Public Radio Showcase

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WMRA presents a different public radio special each week.

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Public Radio Showcase: Climate One
10:00 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Carbon Curves

When environmental scientist Jane Lubchenco served as administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2009 to 2013, the U.S.

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Public Radio Showcase: IQ2
10:00 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete

Thomas James

Is the college of the future online? With the popularity of MOOCs (massive open online courses) and the availability of online degree programs at a fraction of their on-campus price, we are experiencing an exciting experiment in higher education. Does the traditional classroom stand a chance? Will online education be the great equalizer, or is a campus-based college experience still necessary?

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Public Radio Showcase: Climate One
10:00 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Mountain Meltdown

Ed Ritger

SNOW SNOW SNOW  --- It’s been a big year for that in our area, but around the world the mountain snowpack is declining which is bad news for ski areas and the water supply for those who depend on the run-off.

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Public Radio Showcase: IQ2
10:00 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Russia Is A Marginal Power

Thomas James

Disarming Syria. Asylum for Edward Snowden. Arming Iran. Deploying troops to Crimea. Is Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles, while our own president fades into the background of world politics, or is it all a global game of smoke and mirrors? Russia is one of the world’s largest oil producers and has the power of veto on the U.N. Security Council, but it remains an authoritarian state, rife with corruption and economic struggles. Is our toxic relationship something to worry about, or is Putin’s Russia fading in importance?

Public Radio Showcase
10:00 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

How Government Helps and Harms Entrepreneurs

American Abroad Media

In this episode of America Abroad, we look at whether government intervention helps or harms entrepreneurs. And we examine what the United States can learn from the success and failures of other countries.

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Public Radio Showcase
12:58 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

How Government Helps and Harms Entrepreneurs

Public Radio Showcase: Going Black: Mighty Radio
10:00 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Going Black: A Fresh New Radio Documentary

Hosted by legendary Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) music producer Kenny Gamble, GOING BLACK: THE LEGACY OF PHILLY SOUL RADIO, will examine the legacy of Black radio in Philadelphia with a special focus on the legendary radio station WDAS.

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Public Radio Showcase: State of the RE: Union
10:00 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Leadership from the Bottom Up

Usually during Black History Month, we remember civil rights icons and reflect on their legacy. But over the past couple of years, SOTRU has met a new generation of African American leaders, people you may not see on TV specials or making nationally acclaimed speeches. Most of these men and women are on the front lines of their communities, rolling up their sleeves and diving in to what can be very unglamorous work.

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Public Radio Showcase: State of the RE: Union
10:00 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

RE: Defining Black History

State of the RE: Union

During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, the glory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, the hardships endured by slaves. And as important as those narratives are for us to collectively remember, many others get lost in trumpeting the same heroic tales. In this hour, State of the Re:Union zeroes in some of those alternate narratives, ones edited out of the mainstream imagining of Black History, deconstructing the popular perception of certain celebrated moments.

Radio Showcase: IQ2, Obamacare Is Now Beyond Rescu
10:00 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Obamacare Is Now Beyond Rescue

Thomas James

With the disastrous launch of the HealthCare.gov website, critics of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” were given more fuel for the fire. Is this political hot potato's inevitability once again at stake? And is the medical community really on board with the law, or resisting (rewriting?) it from the sidelines?

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