radio http://wamc.org en "The News: A User's Manual" By Alain De Botton http://wamc.org/post/news-users-manual-alain-de-botton <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?</p><p>We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness), but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives. In his new book, de Botton takes twenty-five archetypal news stories—including an airplane crash, a murder, a celebrity interview and a political scandal—and submits them to unusually intense analysis with a view to helping us navigate our news-soaked age.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87613 at http://wamc.org "The News: A User's Manual" By Alain De Botton "Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN" By Carter Alan http://wamc.org/post/radio-free-boston-rise-and-fall-wbcn-carter-alan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1968 </span>WBCN<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> FM in Boston introduced underground rock to New England. As a parade of colorful characters passed by its microphones for 41 years, </span>WBCN<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> attained iconic status as one of the most important American radio stations in history.</span></p><p></p><p>A history of the radio station has now been written by Carter Alan, WBCN DJ for nineteen years. The title of the book is <em>Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN</em>.</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76991 at http://wamc.org "Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN" By Carter Alan Radio On http://wamc.org/post/radio <p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:01:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 79217 at http://wamc.org Radio On The Book Show #1313 - Edwidge Danticat http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1313-edwidge-danticat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Edwidge Danticat has written her first work of fiction in 9-years. Set in a seaside town in Haiti, <em>Claire of the Sea Light</em> unfolds over the course of one evening during which a father struggles with the painful decision of whether to give away his beloved daughter in the hopes she will find a better life with someone else.</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73554 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1313 - Edwidge Danticat When Radio Things Go Wrong http://wamc.org/post/when-radio-things-go-wrong <p>It is a troubling time for one of New York’s oldest public radio stations.</p><p>The last decade has been touch-and-go for WBAI, which became non-commercial and listener-supported when Pacifica bought it in 1960. The station played a pivotal role in 60s counterculture, pioneering “free-style” progressive radio, with a coverage area that blanketed New York City and radiated 70 miles beyond.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:16:32 +0000 Dave Lucas 70605 at http://wamc.org When Radio Things Go Wrong Golden Voice - Ted Williams http://wamc.org/post/golden-voice-ted-williams <p>We speak with Ted Williams about his life and his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1592407145/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1592407145">A Golden Voice: How Faith, Hard Work, and Humility Brought Me from the Streets to Salvation</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1592407145" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em>.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 15:28:31 +0000 Joe Donahue 39277 at http://wamc.org Golden Voice - Ted Williams