Friday, September 07, 2007

9/08/2007 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (9/03/07)
  • The 50th Anniversary of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road", Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and Poetry As Insurgent Art

Listen | Torbjörn Törnqvist: Linking slushy Greenland to swampy Louisiana -- A bumpy ride into the greenhouse future?
Professor Torbjörn Törnqvist arrived in New Orleans to teach at Tulane University just days before Hurricane Katrina, evacuating from the city less than a day after he arrived. Deciding to "stay the course," rather than "cut and run," he recently addressed the 2007 class of Tulane freshmen in a lecture drawing a comparison to a climate change event 8200 years ago, and the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, providing evidence that global warming is worse now than was originally anticipated when the first predictions were made in 1990. Törnqvist argued that Hurricane Katrina accented both danger and opportunity for Louisiana in an era of climate change. As the one of first areas of the world experiencing the consequences of climate change, he called upon students to use their educations to accept the challenge of solving the climate change crisis in whichever discipline they choose.

Torbjörn E. Törnqvist, Tulane University.

CBS News, New Threat To Big Easy: Global Warming

Live Science, How Global Warming Can Chill the Planet

Tulane University, A New Look at Subsidence Issues

TerraDaily, New Study Fuels Louisiana Subsidence Controversy

Tulane University 2007 Reading Project, Elizabeth Colbert, Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Luciano Pavarotti, Nessun Dorma ("No one shall sleep")

Tens of thousands of Luciano Pavarotti's fans paid their respects to the operatic tenor in his hometown of Modena, Italy. The beloved singer died at the age of 71 on Thursday after fighting pancreatic cancer for a year.

Music Played:
Guitar Slim and Jelly Bean, "Snowing And Raining Blues," Blues Roots, Tomato Music, 1978.

Muddy Waters, Forty Days and Forty Nights, Chess Records.

Saturday, September 8
12 Noon – 5 P.M.
Freret and Napoleon
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