Producer, 'The Organist'
FROM Jenna Weiss-Berman
Episode 49: The Voice Teacher Barbara Maier started giving singing lessons to musical theater singers and cantors at Hebrew Union college. Then she became the go-to singing teacher for the downtown NYC queer, performance, and rock scenes, including Debbie Harry, Diamanda Galas, Kathleen Hanna, Penny Arcade, and many others.
Episode 30: Rapping Taipei An interview with novelist Tao Lin on the pace of his speaking, with interjections from musicians Kool AD and Kitty and a short discussion with critic Christian Lorentzen. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE.
Border wall builders, private art museums, Stamen Design An LA city councilman wants companies who want to do business with LA to disclose if they're also working on the US-Mexico border wall. Forget old-school bar graphs and pie charts -- depicting data has become an art form. And another private art museum opens soon in Los Angeles, but this one takes you into the fascinating world of freemasonry.
Who will lead California's Democratic Party? It’s been a hectic week in politics. There’s been talk of impeachment, Watergate, and Mike Pence’s political action committee. Also, the California Democratic Party is having its convention in Sacramento this weekend, where they’ll talk strategy and pick a new leader.
Brad Gooch: Rumi's Secret Biographer Brad Gooch reveals that he traveled 2500 miles to trace Rumi's footsteps, learned Persian and spent eight years to write Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.
How will 'Comey memo' affect GOP's future? The latest piece of bad news for President Trump is the reported existence of a memo that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote. The memo describes President Trump asking Comey to drop the FBI investigation into former NSA advisor Mike Flynn.