Algae seem like an insignificant part of the ecosystem, but they’re vital to the health of coral reefs. A newly discovered species seems to help corals withstand the deadly effects of rising temperatures. Also we learn that blue-green algae are really bacteria, and examine new developments in storage for renewable energy.
RadioLab; Saturday @ 6:00 PM
Famous Tumors: In this hour of Radiolab: an unflinching look at the good, bad, and ugly side of tumors. Say hello to the growth that killed Ulysses S. Grant, meet Tasmanian Devils battling contagious tumors, and get to know the woman whose cancer cells changed modern medicine.
Invisibilia; Saturday @ 7:00 PM
eTown is on hiatus while we bring you a new 6 part series called Invisibilia which interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research. In this episode, The Power of Categories examines how categories define us — how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another.People need them, want them. You’ll hear about a person caught between categories in a way that will surprise you. Plus, a trip to a retirement community designed to help seniors revisit a long-missed category.
This American Life; Sunday @ 11:00 AM
No Place Like Home: There are lots of ways we define where we're from. And whether we're proud of it, or ashamed of it, love it, hate it, miss it or are trying desperately to get back to it — where we're from is always a big part of who we are. This week, stories of people who are, in good ways and bad ways, coming to terms with the places they call home.
Shortwave Report; Sunday @ 4:00 PM
This week's show features news from Fukushima, a Cuba and US agriculture meeting, Venezuela takes measures against the US government, discussion on the current US military actions as regional destabilization rather than problem solving, and several stories on Ukraine.
Left Right & Center; Sunday @ 4:30 PM
Can Iran be trusted? Clinton emails and funding. Systematic racial abuse in Ferguson.
On the Media; Sunday @ 6:00 PM
We’ve seen more horrific videos from ISIS, but this time the cruelty is directed at priceless artifacts. On the Media examines the media reaction to the videos after it turns out that most of the smashed antiquities were fakes. Also, Hillary Clinton’s email habits as secretary of state have reporters scrambling to understand the Federal Records Act.
Jazz Night In America; Sunday @ 9:00 PM
Hip Hop + Jazz: What would it sound like if someone bridged the gap between big band, jazz, and classic hip-hop? Trumpeter Igmar Thomas offers an answer. He’s the musical director of the Revive Big Band, which aligns a multi-generational ensemble with a black music tradition that leads to the present day.
Renewable Energy Hour; Monday @ 9:00 AM
Join Doug and Jeff for a talk with David Arkin, architect and Director of the California Straw Building Association. For nearly 20 years, David has been designing and building with straw bales, starting with the Solar Living Center in Hopland. Building with bales is over 100 years old and building with straw has a history spanning thousands of years. Join us for discussion of this history and the latest information on how straw buildings can sequester carbon from the atmosphere and help to curb global climate change, as well as keep one's house warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Farm & Garden Show; Monday @ 1:00 PM
Cherie Christiansen interviews Neil Thapper on the Farm & Garden Show. Neil is from the Sustainable Economy Law Center and he will be discussing the current seed laws which regulate the sale of seeds, and that can be interpreted to include all seed sharing, seed exchanges, and seed libraries. This current issue should be very interesting, so tune in at 1:00 p.m. this next Monday.
Women’s Voices; Monday @ 7 PM
Janie Rezner is unable to be with us tonight. Stay tuned instead for a women’ s history month special
Mind Body Health; Tuesday @ 9 AM
Join Dr Marvin Trotter with Libby Guthrie, director of MCAVHN – the Mendocino County Aids and Viral Hepatitis Network. They’ll discuss HIV and Hepatitis A, B & C and the services and support offered by MCAVHN, as well as taking your calls and questions
Takes on the World; Wednesday @ 9:00 AM
On Wednesday, Jeff Blankfort will be speaking with journalist and director of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Center for Civil Society, Patrick Bond, about the growing movement against government corruption in post-apartheid South Africa.
Reveal; Wednesday@ 1:00 PM
In this episode, we track down secrets one powerful religious hierarchy was keeping under wraps; troops open up to Reveal about their experiences with torture and whether officers are being held accountable; and high-speed broadband is like electricity for the 21st century. Reveal examines why so many cities are left with poor service.
Consider This; Friday @ 9:00 AM
Join Stuart Campbell and his guest renowned neuroscientist Dr. Susan Greenfield. She is a professor at Oxford, and her new book is Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains, in which she disrupts the assumption that our technologies are harmless tools and are actually changing our brains.
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