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10:10 am
Mon November 17, 2014

'Leonard Bernstein' By Allen Shawn

      Leonard Bernstein stood at the epicenter of twentieth-century American musical life. His creative gifts knew no boundaries as he moved easily from the podium, to the piano, to television with his nationally celebrated Young People’s Concerts, which introduced an entire generation to the joy of classical music.

In Leonard Bernstein, a new biography by Allen Shawn, the breadth of Bernstein’s musical composition is explored, through the spectacular range of music he composed—from West Side Story to Kaddish to A Quiet Place and beyond—and through his intensely public role as an internationally celebrated conductor.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

11/17/14 Panel

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The Roundtable
12:00 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Roundtable Music 11/14

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11:35 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Classical Music According To Yehuda #139

      In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss expertise, memorization, and the power of the brain.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri November 14, 2014

The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries At The New York State Museum

Credit New York State Museum

    The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, and the Shaker Heritage Society in Albany, as well as the State Library and State Archives, will present a major exhibition, The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries, detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American History.

Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections will be exhibited together for the first time at the New York State Museum and the exhibition opens tomorrow, November 15th.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Ideas Matter - Muslim Voices

    

  We are very happy to continue our regular feature – 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.

Today we check in with Shawkat Toorawa, Professor of Arabic Literature & Islamic studies at Cornell University and New York Council for the Humanities board member to discuss the importance of Muslim protagonists featured in children's literature.

Muslim Voices is part of the New York Council for the Humanities’ suite of Together programs—reading and discussion programs for kids, teens and families that introduce important issues and ideas through books.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri November 14, 2014

'The Chain: Farm, Factory, And The Fate Of Our Food' By Ted Genoways

  On the production line in American packinghouses, there is one cardinal rule: the chain never slows. Every year, the chain conveyors that set the pace of slaughter have continually accelerated to keep up with America’s growing appetite for processed meat. Journalist Ted Genoways uses the story of Hormel Foods and soaring recession-era demand for its most famous product, Spam, to probe the state of the meatpacking industry, including the expansion of agribusiness and the effects of immigrant labor on Middle America.

For The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food, Genoways interviewed scores of industry line workers, union leaders, hog farmers, and local politicians and activists. He reveals an industry pushed to its breaking point and exposes alarming new trends: sick or permanently disabled workers, abused animals, water and soil pollution, and mounting conflict between small towns and immigrant workers.

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9:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

11/14/14 Panel

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12:00 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Roundtable Music 11/13

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11:35 am
Thu November 13, 2014

"XL Love: How The Obesity Crisis Is Complicating America's Love Life" By Sarah Varney

    Sarah Varney is a senior correspondent with Kaiser Health News. She also reports for NPR’s science and health desk and the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and McClatchy newspapers. She has reported extensively on health policy and health disparities within the public health sphere, and she has contributed multiple stories to NPR’s "Living Large," a series on how obesity is changing life in America.

In her book, XL Love: How the Obesity Crisis is Complicating America's Love Life, she travels the country and tells the personal stories of men and women who are experiencing what millions of others feel every day, along with the stories of those who are in the business of helping them: physicians, researchers, scientists, psychologists, sociologists, and more.

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