June 22, 2001

Professor of Anthropology Peter Ellison talks about the evolution of human reproduction. He explains how the evolution of reproduction has influenced human brain development, and our physical capacity. His book is "On Fertile Ground".

A plastic that heals itself is the product of researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The material releases microcapsules to fill cracks, then hardens. According to project leader Scott White, the repaired solution regains about 75 percent of its original strength.

Kyle Munson returns to the program to talk about David Byrne's "Look Into The Eyeball"; Radiohead's "Amnesiac"; R.E.M.'s "Reveal"; Air's "10,000 Hz"; and The Mother Hips "Green Hills Of Earth". Munson reviews music for "The Todd Mundt Show" and the "Des Moines Register".