WAMU 88.5 : The Big Broadcast

The Big Broadcast: February 19, 2012

  • 07:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar
    09/24/61 #759 The Double Barraled Matter (Multi-Sponsored) (CBS) (24:58)
  • 07:30 p.m. Dragnet
    02/23/50 #037 The Big Grifter (NBC) (26:24)
  • 08:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    05/16/53 #056 The Big Con (Sus.) (CBS) (29:48)
  • 08:30 p.m. Destination Freedom
    10/17/48 #17 The Boy Who Was Traded for A Horse (Geo. Washington Carver)  (Sus.) (NBC) (29:32)
  • 09:00 p.m. Halls of Ivy
    03/31/50 Chamber Music Knockwurst Spciety (Schlitz Beer) (NBC) (29:22)
  • 09:30 p.m. Boston Blackie
    06/11/46 #061 The Disappearing Plane (Synd) (25:20)
  • 10:00 p.m. Lux Radio Theater
    11/17/47 #590 Nobody Lives Forever w/Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan (Lux) (CBS) (59:40)
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Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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