NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t

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Danny Boyle, the director of the Oscar-nominated Slumdog Millionaire, says that filming in India presented a variety of difficulties, from language barriers to a limited crew size, but the on-location work allowed him to represent India’s “incredibly rich and complex society.” Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of an orphan boy who gets a shot at glory on the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. The film has garnered 10 Oscar nominations, including nods for best picture and director. Boyle’s other films include Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Shallow Grave.


Hour 1
During our weekly roundtable on national politics, we discuss the stimulus package and the process of getting consensus in Congress. Our guests are EMILY PIERCE, Senior Staff Writer for Roll Call Newspaper and DAVID FARBER, Professor of History at Temple University. Listen to the mp3

Hour 2
This month marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. We discuss the facts supporting Darwinian evolution by natural selection with JERRY COYNE, Professor of University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution. His new book is “Why Evolution Is True.” Listen to the mp3

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Funny and spirited garage-folk rocker Holly Golightly recently paired up with her one-man band The Brokeoffs for their second release as a duo, Dirt Don’t Hurt. Together, Golightly (formerly of Thee Headcoatees) and The Brokeoffs (a.k.a. Lawyer Dave) cook up sprightly duets with a lo-fi sound. Bluesy riffs and jangling banjo provide an appropriate background as Golightly and Dave lash each other with snarky lyrics. “Won’t you choke upon your coffee / I’m gonna drown you in your tea,” they sing on “My 45,” with a smirk demonstrating that the parade of insults is just part of a joyful shtick. In this session with host David Dye, the two discuss the small Spanish studio in which they recorded Dirt Don’t Hurt in five days. The space was filled with vintage equipment as an homage to old-time American roots music.


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