Songs of the Season
Robert Wyatt, Highfield Hall music director, talks to Mindy about songs of the season.
Science of Paradigms
All about the science of paradigms, and the philosphy of American physicist and historian Thomas Kuhn.
News Roundup - December 21, 2012
A look at the week's top news.
Rose Resnick, Vice President of Development Solutions of New England, Mike Brogiolio Executive Director of The Cape Cod Foundation and Lynn Mason-Small from the Rogers and Gray Foundation talk about philanthropy.
The tragedy in Newtown CT last week in which 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down in an elementary school has sparked national debate about gun control, increased security measures and how American culture might have influenced these events.
Another aspect of this discussion is the prevalence of mental illness in the perpetrators of mass murders. Psychologist Michael Abruzzese and Psychiatrist Marc Whaley talk about mass murder, how to speak to children about these events and whether society’s lack of knowledge or understanding of mental health issues has contributed to the problem.
Flamma Straneo is an Associate Scientist in the physical oceanography department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She was among the first scientists to observe winter conditions at the edge of an icesheet in Greenland, where melting has accelerated dramatically in recent years. Her latest research helps explain how and why. Guest host Heather Goldstone, WCAI Science Editor, talks to Staneo about what that means for predictions of future sea level rise.