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Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

The recent passing of Tom Magliozzi reminded me of my love for "Car Talk." Not that I know much of anything about cars or really care to, but I, like ...

Mom's Not Dead Yet... Living in the Moment With Terminal Illness

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

As Kathleen reminded me, I need to stop killing off my mother. I have the rest of my life to grieve after she dies. For today, all Mom wants is for me to be with her... now.

Goodbye, Tom Magliozzi, and Thanks for All the Science

Ann Reid | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Ann Reid

To all of the well-deserved praise being showered on the late Tom Magliozzi, I'd like to add this: thanks for bringing science to millions of listeners along with a hefty serving of laughter.

'Car Talk' Co-Host Dead At 77

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.04.2014 | Media

Tom Magliozzi, the iconic host of "Car Talk" for nearly 35 years, died Monday at the age of 77, after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, NPR announced...

Dear Car Talk Brothers: Thanks For Saving My, My Friend's, and Her Dog's Life 20 Years Ago

Suzanne Clores | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Suzanne Clores

Without you, we'd have been cooked, which would have been almost as bad as driving over the edge of the Grand Canyon. On behalf of myself, my friend, her dog, and all foolish drivers, I belatedly thank you.

Martin Gardner -- The Best Friend Mathematics Ever Had

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

What do L. Ron Hubbard, H.G. Wells, G.K. Chesterton, Lord Dunsany, Alice in Wonderland, M.C. Escher, John H. Conway, Roger Penrose and Oprah Winfrey have in common? The same thing as Isaac Asimov, Vladimir Nabokov, and Salvador Dali.

Shouting About The Arts On Talk Radio

Howard Sherman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

While the idea of all-arts talk radio, modeled on sports talk radio, may strike one upon first thought as rather absurd, I think my friend Pia Catton ...

"Our Car Club": A Fast, Safe Playlist for the End of "Car Talk"

David Wild | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

Today, it was announced that Car Talk will stop producing new episodes in September. In thanks for all those years of wise ass car talk, here's my playlist of some of my favorite songs that talk about cars.

McKibben's Extreme Energy: Why Not Frack?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Still, if we forgo natural gas, what are our alternatives? And that was my stance too until I read McKibben's article. Now I'm fiercely on the environmental side. How did he persuade me? His masterful command of language.

NPR's Surprisingly Firm Financial Footing

Daily Finance | JONATHAN BERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For more than two decades, public-radio listeners have grown accustomed to the erudite questioning style of Fresh Air host Terry Gross. What many peop...

Lucia Graves

WATCH: Anthony Weiner Mocks House Defunding Of NPR | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) wants everyone to know what his GOP colleagues have done to avert financial crisis. After the House voted on Thu...

Oprah's Saving Lives With Her Car Cell-Phone Campaign

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

One could argue that cell phones have caused almost as much physical and sociological damage to our society as television has. TV's still way ahead in that department, but cell phones are gaining.

Journalism versus the Zombies

Paul Dailing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Dailing

The dead rising from their graves to consume the living and overrun the earth, like so many other new trend stories, first broke on Twitter. In its e...

So You Wanna Sound Like You Listen to NPR...

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Make sure to donate $20, or just head to your local goodwill, and find yourself one of those canvas totes. Then you can carry around your new-found sense of superiority with you at all times.

"Car Talk" Guy Ray Magliozzi Favors 50-Cent National Gas Tax

The Bottom Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This week on the Bottom Line podcast: Ray Magliozzi, on why he supports a 50-cent national gas tax: "We would want to discourage people," Ray says, "w...