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This week, our hosts J.M. Colon and Vince Presti cover Princeton’s Arts Weekend, which began Thursday, April 25 and ended Sunday with Shirleypalooza, a tribute to Shirley Tilghman, Princeton’s outgoing President. Jackie Cremos covers the week’s headlines in News Today.
Next, J.M. Colon waxes eloquent on the poetry of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes.
JM Colon on Fireside Poetry Photo Credit: Vincent Presti
Now, Ola Oladosu interviews members of the band Moxie, which performed during Princeton Arts Weekend:
Next, Jackie Cremos talks to passersby at Sunday’s Communiversity:
Then, Vince Presti interviews Princess Margarita of Romania about her life and “The Princess Margarita of Romania Foundation.” J.M. Colon and Vince Presti close our show with a discussion on the place of monarchies in the 21st century.
This week, WPRB News and Culturestarts out with a fresh installment of Fireside Poetry! This episode, J.M. Colon delves into the poetry of Wallace Stevens. Then, Gabriel Watts takes us from the 1920s to today in her feature on the American tradition of whiskey distilling. We close the show with a segment of News Today on the Cyprus bailout, hosted by Rachna Vyas.
This Monday’s WPRB News and Culture begins with a segment of News Today, produced by Ellie Rizzo and narrated by Jackie Cremos.
Then, our host Vincent gives a Culture Corner interview of Professor James Charlesworth, a biblical scholar and director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at Princeton Theological Seminary, discussing the world of biblical scholarly research.
Finally, we close our show with Monday Evenings with the Nass, which critiques the “What I Be” Photography exhibit and its presentation of mental health issues.
Alex Baptiste and Vince Presti host a packed episode of WPRB News and Culturethis week! We start with a Hot Air debate on the controversial topic of drone strikes, with Brian Litchfield arguing for them, and Tobias Stoner against. Listen here:
Who won the debate? Tell us what you think right here!
Next, Monday Evenings with the Nassfeatures interviews with Eliza Mott, who wrote an article about visiting Disneyland, and Jared Garland, who wrote one about being the third of three gay children. Listen here:
In this week’s WPRB News and Culture, Ellis hosts News Today, with an in depth update on meteorites by Ellie. Also, the members of Ellipsis Slam Poetry (@EllipsisSlam) chat with hosts J.M. Colon and Joanie and perform some of their amazing poetry in the latest episode of Fireside Poetry.
This week, our newestWPRB News &Culturestaff introduce themselves on air for the first time. One of those newbies, Rachna Vyas, hosts News Today. We’ll also hear from Ben Taub about his adventures in Tahrir Square during the Monday Evenings with the Nass segment! Read the full article, “Two Days in Tahrir” right here.
After a brief hiatus owing to Winter Break and finals, WPRB News & Culture is back and better than ever before! We’re happy to announce that we’ve extended our programming block to a full hour, meaning that every Monday night you’ll be treated to an unprecedented blend of top-knotch reporting, cultural programming, student debate, interviews, and more!
Keep an eye out for these hot new shows every Monday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM:
Hot Air– A debate show in which Princeton students face off to discuss the issues of our time.
Fireside Poetry — A poetry discussion show in which the host, often with the help of a guest poet, will talk about a single poet’s work in a casual setting.
Monday Evenings with the Nass– A series of interviews with the staff of the Nassau Weekly, an alternative newspaper on campus, where they fill us in on what they’ve been working on.
News Today – Reporting and commentary on the local, national, and international stories of the week.
This week, Ana Istrate interviews the Nass about a student-produced play, Michelle Obama, and more on Monday Evenings with the Nass: