July Programs

Jul 6, 2018

July 28, 2018

Studio 360 American Icons: Harley Davidson, Georgia O'Keefe, Jimi Hendrix

It's not the fastest motorcycle or the fanciest, but to many Americans, a motorcycle is a Harley-Davidson. O’Keeffe painted cow and deer skulls floating over delicate abstract landscapes of the New Mexico desert. Hendrix’s performance of the national anthem at Woodstock hit like a shock wave; with its distortion and chaos, it sounded like a rupture in something sacred.

July 21, 2018

The Rules of Life

What causes Alzheimer’s Disease?  What causes cancers to form?  Can we make jet fuel and plastics out of germs?  To get these answers, scientists are working hard to uncover the rule book that governs every aspect of every living thing on Earth, from the molecular scale to the entirety of Earth’s ecosystems.  The Rules of Life profiles leading American scientists engaged in this quest and explores how their work might crack the code that holds keys to huge questions like: • How to make jet fuel and plastic bags out of E. Coli • How bird calls hold clues to understanding what causes Alzheimer’s disease and cancers to form • How planting an invasive species can actually help farmers by making thousands of bees show up in their fields.

July 14, 2018

2018 Re:sound Specials from the Third Coast Audio Festival
The Tip of the Iceberg Show
- This hour, stories that dive below the surface to help us understand issues of race, the environment and immigration.  Hosted by award-winning producer and writer Gwen Macsai, Re:sound presents unforgettable audio stories curated from all over the world.

July 7, 2018

America Abroad -  Sowing Chaos: Russia's Disinformation Wars

Revelations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election were a shock to Americans. But it wasn't quite as surprising to people in former Soviet States and the EU. For years they've been exposed to Russian disinformation and slanted state media; and before that Soviet propaganda filtered into the mainstream. We don't know how effective Russian information warfare was in swaying the US election. But we do know how these tactics were developed — over many decades — and what to watch out for in the next election.