Stories for November 19, 2012
Dr. Rudy Tanzi explores new discoveries in neuroscience that maximize the potential of the human brain in practical and actionable ways. Dr. Tanzi crosses the next horizon in brain functioning where every person can reach a higher level of fulfillment and achievement by harnessing the brain’s hidden potential for change, creativity and intelligence. In this program, he demonstrates techniques for keeping the brain youthful and retaining mental acuity as we age, and dispels long-held myths, including “aging in the brain is irreversible” and “the brain’s hard wiring cannot be changed.”
The son of the founder of The Hollywood Reporter is apologizing for the trade paper's role in what he calls "Hollywood's holocaust," the blacklist that destroyed the careers of those accused of communist sympathies.
California sold out of the first pollution permits issued as part of a landmark offensive against greenhouse gases at an inaugural auction that regulators said Monday went smoothly.
It's Rain Day in Seattle -- or at least that's what the city should consider calling November 19. As KOMO-TV reports, Nov. 19 "is statistically the most likely day to have rain in Seattle," with wet weather hitting the city on 89 out of the past 120 years, including today's deluge.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. In this episode, contemporary folk rock takes the stage with Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly. Mumford & Sons perform cuts from their hit album "Sigh No More," as well as new tunes. Flogging Molly hits highlights from their career.
Debate over the long-term debt and the annual deficit has dominated the post-election agenda. Both the White House and Congress want to avert massive budget cuts and tax hikes early next year, a situation popularly called the "fiscal cliff."
You may remember that Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's only daughter, who had defected to the U.S. in 1967, died last year. Today, The Associated Press reports that the FBI kept close tabs on Lana Peters after her defection to determine how her presence in the U.S. was affecting international relations.
The Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning CRAFT IN AMERICA, now in its fourth season, promotes and advances original handcrafted work and inspires people of all ages to pursue their own creativity. In "Threads," explore woven textiles and story quilts by artists Faith Ringgold of Harlem, Randall Darwall of Cape Cod, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood in California and Terese Agnew in Wisconsin.
According to scientists, the Earth is about 4.5 billion years old. Most of the people who vote in presidential primaries aren't scientists, however.
"Twinkies Saved! Hostess, Bakers Union Agree to Mediation, Avoiding Shutdown."
The Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning CRAFT IN AMERICA, now in its fourth season, promotes and advances original handcrafted work and inspires people of all ages to pursue their own creativity. "Crossroads" follows the evolution of American craft in its drive toward exploration, experimentation and innovation; a move toward new forms and creative solutions. Through the work of Tanya Aguiñiga, Lia Cook, and three Minnesota clay artists we explore their trailblazing attempts to cross-‐pollinate culture, aesthetics and technologies, moving forward the development of American craft.
In popular U.S. mythology, China is the creditor-bogeyman. Japan is the place where robots take care of old people.
A new Republican super political action committee has been formed on immigration reform.
This program tells the extraordinary, but previously hidden, story of a British engineer, Tommy Flowers, and a talented British mathematician, Bill Tutte. Tutte's codebreaking skill, and the engineering genius of Flowers, gave rise to Colossus, the world's first programmable computer. Tutte is revealed as having been responsible for what experts have described as the single most important intellectual feat of World War II - without this work, D-Day would never have happened. Tutte broke a code ten times tougher than Enigma and, with a handful of brilliant men, allowed Churchill to 'hack in' to Hitler's own hotline, win the War and usher in the age of computers.
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener (yes, that's his name) says last year's law ordering those who bare everything in public to put a towel between their bottoms and public benches or restaurant seats hasn't stopped the complaints he gets about men who prefer to go without (clothes, that is) in the city's Castro District.
The election was over. As President Obama faced the press in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday, the anger and bitterness of his long battle with Mitt Romney seemed to have faded. Unlike President George W. Bush after his 2004 re-election -- and his comments about having political capital and intending to spend it -- Obama seemed a bit more humble victor, talking more about compromise and saying he was willing to hear other points of view to solve the nation's problems.