Heraclitus famously once said 'You cannot step in the same river twice.' This Thursday is unique, just like each and every day. So, this is not just another day, and it will not be just another show. We are going to run through the week in songs, and we are starting with Sunday. Head East gives us this line: Came up Sunday morning, first day of the week...then I have Monday Morning Gloom, and Jimi Hendrix ('It's too bad, that our friends, can't be with us today, well, it's Tuesday). Wednesday is taken care of, you guessed it, by Simon & Garfunkel. Thursday is the Pet Shop Boys, Friday is glorified by The Easybeats, and Saturday gets the royal treatment with The Jefferson Airplane and Greg Kihn. In between certain songs you will hear short sketches of classical music, seven in all. Like nothing you have heard before on Centripetal Sounds. Enjoy! The G Man
It was so much fun discussing food in films with Caroline M. Grant. Caroline and her collaborator, Lisa Catherine Harper, are the editors of The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage, a fascinating book of diverse essays focussed on "true tales of food, family, and how we learn to eat."
Caroline is an avid movie lover so we spent the hour talking about some of our favorite films where food plays a role like Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman and its Westernized counterpart, Tortilla Soup. Dinner Rush, The Big Night, Moonstruck, and others were part of the banter before time ran out. We had many other films on our list, but I'm curious how the ones we ended up talking about fit in with your favorites. Let me know. Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
They recently appeared on the David Letterman Show and their performance tonight (March 25th) at The Englert in Iowa City has been SOLD OUT for weeks (as well as all their shows in other cities). Who is this band? Folks, meet Lake Street Dive; four graduates of the New England Conservatory of Music. They will be my featured artist on Roots Rock Roadhouse today, just before I drive to Iowa City with 15 other insightful, Fairfield ticket holders. If you can't make the live show, this is the next best thing so join the fun!
On this week's Rice Bowl I'm going to feature 4 Japanese Alternative and Punk Rock bands. I chose Ellegarden (image), GReeeeN, Porno Graffiti and LM.C to give you an impression what Blink 182 or Sum 41 would sound like if they were Japanese bands.
Rock out with me on Sunday at 2 PM local time!
Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.
This week Generation whY is exploring the personal story of Marco Saavedra. Marco grew up as an undocumented American, and has spent his life fighting for their rights. As part of Dream 9 and National Immigrant Youth Alliance, Marco has had his story covered by the New York Daily Post and the LA TIMES. In 2012, Marco got himself purposely arrested so he could bring attention to the mistreatment of immigrants in Broward County, Fla. I can't think of anything braver that, especially considering it might have led to deportation! Find out more about the life of Marco Saavedra on Generation whY.
Generation whY explores the issues facing Millennials. The concerns confronting the millennial generation affect more than just a select few- the entire nation is deeply impacted by the tribulations of Generation Y as they come of age. Join Andrew as he discusses a wide range of topics that include; student loan debt, internships, social media, and more. His guests will include OURTIME.org co-founder Matt Segal, The host of the David Pakman show David Pakman, and more.
Interview with Susan Rubis, who visited Colombia a few weeks ago. We talk about travel, food, people, things to do, etc.
While earning her B.S.N. in Nursing from the University of Iowa, Susan Daniels was persuaded to write a magazine column and then a book, The Horse Show Mom's Survival Guide, for parents of children competing in horse shows. With her passion for writing unleashed, she launched into fiction-writing, too, and recently earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. While agents are considering her new novel-in-stories, Susan's enjoying blogging about books, writing, and life at www.susansreading.com.
Tune in to The Studio this week for Susan's thoughtful reflections on creativity, healthcare, writing, and healing. She'll share an excerpt from her new book, too!
"The Lord made men, but Sam Colt mad them equal." This week on Writers' Voices we go back in time, to 1837, when the idea of a revolver that could shoot 6 times without reloading was novel - and the basis for this taut, suspenseful young adult novel set in the wilds of Pennsylvania during a depression.
Robert Lautner, who lives in a wooden cabin in Wales, had a childhood fascination with guns and loved the legend of Colt creating a wooden revolver in order to get a patent for his invention. The seed for "Road to Reckoning" was "What type of man could walk into a room filled with armed murderers with only a wooden gun?"
"Road to Reckoning" is a most unusual combination of fast-moving action, compelling characters, rich historical detail, and literary language. It was a February Book Club selection by BBC Radio 2 and has garnered much attention - understandably so! Join us this week for a look at this fascinating era in American history.
Check out JP's revealing look in Consortium News:
Behind the U.S.-backed coup that ousted the democratically-elected president of Ukraine are the economic interests of giant corporations – from Cargill to Chevron – which see the country as a potential “gold mine” of profits from agricultural and energy exploitation, reports JP Sottile.
We'll be focussing on this topic in depth today as JP is getting a lot of interest on his perspective, including an invite to RT and other interviews. Crimea river, we're Putin on the ritz. For links to headlines discussed, click "Read more" below.