Poet & Former NEA Chair Dana Gioia: Live At IAM 2011

At the annual gathering of the International Arts Movement 2011, Dick Staub interviewed Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet, critic, editor, essayist and who has just been named Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC. He has published numerous books of […]

"The Artist's Life." Live At Hales: What is it like to make your living with your art?

What is it like to make your living with your art? The fame? The fortune? The Limos? Each of us has a unique creativity but only a few pursue their artistic impulses… and only a few of those are able to make their living at it. The rest wonder—chip away at their novel, poem, songwriting, […]

The Oscars: The Theologies of the 2013 Best Pictures Nominations. Live at Hales Ales

Our annual film blitz on the Oscar's picks for Best Film and what they say about the world we live in today. A lively conversation about: Amour, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Argo, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook, and Beasts of the Southern Wild. With host Jennie Spohr and panelists Dr. Christine Chaney, Jeffrey Overstreet and Dr. Jeff Keuss. Podcast: Play […]

"Everything You Wanted To Know About Film Festivals But Were Afraid To Ask" Live from The Windrider Forum

Host Dick Staub leads a discussion on "everything you want to know about film festivals bit were afraid to ask," with Jeff Sparks, founder of the Heartland Film Festival; emerging filmmaker Josh Weigel, whose film The Butterfly Circus won awards for best short film and audience favorite at Heartland 2010; Ralph Winter, veteran Hollywood filmmaker […]

The New Atheists: Dawkins. Harris. Dennett – Live At Hales, pt. 2 of 3

In the Part 2 of 3,  Dr. John West of the Discovery Institute joins Adrian Wyard of the Counterbalance Foundation as we continue to explore Gary Wolfe's fascinating article on the new atheists in Wired Magazine. Here is an excerpt from his introduction: "This the challenge posed by the New Atheists. We are called upon, […]

The New Atheists: Dawkins, Harris, and Dennett. Live At Hales, pt. 1 of 3

Adrian Wyard of the Counterbalance Foundation helps us explore Gary Wolfe's fascinating article on the new atheists in Wired Magazine. Here is an excerpt from his introduction. "This the challenge posed by the New Atheists. We are called upon, we lax agnostics, we noncommittal nonbelievers, we vague deists who would be embarrassed to defend antique […]

Bob Dylan, Sufjan Stevens and Fleet Foxes: The Theology of Music and the New Spirituals

Dick Staub along with guests Jeff Keuss and Nigel Goodwin, take a look at the how three very distinct artistic musical entities approach the questions beyond your standard love song. The discussion includes a look the idea of "new spirituals" through the music of Bob Dylan, Sufjan Stevens and Fleet Foxes. Podcast: Play in new […]

Malcolm Gladwell, "The Tipping Point." Podcast: Journeys Interview Segment 2 of 3

A Dick Staub Interview with Malcolm Gladwell. He has a knack for taking complex subjects and reducing them to their simplicity. His Tipping Point is an example. In this fascinating interview we explore how certain ideas, products and movements take on a life of their own, and how others don't. The consequences are significant for […]

Malcolm Gladwell, "The Tipping Point." Podcast: Journeys Interview Segment 1 of 3

A Dick Staub Interview with Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell has a knack for taking complex subjects and reducing them to their simplicity. His The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference is an example. In this fascinating interview we explore how certain ideas, products and movements take on a life of their own, […]

"Peace Like a River" with Leif Enger. Podcast: Journeys Interview Segment 1 of 4

Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly 20 years. He currently lives on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and two sons. Peace Like a River is his debut novel. Peace Like a River was a National Bestseller; it was listed […]