WAMU 88.5 : The Big Broadcast

The Big Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2012

  • 07:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar
    12/05-06/55 Cronin Matter Pts. 1-2 (Sus.) (CBS) (27:02)
  • 07:30 p.m. Dragnet
    11/02/50 #073 Big Church (NBC) (26:20) 
  • 08:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    02/20/54 #096 Last Fling (Sus.) (CBS) (24:22)
  • 08:30 p.m. Father Knows Best
    10/05/50 #050 Family Spending (Maxwell House) (NBC) (29:34)
  • 09:00 p.m. Boston Blackie
    04/30/46 #055 The Frances Gielding Murder (Synd) (27:02) 
  • 09:30 p.m. Mystery House
    1940s #41 Bury Me Not (Synd) (25:48)   
  • 10:00 p.m. NBC University Theater
    03/06/49 #30 Tales Of Edgar Allen Poe (Sus.) (NBC) (59:46)
NPR

Smithsonian Sets Phasers To Restore On Original Starship Enterprise

The Starship Enterprise — from the original Star Trek series — has gotten a restoration fit for a real life spacecraft. It goes on display this week at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
NPR

Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.
WAMU 88.5

Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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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