Friday, January 15, 2010

Jan 18 - 22 Programs

Jean’s Pick of the Week: While I’m writing this on Thursday, anticipating a delightful program on monastery cooking when Madeline Scherb joins us for A Taste of Heaven on tomorrow’s All About Food, I have to say it would be hard to beat the inspiration of Wednesday’s show with Dacher Keltner on The Compassionate Instinct, or the mental stimulation of today’s program with virtual reality guru Jared Lanier. Suffice it to say, it’s been a good week.

Monday: Dickens in Hard Times: Although there aren’t many mysteries about the life of Charles Dickens, you don’t really know Dickens until you hit hard times.

Tuesday: Ink yourself!: Almost one in four Americans has a tattoo today. Gone are the days when only bikers, sailors and self-declared rebels displayed their tattooed arms; today, even academics are getting into the act by tattooing their favorite formula or graph on their bodies. We’ll explore the history of this phenomenon and the reasons for this increased popularity with UW-Madison Professor of Anthropology, Neil Whitehead.

Wednesday: Dark Green Religion: Religious conservatives often reject evolution, religious liberals incorporate it, and secularists embrace it. But there is a little-recognized, rapidly growing fourth reaction to the Darwinian revolution. It is emerging from those engaged in what we might call nature spirituality, or nature religion.

Thursday: Committed to the World: Christina Ammon joins us from Nepal to explain why she’s auctioning off a three carat diamond ring she inherited from her grandmother to fund social causes around the world.

Friday: The Wonder in Wonder Bread: One in seven people in the world doesn't have enough to eat. What's the key to eliminating world hunger? According to Louise Fresco, the answer may lie in mass-produced white bread.

That’s all folks!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean- Was in my car driving home tonight and heard the end of your guest, I think her name was, Madeline Scherb and she had written a book of Receipes, she found along her trip around the world. It was very enjoybale and informative. I misssed the name of the book, what would it be? When I work late, after 7:00PM, I get to hear you. I think it was your show, back in Aug, that had the female author who wrote, the book about 10 flowers, hot house something on that order. Don't remmeber title, so I bought it right away & read on my trip to CA. I also lent it to 3 other women, I really enjoyed it. Keep up the good work. I just started listening to public radio for the first time & joined WPR about 6 months ago. I am glad I can listen to some views that are at least close to the middle of the truth.