Megan Falley
It's 'Ah-Ha!' Week on BTR! On today’s show, Tanya Silverman is on the phone with architect and activist Raphael Sperry talking about ways those who design prisons can preserve human rights by refusing to put in place solitary confinement cells (among other inhumane features) in their blueprints. And later, Jess Goulart joins us to chat about how a somewhat happy accident in medical research allows us to have a much more clear idea of the nature of human consciousness.
Subject – Food Week Books – The Grapes of Wrath, Fried Green Tomatoes & Fast Food Nation A story about the Joad farming family who are displaced from their Oklahoma tenant farm during the Great Depression. Trapped in the dustbowl, they head for California in hopes of a better life. A Story about Evelyn Couch meeting Cleo Threadgoode who tells the story of the Whistle Stop Cafe in Birmingham, AL. in the 1930s. What was once an article on the depressing state of the American diet in Rolling Stone Magazine in 1999, Schlosser looks beyond just the dietary side effects of American fast food in an unveiling of how the fast food nation mindset contributes to the degrading quality of American life. 00:00 Book Talk Intro - Kory French 02:17 Fat Girl - Megan Falley 04:19 Boe Money - Galactic  07:29 A reading from The Grapes of Wrath  11:12 Grapefruit Moon - Tom Waits 15:51 The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 22:04 Furr - Blitzen Trapper 26:03 Fried Green Tomatoes - Fannie Flagg 31:35 In the Kitchen - The Tough Alliance 35:43 Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser 42:30 Canned Food - Surf City 45:00 Finish The Grapes of Wrath Fried Green Tomatoes Fast Food Nation Galactic Upcoming Shows: July 4 – Milwaukee Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI July 5 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA July 6 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA July 7 – Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, OR July 9 – Quebec City International Summer Festival – Quebec City, PQ July 14 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY July 20 – All Good Music Festival – Thornville, OH July 26 – Floyd Fest – Floyd, VA July 29 – Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata, Japan Tom Waits Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time. Blitzen Trapper Upcoming Shows: June 25 – Red Butte Garden – Salt Lake City, UT June 26 – Idaho Botanical Gardens – Boise, ID June 27 – Whiskey Jacques – Ketchum, ID The Tough Alliance Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time. Surf City Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time.
It's been unbelievably hot this week in New York. Let's take the summer spirit and put it into the music, which is undeniably fun on today's show. Peaking Lights have a great new album out, plus season-appropriate tracks from Eternal Summer and Cass McCombs. And make sure to check out BTR on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates!
On this week's episode, BTR managing editor Margaret Jacobi talks to Lee Mandell, the founder of a hydroponic farm in Bushwick, Brooklyn called Boswyk Farms. Later, Jen speaks with writer Laura Silver, whose quest for the perfect knish led her through the history of New York City and all the way to a charming town in Poland called Knish-en, surprisingly enough.
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