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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grumpy NYC Street Photographer?

Looking for an NPR video about an aggressive NYC street photographer. [more inside]
posted by donblood on May 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Name this This American Life story

NPR Filter: What is the story from This American Life about two newspaper journalists who compete to get a certain phrase in the newspaper? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jan 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Total employees at NPR?

How many people work at NPR inc. National Public Radio what is the total number of employees? I can't find the info in their annual reports.
posted by Paleoindian on Dec 9, 2008 - 7 answers

I want to hear this broadcast again!

About ten days ago I was listening to NPR in my car (KPCC in Pasadena, to be specific) and heard a hysterical piece on Great Britain's success at the Olympics. Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by kepano on Aug 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Who was this peripatetic observer of suburbia that I heard on NPR so long ago?

I heard a story on NPR some time ago, and am having no luck finding it now. It was about a man, possibly a professor of architecture, who taught students how to mindfully walk and study the suburban landscape. Who was this person? [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Oct 10, 2007 - 12 answers

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