APR Presents

Friday nights from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

APR Presents is Alabama Public Radio's weekly showcase of the variety and diversity of public radio programming. Now featuring the TED Radio Hour, listeners can expect something new and interesting each week.

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This American Life
9:00 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

APR Presents: August 3

Show me the Way
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Show Me the Way

Stories about people in trouble, who look for help in mystifying places. A 15-year-old boy travels more than 1,000 miles, alone, to seek out his hero, whom he's never met. And from Wiretap, Jonathan Goldstein and David Rakoff tell the story of a man with a terrible medical problem, hoping for a cure from a famous doctor — who only communicates in rhyme.

Radiolab
6:00 am
Wed July 25, 2012

APR Presents: July 27

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Colors

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Radiolab
6:00 am
Wed July 18, 2012

APR Presents: July 20

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After Life

What happens at the moment when we slip from life...to the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It's a show of questions that don't have easy answers. So, in a slight departure from our regular format, we bring you eleven meditations on how, when, and even if we die.

This hour: Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lay beyond.

Radiolab
1:19 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

APR Presents: July 13

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Stochasticity

Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness), may be at the very foundation of our lives. To understand how big a role it plays, we look at chance and patterns in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body.

Along the way, we talk to a woman suddenly consumed by a frenzied gambling addiction, meet two friends whose meeting seems to defy pure chance, and take a close look at some very noisy bacteria.

Radiolab
11:49 am
Tue July 10, 2012

APR Presents: July 6

Group of Bonobos (Pan paniscus)
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Lucy

Chimps.  Bonobos.  Humans.  We're all great apes, but that doesn't mean we're one happy family.  This hour of Radiolab:  stories of trying to live together.  A chimp named Lucy teaches us the ups adn downs of growing up human, and a visit to The Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa highlights some of the basics of bonobo culture.  (Be careful, they bite!)

This program was originally produced in 2010.  For more information, visit the website:  http://www.radiolab.org/2010/feb/19/

Radiolab
1:00 am
Mon June 25, 2012

APR Presents: June 29th

Ghost Stories

Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past...in this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence. One man finds a way to put the beatdown on his personal bogey man, a dead monk spurs a king to build a perfect prayer machine, an unknown face launches a thousand dummies (actually, a whole lot more than that), and a skeptic goes on a one-way journey to find out whether spirits exist.

Radiolab
1:00 am
Mon June 18, 2012

APR Presents: June 22nd

When Brains Attack!

In this episode of Radiolab, strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray, knock them off balance, and, sometimes, propel them to do amazing things. We hear from a kid whose voice was disguised from himself, relive a surreal day in the life of a young researcher who was hijacked by her own brain, and try to keep up with an ultra-athlete who, after suffering terrible seizures, gained extraordinary abilities through removing a chunk of her brain.

Radiolab
3:36 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

APR Presents: June 15th

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Guts 

We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core (thanks to a hunter who became a walking science experiment in the 1800s), and listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain. And we talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless.

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