Sunday, April 10, 2011

Programs for the week of April 11

Jean returns this week for a great line up. We're especially excited for our live broadcast in Menasha at the Fox Cities Book Festival! We hope you'll join us.

Monday: Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire: 2011 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City. Hardly anyone knows what a shirtwaist is anymore, but we’re all familiar with the panic bars and lit signs above exit doors, two regulations fought for by the New York community and labor unions after the fire.

Wednesday: A Life on the Border: Live from Menasha: Here on Earth will be broadcasting live from the Fox Cities Book Festival! We will talk with the acclaimed Mexican-American writer Luis Alberto Urrea who says that the border between Mexico and the United States goes right through his heart. You can join us live at the UW Fox Valley Student Union in Menasha. Both Jean and Luis will stay on for a book signing after the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday: Nepal’s Road to Democracy: Twenty years after their revolution and five years after the end of a decade long civil war, Nepalese are still struggling to bring democracy to Nepal. Recent college graduate Subhash Ghimire isn’t giving up. Through education and community projects, he’s leading his generation and Nepal into a brighter future. He joins us with writer Jeff Greenwald who covered the 1990 revolution.

Friday: Chasing Chiles: The chili pepper has transformed cuisines around the world since it was first brought from the “New World.” As farmers began growing chiles in more and more places, the plants changed and adapted, creating new varieties. Our guests celebrate and fight to preserve the world’s diverse peppers.

Carly, Producer

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