Political Perspectives on 05/19/09
Host Lyn Moelich speaks with storyteller and scholar of mythology Michael Meade of the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation about his performance tonight in Portland called "This Darkness Is Your Candle: Ecstatic Poetry and Sacred Music. It's a night of poetry from Rumi and Hafiz with sacred music by Michael Meade and the Qadim Ensemble. Portland, OR ~ Tuesday, May 19 ~ 7:00 pm, First Unitarian Church ~ 1011 SW 12th Ave
Also Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Geoffrey Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico, about evolutionary psychology and the study of human mental adaptations for judgment, decision making and conduct as it relates to social and sexual behaviors. Miller's latest book is "Spent: Sex, Evolution and Consumer Behavior." He says our consumer choices are dictated not by our desire to feel good, but rather to look good. He speaks tomorrow night, May 20th, as part of the Illahee Lecture Series in Portland.
And Kathleen Stephenson interviews Reza Aslan, author of "How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization and the End of the War on Terror." Aslan is assistant professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. He says you win a cosmic war by refusing to fight one. Reza Aslan is speaking at Powell's Books on Burnside tonight, May 19th. http://rezaaslan.com/cosmicwar.html