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Critic and Literary Podcast Pioneer Edward Champion on The Marketplace of Ideas Today

Critic and Literary Podcast Pioneer Edward Champion on The Marketplace of Ideas Today

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Edward Champion, who's not only a book critic but the man behind two popular internet culture ventures, the blog Reluctant Habits and the interview podcast The Bat Segundo Show. An early adopter of podcasting technology, Champion has been conversing a sprawling variety of cultural [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

KCSB 91.9 FM to Air Exclusive Live Radio Broadcasts of the Dalai Lama’s UC Santa Barbara Speeches on Friday, April 24

KCSB 91.9 FM to Air Exclusive Live Radio Broadcasts of the Dalai Lama’s UC Santa Barbara Speeches on Friday, April 24

SANTA BARBARA—On Friday, April 24th, KCSB 91.9 FM, Santa Barbara’s only non-commercial community radio station, will air exclusive live broadcasts of two speeches by the Dalai Lama from the Events Center at the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The 14th Dalai Lama’s public lectures have been sold out for months, but [...]

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 [...]

Local Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations Interviewed on “Art of Peace” this Wednesday

"The health of any nation's soul depends on the capacity of adults to face the harsh facts of the time. But the covering up of painful emotions inside us and the blocking out of fearful images coming from outside have become in our country the national and private style. We have established, with awesome verve, the animal of denial as the guiding [...]

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 [...]

KCSB’s “Culture of Protest” Remembers Warsaw Ghetto Uprisings, Thursday, 6-7pm

Professor Dick Flacks describes the next broadcast of "Culture of Protest": "The recent film Defiance depicted the armed resistance of Jewish partisans in Eastern Europe during World War II. April 19 marks the anniversary of the largest of such uprisings, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising of 1943. To observe this day of remembrance, this week's features [...]

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