Jacki Lyden http://kgou.org en A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway http://kgou.org/post/modern-twist-mexican-tradition-hits-runway In a small shed in Tenancingo, Mexico, partly open to the sky, about a half-dozen men stand behind huge wooden looms. They pedal side-by-side, their churning feet making a beautiful harmony as they craft handmade <em>rebozos.</em><p><em>Rebozos</em>,<em> </em>long rectangular shawls that came into style in Mexico in the 16th century, and the <em>huipil, </em>a woven and embroidered blouse or dress of pre-Columbian origin, are the main elements of Mexican traditional dress.<p>Today <em>rebozos</em> and <em>huipiles</em> bridge the past and future of Mexican garments. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:31:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 32276 at http://kgou.org A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools http://kgou.org/post/violence-abroad-threatens-students-do-guns-us-schools Last year, there were more than two-dozen shootings on or near college campuses in the United States. This past Tuesday, that number went up, with <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=265259128">the fatal shooting of a student at Purdue University</a>. Then Friday, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/25/266014201/suspect-arrested-charged-in-fatal-campus-shooting">a fatal shooting at South Carolina State University</a>. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 17:14:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 21900 at http://kgou.org Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools 'Heart' Of Iranian Identity Reimagined For A New Generation http://kgou.org/post/heart-iranian-identity-reimagined-new-generation A thousand years ago, a Persian poet named Abolqasem Ferdowsi of Tous obtained a royal commission to put the ancient legends and myths of Iran into a book of verse.<p>He called this epic <em>Shahnameh,</em> or "Epic of the Persian Kings." It took him more than three decades and comprises 60,000 couplets — twice the length of <em>The</em> <em>Iliad</em> and <em>The</em> <em>Odyssey</em> combined.<p>Author Azar Nafisi, who wrote the memoir <em>Reading Lolita in Tehran, </em>says the importance of this foundational myth epic to Iranians can't really be overstated.<p>"My father always told me that Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:52:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 12285 at http://kgou.org 'Heart' Of Iranian Identity Reimagined For A New Generation Audio As Art At New York Exhibit http://kgou.org/post/audio-art-new-york-exhibit Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARPEGGIO)<p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>Arpeggios ricochet through three speakers and envelop us. We're on the modernist Bauhaus staircase at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, listening to techno-inspired electronica. This piece is part of a new exhibit, "Soundings: A Contemporary Score," that opens today.<p>BARBARA LONDON: I wanted work that pushed limits, pushed boundaries.<p>LYDEN: That's curator Barbara London. She invited 16 young artists from around the world to participate here. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 21:10:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 11377 at http://kgou.org Florida's Highwaymen Painted Idealized Landscapes In Jim Crow South http://kgou.org/post/floridas-highwaymen-painted-idealized-landscapes-jim-crow-south Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>And if you're just joining us, this is WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden.<p>In the winter of 2012, I came across a story on a drive through central coastal Florida in the town of Fort Pierce. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 21:10:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 11379 at http://kgou.org Bespoke Suits And Perfect Cravats At 'Dandy' Exhibit http://kgou.org/post/bespoke-suits-and-perfect-cravats-dandy-exhibit When you hear the word dandy, what do you think of?<p>Maybe the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy," which dates all the way back to the Revolutionary War, and compares the colonists to foppish, effeminate idiots: the dandies.<p>But a summer exhibit at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, closing Aug. 18, aims to reclaim the term. It explores dandyism through the ages, linking to the cutting edge of men's fashion and style. The name of the show is "Artist, Rebel, Dandy: Men of Fashion" — which does still leave you wondering what you might see.<br /> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 22:27:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 10923 at http://kgou.org Bespoke Suits And Perfect Cravats At 'Dandy' Exhibit Obama Lays Out Africa Plan http://kgou.org/post/obama-lays-out-africa-plan Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>Earlier today in South Africa where Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition, President Barack Obama arrived and gave a speech at the University of Cape Town, outlining Africa's increasingly prominent role.<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Progress is also rippled across the African continent. You know, from Senegal to Cote d'Ivoire to Malawi, democracy has weathered strong challenges. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:22:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 8757 at http://kgou.org Egyptian Protesters Demand Morsi's Ouster http://kgou.org/post/egyptian-protesters-demand-morsis-ouster Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden.<p>Once again, Egypt's iconic Tahrir Square has been inundated with hundreds of thousands of protesters.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF CHANTING)<p>LYDEN: This time, they're demanding the resignation of the country's first democratically elected president, just one year after he took office. But President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist supporters have rejected that demand, and it has led to violent clashes. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:22:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 8758 at http://kgou.org Remembering Aldo Leopold, Visionary Conservationist And Writer http://kgou.org/post/remembering-aldo-leopold-visionary-conservationist-and-writer <em>"There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot. Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 05:58:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 1621 at http://kgou.org