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The Musical Innertube

Don Rooney and John Timpane talk to people you'd talk to -- if you had a microphone!

Feb 27, 2024

Forward into the past!  Clay Routledge has studied nostalgia for years, and says our tendency to think about the "good old days" can actually help us deal with the present and look to the future.

Feb 20, 2024

Barcodes - the little stripes on everything you buy that make the register beep at the checkout counter. Ever wonder how they got there? Jordan Firth did, and his book reveals a weird and wonderful history.

Feb 13, 2024

In February 1965 there was a televised debate on "the American dream is at the expense of the American Negro." Author Nicholas Buccola tells why that debate still affects us today.

Feb 6, 2024

Have you checked out politics lately? We're definitely in the midst of strange political times. Thank goodness political columnist Dick Polman is here to help us sort things out.  As much as he can.....

Feb 4, 2024

Journalist and documentarian Jennifer Lin is premiering her latest film this week. "Ten Times Better" is the remarkable story of George Lee, a dancer the film describes as a "prodigy, refugee and pioneer."