Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
4:08 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

New Firewood Cooking on The Splendid Table Sunday, June 23rd at 8pm

This week on the Splendid Table, we're taking our Weber to a more primal state, with Tim Byres, author of “Smoke: New Firewood Cooking” , we learn to hit the flower beds for our culinary needs with Miche Bacher, author of “Cooking With Flowers: Sweet and Savory Recipes with Rose Petals, Lilacs, Lavender and Other Edible Flowers”  and we get a recipe for Japan's delicious pancake, okonomiyaki, from The Washington Post’s food columnist David Hagedorn.

Sunday, June 23rd at 8pm on 88.9 and 7pm on 89.1

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Arts & Culture
3:38 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

What is Beauty on the next Ted Radio Hour Saturday, June 15th at noon

Beauty surrounds us, draws us in, gives joy and creates conflict. In this hour, TED speakers conjure up beauty both ancient and modern, and bring out ideas about why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty.

Saturday, June 15th at noon on 88.9 and 11am on 89.1

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Arts & Culture
2:39 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Apes & Humans on To The Best of Our Knowledge Sunday, June 9th at 10am

Are humans really unique?  Not as much as we think, according to the renowned primatologist Frans de Waal.  He says the emotional life of a chimpanzee is not that different from our own world of roiling emotions.  (and chimps also have a keen sense of fairness.) We’ll look at the social and moral lives of our closest ape cousins, chimps and bonobos, next time on To the Best of Our Knowledge.

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Arts & Culture
11:51 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Goat, The Latest Wave in Sustainability on The Splendid Table Sunday, June 9th at 8pm

This week on the Splendid Table, we look at the latest wave in sustainability - goat - with locavore chef Jesse Griffiths and we get some surprising news about the family dinner table from Bruce Feiler, the author of “The Secrets of Happy Families”.

Sunday, June 9th at 8pm on 88.9 and 7pm on 89.1

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Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

NPR Kids Culture Series

Children are huge consumers of culture, gobbling up TV shows, books, games, apps and movies for hours every day -- but deep critical looks at the images and ideas they come away with are few and far between. There's little discussion about what kinds of cultural messages the creators thought they were sending, or what kinds of conclusions your child could draw about race, class, gender roles and religious values.

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