Little Women, Down to Earth, Regional Burgers, Riding Home
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 336
- Jan 9, 2020 7:00 pm
- 1:40:43 mins
Why Modern Audiences Love "Little Women" Guest: Anne Boyd Rioux, author, "Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why it Still Matters" What makes the current adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "\_Little Women" \_resonate with modern audiences may be the same themes that popularized the novel in the 1870s. Down to Earth: Disposable Gifts Guest: Rachel Mabey Whipple, member, Board of Directors, Nature Conservancy's Utah chapter; Clint Whipple, Associate Professor, Biology, Brigham Young University This husband and wife duo are back to tackle the culture of giving too many gifts. Inexpensive gifts that are used once and then discarded contribute to a large portion of the waste we produce as a society. What can serve as a replacement for these disposable tokens of affection? Snowflake Science Guest: Kenneth G Libbrecht, Professor, Physics, Caltech Look out your window durring a snowstorm and you'll see billions and billions of snowflakes falling from the sky. The snowflake has long been a symbol of chilly winters and the holiday season, but the science behind these little frozen pieces of art provides interesting insight into why snowflakes end up looking the way that they do. The Burger Belt Guest: George Motz, author, "Hamburger America: A State-By-State Guide to 200 Great Burger Joints" Hamburgers are a beloved American staple, and regional diversity in the styles and flavors add surprising variety in burger styles accross the nation. But purist George Motz says don't overpower the meat in your burger, and you might want to think of grease as a condiment. The Power of Horses to Heal Guest: Tim Hayes, equine-therapy expert, Natural Horsemanship Clinician, and author, "Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal" Developing relationships with horses has an incredible power to change, inspire, and heal us.