Friday, May 07, 2010

May 10 - 14 Programs

Friday, May 7, 2010

Jean’s Pick of the Week: Two Photographers: I loved exploring the fascinating, if not so obvious, connections between two photographers who are pushing the boundaries of portraiture: Alan Luft, the German American whose Berlin Portfolio reveals the otherwise overlooked lives of the city’s newest immigrants, and Paul Baker Prindle, whose series Mementi Mori, honors the lives of gay men by photographing the otherwise banal American landscapes where they were murdered.

Monday: The Hidden Lives of Vermont’s Mexican Immigrants: Italian-American artist B. Amore, whose involvement in immigration issues has been life-long, coaxed her Mexican neighbors to tell their hidden stories in the form of dioramas.

Tuesday: Muck Raking the Meat Industry: If you didn’t catch Michael Moss’s extensive report in the New York Times back in October detailing the systemic problem of E. coli contamination rampant within the beef processing industry, you won’t want to miss today’s show. His report just won a Pulitzer Prize and Michael Moss will join us to discuss the changes it has already brought about.

Wednesday: Why The Prophet Muhammad Matters: We’ve found the perfect guest to round out our Inside Islam series this semester: he is Omid Safi, a professor of Islamic Studies at UNC whose highly readable biography of Muhammad treats him in all his aspects, as a mystic, a political leader, and a cultural revolutionary, and explains why Muslims today look to the Prophet primarily as a hero and a nation builder.

Thursday: While I’m on the road to Bayfield, we’ve chosen to repeat one of our most popular shows: Crime Literature, Scandinavian Style. The film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on the first part of Stieg Larsson's widely successful crime trilogy, is playing in U.S theaters now.

Friday: Bayfield in Bloom: Larry Meillor and I will be broadcasting live from the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion. I’ll be talking with Bayfield notables: Jerry Phillips, proprietor of The Old Rittenhouse Inn, and Jim Webster, chef at the famed Wild Rice Restaurant, about the way they create exquisite regional cuisine.

I’ll be reading from my memoir, I Hear Voices, and signing books at Wild Rice starting at 5:00pm on Friday. Hope to see you there!

And all you moms - Happy Mother’s Day!


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