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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.
Listen to this week’s full episode of News & Culture.
0:00-0:29 = Intro 0:29-3:31= News Today (Chinese Studies). Ellis Liang explores the development of the Chinese program at Princeton University and the changes in US-China relations. 3:31-6:49 = News Today (Crab Corps). Alex Cuadrado talks to Maxson Jarecki of the band Crab Corps, whose song made it into the award-winning movie Silver LInings Playbook. 06:49-34:50 = Feature (Interview with Assistant Public Defender). Jackie Cremos interviews Dale Jones, the Assistant Public Defender for the State of New Jersey.* 34:50-37:06 = News Today (West, TX explosion). Ellie Rizzo covers the aftermath of the fertilizer plant accident. 37:06-38:18 = News Today (Avian Flu in China). Ellie Rizzo reports on newly discovered strains of the avian flu virus. 38:18-39:22 = News Today (Communiversity). Ellie Rizzo previews the Princeton University – township festival known as Communiversity.
39:30-42:47 = News Today (Op-Ed on Boston Explosions, 1). Ellie Rizzo discusses profiling and Islamophobia in the wake of the Boston bombings. 42:47-47:06 = News Today (Baghdad Bombings). Rachna Vyas covers the unstable course of the Iraqi elections. 47:06-48:08 = News Today (Syria Bombings). Rachna Vyas covers the ongoing conflict between the government and opposition groups in Syria. 48:50-54:33 = News Today (Op-Ed on Boston Explosions, 2). Rachna Vyas picks up on our coverage of the Boston Marathon events with her commentary on the media and sensationalization. 54:33-57:04 = PSAs and Signoff
*Listen to the full interview with Mr. Jones here:
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.