Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

May 22 & 29, 2007

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Vassar College, talks about the book she co-authored with Margarite Fernandez Olmos entitled: Creole Religions of the Caribbean: An Introduction from Vodou and Santería to Obeah and Espiritismo, in a two-part interview to be aired May 22nd and May 29th.

Listen: Part 1 (61:11 min.) Part 2 (54:50 min.)

Eve D'Ambra

May 15, 2007

Eve D'Ambra, art historian and Professor of Art at Vassar College, talks about the subject of her new book, Roman Women, published this year by Cambridge University Press.

55:57 min.

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Buckminster Fuller on Education

May 8, 2007

A program of recordings about libraries, reading, and education including music and poetry by George Abbe, Alasdair Clayre, Earl Robinson, Caetano Veloso, Calypso artist Walter Gavitt, and featuring a 1960's recorded interview (23 minutes) with R. Buckminster Fuller entitled, "The Educational Mind," from Folkways recordings in the Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries collections.

61:03 min.

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May Day

May 1, 2007

A special program of music and poetry in honor of May Day from Folkways recordings in the Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries database.

57:30 min.

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Henri Alleg

April 24, 2007

Renowned Franco-Algerian intellectual and journalist Henri Alleg talks with Patricia-Pia Célérier about politics, state-sponsored torture, censorship, and the Algerian War of Independence, on the occasion of a new English translation of his regime-shaking book, La Question, published by Nebraska University Press. Written from his prison cell and smuggled out for publication in 1958, The Question is the book that opened the torture debate in France during the brutal period of France's "War Without a Name," and was the first book since the eighteenth century to be banned by the French government for political reasons.
57:25 min.


Perry Willett

April 17, 2007

Perry Willett, Head of the Digital Library Production Service of the University of Michigan Libraries, discusses the U of M's role in the Google Books Library Project and Google's endeavor to translate the book holdings of the world's major research libraries into digital form for universal access via Google Book Search.
28:52 min.


Emily Sheketoff

April 3, 2007

Emily Sheketoff, Associate Executive Director of the American Library Association and head of the Washington Office of the ALA, talks about the important public policy issue of Network Neutrality and the threat that AT&T, Verizon, and other corporate media entities pose to equal access to information on the Internet.

27:17 min.


Susan Bielstein

March 27, 2007

Susan M. Bielstein, Executive Editor for Art, Architecture, Classical Studies and Film at the University of Chicago Press, talks about her book: Permissions, A Survival Guide: Blunt Talk About Art as Intellectual Property.
42:14 min.


Meg Stewart

February 27, 2007

Meg E. Stewart, Academic Computing Consultant for Geographical Information Systems at Vassar College, talks about the use of GIS applications inside and outside of the classroom.
31:59 min.


Andrew Watsky

February 20, 2007

Andrew Watsky, art historian and professor of art at Vassar College, discusses his award-winning book about the Japanese island of Chikubushima, it's history, architecture, and art.
49:59 min.


Voices from the Dust Bowl

February 13, 2007

To continue our program from February 6 of subject matter related to the New Deal, we will be airing WPA field interviews from 1940-41 with Farm Security Administration migrant camp inhabitants, along with a re-creation of a camp cultural event, from WPA recordings in the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Collection of the Library of Congress.
60:20 min

Patricia Phagan

February 6, 2007

Patricia Phagan, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Frances Lehman Loeb Center at Vassar, talks about the exhibition: For the People: American Mural Drawings of the 1930s and 1940s, on view January 12 - March 11, 2007.
36:02 min
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Grace Roosevelt

January 30, 2007

Grace Roosevelt, Professor of History and Education at Metropolitan College of New York and author of Reading Rousseau in the Nuclear Age, talks about the history of the liberal arts curriculum, the encroachment of market forces on higher education, and the relation between liberal education and liberal politics.

42:12 min.