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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 [...]

“Bookworm” host Michael Silverblatt on “The Marketplace of Ideas,” Thursday

“Bookworm” host Michael Silverblatt on “The Marketplace of Ideas,” Thursday

This Thursday, March 19th, on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall discusses reading, writing and radio with Michael Silverblatt. Silverblatt has hosted KCRW's Bookworm, the beloved public radio forum for the discussion of fiction and poetry, for twenty years. On his program, Silverblatt has been host and interlocutor to such literary [...]

JD Souther Interview on “Roadtunes Sessions,” Tues., March 17th (Performs in Los Olivos on 3/18!)

JD Souther Interview on “Roadtunes Sessions,” Tues., March 17th (Performs in Los Olivos on 3/18!)

J.D. Souther will be featured on "Roadtunes Sessions," Tuesday, March 17th, at 11 am. Host Andy Doerr will be talking with J.D. about his recently released solo CD, "If the World Was You," his first in 25 years, and about his upcoming show at Tales From the Tavern, Wednesday, March 18. Souther is best known as one of the principle architects of [...]

‘The Sound of Young America’ host Jesse Thorn on ‘The Marketplace of Ideas,’ Thursday, Noon

‘The Sound of Young America’ host Jesse Thorn on ‘The Marketplace of Ideas,’ Thursday, Noon

This Thursday on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall discusses the craft of interviewing, being a public personality and the state of public radio today with Jesse Thorn, host and producer of Public Radio International's The Sound of Young America, "a public radio show about things that are awesome", as well as founder and principal of the [...]

Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping & Reverend Sidney Lanier Interviewed

Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping & Reverend Sidney Lanier Interviewed

On Sunday, September 28th, 2008, KCSB programmers Jill Cloutier ("Sustainable World," Fridays, 9-10am, winter quarter) and Ted Coe ("The Freak Power Ticket," Mondays, 11am-noon, winter) met with Reverend Billy (Bill Talen) of the Church of Stop Shopping (based in New York, New York), and Santa Barbara-resident Reverend Sidney Lanier (Reverend [...]

Author Jonathan Gottschall Talks Literary Studies and the Sciences on Thursday’s “Marketplace of Ideas”

Author Jonathan Gottschall Talks Literary Studies and the Sciences on Thursday’s “Marketplace of Ideas”

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, a conversation with Jonathan Gottschall, English instructor at Washington and Jefferson College and author of Literature, Science and a New Humanities. Academic literary studies, Gottschall argues, has lost its way: the discipline has fallen unmoored from truth and falsity and failed to come up with a method [...]

Physicist & Anthropology Prof. Gregory Cochran Talks Human Evolution on “The Marketplace of Ideas,” Thurs. at Noon

Physicist & Anthropology Prof. Gregory Cochran Talks Human Evolution on “The Marketplace of Ideas,” Thurs. at Noon

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, a conversation with physicist and University of Utah adjunct professor of anthropology Gregory Cochran, co-author with Henry Harpending of The 10,000-Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution. The book challenges the long-standing notion that human evolution suddenly came to a halt between [...]

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