Allen Cobb returns to Writers' Voices this week to tell Monica and Caroline about his latest publishing venture - "The Rules for the game of life" - A novel, in which secrets are revealed.
According to Allen, "t's a little comical, a little cosmic, and hopefully a fun read. As many of you know, I've been collecting a strange set of "rules" — with tongue firmly in cheek — and I finally succumbed to repeated requests to "make them into a book." It quickly turned into an unexpected little novel, one which pretty much wrote itself. (Which is probably a Good Thing.)"
Allen is also a poet, a sound artist, and a publisher so no doubt this will be a far-ranging conversation on Writers' Voices!
Galen Hawthorne (Of the Midweek Songstreak) interviews Yakov Smirnoff
Local student of culture and climates, Sean Hickey, will prepare three dishes-dry-style street noodle, chicken rice soup, and kao soy. Gisella Isidori will visit with us, and we're going to talk about a special Italian trip coming up in June.
If you can't make it to Hy-Vee, join us on the web for our tea show with Bruce Richardson and Corey Morrow. Bruce is a world-reknowned expert on the Camellia sinensis, while Corey brews the leaves up locally at earth and water.
Do dogs think? Do rats laugh?
All over the world, scientists are making new discoveries about how and what animals think and feel. Acclaimed science writer Virginia Morell visited these researchers, and she reports their discoveries on animal cognition in her new book, Animal Wise: the Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures.
Virginia's three previous celebrated nonfiction books are Ancestral Passions, Blue Nile, and Wildlife Wars (coauthored with Richard Leakey). Her work appears regularly in Science, National Geographic, and Conde Nast Traveler. Want to know what your dog has in mind? Tune in to this show to find out!
Photo courtesy of Michael McRae
Interview with Cameron O'Connor
The American Shakespeare Center will present the comedy Twelfth Night on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium. This is a free performance open to the public, writes Theresa Rose for KILJ.
“This is ‘fun Shakespeare’—-light, witty, and fast-paced; a play full of fools, knaves, clowns, scoundrels, cross-dressing tricksters, nerds in love, and a crusty drunken uncle named—-we kid you not—Sir Toby Belch,” said Dr. Jeff Martinek, professor of English at Iowa Wesleyan. “If you have never seen Shakespeare performed live or have doubts about it being your cup of tea, we urge you to give this one a try.”
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and there will be live acoustic music and a pre-show speech by the cast in the half-hour prior to the performance.