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In PUNK! Las Americas Editions (Intellect Books, 2021), editors Olga Rodrguez-Ulloa, Rodrigo Quijano, and Shane Greene have compiled a collection of academic essays and punk paraphernalia (including interviews, zines, poetry, and visual segments) exploring punk life. Part of the Global Punk Series, the volume is a collective challenge to the global…
 
Jake Johnson, author of Lying in the Middle: Musical Theater and Belief at the Heart of America (University of Illinois Press, 2021) takes as his subject the artifice of musicals—no one really bursts into song and dance to liven up a simple conversation and even the historical characters are not true-to-life. He argues that it is the very unreality…
 
Today I talked to Vivian Kirkfield about her book Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe (Little Bee Books, 2020). Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. On the outside, you couldn't find two girls who looked more different. But on the inside, they were alike--full of hopes and dreams and plans of wha…
 
Edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett and Carol J. Oja, Sounding Together: Collaborative Perspectives on U.S. Music in the Twenty-21st Century (University of Michigan Press, 2021) is a multi-authored, collaboratively conceived book of essays that tackles key challenges facing scholars studying music of the United States in the early twenty-first centur…
 
In 1963, sisters Barbara Ann and Rosa Hawkins and their cousin Joan Marie Johnson traveled from the segregated South to New York City under the auspices of their manager, former pop singer Joe Jones. With their wonderful harmonies, they were an immediate success. To this day, the Dixie Cups’ greatest hit, “Chapel of Love,” is considered one of the …
 
Quyền Văn Minh (b. 1954) is not only a jazz saxophonist and lecturer at the prestigious Vietnam National Academy of Music, but he is also one of the most preeminent jazz musicians in Vietnam. Considered a pioneer in the country, Minh is often publicly recognized as the “godfather of Vietnamese jazz.” Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam: Quyền Văn Min…
 
25 New Year's Resolutions New Year is just around the corner! Guest what? Most people already has one or two New Year’s resolutions in their minds. So, for today’s podcast, Dr. Mike Chua is going to talk about those changes in people’s lives and some creative ways to help keep it consistent. In this episode: 03:37 – Keep it simple. 04:00 – Learn ho…
 
Why does a clarinet play at lower pitches than a flute? What does it mean for sounds to be in or out of tune? How are emotions carried by music? Do other animals perceive sound like we do? How might a musician use math to come up with new ideas? This book offers a lively exploration of the mathematics, physics, and neuroscience that underlie music …
 
Benefits of Regular Eye Check Up with Dr. Trent Martin - Optometrist in Lifestyle Vision The eyes are a very, very important part of the body. As the saying goes, our eyes are the windows to our soul. So, for this episode, Dr. Mike Chua is with Dr. Trent Martin, an optometrist in Lifestyle Vision. Together they discuss what an optometrist is, talks…
 
The Physics of Banjos is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and David Politzer, 2004 Nobel Laureate and the Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. This extensive conversation examines many of the intriguing aspects associated with the physics of banjos, including the ocarina effect, string-stre…
 
Firebird and the Fox: Russian Culture under Tsars and Bolsheviks (Cambridge UP, 2019) by Jeffrey Brooks, Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, is a summa of his lifetime study of Russian culture. In doing so, Brooks provides a needed corrective to the prior standard work, now over 50 years old. Firebird and the Fox chronicles a century …
 
Leonard Cohen's troubled relationship with God is here mapped onto his troubled relationships with sex and politics. Analysing Covenantal theology and its place in Cohen's work, Marcia Pally's From This Broken Hill I Sing to You: God, Sex, and Politics in the Work of Leonard Cohen (Bloomsbury, 2021) is the first to trace a consistent theology acros…
 
Instruments of Empire: Filipino Musicians, Black Soldiers, and Military Band Music during US Colonization of the Philippines published in 2021 by the University Press of Mississippi by Mary Talusan focuses on the Philippine Constabulary band, a military band organized in 1902 that served the colonial government in the Philippines until World War II…
 
How to Start Your Private Practice as a Speech Therapist with Christina Buchanan, M.S., CCC-SLP For this episode, Dr. Mike Chua is with Chrissy Buchanan. She is a work from home mom, the owner and founder of Trinity Speech Therapy. They chat about what is speech therapy, the steps to start a private practice in this field and how she started her bu…
 
How to Start Your Private Practice in the Phillippines with Dr. Jihan Amr Hussein El Sokkary, DPT, IBT, CME I, PTRP For this podcast, Dr. Mike Chua is with Dr. Jihan Amr Hussein El Sokkary from the Philippines. She is a Doctor of physical therapy and the owner of Motions Venture physiotherapy Inc. An international behavioral therapist and a women’s…
 
Dacey says, among other things “If you’re going to include animated GIFs, I would recommend them not playing by default, but allowing the user to click a play button.” Download file “Dacey Nolan talks about epilepsy and her barriers on the web” | Duration: 15:02 | Guest: Dacey Nolan | Series: A11y Rules Soundbite Continue Reading Dacey Nolan talks …
 
Dances and balls appear throughout world literature as venues for young people to meet, flirt, and form relationships, as any reader of Pride and Prejudice, War and Peace, or Romeo and Juliet can attest. The popularity of social dance transcends class, gender, ethnic, and national boundaries. In the context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Jewi…
 
Alternative Healthcare Career Show with Dr. Francis Espinola, PT, DPT For this episode, Dr. Mike Chua is with Dr. Francis Espinola. He is a physical therapist and the owner of 1st. Shepherd Therapy Healthcare and Staffing. Dr. Mike and Dr. Francis talks about how Dr. Francis started his career and how he opened his own business. They also discuss h…
 
Listen to disabled people year round, not just on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Download file “Listen to disabled people's stories - IDPD 2021” | Duration: 3:06 | Guest: Nic Steenhout | Series: A11y Rules Soundbite Continue Reading Listen to disabled people’s stories – IDPD 2021By Nicolas Steenhout
 
Stuart Coggins and Darryn Hinett, Data Innovation Practitioners, talk about SailGP, sailing’s fastest racing league, that relies on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to deliver real-time data. Stuart and Darryn discuss how they will be using the Machine Learning Services to further explore and gain data insights.…
 
The volume, Performing Environmentalisms: Expressive Culture and Ecological Change, edited by John Holmes McDowell, Katherine Borland, Rebecca Dirksen, and Sue Tuohy (University of Illinois Press, 2021), illustrates the power of performing diverse environmentalisms to highlight alternative ways of human beingness to improve the prospects for mainta…
 
How to Find Your Alternative Healthcare Career. Be a M.E.N.T.O.R. For today’s episode, let’s join Dr. Mike Chua as he teaches the How to Find Your Alternative Healthcare Career webinar. Dr. Mike discuss in detail the MENTOR method and how to steadily build up your authority and business in your chosen community. Why writing your own book is importa…
 
Making sense of sound is one of the hardest jobs we ask our brains to do. In Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World (MIT Press, 2021), Nina Kraus examines the partnership of sound and brain, showing for the first time that the processing of sound drives many of the brain's core functions. Our hearing is always on—we can't …
 
When faced with some of the complex identity questions which often arise in borderlands, Koreans in China – known as Chosonjok in Korean, Chaoxianzu in Chinese – have long seemed adept at navigating the shifting demands of being both Chinese and Korean. Sunhee Koo’s new book, Sound of the Border: Music and Identity of Korean Minority Nationality in…
 
Why do we love the music we love? In Why You Like IT: The Science & Culture of Musical Taste (Flatiron Books, 2019) musicologist Nolan Gasser, architect of Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project, discusses how psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, and culture combine to define our musical tastes—what he calls “enculturating.” From the Norther…
 
Jason Grogan, Database Lead, talks through the recently released Autonomous Data Guard which gives users the ability to enable a standby database for each ADB instance in just one-click. Jason also explains how Database Disaster Recovery can be that simple. Learn more: https://blogs.oracle.com/datawarehousing/post/announcing-autonomous-data-guard…
 
How to Start a Stretch Mobility Coaching Business with Kimberly Nartker, PTA, Founder Our guest is Kimberly Nartker, she is a physical therapist assistant and the owner of Stretch Physical Therapy and Total Wellness. For this podcast, let’s join Dr. Mike Chua and Kimberly Nartker. She is a physical therapy assistant from Ohio and she’s in the coach…
 
Kelly says “if you have long tables and lists actually put borders on them”, so she knows what she’s picking up. Download file “Kelly Hussey talks about speech input and visible element separation” | Duration: 5:20 | Guest: Kelly Hussey | Series: A11y Rules Soundbite Continue Reading Kelly Hussey talks about speech input and visible element separat…
 
In 1977 NASA shot a mixtape into outer space, and it remains the only human-made object to have left the solar system. The Golden Record aboard the Voyager spacecrafts contained world music and sounds of Earth to represent humanity to any extraterrestrial civilizations. Alien Listening: Voyager's Golden Record and Music from Earth (Zone Books, 2021…
 
[This episode contains explicit content.] Artists from Kurt Cobain to Amy Winehouse command fascination not only for their work but also for their drug addictions and the manner of their death. Communions is an attempt to understand the role that opiates play in the artistic lives of those who are gripped by addiction. Channeling hallucinated versi…
 
Tokyo Boogie-Woogie: Japan's Pop Era and its Discontents (Harvard University Press, 2017) by Hiromu Nagahara is the first English-language history of the origins and impact of the Japanese pop music industry. The book connects the rise of mass entertainment, epitomized by ryūkōka (“popular songs”), with Japan’s transformation into a middle-class so…
 
How to Find an Alternative Career with Anne Stankiewicz, OTR/L and Owner of Capable Care Solutions Is it too late to find an alternative career? Do it now. Anne shares how she landed her alternative career and how she started Capable Care box. In this episode: 02:45 – QOTD “Look in the mirror…that’s your competition.” 04:30 – Introduction of Anne S…
 
Andrea Warner's Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography (Graystone Books, 2018) tells the story, often in Buffy's own words, of the life of the remarkable artist and activist. Buffy Sainte-Marie's musical career is as varied and fascinating as those of her Canadian contemporaries Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Leonard Cohen, but he work has no…
 
A ’90s time capsule buried inside a coming-of-age memoir set against the neon backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area's rave scene, Raver Girl (She Writes Press, 2021) chronicles Samantha’s double life as she teeters between hedonism and sobriety, chaos and calm, all while sneaking under the radar of her entrepreneur father—a man who happened to dro…
 
Kevin says: Give user choice: “Obviously what’s good for me won’t be good for someone else. We shouldn’t be designing for a kind of homogeneous grade of people.” Download file “Kevin Mar-Molinero talks about dyscalculia and copy/pasting” | Duration: 12:46 | Guest: Kevin Mar-Molinero | Series: A11y Rules Soundbite Continue Reading Kevin Mar-Molinero…
 
How to be an Agent of Change with Pandora Mabai Wanting to take the first step to make that change but fear is holding you back? Pandora Mabai shares her journey, values, and mindset in becoming an Agent of Change. In this episode: 04:30 – Introduction of Ms. Pandora Mabai. 06:10 – What does Pandora do and her alternative career? 07:30 – What promp…
 
Nitin Bansal, Senior Vice President at Azentio Software talks Orion ERP, Major Software Player across Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific Region with its deep domain expertise across Process Manufacturing, Retail, Contracting & Construction Industries. An Oracle ISV, Orion ERP takes advantage of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure from a Technology, Busin…
 
One of the world’s most multicultural cities, twentieth-century Cairo was a magnet for the ambitious and talented. During the 1920s and ’30s, a vibrant music, theater, film, and cabaret scene flourished, defining what it meant to be a “modern” Egyptian. Women came to dominate the Egyptian entertainment industry—as stars of the stage and screen but …
 
Ruben, talking about text reflow, says sometimes “text will actually go over the container and sometimes I can’t even see what things say. I have to open up the developer console and actually look at it”. Download file “Ruben Nic talks about Kerotoconus” | Duration: 8:09 | Guest: Ruben Nic | Series: A11y Rules Soundbite Continue Reading Ruben Nic t…
 
How a DPT Student started his own Podcast and Marketing Business with Karl Bourne Jr., SPT Burnt out and wanting to start your own alternative career? Karl shares his alternative career and what prompted him to start his Podcast and Marketing business. In this episode: 03:10 – Introduction of Karl Bourne, Jr. 05:45 – Karl talks about what he does a…
 
Presenting eclectic, irreverent marathons of experimental music in crumbling venues on the Lower East Side, Bang on a Can sold out concerts for a genre that had been long considered box office poison. Founded in 1987 by three composers who met while students at Yale--David Lang, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe--Bang on a Can has become a multifacet…
 
Lasantha Bogoda, General Manager at DMS Software Technologies (DMSST), Oracle Partner in Sri Lanka since 1991 provides a variety of Applications and Technology talks about the DMSST Journey with Oracle, including OCI Gen2 today. Lasantha also talks about their Travel Booking Cloud Application, for Pre-Tour, On-Tour and Post-Tour Mobile App Needs. L…
 
Interview with Kalie Ann Foust, FNP at Premier Family Medicine Are you constrained with the productivity standards with your current practice? Do you want to provide a 1-on-1 care? Now is the perfect time to start your own private practice. In this episode: 02:05 – What prompted Kalie to start her own practice? 04:40 – Kalie shares the primary goal…
 
Benefits of using an EMR in your Private Practice with Steve Glukh, MS OTR/L and CEO of Hellonote Do you need an EMR system? Steve Glukh shares the importance and benefits of using an EMR system. Still not sure if you need one? This episode is for you. In this episode: 02:15 – QOTD “Where the focus goes power flows.” 04:05 – Introduction of Steve G…
 
In Rebel Music in the Triumphant Empire (Oxford University Press, 2020), musicologist David Pearson explores the changing landscape of punk in the United States in the 1990s. Pearson examines how the 1990s underground punk renaissance transformed the punk scene into a site of radical opposition to the American empire. Nazi skinheads were ejected fr…
 
During the mid-19th century, the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner sparked an impulse toward German cultural renewal and social change that drew on religious myth, metaphysics, and spiritualism. The only problem was that their works were deeply antisemitic and entangled with claims that Jews were incapable of creating compassionate ar…
 
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