Commentaries

Corinna Nicolaou
6:24 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Worship Directory: Corinna Nicolaou

You may have heard or read about ‘Nones.’ Not the type that live in convents. We’re talking about N-O-N-E, that is, the people who answer questionnaires about religious affiliation with 'none'. Though Nones may not have a religion, they wonder about God. Who, or what is God?  Northwest Public Radio commentator Corinna Nicolaou is searching for answers, but is having a hard time deciding where to start.

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Commentaries
8:43 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Fetching for a Living

Border Collies are consistently named the most intelligent of all dogs. Is their intelligence simply a matter of nature, or is there some nurture involved as well? Dr. Kirsten Peters wonders about the answer.

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Commentaries
1:44 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Words Matter: Exploiting American Values in the Name of Extremism

Dr. Lawrence Pintak, Founding Dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

A look at the roots of the violence erupting in the Arab world in a commentary from Lawrence Pintak, the founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU and a leading Middle East scholar.

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Regrets
12:07 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Regrets

You know that saying, “No regrets?” It seems like a good way to live. But  NWPR commentator Corinna Nicolaou, says it’s not for her. She would rather keep all those regrets close by.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog.

Rock Doc
4:26 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

What A Drag

Dr. Kirsten Peters
Photo courtesy Washington State University

I swim laps at noon several times a week. I enjoy the water, and the gentle exercise is good for my aging joints.

Like other old ladies in the pool, I’m no speed demon. Even a bucketful of performance enhancing drugs would not make me slice through the water quickly. But like all the lap swimmers I know, slow or fast, I take an interest in Michael Phelps and the other American swimmers soon to compete in London in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Corinna Nicolaou
12:00 am
Wed July 4, 2012

My Country Tizovee: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

When you were a kid, did you sneak candies and hide the wrappers so your parents wouldn't find the evidence? Commentator Corinna Nicolaou did too. As we head into the 4th of July weekend here's a story of rebellion, and the sweet land of liberty, as a child sees it.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
6:25 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Corinna Nicolaou: An Ode To Melons

Today is the first day of summer, and the weather is warm. NWPR commentator Corinna Nicolaou, she’s been waiting all winter long to taste summer, but she’s not craving BBQ!

Rock Doc
7:12 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Victory Over The Angel Of Death

Dr. Kirsten Peters
Photo courtesy Washington State University

In a 1789 letter, Benjamin Franklin wrote: "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Well, it should interest you to know that death is no longer a certainty, at least for one species. The Rock Doc, Dr. Kirsten Peters, has the details.

"The gene for death has been isolated –and reversed- by scientists. Not a bad day’s work, you might say.

Sorry, it’s not the death of human beings that’s at issue. But it is a gene for death that’s embedded in a plant on which we all directly depend each day. And that’s good enough to be plenty encouraging.

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Rock Doc
6:46 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Rock Doc: Our Daily Bread In 2050

Washington State University

One of my habits in recent years has been studying climate history in my free time. What can I say; it keeps me out of bars.

Recently, I was startled to learn that the temperatures experienced by American wheat farms back in the 1830s were almost 7 degrees warmer than they now are.

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Commentaries
12:25 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Ira Glass’s Casablanca Moment with Mike Daisey

Dr. Lawrence Pintak, Founding Dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

Dr. Lawrence Pintak, Founding Dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, responds to the recent This American Life controversy surrounding their story on Apple's manufacturing practices in China. This commentary appeared today in the Columbia Journalism Review.

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