This Week On Metro Connection: Saving & Spending | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

This Week On Metro Connection: Saving & Spending

Play associated audio
http://www.flickr.com/photos/genbug/5524383587/

As tax day approaches, we bring you a show all about "Saving and Spending." We'll learn how much a plan to modernize D.C. taxis will cost riders, and go inside a debate over funding for the District's school librarians. Plus, a trip to Culpeper, Va., to visit the world's largest treasure trove of films, TV shows and sound recordings... and a group of D.C. kids with an unusual mission: to help Illinois schoolkids raise money to tour the nation's capital.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks]

NPR

If Robots 'Speak,' Will We Listen? Novel Imagines A Future Changed By AI

As artificial intelligence alters human connection, Louisa Hall's characters wrestle with whether machines can truly feel. Some "feel they have to stand up for a robot's right to exist," Hall says.
NPR

Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.
NPR

A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.
NPR

In A Twist, Tech Companies Are Outsourcing Computer Work To ... Humans

A new trend is sweeping the tech world: hiring real people. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Wired reporter Julia Greenberg about why tech giants are learning to trust human instinct instead of algorithms.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.