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Thursday’s “Culture of Protest” Commemorates the Late Woody Guthrie’s 97th Birthday

"Culture of Protest" host Professor Dick Flacks says of his next broadcast: "July 12 is Woody Guthrie's birthday--and we observe it this week (as we've done for the last 26 years). We'll feature Woody's songs of the depression of the '30s (the body of which is one of the great chronicles of that era) and a few contemporary versions that bring home [...]

Essayist and novelist Alain de Botton on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday

Essayist and novelist Alain de Botton on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Alain de Botton, author of fiction, nonfiction, journalism and the various hybrids of the three that constitute his very own genre. His new book The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, an exploration of and meditation on different sorts of work all around the world from painting to biscuit [...]

“Culture of Protest” Celebrates 27 Years on KCSB’s Airwaves Thursday

Culture of Protest host Professor Dick Flacks writes, "27 years ago... was the first broadcast of Culture of Protest. So this week an anniversary show, in which we pay musical tribute to a few of our heroes who have had special anniversaries this month for which some excellent music happens to be appropriate. These include Tom Paine, IF Stone, [...]

“Culture of Protest” Pays Tribute to Fathers This Thursday

Professor Dick Flacks writes of tonight's broadcast of "Culture of Protest": "This week we'll pay tribute to fathers with a surprising number of songs that have to do with social struggle and change and dads. And on the 200th anniversary of Tom Paine's death, we will pay tribute to the founding father of the American Revolution." "Culture of [...]

Vinyl historian Travis Elborough on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday

Vinyl historian Travis Elborough on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to journalist Travis Elborough about the venerable long-playing vinyl album. Elborough's new book, The Vinyl Countdown: The Album from LP to iPod and Back Again, traces the format from its 1948 inception through the "hi-fi" craze, the groundbreaking uses of the medium by iconic groups [...]

“Culture of Protest” Presents a Commencement Speech in Song: Thursday at 6pm

On Thursday, June 11th, at 6pm, KCSB's "Culture of Protest" presents, according to show host Professor Dick Flacks, "the annual graduation day 'Culture of Protest,' featuring songs (mostly newish) that relate to the life and times of the class of 2009 (and a nod to father's day too)." "Culture of Protest" airs Thursdays from 6-7pm on KCSB-FM.

43Folders’ Merlin Mann on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday

43Folders’ Merlin Mann on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to writer, speaker, blogger and student of the creative mind Merlin Mann. In 2004, Mann founded 43Folders, a blog and community focused on tips, tricks, tools and techniques designed to improve one's own productivity and organizational skills. In late 2008, he took the site in a brand [...]

Novelist and Screenwriter Jon Raymond on The Marketplace of Ideas

Novelist and Screenwriter Jon Raymond on The Marketplace of Ideas

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to novelist, screenwriter and Plazm magazine editor Jon Raymond author of the new Pacific Northwest-themed short story collection Livability as well as the novel The Half-Life. With filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, Raymond has also adapted two of Livability's stories into critically-acclaimed [...]

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 [...]

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