Confucius is perhaps the most important philosopher in history. Today, his teachings shape the daily lives of more than 1.6 billion people.
Throughout East Asia, Confucius’s influence can be seen in everything from business practices and family relationships to educational standards and government policies. Even as western ideas from Christianity to Communism have bombarded the region, Confucius’s doctrine has endured as the foundation of East Asian culture.
Michael Schuman's new book is Confucius: And the World He Created.
What happens when you pair up Woodstock’s Marshall Karp and Newburgh native James Patterson to write a best-selling novel? Well, you get a book with incredible, non-stop action - a Patterson trademark - and great Karp characters and crisp humor.
NYPD Red 3 is the pair’s fourth collaboration, following up NYPD Red 1 & 2 and Kill Me if You Can.
An award-winning former advertising executive, Marshall Karp is a playwright and a screenwriter, and has written and produced numerous TV shows. Having paid his dues in Hollywood, he began killing the people he used to work with - in his novels - the Lomax and Biggs series.
On June 29, 1978, Bob Crane, known to Hogan's Heroes fans as Colonel Hogan, was discovered brutally murdered in his Scottsdale, Arizona apartment. His eldest son, Robert Crane, was called to the crime scene. In his new memoir, Crane discusses that terrible day and how he has lived with the unsolved murder of his father.
But this storyline is just one thread in his tale of growing up in Los Angeles, his struggles to reconcile the good and sordid sides of his celebrity father, and his own fascinating life.
As a result of a raucous encounter with the cast of Canada's SCTV, he found himself shelving his notepad and tape recorder to enter the employ of John Candy -- first as an on-again, off-again publicist; then as a full-time assistant, confidant, screenwriter, and producer; and finally as one of Candy's pallbearers.
His new book is: Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father's Unsolved Murder.
In Sanjay Rawal’s documentary film, Food Chains, a group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the global supermarket industry through their Fair Food program, which partners growers and retailers to improve conditions for farm laborers in the U.S.
The Woodstock Film Festival will present a screening of Food Chains this coming Saturday, March 21 at 1:30pm at Upstate Films in Woodstock, NY.
There will be a panel discussion following the screening with Director Sanjay Rawal, Bob Dandrew from the Local Economies Project, Ric Orlando of New Home World Cooking, and Heriberto Gonzalez from the Rural & Migrant Ministry.
We are joined by filmmaker Sanjay Rawal and Cultural Arts activist and promoter, Laurie Ylvisaker.
It’s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. But, according to our next guest, during the last twenty-five years we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge.
Harvard University Public Policy Professor, Robert Putnam, says Americans have believed in the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Putnam says this central tenet of the American dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was.
His new book is: Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Robert Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. Nationally honored as a leading humanist and a renowned scientist, he has written fourteen books and has consulted for the last four US Presidents.
The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.
Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, essayist, author, editor and activist - Barbara Smith and Political Consultant, Libby Post.
Schedule topics today include Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wins election in Israel; Penn State frat suspended; Presbyterian Church approves same-sex marriage; US Budget; new findings in breast biopsies.