Coming Up on WNPR

April 14 - 18, 2014

MONDAY: The Success and Failure of Design; a Conversation with Medea Benjamin 
Longtime design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn joins us, along with Dr. Henry Petroski of Duke University, to talk about the good design that helps us, and bad design that hinders us in our daily routines. We also talk to CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin about her work as a political activist and author. 

TUESDAY: Looking Back at the Boston Marathon Bombings 
It's been one year since the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and wounded hundreds more. Boston was essentially shut down during the ensuing manhunt for the bombing suspects. We look back at that long week in April, and how things have changed since the bombing. 

WEDNESDAY: The Wheelhouse
Our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse will break down the week's news without our trusty sidekick, Colin McEnroe. But have no fear, Dankosky is here!

THURSDAY: Gambling on the Environment (Rebroadcast)
Yale history professor Paul Sabin will join us to talk about his new book THE BET: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future. It looks at an iconic wager between a famous biologist and an iconoclast economist to examine the clash between environmentalists and their conservative critics - from the late 1960s to the present.

FRIDAY: Life With Cerebral Palsy; Asylum Quartet (Rebroadcast) 
Photographer Christopher Capozziello has been photographing his twin brother Nick for years. Despite being twins, there was a major difference between them: Nick was born with cerebral palsy, and Chris was not. The photography of both brothers’ is featured in the book, The Distance Between Us. We also hear music from the Asylum Quartet.

April 14 - 18, 2014

MONDAY: The Scramble
We talk about Jen Doll’s new book, Save the Date. As this week’s superguest, she gives us her take on the new season of "Mad Men," her new book, and whatever else she feels like talking about. As usual, we bring you the latest news from the weekend.

TUESDAY: Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing
A year ago, bombs shattered our already fragile sense of safety in public spaces. Runners and spectators scattered as we watched the chaos that stunned us into silence. We explore the changing face of terrorism and the public reaction to it, including our relationship with public space.

WEDNESDAY: Fear of Flying with Erica Jong (Rebroadcast)
The work of families still falls primarily on women. Author Erica Jong  joins Colin to weigh in on Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham, Fifty Shades of Grey, and a whole lot more. Join us as we celebrate 40 years of “The Fear of Flying.”

THURSDAY: Ukuleles (Rebroadcast)
The ukulele was not always obscure. Two of the biggest stars of the 20th century used them as their principal instruments. George Formby was a sensation in Great Britain in the 1920s and 30s. We revisit our show about the renaissance of the ukulele.

FRIDAY: John Dankosky Hosts The Nose
Join our weekly Nose panel to get the latest culture news that everybody is talking about--or at least news that we’re talking about. You won’t be sorry.

April 14-18, 2014

MONDAY: The Science of Skinny 
Dee McCaffrey casts new light on an age-old wisdom: eating foods in their closest-to-natural form is the true path to sustained weight loss and, in fact, the remedy for almost any health problem. Offering serial dieters a healthy and lifelong way to shed pounds, The Science of Skinny includes kick-start plans and more. 

TUESDAY: Insiders' Guide to Connecticut
We get you in the mood to explore our state with the author of Insiders' Guide to Connecticut, the best state guide on the market.

WEDNESDAY: Paleo Cooking
Paleo cooking is a great solution for food allergy relief and better all-around health. Author and beloved food blogger Elana Amsterdam has been living grain free for over ten years. In Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, Amsterdam offers up her streamlined techniques and recipes with minimal ingredients for busy cooks on the run. 

THURSDAY: Happiness
Victorian philosopher William James said our actions guide our emotions. Renowned psychologist Richard Wiseman confirms James’s principle, and shows how the self-help genre has for too long put the cart before the horse in trying to help us take control of our lives. He joins us for the hour.