All Things Considered: For Anjelica, the ‘Story” begins Long Before Los Angeles
The Leanard Lopate Show: Anjelica Huston
Writing with an exuberant love of language and detail, Anjelica Huston shares her enchanted childhood in Ireland, her teen years in London, and her coming-of-age as a model and nascent actress in New York.
Living with her glamorous and artistic mother, educated by tutors and nuns, intrepid on a horse, Huston was raised on an Irish estate to which—between movies—her father brought his array of extraordinary friends, from Carson McCullers and John Steinbeck to Peter O’Toole and Marlon Brando. Every morning, Anjelica and her brother visited their father while he took his breakfast in bed. “What news?” he’d ask. “I’d seen him the night before,” Anjelica recalls. “There wasn’t much to report.” So she became a storyteller.
All Things Considered: Nightclub King Jon Taffer Set the Bar High
Jon Taffer is the king of the bar business. Over the past three decades, he has managed dozens of bars and nightclubs, and is a consultant for bar owners all over the country.
Most recently, he has put his expertise to use as the host of the popular reality show Bar Rescue. Bar and nightclub owners with failing businesses ask Taffer for his help. In return, Taffer brings a team of bartenders, chefs and designers with him to revamp every part of the operation. On the show, as in person, Taffer is a tough, no-nonsense guy.
Bar Rescue is now in its third season, and Taffer has just published a book of bar wisdom called Raise the Bar.Share
All Things Considered: The Legend Behind ‘Honkey Tonk Blues’
Country star Waylon Jennings meets a little known songwriter missing a couple of fingers named Billy Joe Shaver and makes him what was quite possibly a drunken promise, that he would record an entire album of Shaver’s songs. When Shaver turned up in Nashville to collect, Jennings allegedly offered $100 to get lost and Shaver promptly offered to kick his butt.
Instead, the two made an album that would become a cornerstone of the outlaw country movement.Share
Make your holiday shopping easy and cross everyone off your list (and support the public radio programming you love in the process). There are over 200 gift items in the holiday catalog ranging from the most recent collection of stories from Garrison Keillor titled Lake Wobegon Family Reunion, to exclusive CDs from Chanticleer and The New Standards plus an exclusive classical collection (A Taste of the Holidays Vol 4) which arrives with a menu from Lynne Rossetto Kasper, humorous Tshirts including sayings “She Who Must be Obeyed,” “It’s Just One Dam Project after Another,” “Those who can do DO, those who can do more TEACH,” and so much more including our exclusive, limited edition Lake Wobegon snow globe which is featured on the cover.Share
NPR: Steel Trap: Snyder’s Superman, Between Two Worlds
All Things Considered: Superman Takes a Deliberate Christ Like Turn
The Current: Man of Steel Review
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.Share