5.15.16 - The Four Directions

5.15.16 – The Four Directions

Saint Augustine said, “Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the…

5.8.16 - Open Windows

5.8.16 – Open Windows

Ella Wheeler Wilcox said, “Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.” In this week’s edition of melodically challenged we listen to poems and music about windows.

5.1.16 - At the Movies

5.1.16 – At the Movies

One of the best filmmakers of all time, Martin Scorsese, said, “Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out,” and Jean-Luc Godard called it “the most beautiful fraud in the world.” Find a good seat, get your popcorn ready, and, please,…

4.24.16 - The Past

4.24.16 – The Past

Guest Editor Julia Brock is a public historian at the University of West Georgia. She co-directs the Center for Public History there (https://centerforpublichistoryuwg.wordpress.com/) and teaches courses on southern history and in support of the public history program. She is co-editor (with Daniel Vivian)…

4.17.16 - Rebirth

4.17.16 – Rebirth

“I was behind in school, there were papers to write and exams were coming up but still I was young; the grass was green and the air was heavy with the sound of bees and I had just come back from the brink…

4.10.16 - Porphyrous Poetry

4.10.16 – Porphyrous Poetry

The word “porphyrous” means “of or pertaining to the color purple” according to Webster’s Unabridged Third New International Dictionary. This week we will visit the color purple in an hour of poetry and music.

4.3.13 - The Incredible, Edible Egg!

4.3.13 – The Incredible, Edible Egg!

Some of the smallest belong to parasitic insects and can be just 0.02 mm long. The largest, at 13 inches long and 3 ft in circumference, came from the flightless Great Elephant Birds of Madagascar, which were wiped out by hunters in the mid-1600’s….

3.27.16 - It's a Revolution!

3.27.16 – It’s a Revolution!

Jim Morrison of The Doors once said, “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to…

3.20.16 - Catching Fire

3.20.16 – Catching Fire

Ferdinand Foch said, “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” This week our poetry and music will explore one of the fundamental elements of nature: Fire. Emily Dickinson said, “If I read a book and it makes my whole body so…

3.13.16 - Full Speed Ahead

3.13.16 – Full Speed Ahead

In a 1962 interview, Sylvia Plath said,”Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You’ve got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you’ve got to burn away all the peripherals.” Today’s show features poems and songs about…