By Tim Braine
We all want to do the right thing. Or at least some of us do at least some of the time. It seems like there are a lot of that kind of story in this latest radio playlist. Maybe there always are—it does seem like an inherent public radio value. In any case, here are some stories about doing the right thing. Actually we start with a study of why and how we don’t do the right thing all of the time…followed by people trying to save things: London’s pubs, frogs, earth; working out better ways to handle problems: Wild hogs, The Mafia, Reading, PA’s cyclists; and honoring the memory of people who did the right thing and lost their lives.
Social Science Researchers Explore ‘Unethical Amnesia’
NASA Launches Mission To Retrieve Ancient Asteroid Dust
Meat Industry Turns Florida’s Feral Hogs Into Prime Pork
Modern Day Canoeists Travel From Greenland To Scotland
London Borough Raises Pints — And Legal Protections — To U.K.’s Fading Pubs
In The Battle To Save Frogs, Scientists Fight Fungus With Fungus
‘Tough Guy’ Farmers Stand Up To Italian Mafia — And Win
Some Towns Treat Bikes As Trendy, But In Reading, Pa., They’re Tools
Mothers Of Fallen Marines Proud Of The Choices Their Sons
I cannot imagine losing a child. But to lose a child and turn that grief into support for others year after year, that’s a very difficult way of doing the right thing.
PS. For more great radio listening, check out Tim’s other posts “Radio Dinner” — cool stories from NPR and What Your Dog Understands & Other Cool “Under the Radar” Stories. Plus, if you haven’t discovered the BBC radio series In Our Time, check it out here.
This article originally appeared on CultureSonar
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