An advice/talk show from the most “reliable” teens. Tune in to KSPB 91.9 or kspb.org from 5-6pm Sundays.
Big Picture Science is a weekly one-hour science magazine that connects ideas in surprising and humorous ways to illuminate the origins and evolution of life and technology on this planet and beyond. From free-thinking robots… to the recipe for dark matter… to the mix-and-match genes of synthetic biology, we have it all! One episode a month, Skeptic Check, is devoted to critical thinking. Produced at the SETI Institute and hosted by Seth Shostak and Molly Bentley. Big Picture Science can also be found on iTunes and other podcast sites. The show began with the title Are We Alone? in 2002.
“Michael Silverblatt is the best reader in America.” —Norman Mailer. The Bookworm: a man who converses on an intellectual plane with writers, who reads not only everything they’ve ever written but everything by everyone who’s ever influenced them. Bookworm introduces literary contexts, controversies, and interpretations and lets the guest place him- or herself in the larger framework of contemporary literature. Bookworm is not a show that sells a particular book or that stands as a substitute for the experience of reading; this is not, as Gore Vidal puts it, “bookchat,” filled with anecdotes and biographical pleasantries. Bookworm’s focus is writing. And in five continuous years of weekly programming on KCRW, it has established a national reputation for being “a writer’s show.” Bookworm explores and presents literary fiction, poetry, criticism, and literary biography. It introduces listeners to new presses and interesting literary magazines. While many book interviews stress the ways in which writers are like everyone else, Bookworm’s goal is to stress the things that make a writer a writer, to make listeners aware of the dimensions of literary culture.
Heard on more than 90 public radio stations, listeners call With Good Reason “the best way to make a long drive fly by” and “a much-needed forum.” Each week scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business through lively discussion with host Sarah McConnell. From the controversies over slave reparations and global warming, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun!
Join Stevenson faculty members David Schmittgens and Kevin Hicks for “Thursday Detention”—a show where the conversation about the music is as important as the music itself. It’s sort of like Mystery Science Theater 3000 for the radio, only without the robots.
Climate One at The Commonwealth Club offers a forum for candid discussion among climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. Its live events are recorded and distributed to a global audience. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, it provides an essential resource to change-makers looking to make a difference.
KSPB and Stevenson School alumnus Greg Dalton founded Climate One at The Commonwealth Club in 2007 after traveling to the Russian Arctic on a global warming symposium with climate scientists and journalists. Climate One is the only regular talk show that engages high level leaders from business, policy, advocacy, and academic circles in a conversation about building a sustainable economy and stabilizing the Earth’s climate. Past guests include US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, US Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, US EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Chevron CEO Dave O’Reilly, GM Chairman Dan Akerson, Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers, Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, and many other leaders.
KSPB airs Climate One on Saturdays at 10am, with an encore airing on Sundays at 10am.