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News and Culture: February 16, 2015

On this week’s show, News Today will cover President Obama’s proposal for the authorization of war powers in the fight against ISIS, Talking Heads, our foreign policy discussion series, will explore recent developments in Europe. We’ll close with a retrospective on the life of Malcolm X, and an interview with the Princeton student who has directed a new adaptation of the Vagina Monologues.

WPRB News And Culture: February 9, 2015

Danny Waldroop brings us the story of news anchor Brian Williams’ recent troubles, Will Lathrop reviews the series premiere of Better Call Saul, and JM Colon discusses the idea of author ownership and Harper Lee’s new book. Jamal Maddox will explore the legacy of Birth of a Nation and we also take a look at the podcast Serial’s last twist – changing events in real life!

WPRB News and Culture: February 2, 2015

Danny Waldroop takes a look at the growing conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and what that means for Russia and the West, Joan Bedinger reports on the rise of the private prison industry in Georgia, Will Lathrop profiles Princeton ecologist David Wilcove, and Jamal Maddox interviews historian Sheldon Garon about postal savings.

Last Minute Urgent News – Big Star Screening Cancelled!

Unfortunately, today’s screening of Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me at the Princeton Public Library has been cancelled due to the inclement weather. Sorry for any inconvenience. However, there are still two more great films (A Band Called Death and Tropicalia) that will be shown in the coming weeks. Make sure to come out to both!

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

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