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Radiolab
2:57 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

The Good Show

12/21/2013 - In this episode, a question that haunted Charles Darwin: if natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain why one creature might stick its neck out for another?  Is altruism an aberration, or just an elaborate guise for sneaky self-interest?  Do we really live in a selfish, dog-eat-dog world?  Or has evolution carved out a hidden code that rewards genuine cooperation?

http://www.radiolab.org/story/103951-the-good-show/

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Radiolab
2:53 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

The Bad Show

12/14/2013 - Cruelty, violence, badness...This episode of Radiolab wrestles with the dark side of human nature, and asks whether it's something we can ever really understand or fully escape.  We reconsider what Stanley Milgrim's famous experiment really revealed about human nature, meet a chemist who scrambles our notions of good and evil, and talk to a man who chased one of the most prolific serial killers in US history...then got a chance to ask him the question that had haunted him for years:  why?

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Reflections West
2:43 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Caroline Keys

2/4 & 5/2014 - Caroline Keys speaks to the value of pushing limits, of transcending perceived and accepted boundaries.  She pairs her thoughts with a traditional Salish story as told by Bon Whealdon.

Reflections West
2:40 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Paul Theobald

1/28 & 29/2014 - Paul Theobald reflects on the conflict between having an ambitious career and finding a home.  He pairs his thoughts with a passage by Wendell Berry.

Reflections West
2:39 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Dale Gillespie

1/21 & 22/2014 - Dale Gillespie reflects o how our attachment to landscape is driven by the memory of small details.  He pairs this with a passage from Wallace Stegner.

Reflections West
2:38 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Alicia Gignoux

1/14 & 15/2014 - Alicia Gignoux reflects on the human ethic of sharing the land with wildlife.  She pairs her own thoughts with a prose poem by Charles Finn.

Reflections West
2:36 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Toby Thompson

1/7 & 8/2014 - Toby Thompson reflects western saloon as an authentic place of refuge, pairing his thoughts with a passage from author Ken McCullough.

Reflections West
2:34 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Kathleen Welsch

12/31/2013 and 1/1/2014 - Kathleen Welsch speaks to the value of protecting those things that cannot protect themselves, including the Earth.  She pairs her thoughts with a recent state from the Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council.

Reflections West
2:32 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Erica Olsen

12/16 & 17/2013 - Erica Olsen reflects on the relationship between nature and technology, pairing her thoughts with those of the historian Frank Waters.

Reflections West
2:31 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

John Clayton

12/10 & 11/2013 - John Clayton reflects on the popular perception of women in the West as fiercely individual.  He selected a passage by one of Montana's first female novelists Caroline Lockhart.

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