EPISODE THIRTY TWO Hasta La Habana Siempre

 

What comes to mind when someone says, “CUBA?”  Classic automobiles, Buena Vista, Che?  Maybe you envision a socialist utopia with free, universal healthcare and education?  Or a maybe a communist dystopia with all of its problems?  In EPISODE THIRTY TWO we invite geographer Johnny Finn to discuss US American geographical imaginations of this large Caribbean island and unpack the various narratives that inform how we arrive to Cuba in our minds.  This episode will broadcast first from Radio Fabrik on June 24th at 7:06 PM Salzburg time (1:06 PM New York). (Photo by Johnny Finn)

EPISODE THIRTY ONE The World as Village: 100 People

In EPISODE THIRTY ONE we use statistics to bring the world closer to home and to inform how we think about our place within the milieu. Forget about trying to understand 7.5 billion people. What if the world was a village of 100–each member of that community representing 1% of the world population? Joining us is Lisa Frank of the 100 People Foundation as we talk about statistics and the impact they have on the geographical imagination. This episode will broadcast first from Radio Fabrik on May 27th at 7:06 PM Salzburg time (1:06 PM New York).

 

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EPISODE TWENTY NINE A Great American Pilgrimage

 

Stay tuned for EPISODE TWENTY NINE. We call it “A Great American Pilgrimage.” This episode will broadcast first from Radio Fabrik (www.radiofabrik.at) on March 25th at 7:06 PM Salzburg time (1:06 PM New York). We will look at what it means to thru-hike the 3500 km Appalachian Trail and discuss this “other side of America.” Dare to listen!

EPISODE TWENTY EIGHT Auf Deutsch Bitte

Stay tuned for EPISODE TWENTY EIGHT. We call it Auf Deutsch Bitte. This episode will broadcast first from Radio Fabrik (www.radiofabrik.at) on February 25th at 7:06 PM Salzburg time (1:06 PM New York). Joining us are Salzburg locals and Sprachgefühle Marie Damisch and Daniel Url. We explore the word-concepts Weltanschauung, Heimat, Weltansichten and Welträtsel amongst others that may or may not broaden your geographical imagination here in Central Europe and/or beyond. Dare to listen!

 

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EPISODE TWENTY SEVEN Unconventional Worldmaps, Unconventional Worldviews

 

Stay tuned for EPISODE TWENTY SEVEN.  “Unconventional Worldmaps, Unconventional Worldviews” will broadcast first from Radio Fabrik on January 28th at 7:06 PM Salzburg time (1:06 PM New York).  In this radio expedition we speak with Julia Mia Stirnemann about her World Map Generator, an online tool designed to help de-center the way we think about the conventional cartographic representations of the world.  After the initial broadcast look for the episode in the archives at http://www.geographicalimaginations.org/episodes/.

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Pecha Kucha People

Kevin S. Fox, host and producer of Geographical Imaginations, was recently honored by Pecha Kucha Nights as Pecha Kucha Person of the Week.  Have you heard of PKN? Check them out. Chances are there is an event organized in your city or region. Great way to share projects and ideas in a vibrant forum. Who said the 21st century public forum was dead?