What's on This Week

07.24.2016
"We live by wild mercy," Terry Tempest Williams writes. In this hour, she takes us to some of her favorite national parks, from Big Bend to Arches. We also explore the desert...
07.24.2016
man in shadow standing in front of airport terminal window
We explore what modern air travel tells us about ourselves -- from the "aerotropolis" city of the future to a new best-selling novel about a private jet that mysteriously plunges...

On Our Minds

In the mid-80's the metal band Winger topped the charts with hits like "Seventeen." Then Grunge came along and left bands like Winger in the dust.  Now, Kip Winger is back on...
The Wisconsin Idea is a century-old dream of sharing the best of higher education with the entire state — bringing the values of the liberal arts, scientific knowledge and...
Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen is a leading figure in Scandinavian jazz, famous for his meditative, almost prayful music. In his latest recording, he's collaborated with...
Jane Austen abandoned her novel "Lady Susan," but filmmaker Whit Stillman has revivied it - in a new film and novel, both called "Love and Friendship." He talks about why he...
For TTBOOK host Anne Strainchamps her only encounters with guns happened in the pages of crime fiction -- usually, stories featuring women. Give her a woman and a gun and she...

Mass Murderers Among US

Our new episode is all about Parks and Recreation — not the great TV series, but actual outdoor spaces. It was inspired, at least in part, by a trip that our host, Anne Strainchamps, recently took to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. You can see her photos over on our Facebook page.