The Growing Crisis in Mexico11/26/14
Guests: Tracy Wilkinson and Duncan Wood On September 26th, 43 college students went missing in Iguala, Mexico. They were last seeing being ushered away by police and authorities suspect that they were handed over to drug gangs and […]
Commuting hell and deadly distractions
Guests: Richard Rys, Nicholas Epley, Matt Richtel Do you have a long or stressful commute to work???Americans spend a lot of time in cars, buses, and trains traveling to jobs.??And it's not surprising that it ranks among our […]
Shane Harris on cyber war
Guest: Shane Harris In his new book @War, SHANE HARRIS explains how the modern battlefields of war have moved into the digital realm. Harris, a senior correspondent for The Daily Beast, traces the build-up of the "military-internet complex" […]
Guests: Meghan O’Rourke, Rebecca Soffer, and Caleb Wilde The rules around death and mourning used to be tightly prescribed — from how funerals were conducted to the way we grieved. But in recent years, many people, particularly younger […]
A conversation on the State of Young Philadelphia; Obama's immigration...
Guests: Laura Meckler, Ben Stango, Michelle Freeman, and Kellan White Over the course of the past week, the 2014 State of Young Philly series has been in full swing. Panels, discussions, and other events aimed toward bringing young […]
Bennett Miller's New Film "Foxcatcher"
Guests: Bennett Miller, Nancy Schultz [From the Radio Times archive] The highly anticipated film "Foxcatcher" hits theaters in a couple weeks. It depicts the true story of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz's murder by John du Pont on his […]
A look at the dubious expenses of Pennsylvania's lawmakers
Guests: Steve Esack, Eugene Tauber In this edition of Ballot Talks: Allentown Morning Call reporter STEVE ESACK and database editor EUGENE TAUBER join Marty to discuss their ongoing series of expos?s? in which they uncover some of the […]
A conversation with novelist Richard Ford
Guest: Richard Ford Much to the joy of his many fans, RICHARD FORD has brought his fictional character Frank Bascombe back to life. Frank, the narrator of three of Ford's previous novels is an "everyman" kind of guy […]
Eric Dezenhall on managing crisis, scandal and reputations in this...
Guest: Eric Dezenhall In this digital age, good news and bad news travel fast. For individuals and companies, scandal and controversy can go viral in an instant and can live forever online. ERIC DEZENHALL has spent three decades […]
How babies acquire language
Guests: Roberta Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek We've known for a long time that children exposed to fewer words in their early years are at a disadvantage when they enter school. This finding has led to policies and programs […]
The controversial Revictimization Relief Act
Guests: Rep. Mike Vereb, Sara Rose In reaction to the commencement speech by convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal at Vermont's Goddard College, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law the Revictimization Relief Act. The law is intended to...
The tribulations and benefits of sharing a bed
Guests: David Randall and Wendy Troxel Does your partner’s snoring keep you awake? Does one of you watch late-night TV while the other prefers to turn out the lights by 10? Does your bedmate like the window open […]
Update: Philly casinos, immigration reform and the Keystone XL pipeline
Guests: CHRIS BRENNAN, BRIAN BENNETT and JOE WERTZ We’ll get updates on three pressing news stories this hour. Up front, we're joined by CHRIS BRENNAN of the Philadelphia Daily News to discuss Tuesday's meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming […]
David Grimm's "Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and...
Guest: David Grimm Last year Americans spent a whopping 55 billion dollars on their pets. The country has come a long way when it comes to its animal companions. Not only has pet ownership soared over the past […]
The U.S. and the global economy
Guests: Mauro Guillen and Eswar Prasad Even though we may not be feeling it, the U.S. is the bright star in the global economy. Unemployment is at its lowest in six years, the GDP is growing, consumers are […]
A conversation with South African bassist and composer Bakithi Kumalo
Guest: Bakithi Kumalo Marty is joined in studio by multi-instrumentalist and composer, BAKITHI KUMALO. The South African-born Lehigh Valley resident came to prominence in America as the fretless bass player on Paul Simon's critically acclaimed album,...
Ballot Talks: Radio Times on the Road
Guests: Dave Davies, Amy Worden, Chris Borick In this edition of Ballot Talks: we listen to Marty's election wrap-up special from Tuesday night at The Haverford School, where she discussed the regions election results with WHYY's own DAVE […]
The Great wage slowdown; net neutrality update
Guests: David Leonhardt, Jon Brodkin For most middle class Americans, wages have remained stagnant and disposable income has declined. Employers haven't been raising salaries and taxes have increased. In a recent article in the New York Times, DAVID...
Political strategist Mark McKinnon
Guest: Mark McKinnon Last week's election shook up the Democratic Party as Republicans won a big majority in the Senate and more seats in the House. With full control of Congress, what does this mean for the GOP, […]
What's new with dinosaurs
Guests: Peter Dodson, Ken Lacovara and Paul Sereno Dreadnoughtus - the name alone should tell you a lot. Eighty-five feet long and 30 feet tall, this recently-discovered dinosaur was one of the largest land animals to ever walk […]
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