WAMU 88.5 : The Big Broadcast

The Big Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2013

  • 07:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar
    05/16-17/56 Matter of the Medium Well Done Pts. 3-4 (Sus.)(CBS)(26:58)
  • 07:30 p.m. Dragnet
    02/21/52 #141 Big Producer (NBC)(26:28)
  • 08:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    03/12/55 #152 The Trial (CBS)(26:32)
  • 08:30 p.m. Archie
    12/13/47 Christmas Shopping (Swift)(NBC)(29:40)
  • 09:00 p.m. Phil Harris/Alice Faye
    12/23/51 Stolen Christmas Presents (RCA)(NBC)(28:46)
  • 09:30 p.m.  Tales of the Texas Rangers
    12/23/51 Christmas Payoff (Sus.)(NBC)(25:02)
  • 10:00 p.m. Lux Radio Theater
    12/20/48 Miracle on 34th Street (Lux)(CBS)(59:50)

Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Ben Zimmer, language columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explains the origin of the phrase "it's all Greek to me" — and shares a few variants from other languages.

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.


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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