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Since 1980, City Arts & Lectures has presented onstage conversations with outstanding figures in literature, politics, criticism, science, and the performing arts, offering the most diverse perspectives about ideas and values. City Arts & Lectures programs can be heard on more than 130 public radio stations across the country and wherever you get your podcasts. The broadcasts are co-produced with KQED 88.5 FM in San Francisco. Visit CITYARTS.NET for more info.
 
NSN Presents Jew in the City Speaks: On Jew in the City Speaks, Allison Josephs brings her Jew in the City mission of "breaking down stereotypes about religious Jews and offering a humorous, meaningful outlook into Orthodox Judaism" to the vast and growing NSN audience. "Jew in the City is reshaping the way society views Orthodox Jews and Judaism through social media, corporate cultural diversity training seminars, lectures, and consulting services." The Nachum Segal Network is committed to ...
 
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Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast

The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University

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From the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast features interviews and conversations with scholars and researchers working in and around Southeast Asia, all of whom have been invited to give a Gatty Lecture at Cornell University. Conversations cover the history, politics, economics, literature, art, and cultures of the region. Interviews are hosted by graduate students at Cornell University, and podcast topics cover the many nations and peoples of Sou ...
 
Welcome to Taking Measure; a podcast series exploring Roderick Haig-Brown's 1950 classic work Measure of the Year: Reflections on home, family and a life fully lived. In this series, host Dan MacLennan sits at the desk in the study at Above Tide, also known as Haig-Brown House, in the city of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, BC. From here, he looks out the window across the grounds at the Campbell River flowing past, just as Haig-Brown did when he wrote more than 20 books and numerous art ...
 
The "Lapses" project, developed for the Pavilion of Turkey, consists of projects that demonstrate how the perception of "occurring events" can vary and lead to the differing narrations of history because of lapses in collective memory. The project has been realized through works by two artists: Banu Cennetoglu's "CATALOG" and Ahmet Ögüt's "Exploded City". Both projects reveal the possibility for diverse memory formations or diverse narratives, conceivable through lapses.??The project is acco ...
 
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For this special archive edition of City Arts and Lectures, we present a 2008 interview with the lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim. Since his Broadway debut at age 27 as the lyricist for “West Side Story”, Stephen Sondheim has stretched the conventions of musical theater with sophisticated storylines and complex musicality. Though his work has…
 
In the eighth Ramsay Lecture for 2021, world-famous historian, author and broadcaster, Professor Bettany Hughes OBE, takes us back to Golden Age Athens, as seen through the eyes of Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher and arguably the true father of western thought. In her exclusive lecture Professor Hughes draws on her comprehensive research on…
 
Guest: Brian Brett reads “Art or Science” from January in Measure of the Year. Brian Brett, the writer in residence at Haig-Brown House 2007 - 2008 and the writer of the forward in the latest edition of Measure of the Year joins host Dan MacLennan to reflect on his time at Above Tide. You can link to the Haig-Brown House website here https://www.ha…
 
Gary Shteyngart’s new book is “Our Country Friends”, which he began writing during the first month of the pandemic. It’s the story of eight friends who shelter in place at the upstate New York home of a Russian-born American writer. His previous books include “Super Sad True Love Story” and “Absurdistan”. On November 8, 2021, Gary Shteyngart joined…
 
In our latest episode, Michael sits down with Andrew Weintraub, from the Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh, for a discussion on ethnomusicology, where they unpack Professor Weintraub's recent research on the music of the Left in Indonesia from 1950-65. Research & lecture summary: 02:18 Advice for researchers and recommendations: 2…
 
Jelani Cobb is a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine, historian, and professor of journalism at Columbia, and one of today’s most important public intellectuals. He is the co-editor of a new anthology, The Matter of Black Lives, which compiles New Yorker essays on race in America through time, by writers including James Baldwin, Toni Morrison,…
 
In today's podcast, Michael and Professor Geoff Robinson, from the Department of History at UCLA, delve into Geoff's research on the mass killings in Indonesia from 1965-66, and his recent monograph, The Killing Season. (link). Research & lecture summary: 02:00 Research advice and recommendations: 23:08 Robinson's Other Books: East Timor 1999: Crim…
 
In 1991, Anita Hill testified at the Senate confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas. It was an act of enormous bravery, and Hill immediately became a symbolic figure of extraordinary controversy. Anita Hill’s role in bringing gender-based discrimination to America’s consciousness cannot be understated. In fact, prior to her testimony, sexu…
 
In this week's episode, Michael sits down with Sara Swenson, from the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College, to discuss contemporary Buddhist charity movements in Vietnam and her ethnographic research in Ho Chi Minh City, which is the heart of her current book project on grassroots Buddhist social service campaigns and its relation to religio…
 
Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief, and The Library Book, returns with On Animals. The book is a collection of essays she’s written for The New Yorker-- where she is a staff writer-- that catalogue her love and wonder of animals. On October 13, 2021, Susan Orlean talked to Steven Winn about her fascination with all kinds of creatures, and som…
 
Dave Eggers’ books include A Hologram for the King, What is the What, and many more since his breakout memoir in the year 2000, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. He’s written a new novel, called The Every. It’s follow up to his 2013 book The Circle, and both take a very skeptical view of technology’s impact not only on our daily lives, but…
 
In the latest episode of the Gatty Lecture Rewind, Michael talks with Professor Joshua Plotnik, Assistant Professor at Hunter College, about the intelligence and cognitive abilities of elephants and how research into elephants cognitive abilities can be used to enhance conservation and efforts via education, for Asian elephants and their habitats, …
 
Congressman Adam Schiff represents California’s 28th Congressional District. In his 11th term in the House of Representatives, Schiff currently serves as the Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which oversees the nation’s intelligence agencies. In his role as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligenc…
 
Welcome back to a new season of the Gatty Lecture Rewind! In this first episode of the semester, Michael sits down with Tom Pepinsky, the director of the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, to discuss the concept of ethnic identity in Malaysia. This was the topic of Professor Pepinsky's recent Gatty Lecture and the crux a long-term book p…
 
In the sixth Ramsay Lecture for 2021, world-famous historian, author and broadcaster, Professor Bettany Hughes OBE, takes us on ‘dazzling historical journey through the many incarnations of one of the world’s greatest cities’ – Istanbul. In her lecture, Istanbul, Constantinople, Byzantium – the Queen of Cities, Professor Hughes draws upon her in-de…
 
Guest: Diana Kretz reads “Livestock” from April in Measure of the Year. Diana Kretz has lived on Hudson’s Farm on the edge of Campbell River and its estuary for most of her eighty-plus years. Born and raised in Campbell River, she received her teaching certificate from the University of British Columbia which lead to teaching stints in Surrey, Reve…
 
Andrea Elliott is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and a former staff writer at The Miami Herald. In 2012, Elliott set out to report about what it was like to be an unhoused child in New York City. She met 11-year-old Dasani Coates, living in a shelter with her parents and seven siblings. The conditions were un…
 
Mary Roach is the author of the books Stiff, Spook, Bonk, Gulp, Grunt, and Packing for Mars, all of which bring her distinctly funny voice to popular science subjects. Her new book Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law, combines little-known forensic science and conservation genetics, with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, trespassing squirrels, and mo…
 
Guest: John Barker reads “Visitors” from August in Measure of the Year. John Barker has had a passion for fishing for as long as he can remember. Born in Liverpool, he and his family came to Canada when he was 9 years old. As a lad he fished rivers and creeks and explored the great outdoors. In the early 1960’s while he was studying at UBC, and loo…
 
Guest: Neil Cameron reads an excerpt from “Canada” from March in Measure of the Year. Neil Cameron is a former editor and publisher of the now defunct Campbell River Courier Islander newspaper. He’s also a past editor of Island Fisherman Magazine and BC Outdoors. To say he is an avid Fly Fisher would be an understatement of epic proportions. He is …
 
Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard is best known for the autobiographical series “My Struggle.” The six volumes total more than 3,000 pages. And the books manage to be both epic and intimate. In them, Knausgaard meticulously catalogs the minor details of his daily life, like cleaning his father’s house and checking out books at the library. He al…
 
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