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News and Culture: December 8, 2014

We have a jam-packed show for you this week, bringing you stories from across the globe. Danny Waldroop brings the news of this weekend’s failed hostage rescue attempt in Yemen, Will Lathrop looks at protest at Princeton and across the nation after jury decisions not to indict the police officers in both the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, and Christine Kong brings us the story of the new Annie Leibovitz exhibit “Pilgrimage.” Joanie Bedinger talks to the Princeton Buffer, a local film magazine about the Hunger Games and our own McKervin Ceme reviews the Hunger Games itself. Ola Oladosu talks protest poetry, and J.M. Colon brings us a perspective on socialism in America.

For more information on the poets in this show:
Jessica Edwards: Black Anathema Follow her on Tumblr
Theresa Lola: We Are Not Trees Follow her on Tumblr
John Legend: Young Poets Light Up Hollywood

For more poetry like this, visit: Poets for Ferguson

Music used in this week’s pieces include:

Protest Poetry: Chris Zabriskie, Cylinder Six

News and Culture: November 24, 2015

On this week’s show, Danny Waldroop takes a look at President Obama’s executive order regarding immigration and Jamal Maddox analyzes the changes taking place at the International Olympic Committee. Will Lathrop wrestles with veganism in light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, and Joanie Bedinger brings us a reading from a promising creative writing student at Princeton University.

Music featured in this episode include:
Chris Zabriskie: “Is That You or Are You You”
Chris Zabriskie: “Undercover Vampire Policeman”
LJ Kruzer: “Chantiers Navals 412″

WPRB News and Culture: November 17, 2014

On this week’s show, Danny Waldroop brings us the story of President Obama’s recent trip to Myanmar, Jamal Maddox talks APEC, JM Colon discusses who makes the news (and why it’s so often made badly), Will Lathrop looks at the surprising rise of the Serial Podcast, Luisa Banchoff discusses poetry in the wake of world war two, and we wrap up the show with some Good News.

WPRB News and Culture: November 10, 2014

On this week’s show, Danny Waldroop takes a look at this year’s whiskey world-champion and the spirits industry, Jessica Li delves deeper into the situation surrounding Ebola, Joanie Bedinger takes a look at a new movement on campus, we bring you reviews of Interstellar and Dear White People, and we close out the show with some Good News.

WPRB News and Culture: November 3, 2014

News and Culture returns from break with coverage of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s visit to Princeton Campus. Hear first hand accounts of his personality and passion as well as reflections on his talk, ‘Developing the Heart’. In the news, we bring headlines and an analysis of the state of space travel, as well as a review of Dear White People, with some Good News to round out the show.

Listen to the Dalai Lama’s Talk in Full: DEVELOP THE HEART

Link to full interview with Reverend Dr. Dean Alison Boden coming soon.

Music in ‘Man, Monk, And Global Rockstar – His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama’s Visit’: Chris Zabriskie: Cylinder One

WPRB News and Culture: October 13, 2014

This week, News and Culture is packed. We bring you a review of Gone Girl, an inside look at the fantasy novel of a debut author, an experience on the St. Petersburg metro, the impact of the arts on the environment, and why Superpacs may be a thing of the past. Life in outer space, as well as the impact of translation on poetry are also examined, along with your headlines on this episode of News and Culture.

For more on Magic Teacher’s Son, visit: Pen-L Publishing

WPRB News and Culture – October 6, 2014

This week on News and Culture, we bring you Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman in support of WPRB’s annual membership drive, as well as coverage of Hispanic Heritage Month, Terror In Resonance, the passing of Haitian dictator Baby Doc Duvalier, and a student held vigil in memorial of Michael Brown.

WPRB News and Culture – September 29, 2014

Walk the Camino De Santiago, fight for the environment here at home or democracy halfway across the world, learn about magnetic reconnection -but don’t send your kids to the Ivy League. All this as well as an introduction to our new staffers and Good News this week on News and Culture.

News and Culture – September 22, 2014

This week, News and Culture is packed. Come on a 135 mile run with ultra-marathoner Pam Reed, explore the changing definitions of war, dive into the meat of the Scotland independence referendum, expand your foreign policy horizons with Talking Heads, think hard about your role in the environment, and leave with some Good News and a smile – all in the next hour.

More on the Eastern Service Worker’s Association:

In Mercer County, over 22,000 households spend more than 50% of their income on housing alone. The lowest-paid service, temporary and domestic workers can end up spending 80-90%, leaving nothing for other basic necessities. -ESWA

To contact the ESWA, call or write:

6 West End Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08618
(609) 695-9562


WPRB News and Culture – September 15, 2014

Welcome back from summer! WPRB returns with a splash, bringing you news on the Ebola Crisis, the iPhone 6, democracy in Hong Kong, and a larger perspective on the the controversy surrounding Ray Rice. Hayley Roth brings some culture back from a summer spent in Italy, and we wrap up with Good News to brighten your day.

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