This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to three music writers who have written books on English singer-songwriter Nick Drake, whose debut album Five Leaves Left originally shipped on September 1, 1969. Joining the conversation to celebrate the record's fortieth anniversary are Trevor Dann, former head of BBC Music and author [...]
Dr. Ron Labuguen, California Academy of Family Physicians, discusses the urgent need for health care reform following news analysis from Marisela Marquez and Elizabeth Robinson. Professor Alice O'Connor, Department of History, University of California at Santa Barbara, discusses poverty in the context of the state and federal economic crisis,the [...]
This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Joel Grus, who, according to his own web site, is an "author," "speaker," "provocateur" and "jerk." Grus is the author of Your Religion is False, an attempt to disprove all religions major, non-major and otherwise with both the vast intellectual resources of Wikipedia and numerous [...]
In anticipation of his forthcoming release on Ventura’s Beehouse Records, Land 'n' Sea (aka Landon Smith) brings his brand of trippy California folk music to the KCSB studios on Monday, August 10th, from 10am-noon on “The Freak Power Ticket.” Host Ted Coe writes: “On my next broadcast, Land 'n' Sea will share songs & stories, visions & [...]
Trainer/Yoga Instructor/Biochemist Natalie Olivas Talks Health & Nutrition on “Afrikan Kaleidoscope” This Sunday
"Afrikan Kaleidoscope" host Sherry-alle Williams writes of her program's next broadcast: "On Sunday August 2, at 5pm, please join us for our weekly discussion on 'Afrikan Kaleidoscope' as we talk with UCSB biochemistry graduate, Natalie Olivas. Ms. Olivas is also a certified personal trainer through the International Sports Studies Association [...]
"Culture of Protest" host Professor Dick Flacks writes of tonight's broadcast: "Marc Haefele, LA journalist, recently returned from Uruguay, bringing back great political music. Marc will be our guest on this week's program." "Culture of Protest" airs Thursdays from 6-7pm on KCSB.
A conversation about the history of recorded music with Greg Milner on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday
This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Greg Milner, music and technology journalist for Spin, The Village Voice, Wired and Rolling Stone. Milner's new book is Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music, which traces the evolution of how organized sound has been captured, modified, packaged, sold and heard [...]
This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to novelist, traveler and memoirist Lawrence Osborne. In his new book Bangkok Days, Osborne drops the reader into a series of his own experiences in the Thai capital. Originally having visited Bangkok in order to avail [...]
Jacalyn Kane Productions Presents Indigo Girls & Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) on Tuesday, July 14th + Amy Ray Interview Podcast!
On Tuesday, July 14th, Jacalyn Kane Productions presents the Indigo Girls at the Granada Theater, with special guest Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, May 9th at 10am: at the Granada Theater box office, online at granadasb.org, and by calling 805.899.2222. The Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, who are both [...]
Christopher Newfield, UCSB professor and author of The Unmaking of the Public University discusses the realities of the budget crisis and the assault on public education with No Alibis co-hosts Avery Gordon and Elizabeth Robinson on June 24,2009. No Alibis airs on Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. PDT on KCSB fm, 91.9 in Santa Barbara.