In Depth for July 27, 2013

The week’s best content from WHYY and from around public media.


Why Mosquitoes Love Me, And Other Mysteries Revealed
NPR’s Shots blog

Why do backyard mosquitoes swarm and feast on some people, while leaving others alone?

Young Adults and Alchohol
Voices in the Family

Dr. Dan Gottlieb and his guests Kathleen Meyers, Tisha Miller, and Hugh Gusterson discuss young adult drinking–what parents and their kids should know, talk about, and do to promote healthy behavior.

Cowboy Junkies
On Canvas

This Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band, consisting of two brothers, their sister, and a childhood friend, have several gold and platinum records to their name as well as a cult following of fans.

The Buddha

Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha’s life narrated by Richard Gere, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion.

Whales Almost Eat Divers
NPR’s Two-Way blog

Divers Shawn Stamback and Francis Antigua had a much closer encounter than they expected off the coast of central California