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The Engines of Our Ingenuity

Written and hosted by John Lienhard, produced by KUHF-FM, Houston, and distributed by National Public radio, The Engines of Our Ingenuity is a short radio program that explores the role of human creativity in the formation of our material and intellectual culture. The topics covered range broadly, "from cable cars to Civil War submarines, from the connection between Romantic poets and Victorian science to the invention of the bar code." Broadcast five days a week since 1988, the show has produced over 1,400 new episodes, and users may read transcripts of every one at this site. Browseable by number and title or searchable by keyword, the short transcripts may also include images and links to related sites. Additional resources at the site include a keyword search file, _Engines_-related talks, and information on the radio show. While the site would benefit greatly from audio recordings of the episodes, users interested in technology and creativity should enjoy a visit.
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Date Issued 1988
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Date of Scout Publication 1999-03-26
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/1999/0326

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