Broadcast Bits

COSI Adventures of Liz, the Intern
8:30 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition - "Tablecloth Chaos"

Elizabeth Miller

It’s a famous stunt: a magician pulls a tablecloth from under a table full of dishes without disturbing a single one. Would you believe physics is at work in this trick?

 

With “Tablecloth Chaos”, one of several interactive activities at COSI's Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, you can put your skills to the test. Using Newton's first law of physics, one can find the best and easiest way to pull the tablecloth without disturbing anything. There may be several ways to pull the tablecloth successfully, just make sure you don't mess up the dishes!

 

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COSI Adventures of Liz, the intern
8:30 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition - "Dodge a Bullet"

Dodge a Bullet at Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Elizabeth Miller

For those daredevils out there, this week's look into Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition will be sure to thrill. Even for other, more timid people, this week's interactive activity is not as dangerous as it sounds.  This activity tests the myth of whether one can dodge a bullet.  

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COSI Adventures of Liz, the intern
8:30 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition - "Killer Card Toss"

Killer Card Toss at Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Elizabeth Miller

This week’s look into Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition is all about the Killer Card Toss, an interactive that tests one’s ability to throw a card so quickly that it sticks into a target.  The success in this activity depends on the card’s angular momentum, which is created by the angle at which you throw the card and the flick of the wrist.  

Find out how quickly you can toss a card at COSI’s Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, featured at COSI through September 2, and keep watching www.wcbe.org for more about this exciting new exhibit.

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COSI adventures of Liz, the Intern
8:30 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, the newest addition to COSI

www.msichicago.org

Can you dodge a bullet? How long can you hang from a ledge with just your fingers? Is it possible to pull the tablecloth off of a set table without moving a dish?

Find out all these answers and more, without the risk, at COSI's new Mythbusters exhibit. Through September 2, you can be a part of the Emmy – nominated hit TV show that examines and answers everyday questions and legends.

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COSI adventures of Liz, the Intern
8:30 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition - "Cliffhanger"

Cliffhanger activity
Elizabeth Miller

Have you ever wondered how long you can hang onto a cliff before falling to your untimely demise?

The answer to this (minus the risk of imminent death) is at COSI’s newest exhibit, Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition and Cliffhanger, an activity that tests your ability to hang onto a "cliff" for as long as you can stand it.

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COSI adventures of Liz, the Intern
8:30 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition - "Blind Driving"

Blind Driving
www.blogs.discovery.com

In this week's look into Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, is it possible to drive successfully while "blind"?

In this interactive activity, the participant is driving on a course that they cannot see. They must rely on a partner who can see the course to give instruction. The activity is not about who has the most driving experience, it is more about how to relay directions in a helpful, organized fashion.

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Holiday Programming
1:21 am
Thu July 4, 2013

July 4th Programming Schedule on WCBE!

Captain America
http://avengersalliance.wikia.com/wiki/File:Captain_America_4th_July.jpg

Be sure to keep your radio dial set to 90.5 FM while you celebrate Independence Day. Here's a rundown of the special programming:

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Broadcast Bits
3:13 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Top 10 Summer Songs

1. Singing Sweet Home Alabama All Summer Long-Kid Rock

 

 

This song is really good. It's about being on the beach and hanging out with friends which summer is all about.

  

 

2. Surfin' USA

 

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Broadcast Bits
11:22 am
Thu May 30, 2013

JazzSet Remembers Mulgrew Miller

Jean Francois Laberine via NPR.org

Coming up this Sunday, JazzSet remembers pianist Mulgrew Miller (1955-2013) as Artist-in-Residence at the 2010 Detroit Jazz Festival. Picture it: outdoors and downtown on Labor Day weekend, Miller is everywhere, playing and teaching and being interviewed, and he's smiling. From that weekend, he leads his group Wingspan and plays two-piano duets with Kenny Barron on JazzSet.

Tune in for this special edition of JazzSet, as we remember Mulgrew Miller, this Sunday at 2pm on 90.5 FM, WCBE Columbus, followed by Jazz Sunday starting  at 3pm.

Holiday Programming
12:06 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Memorial Day Broadcast Specials

9am: Backstory: Mission Accomplished - How Wars End
The declaration of "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq was famously premature. But have America's other wars had neat or definitive endings?  In this episode, BackStory looks at prominent conflicts of the last three centuries, and explores what it takes to end a war -- both in legal terms, and in the popular imagination.

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Saturday Programming Special
11:41 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Jackie Robinson Radio Special, May 18 @ 3pm

Marchbanks under Jackie Robinson banner at Pasadena City College (April 2013)

WCBE was a fan of American sports and civil rights hero, Jackie Robinson,  before being one was "cool."

Back in early winter 2007, WCBE music history reporter Jack Marchbanks researched, wrote and produced a retrospective on Jackie Robinson to note the 60th anniversary (April 15, 2007) of Robinson breaking the "color barrier" in major league baseball.

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Station Event
8:18 am
Wed May 15, 2013

WCBE Yard Sale, June 1st, 2013 @8am

The WCBE Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, June 1st starting at 8am in front of our studios at the Fort Hayes Campus, located at 540 Jack Gibbs Blvd in Columbus. You can donate Goodwill acceptble items beforehand for the sale from May 27th through May 31st. All proceeds benefit WCBE! Any items not sold at our yard sale will be given to Goodwill. Don't forget to mark your calendar! See you there!

Need directions?

Saturday Programming Special
10:18 am
Fri May 10, 2013

America Abroad Radio: Religious Minorities in the Middle East

Coming up this Saturday afternoon at 3pm on America Abroad, it's an update of a previous program. While largely Muslim today, the Middle East is also the birthplace of Christianity, Judaism, and other religions. They're in the minority, along with many Muslim sects. With the rise of Islamist political parties, what rights and protections can minority religious groups expect? We'll look at the Alawites of Syria, Jewish life in Tunisia, Christians and Baha'is in Egypt, and more this Saturday, May 11th at 3pm, on 90.5 FM, WCBE Columbus!

Live Cinema Event
3:49 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Live Cinema Event

Credit NPR/WWDTM

It's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! like you've never seen it before! Because, well, normally you can't see it -- it's a radio show.

Watch the TRAILER here.

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Saturday Documentary Special
11:21 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Life in 2030 - March 2, 2013 @ 3pm on 90.5 FM

http://spectrum.ieee.org

Coming up this Saturday, March 2nd at 3pm, it's "Life in 2030": Robots that fight fires, cars that drive themselves, clothes that prevent illness—are they the stuff of science fiction? Or are they more likely than we think? “Life in 2030,” a one-hour special from the radio series Engineers of the New Millennium, explores the latest discoveries to give listeners an idea of how technology will shape our lives in the not-too-distant future. 

Broadcast Bits
11:02 am
Wed February 20, 2013

America Abroad Radio Special: Obama's Foreign Policy Challenges

AP, Carolyn Kaster http://www.americaabroad.org

Coming up on the next America Abroad: From unrest in the Middle East, to a rising China, to Europe's economic woes, the next Obama administration will face a series of foreign policy challenges. As President Obama's second term gets underway, we'll examine the major foreign policy issues on his plate.

Tune in for this edition of America Abroad this Saturday, February 23rd, on 90.5 FM WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark!

Broadcast Bits
1:08 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

New Newark Signal Announced - 106.3 FM!

We're back in Newark!  After years of searching, researching, and wrangling, WCBE is on the air in the Newark/Granville area once again.  Our return required a frequency move:  we're now broadcasting there at 106.3 FM.

The geography of the area blocks our main frequency of 90.5 FM.  When we had to power down several years ago due to interference with a new rock station in Columbus, listeners in that "blacked-out" region could no longer tune in to our dulcet tones and tunes.  We're persistent broadcast buggers, though, and we've kept working at the issue ever since.

Saturday Documentary Special
1:37 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

The Blue Note Sound, Saturday, February 15th at 3p.m.

Various jazz musicians on the Blue Note record label.
http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu

Coming up this Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, it's The Blue Note Sound! It's our third special for African-American history month. The Blue Note record label attracted many of the true giants in jazz, bringing African-American artists into the attention of the mainstream, changing the direction of jazz forever.

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Saturday Documentary Special
11:43 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Maya Angelou's Black History Month Special

Maya Angelou
http://mayaangelouonpublicradio.com/

Join us this Saturday, February 9th, at 3pm for this hour-long Black History Month radio program. This special features milestone conversations with Maya Angelou and lauded African Americans who tell the stories of a culture through the entertainment industry, award-winning music, opportunities for philanthropy and the pursuit of peace. Join a Grammy, Emmy, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Nobel Prize winning group of voices with the poetic, historical commentary of Maya Angelou. Guests include:

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Broadcast Bits
1:59 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

Fred Armisen imitating Ira Glass on Saturday Night Live

http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=1428371 SNL

Coming up this Monday, Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen co-hosts with Ira Glass as This American Life explores cases of doppelgangers, doubles, evil twins and not-so-evil twins. Tune in for This American Life Monday night at 7pm, on 90.5 FM!

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