Arts & Culture

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This is NPR: The Facebook Edition

Feb 9, 2012

NPR loves to tell stories—but those stories don't always come straight from the newsroom.

With the launch of our new Facebook page, This Is NPR, we invite public radio listeners and fans inside our walls at what's going on around NPR and its Member Stations. This is the story of public radio that won't be heard on the air.

Historian Noah Andre Trudeau is known for uncovering secrets of the Civil War. His previous books, Bloody Roads South and Gettysburg, have unveiled information about Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's march to the sea in 1864, and the legacy of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Now, in preparation for a book about a largely unexamined period of President Abraham Lincoln's life, Trudeau is in search of witnesses.

A Salad by Any Other Name

Feb 7, 2012

When you think to yourself, "I'm going to have a salad," you probably envision a nice bowl of greens, maybe some vegetables, and a tasty dressing.

But Scott Hutcheson wants you to know a salad comes in many different shapes and sizes.

Apple Snickers Salad

1 cup of milk

1 large tub of Cool Whip, thawed

1 large package of instant vanilla pudding

6 regular sized snickers bars, cut into bite-size pieces

3 medium Granny Smith apples or other tart apple, cut up into small chunks 

 

Engineering and Social Justice

Feb 6, 2012
Purdue University Press

Purdue University Press recently released a new book: Engineering and Social Justice - In the University and Beyond.

WBAA's Mike Loizzo talks with Dr. Alice Pawley, an assistant professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue and one of the co-editors of the book.

More information about the book is HERE.

A video of the interview is HERE.

 

 

When All 'Sense' Takes Its Leave Of Us

Feb 5, 2012

The afflicted party starts to grieve without warning, compelled by unseen forces to pause mid-stride and remember an entire life's worth of regret, lost love and missed opportunity. Then, once the tears are gone, the ability to smell exits with them.

Grieving is a series of a million heartbreaks. Every morning, you wake, temporarily freed of the memory of what you've lost, only to have the memory rush in and crush you all over again. Mourning meddles with sleep and thought; it makes an hour feel like a month, and a year seem like a lifetime. Most people survive it, but not without a sense of lost time — and that they have lost something of themselves along the way.

Now that Facebook has filed to go public, there's a lot of reflection on how the social media site became the mammoth it is today. The site has gone through a lot of changes in its eight years. Remember when you had to have a college email address to join? Remember when you had to type "thefacebook.com"?

Author Michael Sherborne’s enthusiasm for HG Well’s life AND career is contagious.  Weaving the story of HG Wells’ life with his writing, political and intellectual activities give us a robust and multi faceted picture of the man who wrote such classics as The War of the WorldsThe Time MachineThe Invisible Man and many more.

 

Music of love, poetry and sweets will be offered at the annual "Valentines Afternoon Delight" concert presented by the Lafayette Chamber Singers on Sunday, February 12th at Lafayette's Duncan Hall.  The group's artistic director, Clayton Lein describes this musical celebration of the many moods of love.

With the Super Bowl looming, three questions are buzzing around America: Who are you pulling for; who's singing at halftime; and where are you watching the game? And if you're hosting a party, you're also asking yourself: What am I going to feed these people?

So it's a good time to highlight a basic lesson of hosting: Nothing classes up a party — even one that's focused on watching football on TV — like good cheese.

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