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November 30, 2007

Radio Lab: Radio at its Best

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Radio Lab

Here at Popular Kinetics, radio is our constant studio companion. One of our favorite shows is Radio Lab, produced by New York Public Radio station WNYC. With themes such as Sleep, Morality, and Time, each hour-long segment approaches its subject from a scientific, artistic, and philosophical viewpoint. The station only produces about five shows a year because they are so research- and labor-intensive. Each program is funny, insightful, and full of great storytelling.

Here’s a sample podcast. Sleep  Every creature does it – from giant hump back whales all the way down to fruit flies – and yet science still can’t answer the basic questions: Why do we sleep? What is it for? We’ll eavesdrop on the uneasy dreams of rats in search of answers. http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/episodes/2007/05/25

November 26, 2007

Paper Cut-Out Music Video

Mates of State Band

Paper Animation is hot this year! Fraud in the 80’s is a light-hearted music video by the band Mates of State that combines paper cut-outs, collage, dancing art materials, and more. Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERW1UfLalw4

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