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  • Extension 720 October 2009 Program Guide

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH SAMUEL JOHNSON In honor of the 300th anniversary of the birth of poet, essayist, critic, and lexicographer Samuel Johnson, we welcome to the studio June Sawyers, a Johnson expert and writer of a one-man play based on the life of...
  • Extension 720 Audio Archives, January 2007

    Milt leads and overview of Victorian literature--including discussion of Charles Dickens, Matthew Arnold, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Darwin and more--with Lawrence Poston, professor emeritus of English at the University of Illinois Chicago, and Micael...
  • Archaeopteryx may have been more dinosaur than bird

    Archaeopteryx may have been more dinosaur than bird
    Archaeopteryx, believed for 150 years to have been the first bird, was probably only a feathered dinosaur that had great difficulty getting off the ground when it lived 150 million years ago, researchers reported this week in the journal PLoS One....
  • Goleta home's green remodel gives mother and daughter space

    Goleta home's green remodel gives mother and daughter space
    Charles Darwin might have found an interesting research subject in the Burke family's Goleta home, which has evolved over the last 47 years as the family has changed. Chuck and Harriet Burke purchased the five-bedroom tract house in 1962 as a place to...
  • Blue Balliett switches setting but not adventure in 'The Danger Box'

    Blue Balliett switches setting but not adventure in 'The Danger Box'
    When Blue Balliett burst onto the tween literary scene with her first action-packed intellectual art mystery six years ago, it was, in every sense, a puzzler. An unknown Chicago teacher had propelled herself to the top of the country's bestseller lists...
  • "The Danger Box" by Blue Balliett

    "The Danger Box" by Blue Balliett
    "The Danger Box" By Blue Balliett Scholastic, $16.99, 320 pages (ages 9-12) "Every book is a box of ideas. /Every book that shares secrets is a Danger Box." And thus author Blue Balliett launches our exploration into the world of Zoomy Chamberlain, a...
  • 10 things you might not know about birthdays

    10 things you might not know about birthdays
    Some impressive birthdays have been celebrated lately, including the 200th of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, who were born on the same day in 1809. Let's blow out 10 more candles to celebrate these facts: 1. A "leapling" or "leaper" is a person born...
  • 'Creation'

    'Creation'
    It's little problem for Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly to fill the roles of husband and wife on screen, since they also have that relationship in real life ... but the couple they play in this drama is notable. Bettany is cast as Charles Darwin, but...
  • Galapagos wildlife captures travelers' curiosity

    Galapagos wildlife captures travelers' curiosity
    One thing above all draws the curious, the adventurous and those who love nature to these rough-hewn volcanic islands 600 miles west of Ecuador: the animals. They swim. They fly. They lounge. They lumber. Sometimes, they do more. Naturalist Klaus Fielsch...
  • 'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon

    'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon
    One of the gags in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" involves Allen's neurotic alter ego (Larry David) bemoaning an ulcer. When his ridiculously young girlfriend (Evan Rachel Wood) reminds him that he doesn't have an ulcer, he retorts, "I didn't say I don'...
  • Biologist Richard Dawkins on the evolution debate

    Biologist Richard Dawkins on the evolution debate
    In the 150 years since the publication of Charles Darwin's landmark book, "On the Origin of Species," researchers have accrued massive amounts of evidence in support of evolution and the mechanics behind the process. Yet today only 4 in 10 Americans...