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A number of media commentators have been complaining lately about the lack of ideological viewpoints within the vast sea of radio programming, something that has not been lost on the people at OneWorldRadio. Funded by the Department for International Development, OneWorld Radio is part of an international network of over 1200 partner organizations that are utilizing the internet "to promote human...
Wait Wait-Don't Tell Me!

Stage director, essayist, extra in a Michael Jackson Video: Simply put, Peter Sagal has done it all through his long career in the entertainment business. With such a resume, it make sense that he is the host of the popular National Public Radio Program, "Wait Wait-Don't Tell Me!". This weekly hour-long quiz program originates out of Chicago's NPR station WBEZ, and allows listeners to match their...
Extension 720

In a day and age where many radio programs rely on the powers of mere shock value, Extension 720 offers discerning and insightful commentary on a very wide range of issues. Based out of Chicago, the program is hosted by Milt Rosenberg, who is a professor emeritus at the University of Chicago. Since 1973, the program has featured the likes of Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter, Charlton Heston,...
Tech Nation

With thousands of websites and blogs dedicated to providing the latest technology news, it can be difficult to find a place that contains intelligent and thoughtful conversations about the impact of technology on society. TechNation is a weekly public radio program that fills the bill quite nicely, and visitors can listen to the show on this website. On the site, visitors can learn about the...
Earth & Sky (last reviewed in the August 9, 2002 Scout Report)

Under the banner of "A clear voice for science", the radio program "Earth & Sky" has been on the air since 1991. On this site, visitors can listen to the program, which has answered such questions as "How slow does the slowest animal move?" and "How will Antarctic ice sheets behave?" Visitors can browse their archive, listen to their podcasts, and sign up to receive RSS feeds here. One rather fine...
Philosophy Talk

Under the banner of "The program that questions everything...except your intelligence," this one-hour radio program promises "philosophy in action." It certainly delivers on that promise, and for anyone who thought philosophy was lifeless and without any real-world application, they will be proved wrong after just a few minutes of listening to this program. Hosted by Stanford philosophy professors...
Word for Word

Not many public radio programs can claim to have a host who has worked on a pirate radio ship off the English coast, but Word for Word is just that type of program. Host Melinda Penkava oversees the work of this remarkable program, which offers up an interesting and timely speech on a pressing topic in the news. These speeches come from such venues as the National Press Club, the Chautauqua...
Dialogue Radio and Television

Started in 1988, "Dialogue" was originally a weekly radio program that featured conversations with important public figures, journalists, authors and other prominent persons. The program has grown since then to include a television series and it remains based at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The program is hosted by George Liston Seay, and visitors can click on "About the...
BBC: In Our Time

Many have asked the question: "How do we understand the world around us?" Truly, it is a question that has animated discussion from Beijing to Bogota over the millennia, and it's one that motivates Melvyn Bragg, host of the BBC program "In Our Time". Drawing on guests from around the world, Bragg takes on science, culture, religion, philosophy, and history. Visitors can click on the "Explore...
Entitled Opinions (about Life and Literature)

On this webpage, the following question is posed: "Is everyone entitled to an opinion?" Professor Robert Harrison brings his informed opinions and thoughts to a broad audience via his thoughtful radio program "Entitled Opinions (about Life and Literature)". The program is broadcast via Stanford University's own KZSU, and visitors are encouraged to browse through current and past programs....
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