For Columbia Radio News, I’m Eleanor Stanford. An F train derailed around 10.40am this morning in Queens, injuring 19 people. Four of these passengers were seriously injured. The six middle cars went off the tracks near the 65th Street and Roosevelt Ave stops. MTA officials said that firefighters evacuated 1,000 passengers over the course of […]
ELEANOR: We heard earlier how our personal privacy has been threatened online by the Heartbleed breach. FELICE: But the European Parliament has just voted to protect the internet in a different way – to protect its freedoms. ELEANOR: I found that in this country there are no such protections – but there is a fiery […]
Two scientists from the Brainwave Music Project have developed technology that transforms brainwaves into music. Our brains perform this kind of “data mapping” almost constantly, but the software to harness it has only just been developed. These two innovators say the technology could make electronic music more accessible. But would you really want to listen to the music your brain makes?
HOST INTRO: We hear a lot about sex workers, but rarely do we hear them tell their own stories. At the Red Umbrella Project’s memoir readings in Brooklyn, Eleanor Stanford spent the evening with a group of sex workers turned authors. And a warning to listeners – this story contains graphic sexual imagery involving a […]
Bar staff at Warren 77 in Tribeca turned up to work four hours early. They anticipated a bigger than usual lunchtime rush. Sure enough, noon struck and the Canada – Austria Olympic hockey game started on the six flatscreen TVs. And then the Canadians arrived.