Wednesday, June 11, 2 p.m.
Why Do We Share?
Are humans basically selfish, or basically giving? There’s a widespread assumption that you have to offer people incentives to do good deeds and threaten punishment to stop them from doing evil deeds. But the way people act in the real world contradicts that idea. Humans may actually have been shaped by evolution to care about each other, to share, and to cooperate. In this program, we hear from a fascinating cast of characters.
Wednesday, June 18, 2 p.m.
Why Does Music Move Us?
Music exists in every culture. Does that mean it offers an evolutionary advantage? What drives humans to make music? And why does music get so deeply embedded into our lives? We’ll delve deeper into what music can teach us about the human brain – with musicians and researchers.
TRBQ explores questions that intrigue both scientists and philosophers — questions about what makes us human. The project is a collaboration between Peabody Award-winning SoundVision Productions, The Exploratorium in San Francisco and Public Radio International airing as specials on public radio stations around the country. Veteran public radio journalist and curious guy Dean Olsher asks the questions.
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