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The Writer's Almanac

The Writer's Almanac is a five-minute literary offering that appears on hundreds of radio stations throughout the United States. Narrated by author and man-of-many-hats Garrison Keillor, the show offers up poetry and information about authors from the past and present. Each show usually starts with a short poem and then goes on to feature short profiles of various authors, such as Erich Maria...
A Moment of Science

What is a "funny bone"? What do bicycles, footballs, and space shuttles have in common? These are but a few of the intriguing questions explored by the "A Moment of Science" radio program. Based at Indiana University, Bloomington and broadcast by WFIU, these short vignettes "remove some of the mystery from science, but not the wonder." Visitors can start by looking at the "Recent Audio Podcasts"...

The Freakonomics empire was born of reluctance - a journalist on assignment, an economist resistant to being profiled. But Steven D. Levitt (the journalist) and Stephen J. Dubner (the economist) hit it off, cowrote two bestsellers, started a blog, made a documentary, and founded a radio show. Readers will find much to titillate their imaginations in these weekly radio broadcasts. Recent hour-long...
Preserving the Historic Broadcasts of WRVR-FM Public Radio

Looking for a creative venture during stay-at-home? With funding from CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources), multiple organizations (including the Riverside Church in New York City, the Library of Congress, the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, and WGBH Educational Foundation) have digitized more than 3,000 reel-to-reel recordings from WRVR-FM's 1961-1971 broadcasts. During...
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