Bringing Nature Home offers us a new way of gardening and landscaping, a new way of thinking and doing, all aimed at bringing native American wildlife back to the forefront of the American suburban and urban landscape.
The world is turning to London this month as the 2012 Olympics Games kick off, and on Friday, July 27th, WBAA Public Radio and American Public Media present a fabulous live broadcast from the world's largest classical music festival, the London-based BBC Proms!
APM's Fred Child hosts the two-hour program featuring the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven's triumphant Symphony No. 9 in a live performance timed to end exactly one minute before the Olympic's opening celebration begins!
Vonnegut's tale of family greed and compassion in a rural Indiana community can certainly be read as a screed against wealth. I'd like to suggest that we can also read God Bless You Mr. Rosewater through Vonnegut's lens of finding fault with nearly every human character he encountered -- AND finding a spark of humanity in those same characters as well. Give my review a listen -- or better yet, read the book -- and let me know what YOU think!