Jonathan Schwartz and Adam Gopnik in Conversation

This past Sunday, Gopnik joined Jonathan Schwartz in studio   for a conversation about Ella Fitzgerald, The Great American Songbook, American literature, and Gopnik’s new show! Finally his dreams are coming true as his first show, The Most Beautiful Room in New York, premiers this week in New Haven, CT.     Instead he became […]

Portugal. The Man On World Cafe

All that, a live performance from World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and more in this session. It takes place in a nightclub-looking junkyard, people are wearing overalls, people are dancing, and — oh yeah — one guy is burning a printed copy of InfoWars, the website run by Alex Jones, a far-right radio host whom […]

Report: Government officials ‘unmasked’ more than 1,900 Americans swept up in foreign surveillance

Most names in such intelligence reports are masked to protect privacy, but last year government officials requested that 1,934 identities — not initially revealed in the NSA reports — be unmasked in order to understand the intelligence being conveyed. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said in a statement. Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, has said neither […]

257- Reversing the Grid

For most people, electricity only flows one way (into the home), but there are exceptions — people who use solar panels, for instance. In those cases, excess electricity created by the solar cells travels back out into the grid to … Continue reading →

Serious, Complex Musicals Star in the Tony Nominations

But many critics suspect “Dear Evan Hansen” will win best new musical, though it may go head-to-head with “Great Comet” and   “Come From Away.” In this interview, host Jami Floyd breaks down the nominations with WNYC’s theater   critic, Jennfer Vanasco, and Joe Dziemianowicz, theater critic for the New York Daily News. The nominations […]

Microscopic Cars Square Off In Big Race

Have a look at all the molecular cars competing: Teams were positioned several floors above their vehicles and the equipment, controlling it on computer screens. The Nanocar Race, which happened over the weekend at Le centre national de la recherché scientific in Toulouse, France, was billed as the “first-ever race of molecule-cars.” It’s meant to […]

The Joy Of Science

Adam Frank is a co-founder of the 13.7 blog, an astrophysics professor at the University of Rochester, a book author and a self-described “evangelist of science.” You can keep up with more of what Adam is thinking on Facebook and Twitter: @adamfrank4 Copyright 2017 NPR. Using data that had never been analyzed in this way […]