INSIDE THE ARTS
This week on Inside the Arts, a dark comedy from Second Star Performance Collective, Becoming Number Six, explores the surveillance state, metadata and internet dating. We talk with director Harold Gervais.
MUSIC INSIDE OUT
As noggins in New Orleans go, there is no noggin like that of singer-songwriter Alex McMurray. He’s got more original characters in his head than a Hollywood film library. Why else would McMurray write a song about the man who shot the man who shot Liberty Valance? (Spoiler Alert: John Wayne is in the crosshairs).
The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, is called The Nation's Report Card for good reason; the tests are administered the same way year after year, using the same kind of test booklets, to students across the country.That allows researchers and educators to compare student progress over time. NAEP tests serve as a big research project to benchmark academic achievement in subjects like science, math, reading, writing, civics, economics, geography and U.S. history.Science...
On this week’s show, we’re taking a tour of the iconic restaurants that have made a transformative impact on American cuisine. We begin with acclaimed Yale history professor Paul Freedman, who explores two centuries of historical and cultural changes in his book Ten Restaurants That Changed America. Paul's list weaves together culinary and social history, from the innovators of roadside dining to the vanguards of haute cuisine.