Weekly Roundup: Cape Cod Sounds, Time Perception, Apocalypse

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Here's our weekly compilation of arts coverage from all four of WBUR's radio programs -- Here & Now, Only A GameOn Point and Radio Boston.


The Sounds Of Cape Cod, Captured

Rolling waves, the ferry's whistle, seagulls — summertime in New England, right? That's exactly what Berklee College of Music professor Steve Wilkes had in mind. For the past three years, he's recorded the sounds of the Cape for his project, "Hear Cape Cod."


‘Time Warped’: The Many Ways Humans Experience Time

New memories make time seem to pass more slowly, whereas routine makes it seem like the weeks and years zip by, according to Claudia Hammond, author of "Time Warped: Unlocking The Mysteries Of Time Perception."

David Foster Wallace’s Heroic IRS

Picture the 1980s, but this time with IRS agents on the hunt for profit and the act of paying your taxes feeling like a religious experience. That's the premise of the late author's posthumous, unfinished novel, "The Pale King."

Why Fresno Is The Land Of Poets

Dozens of American cities are naming their own poets laureate. But then there's Fresno — an agricultural city in the dusty, flat central valley of California. Its newest poet laureate is James Tyner, who writes about his experiences growing up in poor neighborhoods.

A Poetic Commemoration During Boston Strong Concert

Celebrated musicians and thousands of people came together for last week's Boston Strong concert. Poet Richard Blanco — who read at Obama's inauguration — was also there to offer his words.

Think Money Can’t Buy Happiness? Try Spending It Right.

The authors of "Happy Money: The Science Of Smarter Spending" offer five tips to make the most out of your money in terms of happiness. Rule number one? Buy experiences, not things.

Phil Jackson Reflects On His Historic NBA Career In ‘Eleven Rings’

Phil Jackson won more NBA rings than any other coach. He shares stories about his days as a player, his more unusual coaching techniques and Shaquille O’Neal’s shy side.


Hannah Arendt On The Big Screen

“The banality of evil,” Hannah Arendt famously wrote in 1963, covering the trial of a Nazi soldier. Her political theory rocked the 20th century, and a new film looks at the life, mind and notoriety of the philosopher.

The Coming Apocalypse(s) In Summer Film

We expect summer blockbusters to get bigger and more explosive every year, says film critic Ty Burr. But he also says the dystopian theme is evidence of how we channel our anxieties into entertainment.

Going Inside The Marathon Investigation In ‘Manhunt’

A new NOVA documentary explores the investigative techniques and technological advancements that made the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects successful.

This program aired on June 1, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.