for the Week of June 21, 2002
to the Whole Show
Music: Thomas Newman, "Bloodless Freak" from "The American
Mayan Chichén Itzá
"By 4:00 p.m., the lawn at Chichén Itzá looks like a rock concert. The local theater group is wrapping up a re-enactment of a virgin sacrifice. It’s dubious as to whether the ancient Maya ever actually conducted virgin sacrifices, but the re-enactment has become the “hula show” of Maya culture."
--Sarah Harris, on how tourists flock to see what the Mayans constructed nearly 2,000 years ago.
Music: Robin Jones and Joao Bosco de Oliveira, "Royal Rumba"
from "Latin Travels"
Aid: Travel Privacy in the Technological Age
--An interview with
security consultant Richard Hunter, author of World without Secrets:
Business, Crime and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing.
Music: Avenue A, "End of You" from "Paradisiac v. 3"
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
"It’s funny: I thought I'd find a cheesy carnival,
lots of video games and fast food joints -- all the wonderful things
I remembered so clearly from when I was a kid replaced by cheap imitations."
--Elizabeth Yates McNamee, about to discover how her trip to the Santa
Cruz Beach Boardwalk will keep the memories of her childhood intact.
Music: Bachelor in Paradise (End Theme), "MGM Studio Orchestra"
from "Bachelor in Paradise: Cocktail Classics from MGM Films"
New York Public Library Tour
"We are now standing on 17 million books, 8 stories of stacks. And then the stacks extend out from the back of the library underneath. There are 100 miles of bookshelves below us."
--Dr. Paul Le Clerc, on the massive size of the New York Public Library.
Music: Diffusion, "Second Future" from "Om Lounge v.6"
host Diana Nyad reads letters from listeners.
Music: Yonderboi, "Pabadam" from "Pabadam EP"
My Parents in Mongolia
"I realize that travel hasn't turned my parents into children; it has simply allowed them to enter a curious playground version of their own lives. While I've been thinking about itineraries, logistics and expectations, they've been deciphering the exotic through babies and buildings, through nomad garbage and wildflowers."
--Rolf Potts, getting a better understanding of who his parents really are on a trip to Mongolia.
Of The Week: Hotel Deals in Greece
--Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, cries havoc
and lets slip the Deal of the Week: great hotel deals in Greece.
Music: Jaffa, "Elevator" from "Paradisiac v.3"
Music: Slow Supreme, "Green Tea" from "Green Tea EP"
"We`ve spoken a lot on this show in the past about how technology
has really revolutionized world music collaboration, and these people
traveled around the world with nothing but their laptops. They used
their computers as their de facto recording studios."
--Bob Duskis, on the experimental world music group 1 Giant Leap.
Music: Kool and the Gang, "Summer Madness" from "Kool
and the Gang Spin Their Top Hits"