We’re out this week

Our “August Archive Axtravaganza” enters it’s final week.  Here is what you’ll be hearing!

Monday, August 13

Noon-1:00  The exhibit Gee’s Bend; The Architecture of the Quilt is currently on display at the Walters Art Museum. Two of the quilters, Mary Lee Bendolph and Louisiana Bendolph, join Marc in the studio to discuss the importance of quilting in their lives. Then Marc talks with Linda Day Clark, an associate professor of fine arts at Coppin State University, about her companion exhibit, The Gee’s Bend Photographs.

1:00-2:00  Dr. William Thomas, UMBC professor and internationally renowned aging expert, joins Marc to discuss one thing we all have in common: aging.

 Tuesday, August 14
This hour Marc discusses women and Islam with NPR producer and author of My Name is Iran Davar Ardalan and Rabab Al-Amin, an Iraqi-born resident of Maryland.

 1:00-2:00 Krista Tippet, host of the public radio program Speaking of Faith joins Marc to discuss issues of faith in today’s society.

 Wednesday, August 15 Noon-1:00 Marc is joined by author and cultural critic Morris Berman to discuss his most recent book Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire.

1:00-2:00 NPR senior correspondent, author, and Fox news political analyst Juan Williams joins Marc to discuss his take on issues of race.

Thursday, August 16

Noon-1:00 Bottled water industry is a multi-million dollar industry, but why do people pay so much for something they can get for free?  And what impact are all of those plastic bottles, recycled or otherwise, having on our environment?  Join Marc and his guests as they discuss these questions and more. 

1:00-2:00 Author Natalie Angier joins Marc to discuss her new book.  It’s called The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science.


One Response

  1. I listened to the re-run of the bottled water show and am sorry I missed the original. Not sure how or if I can still post comments about this topic, but it’s a GOOD one!

    Here’s the thing: I’m one of those people who thinks it’s silly to pay for bottled water when it’s free at the tap. I think people who do buy it have just fallen for the advertising. It must be better if you have to pay for it. That’s their problem. I can’t really blame the bottled water industry for taking advantage of gullible Americans; this is capitalism. I think you’re missing the point – we should be thinking and talking about WHY Americans are so gullible. We pay so much for things we could do ourselves: going out to eat or even cooking. There is very little of our meals that we cook “from scratch”. Most of it is pre-packaged, pre-cooked, pre-prepared. That’s a convenience thing; we’re lazy. Now we’ve taken that to the level of absurdity with bottled water – someone else fills up our bottle for us. But we pay for it, and cart it home from the store and keep it until use. I’ve talked to many intelligent people who do this, and they really BELEIVE in this concept. I get ridiculed for going against it! It comes down to this – you can’t legislate against it; it’s a free market. You can only control your own self. I just don’t buy it. I’m the only one who matters in my own mind. I don’t spend money on it. I just think everyone who does is being taken, and they are! It’s their own fault for giving in to the inticement of advertising. To me it shows how weak they are. It’s their problem, not mine. Unless they stop building water fountains! The real shame is the children are being brainwashed by their parents. Children look at you like you are CRAZY for drinking water out of a drinking fountain!!
    Thanks for the good show. Keep up the good work.

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