‘Public Affairs’ Archives
On this week’s No Alibis Jordan Camp and Elizabeth Robinson speak with Arizona State University Professor Alan Eladio Gómez about the May 29th march in Phoenix, Arizona to stop SB 1070. We situate the events in the context of long struggles against criminalization in the US-Mexico Borderlands.
This week's show co-hosted by Jordan Camp and Elizabeth Robinson discusses the poetics and politics of post-Katrina New Orleans on the occasion of the Katrina Commemoration events held on August 29th, including interviews with: * Founding member of the People's Hurricane Relief Fund and revolutionary community organizer, Malcolm Suber * [...]
This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Tyler Cowen, professor of economics at George Mason University and co-blogger, with Alex Tabarrok, at the immensely popular economics and culture blog Marginal Revolution. Cowen's new book is Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World, a treatise on the [...]
This week on "Dining with Dave": Independence Day has come and gone, but we celebrate the freedom of July 4th. We're talkin' hot dogs, for a very patriotic Dining with Dave. On the show, a look at the famed Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, PLUS, Dave's look at hot dogs in the Good Land, Goleta, CA. "Dining with Dave" airs [...]
This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to David Sheppard, musician, music journalist and author of On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno. Sheppard's new book traces the upbringing and career of Eno, who rose to fame as an androgynous, otherworldly synthesizer player in the 1970s avant-rock band Roxy Music. [...]
Publishing consultant and former Soft Skull editorial director Richard Eoin Nash on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday
This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Richard Eoin Nash, who ran the acclaimed small publisher Soft Skull Press from 2001 to March of this year. Willamette Week called Soft Skull's offerings under Nash "solidly grounded, daringly provocative food for the brain", and Quill & Quire called the company "one of the most visible [...]
This weekend's two broadcasts of UCSB baseball have been removed from the KCSB schedule due to the Jesusita Fire changing their locations. Thanks for understanding.
As of 7 a.m. this morning: City of Santa Barbara Fire spokesperson John Ahlman said he traveled along Foothill Road (Highway 192) and believes the fire did not cross south of Foothill. The fire did make a run under San Roque bridge, but it didn’t get too far. … The homes that burned overnight were above Foothill Road, in that hilly interface [...]
This week on The Marketplace of Ideas a conversation about the life of the cultural polymath with critic, novelist, journalist, poet, songwriter, documentarian and television personality Clive James. James' new collection of poetry, Opal Sunset: Selected Poems 1958-2008, is James' first book of verse published in the United States. It follows up [...]
This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, a conversation about the Encyclopædia Britannica's Great Books of the Western World with journalist Alex Beam, author of A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books. Launched in 1952 by "boy wonder" University of Chicago president Robert Hutchins and philosopher Mortimer [...]