News/Talk Highlights for Friday, July 30 presents:

News/Talk Highlights for Friday, July 30

The Rainbow Minute
(Locally produced for WRIR)
The Myth of Affluence
State of the Re:Union
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Hidden Histories
(Locally produced for WRIR)
 The Bonus Marchers
The State We’re In
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Wordy Birds with Liz Humes
(Locally produced for WRIR)
 Author Bill Lohmann
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Zero Hour with Tim Bowring
(Locally produced for WRIR)
 Sculptor Craig Pleasants
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Sound Opinions
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Talk of the Nation, Science Friday
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The Progressive Radio Show
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The Rainbow Minute (8:59, 12:29, 4:29)
Today:  "The Myth of Affluence – read by David Ryder
State of the Re:Union (9:00)
This show sets out to explore how a particular American city or town creates community, the ways people transcend challenging circumstances and the vital cultural narratives that give an area its uniqueness.
Today:  Oakridge Oregon
Hidden Histories (9:01)
Today:  The Bonus Marchers from the Depression era
The State We’re In (10:00)
The State We’re Incovers events large and small that illuminate both human tragedies and successes. It aims to engage listeners through personal stories that reveal the ways people treat each other, and how our actions connect us all.
Today:  Getting off the warpath:  Sudanese child soldiers create new lives for themselves; an Australian woman learns to shoot to overcome trauma; and deaf and blind kids in Beirut perform their own theatre pieces.
Wordy Birds (12:00)
 Today:  Bill Lohmann, Richmond Time-Dispatch staff writer and author of "Backroads and Byways of Virginia: Drives, Daytrips & Weekend Excursions"
Zero Hour (12:30)
Today:   Artist and sculptor Craig Pleasants who blends stucture and architecture into a form he calls "tiny houses".  These diminutive houses can be built for about $5,000 and erected in 5 hours.
Sound Opinions (1:00)
Today:  Go ahead, call 'em ironic, call 'em slackers…just be sure to tune in to hear Pavement's Stephen Malkmus talk about the band's history, influence and recent reunion. Jim and Greg also review the new release by The Arcade Fire.
Talk of the Nation, Science Friday (2:00)
Hour 1
– How well does science police itself?
– Why can’t scientists reproduce silk?
Hour 2
– Oil spill update: cleanup and long-term effects
– A project that allows patients access to their doctor’s notes
The Progressive Radio Show (4:30)
Today:  Michael Klare, the visionary author of the "extreme oil" idea, and the book, "Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet."

Dennis J


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    July 30th, 2010

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