Spoken Arts

A Different Nature on 11/19/12

Program: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 11/19/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art

An Evening of Afrotainment on 11/17/12

Air date: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide

David Lin Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Thu, 11/15/2012

David Lin is a Chinese American businessman in Corvallis, OR. In 2012, he commissioned a mural on the side of his business that highlighted Chinese abuses in Tibet. That act prompted threats on his life by Chinese agents, coercion by Chinese authorities and diplomatic discussions between the US and China that reached Oregon's Congressonal delegation. Don Merrill talked with David Lin about the mural and his American sensibilities on how to prepare and protect the US against what he sees as the triple threats of global warming, family breakdown and an increasingly aggressive China.

 

56:58 minutes (52.16 MB)

Paul Bracken Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Thu, 11/15/2012

Paul Bracken is an academic at Yale University with a warning; nukes are back. In his book, "The Second Nuclear Age," Bracken says profileration, political instability overseas, an outdated American arms control policy and improved technology is making the possibility of a regional nuclear war more likely than full scale war was during the Cold War. Don Merrill talks with Paul about the circumstances and scenarios of this new reality.

28:58 minutes (26.53 MB)

Jon Schwartz Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Thu, 11/15/2012

New York Times writer Jon Schwartz and his wife Jean suspected that their son Joe might be a little different from other toddlers.  By the time his wife was hiding his sister's Barbies so Joe wouldn't take them to school, they knew their son was probably gay.  Thus began the story of a loving acceptance of a loving son as only a father can tell it.  Don Merrill talked with Jon Schwartz about Joe and his coming home by coming out.

25:46 minutes (23.59 MB)

Drinking from Puddles on 11/14/12

Air date: 
Wed, 11/14/2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Short Description: 
Music

Talking Earth on 11/12/12

Program: 
Talking Earth
Air date: 
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Short Description: 
Poetry, spoken arts, prose

An Evening of Afrotainment on 11/10/12

Air date: 
Sat, 11/10/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide

Active Listening on 11/08/12

Air date: 
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 10:00pm - Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
Spinning an eclectic mix of hip hop, soul, folk, and world music

Drinking from Puddles on 11/07/12

Air date: 
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Short Description: 
Music
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