PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, November 28, 2008
SHOW ON TAPE
1:00 – 1:20
Take Your Recorder and a
Grab some Thanksgiving leftovers and a spot on the couch next to grandma—it’s officially StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening! StoryCorps founder David Isay joins Patt to talk about his oral history project, which helps everyday people document their lives and those of their loved ones by asking the questions that matter. This holiday season StoryCorps wants you to sit down with the people around you—an older relative, a friend, a teacher, or a familiar face from the neighborhood, and listen to their stories. Isay hopes you’ll hear and celebrate the courage, humor, trials and triumphs in everyday lives.
David Isay (EYE-say) - founder of StoryCorps; His new book is “Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project.”
1:20 – 1:40
And You Shall Know Us By The Trail of Our Vinyl
Over an eight year journey, Roger Bennett and Josh Kun scoured the world, collecting thousands of vinyl LPs from dusty attics, garage sales, and archives. Together, these once-loved and now long-forgotten audio gems tell the story of Jews in America, and are the subject of Bennett and Kun’s new book, “And You Shall Know Us By the Trail of Our Vinyl: The Jewish Past as Told by the Records We Have Loved and Lost.” From Chubby Checker’s re-recording of the Twist to the tune of Hava Nagilah, to Lena Horne singing in Yiddish, and Perry Como’s rendition of Kol Nidre, this book celebrates the cultural cross-pollination of
Josh Kun, Co-author of “And You Shall Know Us By The Trail of Our Vinyl” and Associate Professor in the
1:40 – 2:00
Before You Hit the Parties, the Stores, and Your Loved Ones…
It’s Black Friday! But instead of shopping, we’re catching up with our veteran comedian Wayne Federman about his “Very Federman Christmas 3: The Annual Comedy-Music Holiday Show,” (read: a cage fight between Christmas and Hanukah). Patt Morrison’s very own Comedy Congress has finally launched one of its own into stardom—but you’ll have to listen to find out how.
Wayne Federman, “Committee Chairman” on Comedy Congress.
2:00 – 2:30
An Imperfect Offering
In this searing memoir, former president of Doctors Without Borders James Orbinski explores the nature of humanitarian action and makes an urgent appeal to confront suffering around the world in a time of political and moral uncertainty. He gives a doctor’s indelible testimony from the front lines in
James Orbinski, a former international president of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders. He accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for MSF in 1999.
2:30 – 2:3:00
Tried By War
It may be hard to imagine a time when the role of commander and chief was not seemingly all-powerful, but the constitution and historical precedent had little to say about the role before Abraham Lincoln assumed it. As the only president whose entire administration was book-ended by war,
James M. McPherson
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