On Sunday June 24th at 9:00 pm, Studio A broadcasted an interview with director Benh Zeitlin to discuss his a smashing debut, Beasts of the Southern Wild. Also interviewed are leading actor Dwight Henry and co-writer Lucy Alibar. Taking place in the alternate universe of the American South, Beasts of the Southern Wild follows a little girl as she faces what seems to be the end of the world. This film was a hit at Sundance, played at BAMcinemaFest on June 21 and is opening commercially June 27, 2012.
A discussion with the French writer, professor and curator Guy Sorman, about the exhibit "the Silent Strength of Liu Xia," a collection of 25 photographs by the Chinese artist Liu Xia. Liu Xia is currently under house arrest in China for being associated with the politically subversive activities of her husband, and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo. In the interview, Guy Sorman discusses the political and cultural landscape in mainland China, the underground artistic movements there and the role of cultural production in creating a real impetus for political reform.
For this month's collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Professor Peter Coleman sits down with Professor Marc Levy. The two discuss Professor Levy's work in Haiti, leading up to and following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Professor Levy is Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network.
British saxophonist and bagpipe player visited WKCR's studios on the occasion of his quartet appearance June 11th, 2012 at Vision Festival XVII. This interview features five minutes of solo tenor saxophone improvisation about 40 minutes into the track.