• Fri
    May 13
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    May 16
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Getting Lost in "Septimania" with Jonathan Levi

Jonathan Levi From co-founder of "Granta:The Magazine of New Writing" to opera composer, playwright and director, educator, short story and essay writer and of course, novelist, Jonathan Levi is the embodiment of the Renaissance Man.

Septimania

His first novel, " A Guide for the Perplexed" was published in 1992 to rave reviews.  His second novel, "Septimania," is brand new and hard to describe.  Here's one way: "Levi's fable of love, religion and physics dances with a spirited and lambent invention, rendered in precise and often lyrically beautiful prose."--Owen Sheers, author of I Saw a Man and Resistance

Okay, maybe you'll just have to tune in to Writers' Voices if you really want to  know what it's about!

 

THE WEEK THAT WAS              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>>>Mind The Gap
Trump supporters differ from other GOP voters on foreign policy, immigration issues
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/05/11/trump-supporters-differ-from-other-gop-voters-on-foreign-policy-immigration-issues/
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Democratic Convention Hosted by Republican Donors, Anti-Obamacare Lobbyists
https://theintercept.com/2016/05/11/lobbyists-dnc-2016-convention/

>>>Redacted Truth And No Consequences
The FBI Is Keeping 80,000 Secret Files on the Saudis and 9/11
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/12/the-fbi-is-keeping-80-000-secret-files-on-the-saudis-and-9-11.html
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Judge criticizes Pentagon suppression of thousands of Bush-era torture photos
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/11/pentagon-military-torture-photos-george-w-bush-war-on-terror

>>>The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks For You.
Hedge Funds Faced Choppy Waters in 2015, but Chiefs Cashed In
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/10/business/dealbook/hedge-fund-manager-compensation.html
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Denied bathroom breaks, these workers must resort to diapers
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/denied-bathroom-breaks-these-workers-must-resort-to-diapers/

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  • Fri
    May 13
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Tue
    May 17
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm

New Album by Shawn Colvin

Featuring Shawn Colvin's New Album


"It’s more adventurous than before, due not only to the diversity of her sources (Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder et. al.), but also to the stripped down approach."

--Pop Matters

  • Wed
    May 11
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    May 13
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Asparagus with Michael Havelka and PIZZA!

  • Thu
    May 12
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 18
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

The Water of Evolutionary Dew

T ShirtDennis Miller has this radio show and he has a promo that includes the water of evolutionary dew. Which literally translates into a process of growth condensation. Now, that I can relate to! Assimilating, sorting, and cataloging useful information, that's me, by way of song. I play the songs, you all benefit from having heard them. That's my story. So tune in for some 26 unique packets by the likes of Ween, Rare Earth, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, John Mayall, and Iota, among others. The G Man

Julie BerryJulie Berry is an award-winning writer of novels for children and young adults, including The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place. 

The Passion of Dolssa

This week, Julie joins us on Writers' Voices to discuss her latest book, "The Passion of Dolssa," a historical novel for young adults set in 13th Century Provence, France.  It deals with some very adult topics - faith, love, fideltiy, and the power of the feminine.

And it is a great read!  Listen in - we'd love to have you.

Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥

  • Sat
    May 07
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    May 09
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

New Music, New Bands

RRIf you are interested in recent-to-hit-the-scene music, I have some input for you this weekend. I am playing selections from current releases by Khruangbin, Fufanu, Ethan Johns, Valet, Lejonslaktet, Kosmo-0, Bob Moses, Red Cosmos, and The Fuzz. Plus some hard-to-find tunes by Strawberry Window and West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Cool Breeze

THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>>The No-Win Election
GOP Senator on Trump vs. Clinton: There Are 'Dumpster Fires' That Are More Popular
https://news.vice.com/article/gop-senator-on-trump-vs-clinton-there-are-dumpster-fires-that-are-more-popular
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Trump vs. Clinton is a verdict on America
http://theweek.com/articles/622353/trump-vs-clinton-verdict-america

>>>Free Traitors
Politicians across the EU back away from TTIP after leak—but Cameron ploughs on
http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/05/big-ttip-leak-cameron-ploughs-on-isds/
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New Data Show U.S. Trade Deficit Doubled, More Jobs Lost Under Obama Trade Deal That Was Template for the TPP
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lori-wallach/new-data-show-us-trade-de_b_9841764.html

>>>Pain-Murderers
'You want a description of hell?' OxyContin's 12-hour problem
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-oxycontin-day-1-20160505-snap-story.html
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Prince’s Addiction and an Intervention That Came Too Late
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/05/arts/music/friends-sought-help-for-princes-addiction-lawyer-says.html

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  • Fri
    May 06
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    May 08
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers movie talk

Spring has sprung and everything is growing, including blockbuster films. The latest Captain America: Civil War poster megahit comes from the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" - Captain America: Civil War and it's a significant event, enjoyable to see and will be immense at the box office. The buzz for this franchise film is extraordinary- "The most mature and substantive picture to have yet emerged from the Marvel Cinematic Universe." - Variety. With a little research it's easy to predict it will easily set a new opening weekend record for May. I'm prone to hyperbole (cause it's fun) and without researching releases for the rest of 2016, I'm going to predict Captain America: Civil War will be the top one or two grossing films of the year.

There are two other films we found interesting. A Bigger Splash. "Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton, looking like David Bowie) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when record producer & old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday." "Everything in this spellbinding erotic dance is so ripe and voluptuous that watching it doesn't seem enough, you want to take a bite out of it." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. Also opening, The Family Fang. Directed by and starring Jason Bateman, with Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. "Goes deep into family dysfunction, but even more impressively, it smuggles in the daredevilish art theories of the late Chris Burden and his ilk." - Time Out

We'll also cover some of June's releases in our continuing summer preview, on the Filmosophers with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." "Civil War brings the fun, the fierce and the fireworks. Summer, we have liftoff." - Rolling Stone

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