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Studio 360

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2:00 pm

Where but in Studio 360 can you hear Emily Dickinson sung to the tune of "Gilligan's Island"? Studio 360 is the place where a Freudian shrink can analyze a videogame about bunnies, a home improvement guru can rhapsodize about sheetrock, UN translators sing birdsongs, indie rockers sing gospel, a Hasidic Jew sings Bob Marley, and a surfer delivers the entire plot of Moby Dick in two minutes flat.

In Studio 360, Kurt Andersen -- novelist, journalist, and co-founder of legendary Spy magazine - is our guide to what's happening in the culture. Dolly Parton tells Kurt why she modeled her look after the "town tramp." Jack Handey offers deep thoughts about how to make your skeleton scarier. Tori Amos explains how she made the piano cool for a generation of young women, and Zadie Smith shares her love of dead white English writers.


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A Woman Uses Art To Come To Terms With Her Father's Death

Artist Jennifer Rodgers' father was hospitalized for seven months with sepsis before he died. She used the creative process to try to comprehend his suffering and her loss.
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'Into The Wild' Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery

Jon Krakauer has long been haunted by how Christopher McCandless died in the Alaskan wilderness. In a scientific journal, he and a chemist show that the seeds McCandless consumed can contain a toxin.
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5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

The pediatric neurosurgeon, who entered the presidential race Sunday night, performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and hasn't held public office before. Here's what you might not know.
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The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.