Welcome to our inaugural summer reading series. Listen to EPISODE THIRTY THREE as we explore C.C. Long’s 1894 classic primary school text. In “Home Geography,” Dr. Long tells us, “A knowledge of the home must be obtained by direct observation; of the rest of the world, through the imagination assisted by information. Ideas acquired by direct observation form a basis for imagining those things which are distant and unknown.” This episode will broadcast first from Radio Fabrik on July 22nd at 7:06 PM Salzburg time (1:06 PM New York).
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)
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).
EPISODE THIRTY airs Saturday, April 22 at 7:06 PM Salzburg time. We call this one, “Dances with Bees.” Listen to and/or stream from Radio Fabrik (www.radiofabrik.at). We will explore the role of local Nobel Prize winner Karl von Frisch in decoding how honeybees remember and communicate spatial information. Joining us are Professors Jürgen Tautz and Randolf Menzel. Dare to listen!
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!
From left to right, Marie Damisch, Daniel Url, Kevin S. Fox, in Studio B at Radio Fabrik recording for EPISODE TWENTY EIGHT.