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  1. Author John Grisham To Speak At JMU This Week In Harrisonburg | WMRA and WEMC

    New York Times best-selling author John Grisham is coming to JMU on Wednesday, October 17, for the first John Grisham Writers Hour event where he’ll hold a

    http://www.wmra.org/post/author-john-grisham-speak-jmu-week-harrisonburg#stream/0

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  2. Heather Heying on Life After Evergreen: Half Hour of Heterodoxy #27 – Heterodox Academy

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSShow Notes

    My guest today is Heather Heying. She and her husband Bret Weinstein formerly taught biology at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. After some highly publicized protests in the middle of 2017, both Heather and Bret left the college. Heather now describes herself as a professor in exile. You can find out more about her at heatherheying.com.

    0:00 The uniqueness of Evergreen State

    5:42 Activities since leaving Evergreen

    10:10 Economic privilege in academia

    15:00 Safe space, identity politics, etc.

    20:10 Why Evergreen needs a better president

    Selected Quote

    The vast majority of schools out there are proclaiming to their potential students and current students, their current faculty and staff, and future faculty and staff, “We are about social justice.” And that comes at a high, high cost. And I know anecdotally (and I also know non-anecdotally) that students are turning away. At Evergreen many students effectively looked at that and said, “Not for me. That doesn’t sound like an education to me.”

     

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    https://heterodoxacademy.org/heather-heying-on-life-after-evergreen-half-hour-of-heterodoxy-27/

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  3. Episode 190: Film Analysis: “mother!” | The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast | A Philosophy Podcast and Blog

    On Darren Aronofsky’s philosophical 2017 film about humanity’s relationship to nature. We discuss the philosophical content of the film (Gnosticism, anyone?) and explore the relation between meaning and the sensuous aspects of an artwork. Can a work be both allegorical and yet have fully fleshed out characters and the

    http://partiallyexaminedlife.com/2018/05/21/ep190-mother-aronofsky/

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  4. All Bets Are On NPR Music Slingshot Artist Jade Bird : NPR

    The British-born artist developed a fondness for American country music in her teens. At just 20 years old, the NPR Music Slingshot artist’s new single is starting to break big in the U.S.

    https://www.npr.org/2018/05/21/612410476/all-bets-are-on-jade-bird

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  5. ‘Heroic, But He’s No Hero’: Revisiting Football Great Jim Brown : NPR

    Dave Zirin’s new biography portrays a black liberation activist with a conservative streak, a man with an alleged history of violence against women and maybe the greatest running back in NFL history.

    https://www.npr.org/2018/05/13/610396047/heroic-but-he-s-no-hero-revisiting-football-great-jim-brown

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  6. Researchers Test Vitamin C Treatment For Sepsis : Shots - Health News : NPR

    Two big studies aim to rigorously test what could be a revolutionary treatment for a common and deadly disease: sepsis. Many doctors are awaiting the results before changing their practice.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/05/11/609149556/can-a-cocktail-of-vitamins-and-steroids-cure-a-major-killer-in-hospitals

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  7. Duplass Brothers On Working Together And Growing Apart: ‘We Are Ex-Soulmates’ : NPR

    Filmmaker siblings Jay and Mark Duplass have been making movies together since they were kids. More recently, Mark says, "We had to dig out space from that beautiful co-dependence."

    https://www.npr.org/2018/05/08/609349238/duplass-brothers-on-working-together-and-growing-apart-we-are-ex-soulmates

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  8. Mel Brooks Says It’s His Job ‘To Make Terrible Things Entertaining’ : NPR

    Brooks, 91, has made a career of poking fun at topics that normally wouldn’t make you laugh. "The comedy writer is like the conscience of the king," Brooks says. "He’s got to tell him the truth."

    https://www.npr.org/2018/04/26/605297774/mel-brooks-says-its-his-job-to-make-terrible-things-entertaining

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  9. Meet Naia Izumi, The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner : All Songs Considered : NPR

    The fourth annual Tiny Desk Contest winner has been revealed. Get to know the Georgia-hailing guitarist who won over the hearts of our judges this year.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2018/04/24/605005960/meet-naia-izumi-the-2018-tiny-desk-contest-winner

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  10. How Rhiannon Giddens Reconstructs Black Pain With The Banjo : NPR

    The renowned folk songwriter stops by NPR’s Washington D.C. headquarters to play two songs from her latest album and discuss the historical African-American roots of her music and of her instrument.

    https://www.npr.org/2018/04/22/604356508/how-rhiannon-giddens-reconstructs-black-pain-with-the-banjo

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