Novelist Bill Flanagan wrote the comedy A&R about the smooth operators and the scatty artists who make the music business so entertaining; now he’s lampooning the cable-TV industry in his novel New Bedlam. The source for his send-ups? His career as an MTV networks exec. ALSO, On his third album, Up Front & Down Low, singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson covers classic country songs including “She Thinks I Still Care,” “(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers,” and “I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone.”
The number of suicide bombings in Iraq have surpassed those conducted worldwide since the early 1980s. Recent reports have found that such attacks are overwhelmingly conducted by foreigners. We talk with MOHAMMED HAFEZ about their motivations, sponsors, finances, etc. His new book is Suicide Bombers in Iraq published by the United States Institute of Peace.
Tune in for a rebroadcast of Marty’s interview with author SHERMAN ALEXIE who talks about his new novel, Flight, about Zits, an orphaned Indian teenager who travels in time searching for his true identity. Alexie’s writings include Reservation Blues, Indian Killer, and the screenplay for Smoke Signals.
THE WORLD CAFE
Gifted singer-songwriter, Devon Sproule, joins David Dye in this exclusive encore edition of the World Caf?. She entered the music world at fifteen as a street musician and soon released her first album, touring alongside Dave Matthews. Keep Your Silver Shined, her latest record features Devon?s angelic voice on country tunes influenced by jazz and swing. It is being hailed as her most engaging and insightful to date.
DEVON SPROULE: Let’s Go Out