for the Week of March 8, 2002
to the Whole Show
Music: Stephen Mikes, "Medium Rara" from "Putamayo Presents
A World Instrumental Collection"
Back Home, To Afghanistan
"Many want to start businesses, hoping to create
a fuller, if simpler, life. Some older people want to return so they
can die and be buried in their homeland. As one Afghan-American leader
told me, 'We are a homesick people.'"
--Debra Schifrin, who spent time with three Afghanistan refugees planning
to visit their homeland.
Music: Ry Cooder and UM Bhatt, "Isa Lei" from "A Meeting
By The River"
"He draws a line of black coal around Mona`s
eyes to ward off evil spirits, hangs a dozen brightly colored beads
around his baby neck, and ties a string of small brass bells around
his ankles. Murabi says that's so the camel can walk to his own music."
--Bernice Notenboom, on her adventures to the world's largest camel
Pat Carrier of The Globe Corner Bookstore
"If you're looking for a more wilderness aesthetic
experience while still, perhaps, car camping, these are invaluable guides
that will get you off the beaten track."
--Pat Carrier, talking about just one of the guides for those searching
for travel adventures.
Music: Portishead, "A Tribute To Monk And Canatella" from
"Sour Times EP"
By Design" series -- Interview: Michael Graves
"Their architecture is a living organism. The
Baroque added onto the Renaissance, and the modern added onto the baroque
and nobody thinks anything of it, if it`s done well. So it is a very,
very different spirit in Rome."
--Architect Michael Graves, on how Rome has influenced his work.
Music: Dave Brubeck, "Things Ain't What They Used To Be" from
"Dave Brubeck Plays Standards"
Aid - Rudy Answers Listeners' Burning Travel Questions
--This week, our Travel-Expert-in-Residence Rudy Maxa
answers listeners' questions.
Music: Thunderball, "On The Sly" from "Modular Systems"
Music: John Coltrane Quartest, "Say It (Over And Over)" from
S.F. Taxi Tours
"Because like Kerouac said, 'Beat' means beatific.
Seeing the face of god, gaining experience while we go through what
he called 'these pangs of travel.'"
--Hank Rosenfeld, who had a Kerouac-like experience himself while driving
a cab in the Bay Area.
Music: Charles Mingus, "Haitian Fight Song" from "The
Deal of the Week: Airfare Bargains
--Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence Rudy Maxa reveals his
Deal of the Week: a round-trip ticket to Hong Kong and Singapore for under
$600 from LA, San Francisco, or New York.
Music: Air, "Femme d'Argent" from "Moon Safari"