Robert Siegel http://www.kunc.org en What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits http://www.kunc.org/post/what-odds-fail-capture-when-health-crisis-hits How well do we understand and act on probabilities that something will happen? A 30 percent chance of this or an 80 percent chance of that?<p>As it turns out, making decisions based on the odds can be an extremely difficult thing to do, even for people who study the science of how we make decisions.<p><a href="http://www.sph.umich.edu/iscr/faculty/profile.cfm?uniqname=bzikmund" target="_blank">Brian Zikmund-Fisher</a> would know. He teaches about risk and probability at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 58980 at http://www.kunc.org What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits Audra McDonald Racks Up The Tonys, This Time As Billie Holiday http://www.kunc.org/post/audra-mcdonald-racks-tonys-time-billie-holiday Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>There's a new queen of Broadway. Audra McDonald won her sixth Tony award last night for her betrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill."<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, CRAZY HE CALLS ME")<p>AUDRA MCDONALD: (As Billie Holiday, singing) Crazy he calls me. Sure I'm crazy. Crazy in love, I'd say.<p>CORNISH: When she got to the stage to accept her Tony, the audience at Radio City Music Hall was on its feet. The standing ovation that initially drowning her out.<p>MCDONALD: Thank you so much. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 57534 at http://www.kunc.org 'A Change-up On Steroids:' The History Of A Sky-Scraping Pitch http://www.kunc.org/post/change-steroids-history-sky-scraping-pitch In a recent Nippon Professional Baseball game in Japan, Kazuhito Tadano threw a slow, arcing pitch that caught the batter by surprise. Video of the play quickly went viral on the Internet, but the pitch has a history — and a name: the eephus pitch. Paul Dickson, author of the <a href="http://www.baseballdictionary.com/">Dickson Baseball Dictionary</a>, offers more details. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:33:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 57344 at http://www.kunc.org Letters: Maya Angelou And Doc Holliday http://www.kunc.org/post/letters-maya-angelou-and-oligarch Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about a mistaken Wild West reference and the death of the poet Maya Angelou. Fri, 30 May 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 57194 at http://www.kunc.org Madeleine Albright: A Free, Fair Election Possible In Ukraine http://www.kunc.org/post/madeleine-albright-free-fair-election-possible-ukraine Robert Siegel speaks with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who is in Kiev leading a team of international election observers set to monitor voting in Ukraine on Sunday. Fri, 23 May 2014 21:39:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 56921 at http://www.kunc.org