Through The Lens - Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements

In her new documentary film, director Irene Brodsky follows her son Jonas as he sets out to learn Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” Like the legendary composer, Jonas is deaf, and struggling to live between the worlds of sound and silence.

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This episode of Habitat features a friend of ours, Anne Milliken (she used to produce RadioWest). Anne always had great stories and she also has a great house that she shared with us.

If you play The White Album backwards, is John Lennon really saying “turn me on, dead man”? Join Doug for a conversation about the paranoia around hidden messages in rock music and what it reveals about our fears today.

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For most of us, overwork is the new normal, and rest is an afterthought. But by dismissing the importance of rest in our lives we may be stifling our talents and abilities. This episode picked by producer Benjamin Bombard.

Mindy Tucker, elnabaker.website

  Elna Baker's memoir is about being a twenty-something Mormon virgin in New York City. When she spoke to us in 2012, things had changed. She was then an ex-28-year-old virgin and ex-Mormon comedienne. This episode was chosen by Doug Fabrizio.

"Rope" by Alice Leora Briggs. From her book Dreamland: The Way out of Juarez with text by Charles Bowden

Journalist Charles Bowden spent some 15 years writing about Ciudad Juarez, witnessing what he calls the collapse of a society. Bowden joins Doug to talk about his book “Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields.”

When journalist Christopher McDougall wrote the book that kicked off the barefoot running movement, he got to thinking about what makes a hero. He joins us to explore how people can develop their natural skills to be ready in a crisis. This episode picked by producer Benjamin Bombard.

When Cheryl Strayed was 22 years old, her mother died of cancer, her marriage was falling apart, and she was using heroin. She needed healing, and she found it by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. This episode was picked by Doug Fabrizio. 

Katy Bowman, www.nutritiousmovement.com

Biomechanist Katy Bowman and her family don't own couches or recliners or even chairs at the kitchen table. That’s so they have every possible opportunity for physical movement, which is a central idea of Bowman’s fitness philosophy. This episode picked by producer Benjamin Bombard.

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Critics have called Provo painter Jon McNaughton's work "junk" and "visually dead as a doornail." But McNaughton isn't worried about impressing the arts community; he says his goal is to communicate a political opinion. This episode was picked by Doug Fabrizio.

Photo of Fred Newman.
Nate Ryan, Minnesota Public Radio

Voice artist Fred Newman is most famous for the voices and effects he improvised for the shows A Prairie Home Companion and Live From Here. He joined us to share secrets on making melodious, whimsical, and sometimes rude sounds with your mouth. This episode was picked by Elaine Clark.

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  Chances are good you’re sitting down as you read these words. After hearing what Dr. James Levine has to say about the dangers of inactivity, you might find yourself standing a lot more. Listener survey

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