WAMU 88.5 : The Big Broadcast

The Big Broadcast: July 27, 2014

  • 07:00p Johnny Dollar
    09/10-11/56 Confidential Matter Pts. 1-2 (Sus.) (CBS) (27:16)
  • 07:30p Dragnet
    10/19/52 #174 The Big Pill (NBC) (25:54)
  • 08:00p Gunsmoke
    10/09/55 #183 The Coward (CBS) (21:00)
  • 08:30p Duffy's Tavern
    11/09/45 Eddie Wants to Quit (AFRS) (29:26)
  • 09:00p Gangbusters
    09/10/49 #597 Case of the Red Hot Readers (25:00)
  • 09:30p Box 13
    12/12/48 #17 The Haunted Artist (Synd) (26:48)
  • 10:00p Screen Director's Playhouse
    11/09/50 Shadow of a Doubt w/Cary Grant (RCA Victor/Anacin) (NBC) (57:56)
NPR

Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Ben Zimmer, language columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explains the origin of the phrase "it's all Greek to me" — and shares a few variants from other languages.
NPR

Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
WAMU 88.5

Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

NPR

Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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