Aspirational Inbox Zero. That’s my froggy voice, starting at 0:29.
Paula Poundstone nails it.
Melissa Block interviews Leslie Shook, the Betty voice of Boeing’s F/A-18 fighter jets.
John Adams chats with Renee Montagne about his works, old and new.
Andy Goldsworthy talks to Terry Gross.
Cory Turner listens to the work of neurobiologist Nina Kraus: an audio-driven screener for children at risk of literacy challenges.
[Trevor] Pinch has made a career of studying how scientists listen. He notes that listening has certain advantages over vision. “The visual field is kind of in front of us — like a kind of screen,” he says, while sound is “all around.”
If seeing is like being in an art gallery, hearing is more like being in a swimming pool — where we’re swimming all the time.
Great radio of the week: finding the best fit in musical instruments for Port Huron fifth-graders, as Kyle Norris of Michigan Radio reports.
The button on the end, added by an NPR director, will bring tears to your eyes.
Drain Lake Powell! That’s one of the provocative suggestions by former head of the Bureau of Reclamation Dan Beard. He makes his case on an episode of Colorado Matters.