The National Endowment for the Arts presents a radio show about John Steinbeck’s timeless classic, The Grapes of Wrath. This episode is narrated by Dana Gioia and features Ed Harris, Jay Parini, Bill Ramsey, Richard Rodriguez, Susan Shillinglaw, Kevin Starr, Thom Steinbeck, Susan Straight, Rick Wartzman, and the music of Woody Guthrie.
Learn the history of the oldest marine science lab on the Pacific coast, where valuable information about Monterey Bay’s marine life has been collected for over 100 years. Local author John Steinbeck even studied here, developing an intense interest in marine sciences.
Hear about the Wing Chong store, a popular hangout for characters in the two Steinbeck novels set in this area. In its time, the store offered everything from beer to boots.