Arts and culture

Poetry Sunday: Shelby Allen

Oct 9, 2016

Shelby Allen reads her poem "Crack Willow."

Shelby Allen is a writer and actress living in Falmouth and Boston. She lost her voice in a hard-to-summarize trauma she went through at 17.  She got her voice back, sort of, but not her real voice where she could say what she means.  That happened through poetry (and theater). "Crack Willow" is the title poem of her book, subtitled Poems of Transformation.

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The Columbus Day holiday weekend has plenty to enjoy.  Here's your rundown of events to check out.

The Darkroom: A Photographer Considers His Legacy

Oct 3, 2016

In Peter Simon’s 50-year career, he’s photographed music legends—The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, and Bruce Springsteen, just to name a few—as well as Martha’s Vineyard landscapes, the hippie commune he lived on in the 1970s, and so much more.

Now, at age 69, Peter’s thinking about what kind of legacy he wants to leave.  Annie Sinsabaugh reports.

You can see Peter Simon’s legendary photographs on his website or at his gallery in Vineyard Haven. 

Arts and Ideas ~ October 2, 2016

Oct 2, 2016

7pm Christopher Lydon in conversation with Maureen Dowd  of the NY Times 

8PM  Inside the Adoption CircleFirst-person voices from all sides of adoption; living with questions and searching for answers. Produced here for

9PM The Elites are to Blame for the Trump Phenomenon – that’s the premise this time on NPR’s Debate series.    

10pm Prx Remix - good stories on shuffle

Poetry Sunday: Rick Reibstein

Oct 2, 2016

Rick Reibstein reads his poem, "Piscataqua River Bridge." 

Arts and Ideas ~ September 25, 2016

Sep 25, 2016

7pm   Slam stories from Coast to Coast: A new Moth Radio Hour ! produced here by us.

  8pm  Campaign “68 – a watershed in U.S. politics American Radioworks explores the similarities to the current campaign.

9pm Spare the Rod: Reforming school discipline

10pm PRX Remix – good stories on shuffle

Adeline Carrie Koscher reads her poem, "Learning to Live with Water."

Adeline Carrie Koscher writes as a conduit for wonder, solace, and vitality. Writing provides her the opportunity to revisit and reinvent the world. When writing, she is the happiest person alive. Her writing can be found in Review Americana, The Lyon Review, Adana, Altered States, ninepatch, and Zetetic.

Historical Society of Santuit & Cotuit

Plenty to do this weekend. Here's a rundown of arts and culture events from one end of the Cape to the other.

Arts and Ideas ~ September 18, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

7pm The Moth Radio Hour: Stories of Lessons Learned - produced here by us !

8PM NPR's Debate: The EPA has Gone overboard on Climate Change –

9PM College behind bars – a report on education as part of prison reform. 

10pm PRX Remix : Good stories on shuffle 

A World of Moments: Dylan James Cole, Filmmaker

Sep 19, 2016

To eighteen year-old Dylan James Cole, every day is a new film to make.  No, really. Dylan has produced over forty videos on his YouTube page, most of them in only the last two months.  But he's not out to make the next Transformers.  Instead, he's passionate about recording the intimate, mundanely poetic details of daily life: the smaller, the better, the more beautiful.  Abdi Iftin reports from Falmouth.