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Radio Times

WHYY
20 episodes
Radio Times is an intelligent talk show dealing with issues of the Delaware Valley, as well as issues of national and global concern. Radio Times is produced by WHYY in Philadelphia.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

Regional Roundup – 05/10/21

This week on the Regional Roundup: WHYY Delaware reporter  MARK EICHMANN  will tell us about the push to get legal representations for evicted Delawareans. WHYY’s political reporter  KATIE MEYER  gives us a preview of the upcoming primary elections in Pennsylvania. We’ll also hear about a new surve…

‘A.I. Nation:’ artificial intelligence in our lives

Artificial intelligence is in all our lives in surprising ways that we often don’t even notice. From our social media feeds to the development of COVID vaccines. It’s used in job hiring, manufacturing, and policing. This hour we talk with the hosts of the new WHYY and Princeton University podcast …

Rift in the GOP and the future Republican Party

The Republican Party is trying to find its footing after President Trump lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden and figure out how closely it wants to be tied to the former president. There is a strong effort to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership role within the caucus because she was critical…

Herd immunity, mask confusion and a nudge for the vaccine hesitant

There is a lot of good news around COVID in the U.S., new infections and deaths are dropping daily, but there’s also growing concern that the slowing uptake in vaccinations could mean that we might never reach herd immunity. And for people who are vaccinated, the new CDC guidelines around mask wear…

‘The Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs’

Sexually transmitted infections have been on the rise in recent years. We’ll talk with physician  INA PARK about why we are seeing spikes in cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia and if the pandemic has changed sexual behavior. Park is the author of  Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Sc…

Regional Roundup – 05/03/21

On this week’s Regional Roundup; The Pennsylvania state university system is planning on merging 6 of it’s schools.  Philadelphia Inquirer  reporter SUE SNYDER will tell us why and what it means for higher ed in the Pa. Then, Pennsylvania is in danger of losing a seat in the U.S. House of Represe…

“Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR”

In the decades before NPR started up as a nonprofit in the 1970s, successful women in journalism were rare — pushed aside in an industry dominated by male chauvinism. But when NPR came into the industry, so did four remarkable women whose careers changed the course of the news field. In her new boo…

Biden’s first 100 days and his American Families Plan

President Biden addressed a joint session of Congress Wednesday night, 99 days into his term. This hour, we discuss what the 46 th  president and what his administration have accomplished, how closely he has kept his campaign promises and what policy priorities remain. We’ll talk about the White Ho…

Internet gambling, sports betting and addiction

Online gambling and sports betting have boomed during the pandemic. It’s not surprising considering people have been stuck at home, stressed, lonely, and looking for entertainment. Gambling is now legal in 44 states and 22 allow sports wagering. With states desperate for revenue, more are expected …

Michelle Zauner, “Crying in H Mart”

After her mother died of cancer in 2014, MICHELLE ZAUNER found herself breaking down in the aisles of H Mart, a popular Korean supermarket chain. She asked herself: “Am I even Korean anymore if there’s no one left to call and ask which brand of seaweed we used to buy?” Her new memoir, Crying in …

Regional Roundup – 04/26/2021

Vaccine appointments are getting easier to find. That’s should be good news but public health experts also worry that demand is falling as infection rates and hospitalizations in Pennsylvania rise. The pause in the J&J vaccine for safety review may also be fueling more hesitancy. We start the Regio…

The Tyranny of Merit

Americans generally believe that if we work hard, we can succeed and that we shape and control our own destinies. But Harvard professor of political philosophy  MICHAEL SANDEL  begs to differ because we all don’t start off on equal footing from the beginning. His new book,  The Tyranny Of Merit: Wh…

New music!

The pandemic froze many of our lives, but not the flow of great new music. Artists from all genres have been pumping out upbeat hits, protest songs, music to dance to, and music to reflect to. In case you missed some of the new great tunes, we thought we’d bring you some suggestions of new artists …

A nation reacts to the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin

After two days of jury deliberation, a 14-day trial, and a year of protesting American policing, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd. This hour, we discuss what the verdict means for the Black community, and if the decision c…

Making up ground after a year of remote learning

A year after the pandemic forced most kids into virtual learning, we are beginning to see the impact that school disruptions have had on student’s academic achievement, as well as their social and emotional health. This hour we look at learning loss from the pandemic, which kids have been hurt the …

Regional Roundup – 04/19/21

On this week’s Regional Roundup; City Councilperson  MARIA QUINOÑES SÀNCHEZ   joins us to give us her perspective on Mayor Jim Kenney’s city budget address. Then, Rev. MARK TYLER  will talk about the effect that the looming Derek Chauvin verdict and the Daunte Wright shooting is having on Philadel…

Getting back to the garden

After a seemingly endless winter, signs of spring are finally sprouting throughout the region. Whether you’re looking for tips to control pests, build a raised bed, incorporate native plants, or start a food garden, it’s time to turn your attention outdoors as the days get longer and warmer. Here t…

Ending America’s longest war

President Biden has announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan by September 11th, ending America’s longest war. Today on the show we’ll talk about what military presence in Afghanistan has, and hasn’t, accomplished, and what will be the result of withdraw from a militar…

‘American Insurrection:’ the rise of violent extremism

A new Frontline/ProPublica documentary “American Insurrection” airs this week on PBS. It examines the rise of violent extremist groups over the last three years leading up to the attack on the U.S. Capitol. ProPublica reporter A.C. THOMPSON   and Frontline director  RICK ROWLEY have been tracki…

Should corporations take political positions?

Should corporations weigh in on political and social issues? Senator Mitch McConnell told Major League Baseball, Delta, and Coca-Cola that they should “stay out of politics” when the organizations condemned Georgia’s new restrictive voting law, but he said that he didn’t mean political contribution…