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Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani on The Marketplace of Ideas

Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani on The Marketplace of Ideas

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Iranian-American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani, director of the critically-acclaimed films Man Push Cart, Chop Shop and the new Goodbye Solo, the tale of a Senegalese Winston-Salem cab driver and his uncommonly taciturn, self-destructive Southern passenger. Roger Ebert has called Bahrani [...]

Jesusita: San Marcos Pass Re-Opening

EFFECTIVE AT 6:00 PM – HWY 154 WILL OPEN ENTIRELY FOR NORMAL TWO-WAY TRAFFIC AT 6:00PM. ALL MOTORISTS ARE REMINDED TO BE AWARE OF FIRE EQUIPMENT OPERATING ON HWY 154 (SAN MARCOS PASS). THERE WILL BE AN ESPECIALLY HIGH VOLUME OF SLOW-MOVING FIRE EQUIPMENT DURING THE EARLY MORNING COMMUTE HOURS. PLEASE EXPECT LONG DELAYS ON HWY 154. THE [...]

Electro-acoustic musician Ethan Rose on The Marketplace of Ideas

Electro-acoustic musician Ethan Rose on The Marketplace of Ideas

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Portland-based electro-acoustic musician and old technology enthusiast Ethan Rose. Rose's newest album, Oaks, is assembled entirely from sounds recorded on a vintage 1920s Wurlitzer organ he stumbled upon at the skating rink of Portland's historic, iconic Oaks Park. During the [...]

ZBS Foundation president Thomas Lopez on The Marketplace of Ideas

ZBS Foundation president Thomas Lopez on The Marketplace of Ideas

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Thomas Lopez, audio drama producer and president of the ZBS Foundation. Since the early 1970s, Lopez has penned and produced hundreds of hours of radio fiction with ZBS' trademark lush sound, wise insight and oddball humor, creating such iconic characters as the bumbling yet [...]

Electronic Musician Tim Hecker on “The Marketplace of Ideas,” Thursday

Electronic Musician Tim Hecker on “The Marketplace of Ideas,” Thursday

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Montreal-based electronic musician and sound artist Tim Hecker. Hecker's music explores the intersection between noise, dissonance and melody, and has been variously described as “structured ambient," “tectonic color plates,” and “cathedral electronic music” and, by theNew [...]

Murder by Death’s Adam Turla Interviewed on “The Freak Power Ticket” — Podcast Now Online!

Murder by Death’s Adam Turla Interviewed on “The Freak Power Ticket” — Podcast Now Online!

On Moday, April 13th, "The Freak Power Ticket" (spring quarter from 11am-noon) featured an interview with Adam Turla, singer/guitarist/songwriter for the Bloomington, Indiana-based indie-rock group, Murder by Death. Murder by Death’s sound has been described as a blend of Americana noir and post-punk. Cello and keys add dramatic punch to [...]

Philosopher of Art Denis Dutton appears on “The Marketplace of Ideas” This Thursday

Philosopher of Art Denis Dutton appears on “The Marketplace of Ideas” This Thursday

This Thursday on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Denis Dutton, professor of philosophy at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and founding editor of the popular cultural web portal Arts and Letters Daily. Dutton's new book, The Art Instinct, proposes a radical, biologically-informed change of perspective [...]

A Conversation with Journalist and Japan Scholar Ian Buruma on “Market Place of Ideas,” Thursday at 12:30pm

A Conversation with Journalist and Japan Scholar Ian Buruma on “Market Place of Ideas,” Thursday at 12:30pm

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks with Ian Buruma, journalist, novelist, documentarian and Henry R. Luce, Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College. Buruma's new book is a sprawling historical novel called The China Lover, a semi-fictionalized history of Japan during and after World War II and the life [...]

“Tibetan Buddhism and Living Fully in the Present”: Prof. Jose Cabezon on “Art of Peace,” Weds., 7pm

“Spirituality I take to be concerned with those qualities of the human spirit - such as love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, contentment, a sense of responsibility, a sense of harmony-which bring happiness to both self and others.” - The XIV Dalai Lama from “Ethics for a New Millennium.” In celebration of UCSB Reads [...]

Communication from the Heart with Rodger Sorrow on Art of Peace, Wednesday March 18 7pm.

Communication from the Heart with Rodger Sorrow on Art of Peace, Wednesday March 18 7pm.

Imagine...connecting with the human spirit in each person in any situation. Creating families, organizations and communities that form life-serving systems responsive to our needs and the needs of the environment. Join "Art of Peace" host Philip Le Vasseur as he speaks with Rodger Sorrow, a certified trainer for the Center for Nonviolent [...]

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