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In Case You Missed It, September 2015

From KPR

Who Was Boston Corbett? New Book Sheds Light on Man Who Killed Lincoln's Assassin
Kansas history is replete with unusual characters. One of the most historically significant is also one of the most enigmatic: Boston Corbett, the man who shot John Wilkes Booth. Commentator Rex Buchanan just finished reading a new book on the strange life and times of Corbett, the soldier who killed the actor who killed President Lincoln.

KPR Presents: KU 150
KU celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. KPR Presents aired a special Jayhawk edition of the show.

Singapore Celebrates 50 Years of Democratic Independence
Singapore is a quirky island nation. Chewing gum is illegal. There are no trials by jury. But as Commentator John "Richard" Schrock tells us, the city-state is also an amazing Asian country, where corruption and crime rates are low... and personal health and wealth rank higher than here in the U.S.

From NPR

Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years On
A decade after the hurricane, the city has mostly bounced back, but not the African-American neighborhood with some of the worst damage. Many people didn't return; life's a struggle for those who did.

Isolating Inmates: Solitary Confinement in the U.S.
Early experiments in isolating inmates took place at a Philadelphia prison in the 1800s. Though discredited as cruel, the practice was later revived nationwide during the drug war.

Close Listening: Decoding Nature Through Sound
Biologists seeking to understand how animals communicate have created a culture of listening.


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