Hour One (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
CHRIS HEDGES joins Marty to talk about his new book I Don’t Believe in Atheists. Hedges is a former foreign correspondent for The New York Times and a Senior Fellow at the Nation Institute. Listen to this show via Real Audio
WIKIPEDIA: Christopher L. Hedges (born 18 September 1956 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont) is a journalist and author, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and society. Hedges is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City and a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, where he spent fifteen years. Hedges was part of The New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He received the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.
Philadelphia is a city of row houses – from the colonial era trinity to the 19th century workingman’s house and the 20th century airlite. We talk about the history of this housing style that dominates Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and the architectural renaissance the “Philadelphia rows” are experiencing. our guests are architect RACHEL SCHADE and JEFFERY COHEN, architectural historian from Bryn Mawr College.
Mistakes Were Made
It’s the late 1960s, and in the new technology of cryonics, a California TV repairman named Bob sees an opportunity to help people cheat death. But freezing dead people so scientists can reanimate them in the future is a lot harder than it sounds. Harder still was admitting to the family members of people Bob had frozen that he’d screwed up. Badly. More…
Southern-born singer-songwriter Chan Marshall is no stranger to covers. Under the Cat Power moniker, Marshall has released eight albums, two of them collections in which she reworks the classics. The first, The Covers Record, re-imagined The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” as the slinkly blues song it always was, and The Velvet Underground’s “I Found a Reason” as a plaintive cry. It should come as no surprise that her second covers album, this year’s Jukebox, follows the soul direction exemplified by The Greatest and recent tours. Cat Power’s electrifying version of The Miracles’ “Tracks of My Tears” at the 2006 Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Show should have been the first clue. This time around, Cat Power tackles Hank Williams, James Brown, and Bob Dylan, among many others.
CAT POWER: Sea Of Love