December Programs

Nov 30, 2017

December 30, 2017

Best of the Best: The 2017 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, Part Two

This week we hear the second half of the annual Best of the Best broadcast from the Third Coast Festival as they present the winners of the 17th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. With more than 600 entries, eleven were chosen as winners. Meticulously crafted and lovingly produced, these stories intrigue, inform and inspire.

December 23, 2017

Best of the Best: The 2017 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, Part One

Third Coast Festival is back with our annual Best of the Best broadcast featuring the winners of our 2017 documentary competition. In this two-part special, host Gwen Macsai presents the top radio and podcast stories of the year!
Part Two will air next Saturday, December 30, at 6 o'clock

December 16, 2017

The Pulse: Religion and Science

On this episode of The Pulse, we explore the ways faith and religion intersect with science. Sometimes the collision is fraught with misunderstanding and tension. Other times, science and religion influence and inspire each other. What happens when a Buddhist environmentalist, a Muslim astronomer … a rabbi and a priest walk into our studio?

December 9, 2017

Climate One
Nye: Science Guy

As the Science Guy, television’s Bill Nye inspired a generation of children to love science as much as he does. But these days, he’s speaking to a new audience. "Nowadays I’m talking to adults," says Nye, "and I’m not mincing words. The climate is changing, it’s our fault, and we’ve gotta get to work on this!" Since ending his program in 1999, Nye and his famous bow tie have taken on a new challenge: stopping the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. In a new documentary, director Jason Sussberg shadows Nye as he goes toe-to-toe with outspoken climate deniers and travels the world to show the causes and effects of climate change. Nye and Sussberg discuss filming the documentary Bill Nye: Science Guy, the state of climate science and how to save the planet.


December 2, 2017

Truth, Politics and Power: A Tax Reform Edition

As the White House and Congressional Republicans press for sweeping tax reform, Truth Politics and Power Host Neal Conan explores the economic and political history of the federal tax system. From the tariffs and excise taxes that funded government in the 18th and 19th century to the 16th amendment and a permanent income tax to “Taxes to beat the Axis” in WWII which created the federal tax system as we know it. How both political parties became allergic to tax increases and the hidden tax benefits of the welfare state that subsidize the middle class.