WHA Radio and the Wisconsin Idea
Paperback ISBN: 0299218740
The fascinating history of Wisconsin's pioneering educational radio stations, from the first broadcast by experimental station 9XM at the University of Wisconsin to the network of stations known today as Wisconsin Public Radio.
All I Did Was Ask
Conversations With Writers, Actors, Musicians, And Artists
Paperback ISBN: 0786888202
The award-winning host of National Public Radio's Fresh Air presents a selection of some of her entertaining and revealing interviews with some of the most celebrated actors, musicians, writers, artists, and comics of the day, including Conan O'Brien, Mario Puzo, John Updike, Jodie Foster, Dustin Hoffman, and others. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
And They All Sang
Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey
Paperback ISBN: 1595581189
A selection of forty previously unpublished interviews with top musicians from the past half-century includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian's discussions with such figures as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Louis Armstrong. Reprint.
Animation in the Middle East
Practice and Aesthetics from Baghdad to Casablanca
Hardcover ISBN: 1784533262
The internationally acclaimed films Persepolis and Waltz with Bashir only hinted at the vibrant animation culture that exists within the Middle East and North Africa. In spite of censorship, oppression and war, animation studios have thrived in recent years—in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Turkey—giving rise to a whole new generation of entrepreneurs and artists. The success of animation in the Middle East is in part a product of a changing cultural climate, which increasingly calls for art that reflects politics. Equally, the professionalization and popularization of film festivals and the emergence of animation studios and private initiatives are the results of a growing consumer culture, in which family-friendly entertainment is big business. Drawing together the diverse strands of local productions, regional co-productions, the influence of digital developments and television, and cinematic feature films, Animation in the Middle East reveals how animation is part of the broader cinema culture of a large, heterogeneous area. It uncovers the history and politics that have defined the practice and study of animation in the Middle East, and explores the innovative visions of contemporary animators in the region.
I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book
Paperback ISBN: 0062417355
One of the biggest names in radio--the host of The Bobby Bones Show, one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation--offers a funny, heart-wrenching memoir about growing up a poor boy in Arkansas with an addicted mom, his early love of country music, the good values he learned and his road to radio stardom. 150,000 first printing.
Bay Area Radio
Paperback ISBN: 0738589101
The San Francisco Bay Area was a key national radio-broadcasting center during the first three decades of commercial radio. In 1909, it was home to the very beginnings of the art and science of broadcasting, when Charles "Doc" Herrold began sending out weekly voice and music programs from his radio school in San Jose. Dozens of other radio pioneers soon followed. In 1926, big broadcasting came to San Francisco when the newly formed National Broadcasting Company (NBC) established its West Coast headquarters on Sutter Street. Other national and regional networks soon set up their own broadcast production centers, and for the next 20 years, thousands of actors, musicians, announcers, and engineers were creating important programs that were heard on the West Coast as well as nationwide. During World War II, San Francisco became the key collection center for Pacific war news, and bulletins received in San Francisco were quickly relayed to an anxious nation. Conversely, powerful shortwave stations broadcast war news and propaganda back to the Pacific and entertained American troops overseas.
The Best of Guy Noir
Radio Private Eye
Compact Disc ISBN: 1681686945
It's a dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets, but high above the mean streets, a light burns on the 12th floor of the Acme Building, where Guy Noir-hard boiled, world-weary, yet surprisingly articulate-is trying to find the answers to life's questions. In his big swivel chair under the bare bulb beside the beat-up gray file cabinet, he awaits the call of his clientele: the disappointed, the paranoid, the embittered, the rejected-and the hilarious. Garrison Keillor's private eye spoof has thrilled audiences every week for over twenty years on live public radio broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion. Now, for the very first time, thirty-six all-time favorite Guy Noir episodes are available in one collection. Follow the intrepid detective as he solves cases no other gumshoe would touch, and enjoy Keillor's intelligent-but always funny-spin on the classic detective genre. Featuring Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Fred Newman, Tom Keith, Walter Bobbie and special guests, with music by Richard Dworsky.
The Best of Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!
Compact Disc ISBN: 1681686198
Host Peter Sagal, scorekeepers Carl Kasell and Bill Kurtis, and a weekly dream team of panelists keep the live studio audience on the edge of their seats-and in stitches. This collectors' edition, for the first time ever, gathers all previous highlight collections from the show, as well as a bonus disc of previously unreleased Not My Job favorites. Also includes a commemorative booklet with notes by host Peter Sagal. Featuring special guests Drew Carey, Neko Case, Bill Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Tony Danza, Carrie Fisher, Al Gore, Tom Hanks, Neal Patrick Harris, Ted Koppel, Denis Leary, Michael Moore, Barack Obama, Sarah Silverman, Brian Williams, and many others. Contains these complete, fan-favorite highlight collections: The Best of Not My Job The Best of Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! Famous People Who Returned Our Calls The Wait Album More Famous People Play Not My Job Plus a bonus disc of previously unreleased celebrity "Not My Job" favorites