Mark Kurlansky appears in the following:
Friday, July 04, 2014
The Martha and the Vandellas song “Dancing in the Street” was originally supposed to be a summer dance hit. But then the 1960’s happened — and “Dancing in the Street” took on a whole new meaning.
Friday, July 04, 2014
Soundcheck takes a look back 50 years, to the summer of 1964 -- a year also known as "The Freedom Summer."
First: For a time, the most successful American performers of the 1960s, The Supremes rivaled even The Beatles in terms of red-hot commercial appeal. Biographer Mark Ribowsky shares some stories behind classics like “Where Did Our Love Go” -- and shows how the concept of “blacks singing white” was essential to the evolution of modern music.
Then: Writer Mark Kurlansky delves into Martha and the Vandellas' hit song “Dancing in the Street,” and the new meaning it took on during the Civil Rights movement.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Mark Kurlansky tells how the song “Dancing in the Street” became an anthem for a changing America. It was released in the summer of 1964—the time of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, the beginning of the Vietnam War, the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and the lead-up to a dramatic election. Kurlansky’s book Ready for a Brand New Beat explains how “Dancing in the Street” became an activist anthem.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
In this episode: Rapper and hip hop mogul Jay-Z just released his 12th studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Jeff Rosenthal, hip hop writer and one half of the hip hop sketch comedy group It’s The Real, tells us his thoughts about the record.
Plus: The Martha and the Vandellas song “Dancing in the Street” was originally supposed to be a summer dance hit. But then the 1960’s happened — and the song took on a whole new meaning. We discuss the song with author Mark Kurlansky, whose new book is called Ready for a Brand New Beat: How “Dancing in the Street” Became the Anthem for a Changing America.
And: Contemporary Christian musician Amy Grant recently released a new album called How Mercy Looks From Here. We talk with the Grammy winning artist about incorporating her faith into her music, going to Bonnaroo, and her gay fans — and we hear some of her new songs live in our studio.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Salt is found on most dining tables and in most kitchens—but this ubiquitous household item has a long and curious history. It’s a flavor enhancer, an ice melter, has been used as a currency, and has shaped civilization. Mark Kurlansky, author of Salt: A World History, and Dr. Sonia Angell, Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control, New York City Health Department, explain what salt is, where it comes from, and discusses its influence on history and on our health.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Click through for an Indiana Persimmon Pudding Recipe