Published: Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:45:11 PST
Last Build Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:45:11 PSTCopyright: Copyright 1990-2012 Jim Metzner Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PSTOne of our listeners returns to his homeland of Puerto Rico each year for the celebration of the Epiphany.
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PSTWe've developed lots of ways to cover our ears, but not so many ways to cover our noses.
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PSTThe nomadic Sami herdsmen of Scandinavia have preserved their oral history in a unique form of story-song called a "yoik."
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTAn indigenous style of singing created by nomadic reindeer herdsman is kept alive in contemporary Scandinavia.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTIn an ecosystem polluted by toxins like mercury, do mother turtles pass these substances on to their young?
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTHuman beings are apparently hardwired to remember things that surprise us. how does this translate to cultures where people typically aren't encouraged to deviate from the normal way of doing things?
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTIs there a better way to improve service without monitoring calls and filling out surveys?
Fri, 25 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTSome of our most enduring Christmas traditions may date back to the days before that holiday even existed.
Thu, 24 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTWorking together to build 20 foot pyres of wood and wire, a family near New Orleans celebrates Christmas eve.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTLas Posadas, celebrated in Mexico and in many Hispanic communities, commemorates Mary and Joseph's search for lodging in Bethlehem.
Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTBelieve it or not, there was a time when the singing of Christmas carols could land you in jail.
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTIn the early 1800's, letting off steam at the annual Jonkonnu celebrations may have been a social safety valve.
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTA widely celebrated event during the 1800's inspired historians and local residents of eastern North Carolina to reconstruct its spectacle.
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTRevelers of the Jonkonnu masquerade sing and dance through neighborhoods, visiting homes where their pageantry might be favored with a gift of money.
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTIn North Carolina, the festival of Jonkonnu is celebrated with influences from West Africa, England, and the Caribbean.
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTThere's one sure way to make a memorable impression.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTIf you want to design effective packaging, you'd better know how it will stand up to being transported in planes, trains and trucks.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTIn Lindsborg, Kansas, folks still mark this time of year with traditions their ancestors brought from Sweden.
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTIn the world of package design, you have to think not only of the package itself, but what it's going to be resting upon.
Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTPackages that were previouly made out of plastic, are now being made out of bioplastics.
Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTWhy would anyone want to cut the toenails of a snapping turtle?
Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTSnapping turtles are teaching us invaluable lessons about the effects of toxins on the environment.
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTMicroorganisms are part of the "recipe" for making rain, and rain not only cleans the atmosphere of microbes and airborne particles, it serves as a prime mover in stimulating microbial growth.
Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTWhy would bacteria evolve the ability to freeze cloud water at higher than normal temperatures?
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTMost scientists refrain from eating anything in their labs, and for good reason. But when it comes to flavor science, tasting chemicals is madatory.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PSTThey're the largest antlered animal in the world and a lot faster that you'd expect them to be.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PSTOn Isle Royale in Lake Superior, wolves and moose lead an interdependent existence.
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PSTYou might not expect the wolf population to effect the number of trees in an ecosystem - but it does.
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PSTWhat does it take to handle a four-story high balloon?
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PSTFor many New Yorkers, watching the giant parade balloons being filled on the day before Thanksgiving, has become part of their holiday celebration.