Episode #940

Zucker, Conservative Folk, Nam Le

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Studio 360 Episode 950, Zucker, Conservative Folk, Nam LE Nam Le (Joanne Chen)

Studio 360 looks to the right. Director David Zucker talks about his new movie “An American Carol,” a conservative spoof that lampoons the left. We hear about the conservative folk music movement that sang for peace (by defeating communism) and love (of Barry Goldwater). And we’ll talk with up-and-coming fiction writer Nam Le.

David Zucker

After September 11th, David Zucker, the filmmaker behind the comedy classics “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun”, switched his politics from left to right. His new movie “An American Carol” is a spoof about a bunch of liberals bent on abolishing the Fourth of ...

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Conservative Folk

1960s protest music wasn’t only for championing left-wing causes. A segment of the folk movement came out in praise of Barry Goldwater and warned against the evils of communism. Richard Paul investigates the right side of folk music.

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Urim & Thummim

A man walks into a Goodwill store and walks out with an oracle that communicates the will of God. Not a bad find for 69 cents. The documentary “Urim & Thummim” tells the true story of Todd Walker, the finder of this purported relic, and his quixotic mission to share ...

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Nam Le

Born in Vietnam, raised in Australia, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Nam Le's fiction is as global as he is. His new book of short stories The Boat is a startling collection of voices. Le reads an excerpt from “Hiroshima.”

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Aha Moment: Cy Twombly

After touring the country for a year in a van, singer/songwriter Tift Merritt needed a vacation -- bad. In the Centre Pompidou, she bumped into a canvas that gave her a new sense of purpose. Produced by Studio 360's Leital Molad.

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Bonus Track: "Morning is My Destination"

Listen to the song from Tift Merritt's album Another Country.

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