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Novelist Leland Cheuk has taken the brave step from the solitary writer’s den to the comedy stage. He discusses dealing with New York City comedy audiences who’ve seen it all and how the two creative pursuits differ, before getting sidetracked by Downton Abbey talk.
During Breaking News, Paul discusses Occupy the SEC, The Pentagon’s $51 Billion ‘Black’ Budget, the taxpayer-funded fringe science funhouse that is DARPA, and an Unidentified Flying “Egyptian eye” hovering over pastures in Georgia. He also remembers Santa Cruz songwriter Cassidy Meijer, who passed away this past weekend.
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Polly Carl of the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage is revitalizing American theater by taking inspiration from the commons. She’s heading to Emerson College in July to start up the Center for Theatre Commons. On this episode, she chats about the state of non-profit and storefront theater, issues of access both in the theater and in the technology sphere, and disruptive versus dysfunctional narratives.
During Breaking News, Amanda Hess discusses the week’s assaults on abortion rights, and and Aaron Cynic provides an update on Occupy Chicago. Also, Paul discusses the drumbeat for war with Iran, attacks on LGBTQ rights in Russia, and a wooly mammoth allegedly caught on camera in Siberia.