News/Talk Highlights for Friday, August 6 presents:

News/Talk Highlights for Friday, August 6


The Rainbow Minute
(Locally produced for WRIR)
Gainesville. Florida Elects a Gay Mayor
State of the Re:Union
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hidden Histories
(Locally produced for WRIR)

The State We’re In
Bridging Divides
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Wordy Birds with Liz Humes
(Locally produced for WRIR)
Author A. J. Jacobs
Zero Hour with Tim Bowring
(Locally produced for WRIR)
Artist  Fiona Ross
Sound Opinions
Chess Records’ influence on rock ‘n roll
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Talk of the Nation, Science Friday
Cooking for Geeks     and
Jailbreaking your cellphone
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The Progressive Radio Show
Author Dave Zirin
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The Rainbow Minute (8:59, 12:29, 4:29)
Today:  "Gainesville. Florida Elects a Gay Mayor" – read by Fred Gerson
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:  Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hidden Histories (9:01)
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:  Bridging Divides:  A Reverend explains how he helped desegregate Alabama starting in the 1950s; A couple whose relationship during and after divorce is better than when they were married; a Palestinian woman and an Israeli woman recount how they became best friends.
Wordy Birds (12:00)
Today:  Liz intervews A. J. Jacobs, New York Times Bestselling author of "My Life as an Experiment"
Zero Hour (12:30)
 Today:  Tim talks with ceramics artist Fiona Ross,
Sound Opinions (1:00)
Today:  Hosts Jim and Greg explore the history and influence of Chess Records. During its 25 year run, the Chicago label put out music by Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters—forever changing the sound of rock and roll.
Talk of the Nation, Science Friday (2:00)
Hour 1
– Why these are bad times for bats
– Cooking for geeks: science and technology in the kitchen
Hour 2
– BPA in your store receipts… huh?
– How to get young girls fired up about math
– Jailbreaking your cell phone – what does it mean and is it illegal?
The Progressive Radio Show (4:30)
Today:  Dave Zirin, author, most recently, of "Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love."

Dennis J


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    August 6th, 2010

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