Synopsis: Not everyone likes to go out and celebrate the New Year with the hoards in the bars and streets. Our guests have ideas on how you can have just as much fun toasting in 2016 at home. We’ll hear how you can pair your favorite movies with some creative cocktails; learn about and try … Continue reading 15-52 Segment 1: Celebrating New Year’s — At Home
Synopsis: If you’re a Baby Boomer then you know all about the excitement and frenzy that occurred when the Beatles first arrived on the scene and traveled to America. We talk to a photographer who not only took many memorable pictures of the Fab Four, but who also became their good friend. We discuss what … Continue reading 15-52 Segment 2: Photographing the Beatles: A friend looks back
Synopsis: Seventy-four years ago this month, the U.S. was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor, drawing the country into World War II. We talk to an author and historian about how FDR, Churchill, MacArthur and others planned for the war during those few weeks before the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Host: Gary Price. Guest: … Continue reading 15-51 Segment 1: A Pearl Harbor Christmas
Synopsis: When Congress debates a constitutional point, or when the Supreme Court is considering a case brought before it, we often hear the question, “what did the framers intend?” How does anyone really know what people, who debated issues more than 200 years ago, really intended? We talk to two constitutional specialists about the issue, … Continue reading 15-51 Segment 2: Interpreting the Constitution: How do we know what the framers intended?
Synopsis: We are a culture that’s obsessed with the future and technology. We want to “seize the future” like no other generation before, and become available to anyone 24/7 through the internet, wifi and cell phones. Our guests address these phenomena and discuss why it’s happening and how concentrating too much on the future and … Continue reading 15-50 Segment 1: Too Much Future: Dialing back on what comes next
Synopsis: There are many good schools that try to ensure that every student gets the best education possible and an equal opportunity to succeed in their studies and extracurricular activities. Our guest says that despite efforts on the part of school administrators and teachers, there is still a racial achievement gap in even the most … Continue reading 15-50 Segment 2: The Achievement Gap: Why do minority students in good schools still lag behind?
Synopsis: Remember how much fun it was to crack open a new coloring book and crayons when you were a kid? These days, adults are reliving that thrill in huge numbers, maybe even fighting their kids for that Burnt Sienna crayon! Adult coloring books are all the rage, and we talk to two of the most … Continue reading 15-49 Segment 1: Coloring Books for Adults: Nostalgia with benefits
Synopsis: This holiday season, there probably won’t be a celebration in the country that doesn’t contain cheese in some form or another. It’s one of America’s favorite snack foods, and cheddar is our favorite variety of the dairy product. But what is cheese? How is it made and how did cheddar get to be America’s … Continue reading 15-49 Segment 2: Cheddar: The story of America’s iconic cheese