Studio 619 for March 25, 2007

by scrosby on March 25, 2007

NASA’s Don Yeomans

We’ve all seen the movies or read the books where the killer asteroid slams into earth and destroys life as we know it. But could that really happen? And just what is an asteroid anyway? Or how about a comet? And what about Apophis, the asteroid scheduled to come very close to early on Friday, April 13th, 2029?

Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Don Yeomans, Manager for NASA’s Near Earth Objects program about asteroids, comets and why we should care about such strange things.

This American Life

Ira Glass has taken one of the most popular shows on public radio to television. Though he insists his main job is still the radio show, This American Life debuted last week on Showtime. It’s a venture he was cautious about making, and as he shares with WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders, the end result has turned out to be much different than he expected.

This American Life (television show) airs Thursday nights at 10:30 on Showtime. This American Life (radio show) airs Saturdays at one and Sundays at four on WFPL.

Elizabeth Hickey

Louisville Native Elizabeth Hickey’s second novel, “The Wayward Muse” uses the real-life love triangle between painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, his model Jane Morris and artist William Morris as the setting for a richly imagined story. With experience in art history, Hickey has an eye for artistic detail that brings the story to life. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Hickey about crafting fiction from fact, where she finds inspiration and what it’s like to read to the hometown crowd.

Listen to the show.

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