Robert Krulwich http://wfpl.org en A 'Whom Do You Hang With?' Map Of America http://wfpl.org/post/whom-do-you-hang-map-america Look at the center of this map, at the little red dot that marks Kansas City. Technically, Kansas City is at the edge of Missouri, but here on this map it's in the upper middle section of a bigger space with strong blue borders. We don't have a name for this bigger space yet, but soon we will.<p>I would call it, for the moment, "The Part Of America Kansas City Hangs With" because that's what this map is saying. It's a new, intriguing way to see our country. This one was built by tracking dollar bill circulation. There've been similar maps built from phone call data. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:14:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 5021 at http://wfpl.org A 'Whom Do You Hang With?' Map Of America What's That Thing Hanging Outside My Bathroom Window? My Neighbor's Drone http://wfpl.org/post/whats-thing-hanging-outside-my-bathroom-window-my-neighbors-drone <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze84IaSnKFs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxPTbf8OKaM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJafR9dMV2k</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:48:26 +0000 Robert Krulwich 4191 at http://wfpl.org What's That Thing Hanging Outside My Bathroom Window? My Neighbor's Drone A Crazy But Rational Solution To Our Electoral College Problem http://wfpl.org/post/crazy-rational-solution-our-electoral-college-problem Let's pretend. Let's pretend that politics doesn't matter, politicians don't matter, history doesn't matter, nostalgia doesn't matter, emotion doesn't matter, habit doesn't matter, romance doesn't matter, prejudice doesn't matter — all that matters is good old rational, mathematical, look-at-the-numbers common sense.<p>And now let's look at the Electoral College.<p>We know what its problems are. <a href="http://fakeisthenewreal.org/reform/">Simply stated</a>, by mathematician and fellow Obie (Oberlin College, producer of odd ducks) Neil Freeman, some states have lots of electoral power. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:28:03 +0000 Robert Krulwich 4034 at http://wfpl.org A Crazy But Rational Solution To Our Electoral College Problem Guy Pumps Out A Valentine — Literally http://wfpl.org/post/guy-pumps-out-valentine-literally <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG2DRiQt1b0</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:41:01 +0000 Robert Krulwich 4014 at http://wfpl.org Guy Pumps Out A Valentine — Literally Which Is There More Of: Kindness Or Unkindness? A Christmas Accounting http://wfpl.org/post/which-there-more-kindness-or-unkindness-christmas-accounting Here's a notion. It comes from Kevin Kelly, author, editor and friend. Tue, 25 Dec 2012 15:09:46 +0000 Robert Krulwich 3116 at http://wfpl.org Which Is There More Of: Kindness Or Unkindness? A Christmas Accounting