"It does fly... right by a gas station." Kurt goes for a test drive with Steve Fambro, the inventor/engineer behind a 3-wheeled electric car that looks like George Jetson's space pod. Produced by Queena Kim.
"Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail" is the latest in the saga of the gun-toting grandma played by Perry in drag. The movies are hugely popular, but are often panned in reviews. Two critics, Melissa Anderson and Armond White, explain why their colleagues are missing out. Produced by Trent Wolbe.
The new computer game ?Spore? lets users create single-celled microbes and, as the game progresses, they ?evolve? into complex creatures and highly developed civilizations. The game's creator, Will Wright, who also invented ?The Sims,? weighs in on the intelligent design debate, and gives Kurt pointers on how to create his very own species.
Kurt remembers the essay that brought him to New York, and the blind date that changed his life.
A lot of us learned that Guglielmo Marconi invented radio, but Nikola Tesla transmitted electromagnetic waves before Marconi ?- the Supreme Court decided the case in 1943. Jim Stagnitto, the Director of Engineering for WNYC, gives Kurt a tour at the top of the Empire State Building to check out a radio transmitter in action.