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)
NPR

'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
NPR

In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
NPR

Obama's New Clean Energy Goal For North America: 50 Percent By 2025

White House aides acknowledge that the plan, to be announced by President Obama and his counterparts in Canada and Mexico, is a "stretch goal." The commitment goes beyond the Paris climate agreement.
WAMU 88.5

Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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