NOTE TO SELF
Daniel Rigmaiden is a criminal. A very hard to capture criminal. It took the use of a secret police weapon that sent beams through the walls of his apartment to track him down. But, despite long odds, he figure out the secret. And his discovery has changed how we understand citizen surveillance.
THIS AMERICAN LIFE
Right now, all sorts of people are trying to rethink and reinvent education, to get poor minority kids performing as well as white kids. But there's one thing nobody tries anymore, despite lots of evidence that it works: desegregation. Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district that, not long ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program. First of a two-part series.
THE LIVELY SHOW
Jess interviews Gretchen Rubin about her newest book, Better than Before, which dives into the methods that allow us to make habits and stick to them - based on our individual habit tendencies. This episode is perfect for anyone interested in incorporating positive habits into their life and have struggled, or just want to do even “better than before.”
RADIOLAB FROM WNYC
In 2004, when casualties in Iraq were rising due to roadside bombs, Ross McNutt used a small plane and a 44 mega-pixel camera and figured out how to watch an entire city all at once, all day long. Whenever a bomb detonated, they could zoom onto that spot and then they could scroll back in time and see - literally see - who planted it. After the war, Ross McNutt retired from the airforce, and brought this technology back home with him… to the United States.