The Tempest and Post Performance Discussion

Lean & Hungry Theater's production of The Tempest is a blast into the future. Prospero and Miranda's isolated existence is upended when a spaceship crash-lands on their faraway planet. Join Caliban (the alien), Ariel (the sentient computer), royalty, young lovers, and tricksters as each grapple for power and freedom.

Following the one-hour radio play, we hear a post-performance discussion, taped in front of an live audience. Kojo Nnamdi moderates the panel, including Lean & Hungry Artistic Director and Co-founder Jessica Hansen, WAMU 88.5 Program Director Mark McDonald and The Tempest Director Hannah Todd, American University Theatre Professor Caleen Sinnette Jennings and playwright Edgar Farr Russell III. They talk about the challenges of creating radio plays and adapting Shakespearean language to fit with new settings, in the case of The Tempest an alien planet in the distant future.


WAMU 88.5

Rita Dove: "Collected Poems: 1974 - 2004"

Rita Dove's poetry career has spanned more than forty years. During that time she won a Pulitzer Prize and became the first African-American poet laureate of the United States. Now she's released a new edition of collected works. Rita Dove on a life lived in verse.

NPR

U.S. To Ship Peanuts To Feed Haitian Kids; Aid Groups Say 'This Is Wrong'

On paper, the USDA's plan to send surplus peanuts to feed 140,000 malnourished Haitian schoolchildren sounds heroic. But aid groups say it could devastate Haiti's peanut farmers.
WAMU 88.5

Back From The Breach: Moving The Federal Workforce Forward

A year after a massive cyber breach compromised the databases of the Office of Personnel Management, Kojo talks with OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert about her agency and key issues facing the federal workforce.

WAMU 88.5

Why Medical Error Is The Third Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S.

New research shows medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 250,000 people a year. Why there are so many mistakes, and what can be done to improve patient safety.