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Ken "The Voice" Nordine reads his jazz poem "Yellow"

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ken Nordine is the epitome of jazz poetry. He has an amazing voice. His nickname is, in fact, "The Voice."  Best known for his Word Jazz series, this poem is one he did for a paint company. The paint company is long forgotten but the poem lives on.

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Narrator-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Poet Anja Sieger, who often writes under the pen name Notanja, is the current Narrator-in-Residence at the storied Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Her writing implement of choice? A vintage typewriter.Hear the interview as well as the bonus reading of a poem that she wrote on-site for producer Seth Jovaag's daughter, Lydia.

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A Dangerous idea from John Waters

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Now that gay marriage is (mostly) legal and gay characters are on television, does that mean that gay people have to be "good" all the time? John Waters sure hopes not.

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A Poet's Glossary

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The celebrated poet Edward Hirsch says the history of poetry is the history of poetic forms. And to prove it he wrote a 700-page compendium about all things poetry.

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Spinning on Air

Authenticity

Sunday, August 26, 2012

These days, when blue jeans, building exteriors, singing voices, signage (and so much more) are calculatedly "weathered" for a patina of "authenticity," it's refreshing to listen to some authentically authentic songs.

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Spinning on Air

Authenticity

Sunday, May 15, 2011

These days, when blue jeans, building exteriors, singing voices, signage (and so much more) are calculatedly "weathered" for a patina of "authenticity," it's refreshing to listen to some authentically authentic songs.

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Spinning on Air

Authenticity

Sunday, January 09, 2011

These days, when blue jeans, building exteriors, singing voices, signage (and so much more) are calculatedly "weathered" for a patina of "authenticity," it's refreshing to listen to some authentically authentic songs.

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Studio 360

Lawrence Weschler on Authenticity

Saturday, June 02, 2001

Kurt Andersen and writer Lawrence Weschler talk about authenticity and the gray areas between truth and fiction. 

Weschler is a staff writer for The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including Boggs: A Comedy of ValuesCalamity of Exiles, and Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder. He teaches courses in the fiction of non-fiction at Sarah Lawrence ...

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Lawrence Weschler on Authenticity

Saturday, March 03, 2001

Kurt Andersen and writer Lawrence Weschler talk about authenticity and the gray areas between truth and fiction. 

Weschler is a staff writer for The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including Boggs: A Comedy of Values, Calamity of Exiles, and Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder. He teaches courses in the fiction of ...

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