RadioLab http://kufm.org en 23 Weeks 6 Days http://kufm.org/post/23-weeks-6-days <p>04/12/2014 - This hour se spend the entire episode on the story of Keeley and Tom, whose daughter was born at 23 weeks and 6 days, roughly halfway to full term.&nbsp; Their story raises questions that, until recently, no parent had to face...and it contains an entire universe of questions about the lines between life and death, reflex and will, and the confusing tug of war between two basic moral touchstones: doing no harm...and doing everything in our power to help.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 16625 at http://kufm.org 23 Weeks 6 Days The Soul Patch http://kufm.org/post/soul-patch <p>04/05/2014 - In this episode, stories of unlikely and surprisingly simple answers to seemingly unsolvable problems.&nbsp; We get to know a man who struggles, and mostly fails to contain his violent outbursts...until he meets a bird who can keep in in check.&nbsp; Then, Oliver Sacks and Chuck Close, who are both face-blind, share workarounds that help them figure out who they're talking to.&nbsp; Ana senior center stumbles upon an unexpected way to help Alzheimer's patients - by building a bus stop.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 16624 at http://kufm.org The Soul Patch Dinopocalypse http://kufm.org/post/dinopocalypse <p>03/29/2014 - We all know what happened to the dinosaurs, right? Well, at least we thought we did.&nbsp; IN this episode <em>Radiolab</em> runs the clock back 66 million years to tell a story of cataclysmic destruction and surprising survival.&nbsp; Along the way, we get to meet our great, great, great, great, great (etc!) grandmother and a few other surprise guests.</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/dinopocalypse/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/dinopocalypse/</a></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:32:59 +0000 Sue Ginn 16623 at http://kufm.org Dinopocalypse Pop Music http://kufm.org/post/pop-music <p>03/22/2014 - This hour of <em>Radiolab: pop music's pull.&nbsp; </em>Some songs have the nefarious power to stick mercilessly in our heads, and some songs have the transcendent allure to overcome cultural differences.&nbsp; We ask how songwriters create these songs seemingly out of the ether, listen in on the music of a deaf man hears, and examine the timeless appeal of the Elvis of Afghanistan</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/91629-pop-music/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/91629-pop-music/</a></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:26:34 +0000 Sue Ginn 16622 at http://kufm.org Pop Music Zoos http://kufm.org/post/zoos <p><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">03/15/2014 - In a cruel trick of evolution, humans can stand just three feet from a ferocious animal and still be perfectly safe.</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">&nbsp; This hour, </xmlns:texthelpns><em>Radiolab</em><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1"> goes to the zoo to ask what's with our need to get close to "wildness"?</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">&nbsp; We poke at where we stand in this paradox -- starting with the Romans, and ending in the rain forest of Belize .</xmlns:texthelpns><xmlns:texthelpns rwthpgen="1">.</xmlns:te Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 15393 at http://kufm.org Zoos Sleep http://kufm.org/post/sleep <p>03/01/2014 - Birds do it, bees do it...yet science still can't answer the basic question: why do we sleep?&nbsp; Every creature on the planet sleeps - from giant humpback whales to teeny fruit flies.&nbsp; What does it do for us, and what happens when we go without it?&nbsp; We take a peek at iguanas sleeping with one eye open, get in bed with a pair of sleep-deprived new parents, and eavesdrop on the uneasy dreams of rats.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:14:12 +0000 Sue Ginn 15391 at http://kufm.org Sleep Dead Reckoning http://kufm.org/post/dead-reckoning <p>02/22/2014 - From a duel with the world's deadliest disease to a surprising peek into the way doctors think about death, in this hour <em>Radiolab</em> tries to reckon with the grim reaper.&nbsp; And, in the end, we confront the question at the heart of it all - when the time cpmes to finally leave, how do we want to go?</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:10:21 +0000 Sue Ginn 15390 at http://kufm.org Dead Reckoning Sperm http://kufm.org/post/sperm <p>2/15/2014 - <a class="external-link" href="http://www.ls.manchester.ac.uk/people/profile/index.asp?id=1675" target="_blank">Matthew Cobb</a> takes us back to 1677, when Anton Van Leewenhoek first identified sperm and there was much talk of souls and miniature men residing in the seminal fluid. Upon observation it became clear that there were an awful lot of those little guys that never turned into babies! Jad wonders: why so many sperm? Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:01:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 14583 at http://kufm.org Sperm Fate and Fortune http://kufm.org/post/fate-and-fortune <p>2/8/2014 -This hour, we question what decides the trajectory of our lives -- individual force of will, or fate?</p><p>If destiny isn't written in the stars, could it be written in our genes? Kids struggle to resist marshmallows, and their ability to holdout at age 4 turns out to predict how successful they're likely to be the rest of their lives. And an unexpected find in a convent archive uncovers early warning signs for dementia in the writings of 18-year-olds.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:59:12 +0000 Sue Ginn 14582 at http://kufm.org Fate and Fortune Desperately Seeking Symmetry http://kufm.org/post/desperately-seeking-symmetry <p>02/01/14 - DESPERATELY SEEKING SYMMETRY - This hour, Jad and Robert set out in search of order and balance in the worl</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/122382-desperately-seeking-symmetry/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/122382-desperately-seeking-symmetry/</a></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:18:27 +0000 Sue Ginn 14187 at http://kufm.org Desperately Seeking Symmetry