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NPR story about color

This is driving me batty. In the last year or three I heard a story on NPR about color. I would have heard the story on a Saturday afternoon (I don't know if that helps). The topics ranged from people who can (in theory) see colors that most people can't, the history of dyes and the names we give colors, etc. The narrator tested a theory on his daughter regarding color. Like, he didn't ever mention the color blue to see if she could figure it out on her own. Can anyone help me find this story? thanks in advance, Andres
posted by pibeandres on Feb 10, 2014 - 10 answers

 

Help me remember a radio story I heard on NPR

There was a story/performance I heard on some (probably NPR) radio show within the last 10 years. It was a man and a woman meeting at a party, and instead of saying things to each other they described what they would say to each other, kind of a meta-conversation. [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on Feb 6, 2014 - 7 answers

Sontag quote on Morning Edition

What quote from Susan Sontag's Notes on Camp did Morning Edition read the other day? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Jan 18, 2014 - 2 answers

Donating to Public Radio

So I've been donating to public radio about as long as I've been listening to it. But as I'm getting ready for end of year donations, I realized I listen to podcasts instead of the radio now. So should that affect how I give? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Nov 25, 2013 - 11 answers

What is it like to call NPR?

What happens when you call a radio show like NPR's "Talk of the Nation?" What does the screener ask you? Do you give a summary of your statement? What if they don't like it - do they reject you? What do they say? Do you have to wait a long time? Is it hard to get through? How do they pick who gets on the show?
posted by roaring beast on Feb 24, 2013 - 10 answers

NPR is too quite on my phone.

NPR audio feeds are oddly quiet on my HTC EVO 3D, while Pandora, YouTube and any other audio is plenty loud. Is there some odd internal setting I need to change? [more inside]
posted by Science! on Nov 2, 2012 - 5 answers

It's one of those things that you're always vaguely aware of, but never quite grok...

Explain broadcast television in Canada and the US to me like I'm five. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Oct 18, 2012 - 27 answers

Hey, I Just Met You....

I am rather awkward when it comes to matters of the heart and I am unsure how to proceed in this particular situation. [more inside]
posted by chara on Oct 8, 2012 - 28 answers

Public Radio Fundraising Changeup

Our local public radio station has switched up their fundraising tactics for their fall fund drive, and I'm curious about the change. Anyone have any insider knowledge in public radio fundraising? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Oct 1, 2012 - 19 answers

NPR podcasts/radio shows for middle schoolers?

NPR podcasts/radio shows for middle schoolers? [more inside]
posted by brynna on Sep 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Acoustic guitar song from This American Life's David Rakoff feature?

Name that tune? Background intro music for This American Life, the episode "Our Friend David." Slow acoustic guitar chords are the only key feature I can identify. [more inside]
posted by misformargaret on Aug 29, 2012 - 5 answers

A Mystery Band of Double PJ Harveys

Help my identify a band I heard earlier this year! Two Scottish girls that sound like two PJ Harveys... [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Jul 13, 2012 - 13 answers

What happened to alt.NPR?

What happened to alt.NPR? Has anything taken its place? [more inside]
posted by JPDD on Jun 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Is this a specific accent? Or just affectation?

I'm not a native English speaker, so I'm not very good at identifying accents. So I turn to the hive mind to ask about the way Planet Money's Zoe Chace speaks. What kind of accent is that? Maybe it's not an accent and it's just affectation? I find it both fascinating and annoying at the same time.
posted by gertzedek on Jun 5, 2012 - 37 answers

Half of dinnertime conversation is about brands. Or is it?

Help me find the statistic, the radio program on which I first heard it, or the source of the unsettling claim that 50% of family conversations are about corporations/brands/companies. [more inside]
posted by andromache on Apr 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Audio interviews

Recommend me some audio interviews like NPR's interviews. [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Mar 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Minneapolis Mystery Musician.

Singer-songwriter from Minneapolis. Featured on an afternoon NPR program in late 2001 or early 2002. Mentioned seeing Paul Westerberg ride past him on a bike. Who are you? [more inside]
posted by playertobenamedlater on Mar 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Podcast search, "diverse" edition

A friend is looking for US-based podcasts that are interesting, different, and NOT produced by white dudes. This is for work on podcasts as a medium for material that doesn't fit into "traditional" radio categories and as a place for experimentation. She's finding lots of great stuff, but says with the exception of "Longest shortest time", they're all by white guys. Do you have any recommendations for US-produced podcasts that are experimental, interesting, and from a different perspective? Thanks a lot!
posted by supercoollady on Mar 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me identify a clip from NPR about 15 years ago.

Help me identify a clip from NPR about 15 years ago. [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jan 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Help us figure out the title of this awkwardly named book

My wife is going nuts trying to remember the name of a book she heard reviewed a few years ago. [more inside]
posted by unintelligentlydesigned on Dec 26, 2011 - 2 answers

How do you support NPR from outside the US?

How do I support NPR from outside the US? I listen to a number of NPR podcasts and would like to do my bit. I've tried emailing them but have yet to get a response. [more inside]
posted by sien on Oct 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Great NPR pieces from the past?

Where can I find significant/classic/cherished NPR pieces from the 70's, 80's, and 90's? Archive.org has scarce selection and NPR.org doesn't seem to archive earlier the early 90's.
posted by Taft on Jul 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Fix my NPR podcast feed

My NPR playlist's podcast feed no longer works. Any idea why? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Jul 14, 2011 - 1 answer

How to download audio from NPR stream?

I want to download the audio from streams of concerts hosted on NPR's website - these are audio broadcasts that one can stream in their NPR Media Player (I'd like to be able to listen to these while not connected to the internet). Is there an easy way to do this? I've got Windows 7 on a laptop and XP on another. Thanks for any help. [more inside]
posted by J0 on Jun 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Railway time, but not a timetable.

Help me find a book about railways! [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on May 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Climate change and radical adaptation

Months ago (possibly a year or two), I heard an NPR interview with an author who made the case that the international community is past the point of being able to mitigate climate change - that the challenge now is radical adaptation (evacuating islands and coastal cities - things like that). This was on Wisconsin Public Radio, but I don't remember whether it was a state or national show. It's possible that he was British or Australian, but it's very possible that I'm mis-remembering that part. Also, I'm almost positive it wasn't James Howard Kunstler (and searching NPR for him doesn't turn up the interview). Any idea who the author could have been, or where I might find the interview? That's almost nothing to go on, but I've seen AskMeFi identify a 30 year-old coffee mug based on a mis-pronounced name and a wish, so I have hope! [more inside]
posted by brozek on May 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Great Minds Riff Alike

Giants of culture and science coinciding. Where can I listen to more of something like this? [more inside]
posted by sanka on Apr 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me find this abduction story!

A few years ago, I heard a segment on NPR/Seattle Public Radio about two men who claimed to have been abducted by aliens some number of years ago. I'm not sure if it was a This American Life story (but I don't think it was based on what I found of the show archives), a NPR story, or a Seattle Public Radio story. I am trying to find a recording of that piece now and/or more information about the story it covered. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Apr 8, 2011 - 3 answers

I never knew it was spelled "Soterios"

What was that song on NPR (specifically WNYC) this morning? [more inside]
posted by deliquescent on Mar 23, 2011 - 2 answers

Name this tune

Can you help me identify this song and artist? It is driving me crazy because I hear it used as background music so often. It is especially a favorite of NPR and its many related organizations. [more inside]
posted by nogero on Jan 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Why do I always remember the wrong parts of the conversation

NPRfilter: Female singer (from the 50s?) mentioned on NPR in the last week. She was characterized by the music critic as never overdoing vocal tricks, sining minimally and "just the right amount". The singing sample had very little musical backing. She retired early at the height of her popularity after getting sick of the music business. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Dec 16, 2010 - 9 answers

What can I listen to on xmas that won't make my secular ears wilt?

Looking for Radio Humbug: On every major holiday, but most especially Christmas, I'm annoyed that the radio broadcasts I habitually listen to--mostly NPR, BBC world service--are overtaken by special holiday content, which is usually religious and sappy. Can anyone recommend a radio station to listen to on internet stream on these holidays (talk, not music) that will present news, interviews, documentaries and the like? I could do podcasts, but I much prefer live streaming. Necessarily in English. Most any sort of content or geographic focus would be of interest, so long as there's no shouting, minimal or no religion, no political extremism.
posted by Corvid on Dec 6, 2010 - 6 answers

I can't remember the name of this French singer.

Please help me remember the name of this french singer I heard about on NPR in the past month. [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee on Nov 11, 2010 - 32 answers

simple list of This American Life episode titles?

Where can I find a simple list of This American Life episode titles? [more inside]
posted by czytm on Jul 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Wait, Wait-esque podcasts - Update?

I adore "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" and "The News Quiz" - and I've asked for similar offerings before. That thread changed my life - can I get an update? [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo on Jun 30, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me find that voice actor!

Who is the former NPR staffer that is now working in recording audiobooks? [more inside]
posted by pianohands on Jun 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Cancelled show on NPR...NAME?!

Last year or so, I listened to a radio show on NPR that aired. The basic premise of the show (I think) was very similar to This American Life and was an eclectic mix of interviews of regular old folks, to talking about issues related to living life in general. One of the episodes dealt with two sisters who had run away and they told their story through a series of vignettes about their experiences. Another episode (I think) was an interview of siblings who are gay. The show was only about an hour long each week, but ended up being cancelled due to $$ issues (it's not News & Notes or Day to Day, I've already checked). I'm trying to figure out what the show was!! Any ideas? It was a very grassroots-ey type, low-budget, etc. Thanks MeFi!
posted by LemonGardot on Jun 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Can you name this tune in three notes? Name that tune!

NPR Morning Edition: Name that Tune... [more inside]
posted by Andy's Gross Wart on Apr 21, 2010 - 6 answers

don't embarrass me in front of my mom you guys!

What is this phenomenon? It isn't synchronicity, baader-meinhoff, or confirmation bias. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Apr 3, 2010 - 18 answers

NPR reading

I'm looking for a reading of Michael Cunningham's short story, "White Angel." I heard it years and years ago on NPR, although I don't know which program it was. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Mar 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Looking for great 'annoying' music heard on NPR.

I'm looking for a musician I heard profiled on NPR recently. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jan 15, 2010 - 9 answers

I should've written down the name of the band.

What's the name of this new rock/pop album, I recently heard about (on NPR?) that used autotune creatively? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza on Jan 14, 2010 - 7 answers

If the real thing don't do the trick

Just curious-filter: Who chooses music for talk radio, and how do they do it? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Dec 3, 2009 - 9 answers

finding an NPR segment

I heard part of a feature about this eccentric artist's extraordinary technique on NPR just this weekend - so why can't I find any reference to him/it anywhere? [more inside]
posted by Jody Tresidder on Nov 11, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I get my hands -- and ears -- on old Planet Money podcasts?

I just fell in love with NPR's Planet Money podcast but can't figure out how to access back episodes. [more inside]
posted by hungrytiger on Nov 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Weekly News Podcasts

"Week in review" news podcasts? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Oct 10, 2009 - 6 answers

What music played in the intro of today's episode of NPR's On Point?

What music was used in the intro on today's episode of NPR's On Point? [more inside]
posted by niles on Oct 8, 2009 - 3 answers

What was this song I heard?

Help me figure out the name/artist of the 8-bit techno snippet played on All Things Considered today. [more inside]
posted by contessa on Sep 14, 2009 - 2 answers

For NPR, This is Daniel Schorr ... AGGGGH! *leaps for dial*

Whenever I listen to National Public Radio, I occasionally come across a news segment or op-ed by Daniel Schorr (he can be listened to here, and here's his Wikipedia article). I don't understand why, but his voice drives me up one wall and down the other. Why? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 24, 2009 - 32 answers

What Public Radio station doesn't interrupt Morning Edition & All Things Considered with local programming?

What public radio stations, with an internet stream, broadcast NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered without local programming segments? [more inside]
posted by wuntu on Jul 9, 2009 - 7 answers

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