WAMU 88.5 : The Big Broadcast

The Big Broadcast: December 4, 2011

  • 07:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar
    12/24/49 Department Store Swindle (Sus.) (CBS) (29:48)
  • 07:30 p.m. Dragnet
    12/15/48 #29 Garbage Chute Murder (NBC) (27:14)
  • 08:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    03/28/53 #49 Quarter Horse (Sus.) (CBS) (29:38)
  • 08:30 p.m. Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show
    12/23/51 Stolen Christmas Presents (RCA Victor) (NBC) (29:30)
  • 09:00 p.m. Fibber McGee & Molly
    12/21/48 #566 Christmas Card from Elizabeth (Johnson's Wax) (NBC) (29:20)
  • 09:30 p.m. Let George Do It
    12/25/50 Santa Claus in Glass (Standard Oil) (MBS) (29:42)
  • 10:00 p.m. 21st Precinct
    12/22/54 The Giver (Sus.) (CBS) (29:50)
  • 10:30 p.m. This is You FBI
    12/21/51 The Innocent Santa Claus (Equitable Life Assurance) (ABC) (29:58)
NPR

Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.
NPR

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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