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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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1:06 – 1:40 OPEN
1:40 – 2:00
Understanding the calorie in an “eat more” world
What is a calorie? The concept seems so simple, yet calories cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted, and it’s their over and under consumption that creates the majority of health problems around the globe. When it comes down to it, they are tricky to understand. New research from Duke University projects that the percentage of Americans who are severely obese—around 100 pounds or more overweight—will roughly double to 11 percent of the population by 2030. In her new book, nutritionist Marion Nestle filters through the misinformation put forth by food manufacturers and diet program promoters to explain what calories are and how they work, both biologically and politically, in our “eat more” world.
2:06 – 2:20 OPEN
2:20 – 2:40
L.A. teens and literacy
Literacy rates in Los Angeles are the second lowest in the nation, but despite the grim statistics a few organizations are working with youth to generate a passion for reading, performing and writing. Diane Luby Lane founded Get Lit-Words Ignite to introduce youth to reading, literary performance and poetry. The program reaches over 15,000 at –risk students at 45 high schools a year. The non-profit group recently held a classical poetry slam at the Wiltern Theater with over 1,000 people in attendance and included a poetry performance by Academy award winning actor Tim Robbins. L.A. Youth, the nearly 25-year old paper written by teens for teens, is facing the possibility of closing due to lack of funding. Efforts are underway to raise $500,000 before May 15 to keep the paper running. According to the L.A. Times, the paper is printed six times a year, with a circulation of close to 70,000 and an estimated readership of 400,000. The students write about issues close to their heart and get the opportunity to work with experienced editors. Will these groups help change the literacy rates in L.A. by creating a life-long love of learning, reading and self expression?
Donna Myrow, executive director, Youth LA
Jazmine Mendoza, junior at Chavez Learning Academy in San Fernando
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Diane Luby Lane, founder and director, Get Lit-Words Ignite
Junior Herrera, teen poet, he is 18 years old and has been involved with Get Lit since he was 16. He currently attends East LA Community College. Junior is also a part of The Get Lit Players, Los Angeles’ award-winning classic teen poetry troupe.
2:40 – 3:00
Eagles founder Glenn Frey releases an album of classic, jazzy songs
The music group The Eagles perfectly captured the commercial side of the breezy, pop-country Southern California sound in the 1970s. Fans couldn’t get enough - the band sold tens of millions of copies of their six albums, two greatest hits packages and a live double album before disbanding acrimoniously in the early 1980s. Their first compilation album, “Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)” is one of the best-selling albums in history, selling upward of 42 million copies to date. After the split, founding member Glenn Frey went on to have a handful of solo hits and made a few turns in front of the camera on shows like Miami Vice in the 1980s. The Eagles reformed for a number of lucrative tours and another new album in the following decades, but the seeds for Frey’s new musical direction were sown when legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood asked him to perform a pair of songs at a golf event… one of which was to be from the 1940s. After some positive reviews, Frey seized the opportunity and decided to make an entire album of classic songs from his parents’ generation. The result is “After Hours,” Frey’s first new full album in twenty years, and it features Frey singing some legendary melodies and confidently pushing his familiar tenor into jazzier territory. What are your favorite Glenn Frey songs? How can artists reinvent themselves by looking back?
Glenn Frey, singer/songwriter and founding member of The Eagles; his new album, “After Hours” contains new interpretations of classic songs