Mike Himowitz http://wypr.org en China Rising http://wypr.org/post/china-rising <p>New Yorker staff writer and former China correspondent <strong>Evan Osnos</strong> offers insights and observations about the world's most populous country in "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China."</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:35:03 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 502631 at http://wypr.org China Rising Studying Laughter http://wypr.org/post/studying-laughter <p>What makes us laugh? In "Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why," cognitive neuroscientist and former University of Maryland research scientist <strong>Scott Weems</strong> delves into what makes things funny.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:15:59 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 502572 at http://wypr.org Studying Laughter American Cesar http://wypr.org/post/american-cesar-0 <p>In "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist <strong>Miriam Pawel </strong>chronicles the life of the famous political and labor activist, from his days as a migrant worker to the dramatic rise of the United Farm Workers union. Original air date 6/23/14</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:35:15 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 502180 at http://wypr.org American Cesar Remembering James Meredith http://wypr.org/post/remembering-james-meredith-0 <p>As the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act approaches, Midday features the story of James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, as Meredith led a “March Against Fear” to promote black voter registration, he was wounded by a gunman, a moment captured in an iconic photograph. What followed was one of the central dramas of the civil rights era. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:51:40 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 502118 at http://wypr.org Remembering James Meredith Inside the Teenage Brain http://wypr.org/post/inside-teenage-brain <p>Psychiatrist and author <strong>Daniel Siegel </strong>talks about the teenage brain, how it develops, how it works -- and how parents and their children can make the most of an important period of growth, change and experimentation. Siegel is the best-selling author of "Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain." Original air date 5/28/14</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:29:36 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 501832 at http://wypr.org Inside the Teenage Brain Redeployment http://wypr.org/post/redeployment-0 <p>In a collection of short stories, Dartmouth College graduate and Iraq War veteran<strong> <a href="http://www.philklay.com/">Phil Klay</a></strong> describes the tedium, bloodshed and chaos experienced by Marines during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. <em>Original air date 6/10/14</em></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:47:51 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 501604 at http://wypr.org Redeployment Inside the Brain http://wypr.org/post/inside-brain <p>Science writer<strong><a href="http://samkean.com/"> Sam Kean</a></strong> tells how some of the strangest brain injuries in history led to some of the greatest discoveries about how it works. He is the author of "The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain As Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness and Recovery."</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:35:47 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 501593 at http://wypr.org Inside the Brain Remembering James Meredith http://wypr.org/post/remembering-james-meredith <p>As the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act approaches, Midday features the story of James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, as Meredith led a “March Against Fear” to promote black voter registration, he was wounded by a gunman, a moment captured in an iconic photograph. What followed was one of the central dramas of the civil rights era. Historian <strong>Aram Goudsouzian</strong> tells this story in "Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear."</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:41:01 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 501363 at http://wypr.org Remembering James Meredith American Cesar http://wypr.org/post/american-cesar <p>In "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist <a href="http://miriampawel.com/"><strong>Miriam Pawel</strong></a> chronicles the life of the famous political and labor activist, from his days as a migrant worker to the dramatic rise of the United Farm Workers union.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:29:06 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 501114 at http://wypr.org American Cesar Redeployment http://wypr.org/post/redeployment <p>In a collection of short stories, Dartmouth College graduate and Iraq War veteran <a href="http://www.philklay.com/">Phil Klay</a> describes the tedium, bloodshed and chaos experienced by Marines during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:13:26 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 500475 at http://wypr.org Redeployment