tragedy http://wamc.org en Ideas Matter: CT Humanities And Public Commemoration And Lessons Of History http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-ct-humanities-and-public-commemoration-and-lessons-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on the RT, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.</span></p><p>This morning we spotlight the <a href="http://www.cthumanities.org/">Connecticut Humanities Council</a> and talk about the idea of public commemoration and lessons of history.</p><p>Our guest is <a href="http://www.history.ccsu.edu/fac/warshauer.html">Dr. Matthew Warshauer</a>, Author, public historian, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, Chair of the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission and trustee of Connecticut Humanities.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Ray Graf 82051 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: CT Humanities And Public Commemoration And Lessons Of History 27: The Club You Don't Want To Join http://wamc.org/post/27-club-you-dont-want-join <p></p><p>When Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain shot himself with a shotgun in 1994, his mother told a reporter, “Now he’s gone and joined that stupid club,” referring not just to the long list of rock stars who also succumbed to drugs, drink and fame, but also to the roster of legends who left the stage forever at the age of 27. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 81877 at http://wamc.org 27: The Club You Don't Want To Join The Book Show #1241 - Shalom Auslander http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1241-shalom-auslander <p>The new novel from <a href="http://www.shalomauslander.com/index.html">Shalom Auslander</a> includes among its characters, Anne Frank. In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159448838X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=159448838X">Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel</a></em>, she survived the Holocaust and is discovered hiding in the attic of a house in rural New York State being rented by the book&#39;s main character.</p><p>Auslander is a best-selling memoirist, short story writer, and regular contributor to the public radio program This American Life. With &quot;Hope: A Tragedy,&quot; Auslander says he set out to write a comic novel about genocide.</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 37700 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1241 - Shalom Auslander