WPRB News returns today, Sunday, March 29th, with a double edition of Discourse:
At 12:00 pm, WPRB correspondent Yihe Dong speaks with philosopher Daniel Cloud about the links between human evolution and everything from crisis in Russia to America’s economic crisis. Cloud is the Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University.
Then, at 12:30 pm, News Director Nikki Leon sits down with Civil War historian James M. McPherson to discuss the life of Abraham Lincoln, McPherson’s latest biography of the late President, and the frenzy that has surrounded the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth. McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University, and has received the Pulitzer Prize for his Civil War history, Battle Cry of Freedom. (Originally aired Febrary 22, 2009)
Next week, from 12-12:30, WPRB News will debut the first in a two-part series on American Law, Marriage, and Proposition 8. Then, at 12:30, Tony Rothman will speak about his latest book, Sacred Mathematics, a history of Japanese mathematicians and Buddhist temples.
The regular News slot (Sundays 12:00-1:00pm) will be filled this coming Sunday, March 22nd by an extended broadcast of Sunday Jazz with Marvin Bradshaw & Jeannie Becker. Listen for News again on Sunday, March 29th, when regular programming resumes.
Guests to look forward to in the coming weeks:
-Science writer Tony Rothman speaks about his latest book Sacred Mathematics, Buddhist temples, and traveling Japanese mathematicians.
-Philosopher Daniel Cloud examines the links between Darwin and economic downfall.
-Biologist Hilary Coller watches cells divide.
This Sunday, March 8, The Dispatch turns to the sciences at Princeton University:
Alfred Miller speaks with leading synthetic biologist Prof. Ron Weiss on “programming bacteria.”
Nikki Leon interviews Dr. Roberta Hotinski, of the Princeton Environmental Institute, about the ways in which scientists are educating business leaders and the greater public about climate change.
Discourse will not air this week, due to a Sports broadcast beginning at 12:40.
American involvement overseas is the focus of both our programs this Sunday, March 1st.
On The Dispatch, 12:00-12:30 PM:
Sophie Jin sits down with Princeton University Lecturer in Islamic Culture Michael Barry to discuss how U.S. policy towards Iran is shaping sectarian violence.
On Discourse, 12:30-1:00 PM:
Jun Koh speaks with physicist, bestselling author, and humanitarian activist Alan Lightman about the Harpswell Foundation—a group Lightman started ten years ago to serve young women in Cambodia.