Come say hello to Ed Siegel, editor of The ARTery on wbur.org, at the second annual Greater Boston Theatre Expo. WBUR is pleased to return as a media partner of the Expo, which takes place in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. The expo features more than 50 theater companies from Boston and the surrounding region. It's a great way to find out what the area's theater companies, from the largest to the smallest, are staging in the upcoming season.
WBUR reporter Bruce Gellerman moderates "After It Hits: Reporting Trauma, Crisis, and Violence," a panel discussion with fellow reporters about the challenges, both personal and professional, of covering traumatic events. In this free event at Trident Booksellers, Bruce and other award-winning journalists will discuss how they handle the pressure of sifting through huge amounts of breaking information while also being careful to keep communities and psyches safe.
Christopher Lydon, host of Radio Open Source, will take the stage along with Cherry Jones and Alvin Epstein when the fabled but long-dormant Poets Theatre returns to Cambridge. For its first production in a full season, the newly reorganized theater company is presenting a staged reading in Sanders Theater of Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood." The cast also includes Karen MacDonald, Thomas Derrah and Benjamin Evett.
Join Robin Young and Vicki Croke for a lively discussion of Vicki's New York Times and NPR bestselling book "Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II."In a special appearance at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Robin, co-host of Here & Now, and Vicki, who contributes animal stories to the show and hosts the new WBUR blog The Wild Life, will explore all things elephant.
Join Bob Oakes, WBUR's host of Morning Edition, for this month's edition of WBUR On Tap, our free monthly series in the WBUR Living Room. This month's topic: biking in Boston. The city has long been known — and feared — as one of the most bike-unfriendly spots in the nation. In recent years, though, it has made it onto some "best cities for biking" lists. So what's the truth? And what has to happen to make Boston into the next, say, Portland? Bob will have a few special guests to discuss all this and more.
Does baseball help people become American? That's the fascinating question that Bill Littlefield, host of Only A Game on WBUR and NPR, will be batting around with some of Boston's leading baseball writers in "Safe At Home: Baseball as Pastime and Passport." Bill will speak with Bob Ryan, retired Boston Globe columnist and regular commentator on ESPN; Michael Silverman, who covers baseball for the Boston Herald, and Ilan Stavans, a noted scholar of Jewish and Latino cultures whose many books include "Beisbol." The discussion is presented by New Center LIVE! in partnership with Temple Ohabei Shalom.
Robin Young, co-host of Here & Now on WBUR and NPR, will interview Malcolm-Jamal Warner about his starring role in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," in a post-show conversation on the Huntington Theatre Company's BU stage. Malcolm-Jamal Warner ("The Cosby Show") is making his Huntington Theatre debut in the role made famous by Sidney Poitier in the award-winning 1967 winning film.
As part of our media sponsorship of the Let's Talk About Food festival, WBUR is hosting the Kitchen Conversations recording booth. Stop by and talk with reporter Martha Bebinger, producer Karen Given and other members of the WBUR staff. The Let's Talk About Food festival, which takes place rain or shine in Copley Square, celebrates and explores what we eat and why it matters. Kitchen Conversations is a project to document our storytelling about food.
WBUR is a media sponsor of the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. The festival has delighted tens of thousands with a host of jazz, Latin, blues, and groove acts. There is world-class music on three stages, great eats, and good times stretching six blocks in Boston's historic South End. Families are entertained with face painting, inflatables, photos, and an instrument petting zoo. The theme for the 2014 festival will be Jazz: The Global Ambassador.