Rita J. King & Zea Barker

Rita J. King is the vice president of business development at Science House and co-director of IMAGINATION. Zea Barker is an animator, video director and performer. She has worked on music videos for Ben Folds and others.

  • Sparking the Cosmic Imagination

    On April 12, 1961, President John F.Kennedy woke up to learn that the Soviet Union had launched the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space. First Sputnik, now this!

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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