WAMU 88.5 : The Big Broadcast

The Big Broadcast: July 8, 2012

  • 07:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar
    10/19-20/55 Chesapeake Fraud Matter Pts. 3-4 (Sus.) (27:22)
  • 07:30 p.m. Dragnet
    07/06/50 #056 Big Frame     (NBC) (26:34) 
  • 08:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    10/10/53 #077 How To Die For Nothing (Post Toasties) (CBS) (29:36) 
  • 08:30 p.m. Broadway is My Beat
    08/25/49 #07 The Val Dane Murder Case (Sus.) (CBS) (29:38)
  • 09:00 p.m. Fibber McGee & Molly
    11/28/39 #224 Finance Company Troubles (Johnson's Wax) (NBC) (29:50) 
  • 09:30 p.m. NBC Short Story
    03/14/51 #04 The Lottery (Sus.) (NBC) (29:30)
  • 10:00 p.m. Lux Radio Theater
    04/03/39 #213 Silver Dollar w/Edward Arnold and Anita Louise (Lux) (CBS) (59:44)

Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize

James is the first Jamaican author to win the prestigious literary award, for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. It's based on a real 1976 assassination attempt on reggae star Bob Marley.
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Behind America's Seasonal Crush On Pumpkin

This year, a national shortage of the orange squash threatens to derail America's favorite seasonal obsession.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Race, Justice And Finding A Voice In Local D.C.

Few writers and public intellectuals command an audience like one currently following Ta-Nehisi Coates. But long before Coates' thoughts shaped nationwide conversations about race, justice and the black experience in America, he found his voice as a young writer in local D.C. and in the city where he grew up, Baltimore.


Twitter's Suspension of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.

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