Saying journalism has failed to fire up the public with the urgency of the climate crisis, the editor of UK’s Guardian newspaper has committed to massive coverage and launched a petition to urge big philanthropies like the Gates Foundation to ditch fossil fuel stocks. Also remembering scientist Theo Colborn, an early pioneer who saw the peril of endocrine disrupting chemicals.
RadioLab; Saturday @ 6:00 PM
Colors: To what extent is color a physical thing in the physical world, and to what extent is it created in our minds? We start with Sir Isaac Newton. Then, meet a sea creature that sees a rainbow way beyond anything humans can experience, and we track down a woman who we're pretty sure can see thousands more colors than the rest of us. And we end with an age-old question: why is the sky blue?
eTown; Saturday @ 7:00 PM
Music & conversation with Nick & Helen Forrester. This week, Steve Earle & David Amram
This American Life; Sunday @ 11:00 AM
Call for Help: Stories of people coming to terms with being in serious trouble. They need help. Figuring out how to get it, that's another problem.
Shortwave Report; Sunday @ 4:00 PM
This week's show covers migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, Geert Wilders speaks in Germany, Cuba is removed from the US Terror list, new nuclear conflicts in Japan and the US joins an international treaty on sharing compensation in nuclear disasters, and an interview with a leader of the Global Commission on Drug Policy who is advocating drug legalization.
Left Right & Center; Sunday @ 4:30 PM
Hillary road trips to Iowa, Senators talk trade & campaign finance lands at the Capitol.
On the Media; Sunday @ 6:00 PM
A bystander’s cellphone video recently led to the arrest of a South Carolina cop. This week, On the Media explores what rights you actually have when it comes to filming the police. Plus, how journalists should cover presidential candidates who are almost certainlynotgoing to win.
Jazz Night In America; Sunday @ 9:00 PM
Home Cookin': The Philadelphia Organ Tradition, a history lesson and dance party: a tribute to organ masters Smith, Shirley Scott and Charles Earland with six local organists, multiple bands and three guest vocalists. Jazz Night visits World Cafe Live for a B-3 jam featuring many of the city's finest musicians. And host Christian McBride discusses his Philadelphia roots.
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