Jacki Lyden http://ktep.org en 'Baby Jane' Holzer's Flight From High Society To Warhol Superstar http://ktep.org/post/baby-jane-holzers-flight-high-society-warhol-superstar <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmW4zME8n3o</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 36709 at http://ktep.org 'Baby Jane' Holzer's Flight From High Society To Warhol Superstar Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools http://ktep.org/post/violence-abroad-prompts-reflection-us-school-shootings Last year, there were more than two-dozen shootings on or near college campuses in the United States. This past Tuesday, that number went up, with <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=265259128">the fatal shooting of a student at Purdue University</a>. Then Friday, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/25/266014201/suspect-arrested-charged-in-fatal-campus-shooting">a fatal shooting at South Carolina State University</a>. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 33496 at http://ktep.org Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools New York Underground: Exploring City Caves And Catacombs http://ktep.org/post/new-york-underground-exploring-city-caves-and-catacombs Urban explorer Steve Duncan goes underground, examining the hidden infrastructure of major cities all over the world: their tunnels, subways and sewers. Late in 2010, NPR's Jacki Lyden joined Duncan and a group of subterranean adventurers in New York. (This story originally aired on <em>All Things Considered</em> on Jan. 2, 2011.) <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 NPR. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 21:52:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 25083 at http://ktep.org Poems As 'Stepping Stones': Remembering Seamus Heaney http://ktep.org/post/poems-stepping-stones-remembering-seamus-heaney The poet Seamus Heaney died Friday. Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 and has been described as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats." Heaney was 74 years old. Host Jacki Lyden spoke to Heaney in 2008, and has this remembrance. Sun, 01 Sep 2013 21:04:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 24198 at http://ktep.org 'Heart' Of Iranian Identity Reimagined For A New Generation http://ktep.org/post/heart-iranian-identity-reimagined-new-generation A thousand years ago, a Persian poet named Abolqasem Ferdowsi of Tous obtained a royal commission to put the ancient legends and myths of Iran into a book of verse.<p>He called this epic <em>Shahnameh,</em> or "Epic of the Persian Kings." It took him more than three decades and comprises 60,000 couplets — twice the length of <em>The</em> <em>Iliad</em> and <em>The</em> <em>Odyssey</em> combined.<p>Author Azar Nafisi, who wrote the memoir <em>Reading Lolita in Tehran, </em>says the importance of this foundational myth epic to Iranians can't really be overstated.<p>"My father always told me that Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:52:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 23723 at http://ktep.org 'Heart' Of Iranian Identity Reimagined For A New Generation Audio As Art At New York Exhibit http://ktep.org/post/audio-art-new-york-exhibit Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARPEGGIO)<p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>Arpeggios ricochet through three speakers and envelop us. We're on the modernist Bauhaus staircase at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, listening to techno-inspired electronica. This piece is part of a new exhibit, "Soundings: A Contemporary Score," that opens today.<p>BARBARA LONDON: I wanted work that pushed limits, pushed boundaries.<p>LYDEN: That's curator Barbara London. She invited 16 young artists from around the world to participate here. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 21:10:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 22783 at http://ktep.org Florida's Highwaymen Painted Idealized Landscapes In Jim Crow South http://ktep.org/post/floridas-highwaymen-painted-idealized-landscapes-jim-crow-south Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>And if you're just joining us, this is WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden.<p>In the winter of 2012, I came across a story on a drive through central coastal Florida in the town of Fort Pierce. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 21:10:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 22784 at http://ktep.org Bespoke Suits And Perfect Cravats At 'Dandy' Exhibit http://ktep.org/post/bespoke-suits-and-perfect-cravats-dandy-exhibit When you hear the word dandy, what do you think of?<p>Maybe the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy," which dates all the way back to the Revolutionary War, and compares the colonists to foppish, effeminate idiots: the dandies.<p>But a summer exhibit at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, closing Aug. 18, aims to reclaim the term. It explores dandyism through the ages, linking to the cutting edge of men's fashion and style. The name of the show is "Artist, Rebel, Dandy: Men of Fashion" — which does still leave you wondering what you might see.<br /> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 22:29:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 22305 at http://ktep.org Bespoke Suits And Perfect Cravats At 'Dandy' Exhibit Obama Lays Out Africa Plan http://ktep.org/post/obama-lays-out-africa-plan Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>Earlier today in South Africa where Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition, President Barack Obama arrived and gave a speech at the University of Cape Town, outlining Africa's increasingly prominent role.<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Progress is also rippled across the African continent. You know, from Senegal to Cote d'Ivoire to Malawi, democracy has weathered strong challenges. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:22:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 20005 at http://ktep.org Egyptian Protesters Demand Morsi's Ouster http://ktep.org/post/egyptian-protesters-demand-morsis-ouster Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden.<p>Once again, Egypt's iconic Tahrir Square has been inundated with hundreds of thousands of protesters.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF CHANTING)<p>LYDEN: This time, they're demanding the resignation of the country's first democratically elected president, just one year after he took office. But President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist supporters have rejected that demand, and it has led to violent clashes. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:22:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 20006 at http://ktep.org Around The River Bend, A Flood Of History http://ktep.org/post/around-river-bend-flood-history The Bark River is my backyard, childhood river. And yet, in a lifetime of travel, I'd never explored it.<p>I knew it carved the land from the Ice Age to settlement times, from the Black Hawk War of 1832 (in which young Abraham Lincoln appears) to the era of grist mills. But the Bark also flows past impressive Indian mounds. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 19:18:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 3985 at http://ktep.org Around The River Bend, A Flood Of History The Landscape Art Legacy Of Florida's Highwaymen http://ktep.org/post/landscape-art-legacy-floridas-highwaymen If you traveled by way of Florida's Route 1 in the '60s and '70s, you might have encountered young African-American landscape artists selling oil paintings of an idealized, candy-colored, Kennedy-era Florida. They painted palms, beaches, poinciana trees and sleepy inlets on drywall canvases — and they came to be known as the Highwaymen. The group made thousands of pictures, until the market was saturated, tastes changed, and the whole genre dwindled.<p><strong>Roadside Innovation</strong><p>The story of the Highwaymen is one of beauty and heartbreak. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:40:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 1738 at http://ktep.org The Landscape Art Legacy Of Florida's Highwaymen