Photo of Stephen Dubner by Audrey S. Bernstein, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition
Between today and next Thursday, on public radio stations across the country, the radio program Freakonomics, developed by the authors of six best-selling books with that title, presents a program about noise
. The program looks at noise and its effects on health, learning, with an emphasis on noise as what economists call “negative externalities,” i.e., effects that are by-products of economic activity for which society holds no one responsible, like air pollution.
Among several experts interviewed is our colleague, Dr. Arline Bronzaft.
The show will air on public radio stations across the U.S. at different times up to Thanksgiving. In New York City, it airs on WNYC, on AM 820 on Saturday at 2 p.m. and on 93.9 FM on Sunday at 8 p.m. It also can be streamed from the Freakonomics website, at this link.