Three Junes is a vividly textured symphonic novel set on both sides of the Atlantic during three fateful summers in the lives of a Scottish family. Three Junes "almost threatens to burst with all the life it contains...extraordinary," says Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours.
"Beautiful Narration of a Wonderful Story!"
Today, we're looking at great audiobook listens for the hazy days of summer. First, Josephine talks to Jeffrey Deaver about his new Lincoln Rhyme mystery, The Cold Moon. If you want to trade the hot sun for some cool chills, then The Cold Moon is just the ticket. It is a roller coaster of a ride that pits the quadriplegic detective - along with his partner Amelia Sachs - against a brilliant serial killer known as the Watchmaker. Plus, much more.
This week On Being, Krista speaks with the pioneering neuroscientist Richard Davidson. He's provided new evidence of "neuroplasticity" – the capacity of the human brain to keep changing. He made some of his discoveries studying the brains of meditating Buddhist monks. Now he's testing new approaches to autism and ADHD; even to nurturing kindness and self-reflection in children and teenagers. He and others are shifting the psychological paradigm that focuses on fixing what is wrong.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft has been hailed by literary critics as the inventor of modern horror and a cultivating force behind such modern writers as Robert Bloch, Wes Craven, and Stephen King, just to name a few.
The New Strategy in Afghanistan, with David Kilcullen, David Barno, and Tom Ricks. Then, an update on Iran, with Nico Pitney and David Ignatius.
Today on O&A, we start the show by recapping yesterday’s Paris Hilton interview. We talk about some old fashion slang terms and try to get definitions on them. We talk politics and update everyone on the Anthony Weiner situation. Ant gives everyone a Casey Anthony update and talks about one of his new favorite shows, Breaking Bad.
This week on Car Talk, kids give the "Golden Rule" and a few other maxims an innocent (yet funny) twist. Then it's off to Arizona where Lily's Taurus is making a noise that she hopes will lead her husband to make another noise-- namely, "Let's buy you a new Mustang." But all is not well in Mustang-land for Martin--his is emitting blue smoke, so his wallet may be emitting a large boat payment.
This week, you'll swear one of our callers is the Prince of Polka himself! Jennifer's losing her faith in the benefits of a Benz, and Ray unveils a brilliant little theory about the Mercedes's parts pricing conspiracy.
The Ron and Fez Show is a radio talk show hosted by Ron "Tex" Bennington and Fez "Marie" Whatley.
This week on Car Talk, how well do you know your Commandments? Tom and Ray take the Vatican's new "10 Commandments of the Road" and add a few from their own experience. Number 26: Thou Shalt Not Take Thy Rental Car to Mexico. We then explore a possible loose nut behind the wheel in California, and the merging of kitchen implements with automotive servicing in Baton Rouge.
Today on O&A, we talk about Sandy Kane being sued by the Naked Cowboy. We listen to some news reports about it. Sam interviews Sandy. We watch Sandy on the morning news. The top US general in Afghanistan is in trouble for criticizing the president. Comedian Patrice O'Neal joins the show. We talk about the documentary I Am Comic and discuss Carlos Mencia stealing material. Sandy Kane and The Naked Cowgirl both stop by.
Today on O&A, we start the show talking about Lindsay Lohan going back to court. Ant talks about what was going on yesterday with the Casey Anthony story. Police caught the Medford pharmacy killer. We talk about the latest in Ryan Dunn’s death and listen to Bam Margera talking about what happened. Mobster Whitey Bulger was finally caught. Uncle Paul talks about his favorite scenes in My Girl. We have Sex Bagel come up with songs to come back from break with based on news stories.
"Missing Elijah Wood segment"
Today on Ron and Fez we talk about the Ichiban, the number one story of the day. We talk about the movie Stripes. The callers bright up that Miley Cryus might have a porn picture out. Ron and Fez talk about The Learning Channel and its' programming. Fez addresses Opie and Anthony talking about him and Perez Hilton. We talk about the Perez Hilton story. We discuss different names for gay people.
The author of this book, Arthur James Lyon Fremantle, has, perhaps, achieved more renown in recent years than at any time since the publication of his literary efforts. Those familiar with the film Gettysburg will recall the unusual figure of a British Guards officer attired (inaccurately) in his full dress Guardsman's scarlet uniform among the ranks of the Virginians at the famous and pivotal battle.
Today on O&A, we talk about the blown call that ruined a perfect game last night. Ken Griffey Jr. retires. Anthony buys a new gun. Paul McCartney sticks up for Obama. We talk about the oil spill. Kenny makes some production. We talk about Dickie Goodman. We listen to the Gary Coleman 911 call and talk about his terrible wife. Jim does some Jimspirations. Joran van der Sloot is accused of killing another girl. John Mark Karr is trying to have sex with more young girls.
Today on Ron & Fez, we talk about the World Cup. We talk about General McChrystal. We watch the US's World Cup game. We talk about Farmville. We talk about the Soup Nazi coming back to NY. Author Bret Easton Ellis stops by to talk about his new book. We talk about authors and the great American novel. Fez has a new bit.
Today on Ron & Fez, we talk about a Southwest pilot who left his mic open. Next, we talk about how all of America is on pills. Then, Mark Zito's friend "Steven the Retired Motivational Speaker" stops by. After that, we talk a lot about SiriusXM's "The Phone Show." We close by recapping our callers that made it through on "The Phone Show."
Speaking of Faith explores western Alabama where sustainability, both material and spiritual, drive the architectural principles of the Rural Studio. This Auburn University program draws architecture students into the design and construction of elegant, economical buildings in some of the poorest counties in the United States. It is architecture as a social art - and a force for repairing the fabric of human community as well as the natural world.