Around the Nation
Here are some of the latest and greatest culture stories from public broadcasters around the nation.
– Last week, Tamim Al-Barghouti, a Palestinian writer born in Cairo, wrote a poem that has been embraced by the revolutionary movement. Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen talks to Al-Barghouti about how his poem has inspired protesters.
– Read an interview with Alan Riding, author of And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris, a recent book about the role of the artist in politics and society during times of turmoil.
[Need to Know]
– A new application for iPhones and iPads called Storyville sends subscribers one new or classic short story by America’s best contemporary authors every week. The man behind the app is Paul Vidich, a former AOL and Time Warner executive who wanted to bring short stories back to the masses. Thirteen’s Bookish site talks to Vidich about his hopes for reviving the form as part of pop culture.
– The new MTV series Skins has been called “the most dangerous television show for children,” by the Parents Television Council. Listen to a discussion with Bob Thompson, founding director of Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University about the show.
[Here & Now]
Here’s some easy listening. Watch some in-studio performances from around the nation
– Lissie plays for KXPN and talks about writing love songs:
– Aurelio performs the traditional Honduran music known as Garifuna for KEXP: