and social traits. He followed the plan in at least some form until he published them in his autobiography at 79. While Ben admitted that he was never able to live the virtues perfectly, he had become a better and happier man for having made the attempt. Download your own Virtues Chart Here.

Ben Franklin In Analysis by Bob Newhart
Comedian Bob Newhart imagines what it would be like to have Franklin stretch out on his psychiatrist couch.

04 January 2011

The Wonders of Childhood - Airs Dec 29th

The Magic of Falling Teeth by Sharon Bar-David
Sharon takes us to a whimsical world that most of us have probably forgotten. It's filled with fairies and wiggly teeth.

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde & read by Basil Rathbone
A giant erects a wall to keep children out of his garden, reaping the consequences of a continuous winter.