Friday, May 21, 2010

May 24 - 28 Programs

Friday, May 21, 2010

Jean’s Pick of the Week: China’s Green People Power: It was heartening in the midst of all the bad news coming out of China to discover that there’s a genuine grassroots environmental movement underway, with courageous leaders such as former journalist Mu Jian leading the charge, accruing lots of successes. Would that it were so here in the U.S.!
P.S.: Jean changed her mind after our Food Friday show and talks about 52 Loaves as her favourite for our Pick of the Week Video!

Monday: It’s an encore presentation of Einstein's God with Minnesota Public Radio’s Krista Tippett. Science and religion are often portrayed as being in conflict, but Tippett’s new book brings together the many scientists she’s interviewed who find spiritual enlightenment on their way to proving scientific truth.

Tuesday: Crying Over Spilt Milk: We'll discuss the fight to protect access to raw or fresh food in this country and beyond.

Wednesday: Pakistan’s Dilemma: With the recent attention to Fajsal Shahzad’s failed terrorist attack in New York City’s Time Square, Pakistan has become the cornerstone of the debate about the war on terrorism. We’ll talk to Hassan Abbas, Quaid-i-Azam Chair Professor at Columbia University and a former government official in Pakistan, and with Tariq Ali, journalist and author of three books about Pakistan’s history and political landscape.

Thursday: Bonobo Handshake: In 2005, Vanessa Woods accepted a marriage proposal from a man she barely knew and agreed to join him on a trip to war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo to study Bonobos, a human relative far less aggressive than our other cousin, the Chimpanzee. In working with Bonobos she learned a few lessons about life and love that all humans can take to heart.

Friday: Pig: King of the Southern Table: If pig is indeed king, then there is trouble at the castle. James Villas, author of 13 cookbooks and winner of two James Beard awards, has stormed the gates and had at him, leaving no sweetbread, shoulder, or chop untasted. We’ll talk with him about his new book: Pig: King of Southern Tables.

I’ll be tromping around the southwest next week, leaving Lori Skelton in the driver’s seat.

Happy Memorial Day a week early!


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