Marc suggested "on the weekend between 11 and 1." Martina thought "any day late morning would be great." Laura looked for "the weekend, morning, or evening."
These are just a few of the guiding ideas we received from you via email and on facebook regarding the placement of our newest NPR FM Berlin 104,1 program addition.
"From WBEZ in Chicago, It's This American Life, distributed by Public Radio International, I'm Ira Glass..." He's the host who drops this introductory tease into his opening segment when you least expect it.
Forty years ago tonight, the Peanuts gang made Halloween history with the first broadcast of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!.
The animated cartoon, featuring Charlie, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Snoopy and of course the Red Baron, was the third "Peanuts" TV special. And it might have been the last, according to producer Lee Mendelson, who remembers CBS executives pressuring the show's creators.
Truth to tell, I have a real love/hate relationship with memoirs. Because I very much enjoy reading about people's lives (an unappreciative therapist might term my predilection voyeurism), I gravitate toward the biography and memoir section of libraries and bookstores. But despite the fact that memoirs are, by definition, self-referential and are therefore -- to one degree or another -- filled with variations of me, me, me, I don't really enjoy (and therefore tend not to read) what I call the "Children of Job," subgenre of memoir-writing.
An economics professor has a plan for raising children: have lots of them, and don't stress about nurturing their potential. Bryan Caplan, author of the book Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, says that a child is helped the most if they are in a positive atmosphere.
And if they follow that step, Caplan says, parents can relax — and focus on having even more children. Caplan, who teaches at George Mason University, has three children himself — twin 8-year-olds and an infant.
I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News.
The protests and the violence in Libya are continuing, which has led to a jump in oil prices, which has led to a jump in the price of gas. We'll talk about how and why what is going on half a world away is affecting what's left in our wallets here. That is later in the program.
This is TALK OF THE NATION. Im Neal Conan in Washington.
The House voted on health care a few days ago. The president may decide on Afghanistan as soon as few days from now. And, of course, in New York theyre still sweeping up ticker tape. Its Wednesday and time for a championship edition of the Political Junkie.
President RONALD REAGAN: There you go again.
Former Vice President WALTER MONDALE: When I hear your new ideas, Im reminded of that ad. Wheres the beef?
Avalanches at western ski resorts are happening at an unprecedented rate this ski season. That's because a unique recipe of storms, wind, sun and cold weather have combined to create an instable snow pack in the Rocky Mountains. Ski resorts are preparing the slopes to try to keep skiers safe.
Davy Rothbart is the creator of FOUND magazine, an occasionally-published journal filled with found notes, photos and audio sent in from all over the nation. The magazine prints these found submissions using grainy, black-and-white photocopies seemingly taped together on the page.
The found objects could be love letters, reminders, journal entries, even scrawled threats like this one: "Paul and Olivia, Our doorbell is NOT a toy, stop ringing it or I'll have to call your parents."