Studio 619 for February 25, 2007

by scrosby on February 25, 2007

Diana Walker: Photojournalist

You’ve seen the photos, such as President and First Lady Reagan waving out of the hospital window or Presidential Candidate Al Gore kissing his wife at the 2000 Democratic convention. But there are also the photos you haven’t seen, of Madeline Albright at the end of a tough day, or Muhammad Ali in his prime. All of these photos, both public and private were taken by photojournalist Diana Walker. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with the Frazier International History Museum’s Kacie Carrico about the Diana Walker: Photojournalist exhibit.

Bruce Feiler

New York Times best-selling author Bruce Feiler comes to Louisville this week. He’s the author of “Walking the Bible”, which also became an award-winning PBS series, and Abraham, which explored the history of the common ancestor to three religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

His latest book is “Where God Was Born”, which was recently released in paperback. In it, Feiler travels Israel, Iraq, and Iran to find ways people of different faiths can unite against violence that is done in the name of religion. Feiler spoke with WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders about his journey through his own Jewish faith and what we can learn by visiting some of the world’s most historic sites.

John Corigliano and Joan Tower

John Corigliano won the Grawemeyer award in 1991 for his Symphony No. 1, a work dealing with personal loss in the face of the AIDS crisis. Joan Tower won the Grawemeyer in 1990 and continues to be one of the most performed, living composers today. WUOL Classical 90.5’s Daniel Gilliam spoke with Joan Tower and John Corigliano about winning the Grawemeyer award, teaching, and other interesting topics.

Listen to the show.

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