Arts & Culture

Books
12:45 pm
Mon January 24, 2011

Book Nook: The Death and Life of Monterey Bay, Dr. Stephen Palumbi and Carolyn Sotka

Human beings put a lot of stress on the natural world. Our environment is adversely impacted by the pollution that we create and the animal and plant species that we have pushed to the brink of extinction.

Fortunately there are still occasions to celebrate good news about our natural world. A new book, "The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival," is the story of how a pristine wonder of nature, Monterey Bay, California, was practically ruined by over-fishing and pollution and how that degradation has slowly been reversed,

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Music
11:11 am
Sat January 22, 2011

Live on Excursions: The Bengsons

The Folk Indie duo known as the Bengsons (composed of Abigail and Shaun Bengson) come to perform live in this installment of Excursions on WYSO.

       The Bengsons describe themselves as “the best in vaudevillian indie folk”, and this label comes across very clearly in their music. Combining a traditional folk duo sound with musical theater and a little humor, The Bengsons give their music a unique and welcoming feeling that is an absolute treat to hear.

Arts & Culture
6:59 pm
Tue January 18, 2011

Conrad's Corner: January 18, 2011

Conrad Balliet reads Myrna Stone's poem, "After We Reconcile."

Books
12:03 pm
Mon January 17, 2011

The Best of Book Nook 2010

Whenever I find a really good book to read I think of things that I would like to ask the author; what gave you the idea to write this? What life experiences inform your writing? How did you find a publisher? And so on.

Many of my questions are purely theoretical. OK, call them fantasy. Perhaps the author is no longer living. Or she doesn't speak English. Simply too famous to do any interviews? I can still imagine the questions I would like to ask....President Clinton, I know it is none of my business, but...

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Arts & Culture
6:59 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Conrad's Corner: January 14, 2011

Conrad Balliet reads Barbara Astor's poems, "Repose," "Combat" and "Devil."

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