Thursday, April 15, 2010

4/15 - Tyler Florence, Doug Brode, Mark Kurlansky,Anders Henriksen,

Chef Tyler Florence - Food Network 
Celebrity chef Tyler Florence~who has hosted such hit “Food Network” shows as “Food 911”, “Planet Food”, “All American Festivals,” “My  Country, My Kitchen: How to Boil Water,” and “Tyler’s Ultimate”, and who has written such popular books as “Tyler’s Ultimate”, “Tyler Florence’s Real  Kitchen”, “Tyler’s Ultimate: Kitchen Handbook”, “Tyler’s Ultimate: Dinner at  My Place”, and “Eat This Book”~ is now revealing to your listeners a tasty  way to give back through the “U Taste. We Donate.” campaign to end childhood  hunger.

Mark Kurlansky -" EASTERN STARS" How Baseball Changed San Pedro de Macorís
In the town of San Pedro de Marcorís in the Dominican Republic, baseball is not just a way of life. It’s the way of life. Robinson Canó, Luis Castillo, Alfonso Soriano, Manny Alexander, Sammy Sosa, Tony Fernandez, and legions of other San Pedro players who came up in the sugar mill teams flocked to the United States, looking for opportunity, wealth, and a better life. By the year 2008, seventy-nine boys and men from San Pedro have gone on to play in the Major leagues – that means one in six Dominicans who have played in the Majors have come from one tiny, poverty stricken town.  THE EASTERN STARS: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macorís, by award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky, is the intriguing and inspiring history of one small impoverished area in the Dominican Republic.

Anders Henriksson -  COLLEGE IN A NUTSKULL
Anders Henriksson is a professor of history at Shepherd College in West Virginia. Author of Ignorance Is Blitz, he has been featured on The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and National Public Radio. He and his wife live in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. outrageous material culled from the actual exam books of real college students. And it's a hoot that covers all subjects of the core curriculum, including: American History: "The Underground Railroad was built as the nation's first public transit system." Art: "Cubism is art from Cuba." Religion: "Moses led his Islams out of Egypt. Bananas from heaven arrived to feed the hungry people. These events are described in the Book of Zeus." Philosophy: "Plato did his thinking in the Cave of Al Gore." Economics: "The theory of surplus value is Marx’s idea that you always shop with coupons." Music: "Bach's sacred choral music includes the B Minor Mess. . . . All one million of his famed works can be found in his BMW. He had over one hundred children and was, of course, very famous for his work with his organ. Two of his successful sons were Jesus Christ Bach and Bacherini." Literature: "Jay Gatsby moved to East Egg because it would be a good place to raise his chickens." And Psychology—or is it Theater Arts: "Most people are either straight, gay, or thespian."

Doug Brode - "Mr. Pop Culture America"  "Shooting Stars of the Small Screen"
Our resident pop culture historian talks about the History of the TV western, the background of  Roy Roger's Classic "Yellow Rose of Texas" and his latest book "YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS: THE MYTH OF EMILY MORGAN ". Doug  is a screenwriter, playwright, novelist, film historian, and multi-award winning journalist. Born and raised on Long Island, he traveled upstate to attend SUNY Geneseo as an undergrad and never really left. After graduate work in Shakespearean studies at Syracuse University, he and his wife Sue (Johnson) Brode stayed on and raised a family. Brode became the coordinator of the Cinema Studies program at Onondaga College and then an adjunct professor at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. He is the author of over 30 books on film and the mass media

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