Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PrEview: Apple Picking, Ira Glass at the Flynn, The End of Food

PrEview is VPR's bi-weekly e-newsletter. Here's the September 23 edition. Sign up to receive prEview here.

Regarding the bushel of apples I accidentally picked on Sunday, I can only plead weather-induced insanity. I couldn’t help myself. Clusters of perfect apples clung to almost every branch of every tree, more than I’ve ever seen in my life...and I’ve lived on an orchard! They came loose with just the slightest twist, so easily that I quickly filled one bag, then another. If I had more than two arms I would have kept going, wandering the orchard for hours. Maybe next time I’ll bring a backpack.

There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing when it comes to apples – or public radio! That’s why prEview is here to help you plan your listening. In this edition, Governor Jim Douglas speaks to the National Press Club, and we celebrate the 100th birthday of Vermont classical music legend Blanche Moyse. Plus, in VPR Cooks, a myriad ways to use up a bounty of apples....not that I know anything about that.

Michelle Jeffery

PS: Tickets are still available to see This American Life Host Ira Glass at Burlington’s Flynn Center this Saturday, September 26. Ticket information is available here!

Governor Douglas Addresses the National Press Club
Vermont Governor Jim Douglas, Chair of the National Governors Association, addressed the National Press Club last week about the role of states in national health club reform. Listen to the address online here.

Paul Roberts: The End of Food
Paul Roberts, author of "The End of Oil" and "The End of Food," says our food production system has become more efficient in the past century, but that efficiency has its costs. Roberts recently spoke at the University of Vermont about the food system's shortcomings and what you can do to make it more sustainable. Listen to the lecture online.

Vermont Reads: When the Emperor Was Divine
Listen to Morning Edition throughout the week as we explore the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II through the book When the Emperor was Divine, by Julie Otsuka. The series is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s annual Vermont Reads project.

Blanche Moyse Centennial Celebration
Join us all day today in celebrating the 100th birthday of Blanche Honegger Moyse. She founded the Brattleboro Music Center, which she directed for many years, the New England Bach Festival, and was among the founders of the Marlboro Music Festival. We’ll feature special programming throughout the day, including performances from the New England Bach Festival.

Celebrating Erich Kunzel
When longtime Cincinnati Pops conductor Erich Kunzel died on September 1, he left behind a simple wish: he wanted to be remembered by having his recordings played around the country. Listen tomorrow, September 24 at 8 p.m. for a special In Concert tribute to Erich Kunzel, featuring remembrances from many of Kunzel's friends and colleagues.

VPR Cooks: Apple Picking
Let’s face it: apple picking isn’t really about picking apples. They’re simply a byproduct of the experience: climbing trees, taste-testing, reaching for one apple and getting bonked on the head by two more, trying to keep from stepping in the mushy remains of the drops. And that’s not even to mention the cider donuts. A proper outing like this yields far more apples than you can reasonably use, which is why I’ve collected several of VPR staff’s favorite apple recipes here. And please, send along your favorite apple recipe and we’ll post it online.

Travel to Costa Rica with VPR
You’re invited on magnificent adventure to Costa Rica with VPR. We’ll ride a zip line above the cloud forests and look down on troops of monkeys and rainbow-colored birds. We’ll see scarlet macaws and walk through jungles haunted by jaguars and ocelots and along the most productive sea turtle nesting beach in the world. Learn more and download an itinerary here.

VPR Community Forum Meeting
Vermont Public Radio's Community Forum will meet next Friday, October 2 at the Conference Center at the NewsBank Corporation in Chester. Community Forum members regularly consider VPR's mission and programs. Meetings of the forum are open to the public - if you would like to attend please let us know by calling 1-800-639-2192.

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