Sunday Baroque

Sunday 10:00 a.m.-Noon

Sunday Baroque is a weekly radio showcase of music written in the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. The program is an entertaining mix of both period and modern instruments, familiar and less well known composers, and performers who range from well-established favorites to exciting newcomers. Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona puts the music in context by sharing tidbits about the music, composers, and performers – just enough to get your attention, because the music mostly speaks for itself. Whether you’re a musical novice or a knowledgeable insider, you’ll feel welcome, learn something interesting, and feel refreshed and inspired by the sparkling musical selections on Sunday Baroque.

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

The synth stylings of Kraftwerk. When that song "Autobahn" came out 1974, and, yes, I was around to remember when it came out then, synthesizers were the cutting edge in music technology. It really were a rarity, but not so today. Synthesizers are everywhere. In pop music, from the top 40s, to indie synth pop, you definitely heard synthesizers, maybe you've even seen them in action. But do you know how they work? Yeah.

Science Book Picks for 2013

Dec 16, 2013

IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow and you are invited to join our annual holiday club of the air. This week we'll be talking about some of the best science reads from 2013. I'm going to throw in my favorite one right at the beginning before Deborah and Maria get a chance to put a word in edgewise.

IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. If you tuned into "Jeopardy!" in 2011, you might have heard an exchange like this.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "JEOPARDY!")

ALEX TREBEK: Watson, start us, please.

WATSON: The European Union for $200.

TREBEK: As of 2010, Croatia and Macedonia are candidates but this is the only former Yugoslav Republic in the EU. Brad.

BRAD: What is Bosnia?

TREBEK: No. Watson.

WATSON: What is Serbia?