WPR: The Veronica Rueckert Show show

WPR: The Veronica Rueckert Show

Summary: The Veronica Rueckert Show brings you conversations with writers, artists, scientists and philosophers. The minds and ideas that help us understand ourselves and our world. Hear it live on WPR's Ideas Network stations on Fridays starting at 9am CT.

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 The New American Anthem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:12

What are the new American anthems? Which cool current songs will speak for our generation when we're old, and become the social glue that binds us?

 Tweeting the Arab Spring | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:07

With over 80,000 followers, you could say Andy Carvin likes tweeting. In fact, he live-tweeted large parts of the Arab Spring, establishing a new wave of social media journalism.

 Faisal Abdu'Allah and Heatbox | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:13

Faisal Abdu'Allah explores dynamics of power, race and masculinity in his provocative art. And, one-man sound system, Heatbox, who shows us how to bend a tune, beatbox-style.

 Wildlife Wars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:27

Laughing rats and bully dolphins? We explore the inner lives of animals with National Geographic contributor, Virginia Morell.

 Keeping Irish Folklore Alive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:08

Do you believe in fairies? Well, whether you do or not is immaterial. What's important is not to disturb their lair! So says one of Ireland's last traditional lore-keepers, Eddie Lenihan.

 Bully Nation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:11

Our nation has a problem with bullying, but is it as bad as we think? Susan Eva Porter, a seasoned school professional, says that America's approach to bullying is actually exacerbating the problem.

 The Art of Fermentation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:09

Always wanted to make your own pickles, sauerkraut, or yogurt? How about aged cheese, kimchi, or zesty sourdough bread? Fermentation expert, Sandor Ellix Katz, shows us how.

 The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:10

As Hillary Clinton steps down from her role as US Secretary of State, a look at her tenure and her attempts to restore America's image in a rapidly changing world.

 The Songs We Love to Hate and Hate to Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:03

Is there a tune that will send you storming out of a restaurant within 20 seconds? Or that flips your mood from gloomy to cheery in just a few bars? Stephen Thompson on the songs that flip our emotional switch.

 The Last Best Cure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:08

Back pain, migraines, cancer, fibromyalgia: One out of every two American adults suffer from at least one chronic condition. Donna Nakazawa passed through chronic illness herself until she embarked on a quest to find "The Last best Cure."

 Winter recips from The Farm | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:12

Farm-to-table chef Ian Knauer shares his hearty winter recipes: homemade cheese in a snap, his favorite bread and a wonderful soup to match. He even has a sweet treat in store for dessert.

 Kindness Curriculum for Kids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:06

Why do some children seem kinder than others? Can pro-social behavior be learned? How does kindness relate to academic achievement? Dr. Richard Davidson shares details of his new Kindness Curriculum for Pre-K students.

 Phantom Hitchhikers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:11

Alligators in New York City sewers? Does Coca-Cola own Santa Claus? Did Walt Disney really have his body frozen? Albert Jack tracks down the fiction and fact behind popular urban myths.

 Year Round Slow Cooker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:09

We get some fresh inspiration for simple, seasonal recipes for the slow cooker with Dina Cheney, food writer and the "Taste Test" columnist for "Everyday with Rachael Ray."

 Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:12

Do you harbor a secret yearning for a life very different from your own? Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on what the lives we wish we were living teach us about who we are.


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