Every Saturday evening in May at 6 PM, and the first Saturday in June, KRTS will be playing an episode from season 9 of Radiolab, the popular show from NPR and WNYC. Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world, where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow.
In this week’s episode, “Soul Patch,” hear stories of unlikely (and surprisingly simple) answers to seemingly unsolvable problems. We get to know a man who struggles, and mostly fails, to contain his violent outbursts…until he meets a bird who can keep him in check. Then, Oliver Sacks and Chuck Close, who are both face-blind, share workarounds that help them figure out who they’re talking to. And a senior center stumbles upon an unexpected way to help Alzheimer’s patients—by building a bus stop.
That’s Saturday at 6 PM. And don’t miss the season finale next Saturday, June 4th.