Arts & Culture

We speak with Carleton College graduate Helene Wecker about her debut novel The Golem & the Jinni, an immigrant tale that combines Jewish and Arab folk mythology.

We also chat with Sophie Cabot Black about her new poetry collection The Exchange. She is the author of two previous collections of poetry, The Descent, which won the Connecticut Book Award and The Misunderstanding of Nature, which won the Norma Farber First Book Award.

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Live music from Niki Becker and tunes to celebrate Accordion Awareness Month!

Music Host / Engineer: Jean Silverberg
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Ron Thums

In What Do Women Want?

Adventures in the Science of Female Desire, critically acclaimed journalist Daniel Bergne disseminates the latest scientific research and paints an unprecedented portrait of female lust: the triggers, the fantasies, the mind-body connection (and disconnection), the reasons behind the loss of libido, and, most revelatory, that this loss is not inevitable.

Are women actually the less monogamous gender? Do women really crave intimacy and emotional connection? Are women more disposed to sex with strangers and multiple pairings than either science or society have ever let on? And is “the fairer sex” actually more sexually aggressive and anarchic than men?

While debunking the myths popularized by evolutionary psychology, Bergner also talks at the future of female sexuality. Pharmaceutical companies are pouring billions of dollars to develop a “Viagra” for women. But will it ever be released? Or are we not yet ready for a world in which women can become aroused at the simple popping of a pill?
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Music Host: Cory Washington
News Host: Ryan Zickermann / Xan Holston
Producer / Engineer: Siobhan Kierans

Suspense – David Cummings sits in with a pair from the Suspense radio series.

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