Arts http://news.wsiu.org en Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here' http://news.wsiu.org/post/book-review-angels-make-their-hope-here Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 64878 at http://news.wsiu.org How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory' http://news.wsiu.org/post/how-scientists-created-typhus-vaccine-fantastic-laboratory When Germany invaded the Soviet Union during World War II, Nazi commanders had another worry besides the Red Army. Epidemics of typhus fever, which is transmitted by body lice, killed untold numbers of soldiers and civilians during and after World War I.<p>As World War II raged, typhus reappeared in war-torn areas and in Jewish ghettos, where cramped, harsh conditions were a perfect breeding ground for lice.<p>So the Nazis employed Dr. Rudolf Weigl to produce a typhus vaccine. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:34:00 +0000 editor 64849 at http://news.wsiu.org How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory' 'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers http://news.wsiu.org/post/audience-measurement-how-networks-and-critics-are-wrestling-numbers If the Television Critics Association press tour of 2014, wrapping up Tuesday and Wednesday with presentations from PBS, has had a catchphrase, it's "audience measurement."<p>Critics heard an extended presentation from Nielsen on the very first day of tour about the company's plans to begin measuring viewership on mobile devices and, more generally, about its scramble to keep up – catch up, really – with the way television works now. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:28:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 64842 at http://news.wsiu.org 'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers What 'The Golden Girls' Taught Us About AIDS http://news.wsiu.org/post/what-golden-girls-taught-us-about-aids <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRoKiwmgFkw</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 BARBARA FLETCHER 64828 at http://news.wsiu.org What 'The Golden Girls' Taught Us About AIDS London Through The Eyes Of Dickens In 'The Victorian City' http://news.wsiu.org/post/london-through-eyes-dickens-victorian-city In September 1777, Samuel Johnson declared to his friend James Boswell, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life."<p>Johnson actually was referring to his hectic social calendar, but he did have a point. The city he was discussing was on course to become the largest metropolis the world had ever seen. In 1800, London was home to 1 million residents. By 1911 that number had grown to a staggering 7 million: a population far greater than Paris, Berlin, St. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:37:13 +0000 editor 64826 at http://news.wsiu.org London Through The Eyes Of Dickens In 'The Victorian City'