This week on Curiosity Live:

  • Late Edition: The WGBH News night team checked in about traffic congestion (spoiler: there's plenty of it), elected officials kayaking on the Merrimack River, and takeaways from this year's National Night Out.
  • WGBH News education reporter Kirk Carapezza moonlights as one of the "K Men," a group of local baseball fanatics who have been tracking strikeouts and hanging giant letter Ks for each at Fenway Park for more than two decades. He joined us live from atop the famed Green Monster.
  • Boston Red Sox historian Gordon Edes shed some light on how the "K" became baseball shorthand for a strike out, and discussed the history and joys of scoring a baseball game.
  • Seth from Salem and Amanda from North Andover each threw their hat in the ring for "Trivia @ 20" where they took on questions about the Beatles and Richard M. Nixon.
  • It might seem strange today, but in 1973, Rolling Stone Magazine called Boston-Cambridge "the North American hotbed of reggae." We looked back at the era when reggae ruled along the Charles river, and heard some of the music that this once-thriving local scene produced, with Jeff Swallom from Somerville's Cultures of Soul Records and musician Errol Strength.