Archive for August 2010

Rebecca Turner is Woman-Stirred!!   Leave a comment

This Thursday, August 26th, at 5:00 (eastern) on Woman-Stirred Radio, Rebecca Turner is live in the studio.

Turners CD, Slowpokes, has received solid reviews and the attentions of many reviewers, including Jersey Beat’s, The World According to Wawrzyniak. Turner is, after all, living in New Jersey, describing her music as “Americana… Nashville by way of Newark, NJ.”

Listen here to some of the tracks on Slowpokes:

Turner describes Slowpokes as her “usual casserole of styles…kind of Americana, kind of rock, kind of folk. I grew up in L.A. and soaked up the whole California rock thing, pretty much memorizing every Linda Ronstadt song. Right before I moved east, there was the whole Bangles/Plimsouls thing; I wrote a poem for the school paper about how Peter Case sweat on me from the stage. In college in NYC I sang with an a cappella trio…everything from settings of Edna St. Vincent Millay poems, to raucous gospel tunes. Somehow it all came to a head in the late ’90s, when I was listening to a lot of Jane Siberry and Liz Phair, and indulging my country music fanaticism, with Nanci Griffith on one end of the spectrum and Trisha Yearwood on the other…” (Turner).

So please tune in this Thursday, August 26th at 5pm for some live music and conversation with Rebecca Turner. If you want to call in dial: 802.454.7762 and let us know you’re listening and liking what you hear (or not).

Woman-Stirred Radio broadcasts live every Thursday from 4 to 6 pm (eastern). Podcasts available at WGDR

Mary Roach has Packed for Mars   Leave a comment

 Please join Merry Gangemi in welcoming science author Mary Roach back to Woman-Stirred Radio this coming Thursday, August 12th at 5 p.m. (eastern). We’ll be talking about her latest best-seller Packing for Mars

The NY Times and Jon Stewart of The Daily Show included. (Actually I was watching the The Daily Show, and it was great fun!)

Packing for Mars once again reveals Mary Roach’s genius in bringing to her readers an informative, hilarious, and sophisticated narrative of what, when, and how astronauts live and adjust to an environment “devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer” (Norton).

With clear and accessible language, Mary narrates not only what she saw and heard, but also, as a virtual astronaut, Roach took part in training exercises, experiencing first-hand what astronauts go through and endure in training them for space travel. Chapters such as “Life in a Box” explores the “Perilous psychology of isolation and confinement.” Try motion sickness to the extreme, vomiting in one’s helmet, not bathing for the entire trip.

So please tune in to 91.1 fm, or stream Woman-Stirred Radio live. Interview begins at 5:00 on wgdr.
And if you want to join in the discussion give us a call at: 802.454.7762.

Posted 11/08/2010 by Merry Gangemi in Uncategorized