Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bob Moses "Jim Crow hasn't gotten out of our public education system"

East End Ink presents civil rights activist and educator Bob Moses in a talk about equality, race and education recorded in August 2009.  Although over 5 years have passed, themes of the talk such as voting rights and the need to fix the education system for minority children are still in the news.

Moses, a leader of the 1960s struggle for racial equality, founded the Algebra Project that trains youth in the skills needed in the information age

Bob Moses was field secretary for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee or SNCC in the 1960s. He was director of SNCC's Mississippi Project that organized the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.  That party challenged the Mississippi regulars at the 1964 Democratic Convention.

From 1969 to 1976, he worked for the Ministry of Education in Tanzania, in East Africa, as chairperson of a school math department.

After doctoral studies in Philosophy at Harvard he developed The Algebra Project which grew out of his work as a parent- teacher in a Cambridge, Massachusetts school. 

The objective of The Algebra Project is to prepare rural and inner city youth for work in the information age. It operates in school districts throughout the country.
 
Bob Moses spoke to an informal group, including local educators, at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, Bridgehampton, New York in August 2009. Thanks to event organizer Kathy Engel!


Here is a portion of that talk.



Dr. Moses is the co-author with Charles E. Cobb, Jr. of Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi tothe Algebra Project published by Beacon Press.

and co-editor with Theresa Perry and others of 

Quality Education as a Constitutional Right (Beacon Press)


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Inspired by the work of the Algebra Project Dr. Moses Son, Omo Moses founded the The YoungPeoples Project.  The project recruits, trains and deploys high school- and college-age Math Literacy Workers.  The objective is to increase mathematical understanding among young people.  Partnering with the Algebra Project in several states it provides out-of-school educational experiences for students. 

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Music heard on this program was recorded during the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.  It was released by Folkways Records in 1965 and recently was heard in the motion picture Selma.

It is available from Folkways as Freedom Songs: Selma Alabama at folkways.si.edu



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement - Bob Zellner


Civil rights worker Bob Zellner grew up in a Klan family in lower Alabama.  

In The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement (New South Books, 2008), he tells how he became a civil rights activist starting in his college days in Montgomery Alabama. 

He later became a field secretary of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and 
was beaten and arrested as he worked in the South.  

Zellner eventually migrated to Southampton, New York where he taught at the former Southampton College of Long Island University.  

He became active in the local NAACP branch and he defended members of the Shinnecock Nation as they protested the desecration of sacred land, for which he was arrested and injured by New York State Police.

Bob Zellner spoke at Canios Books in October 2008, on the eve of the election that saw Barack Obama elected President.

Bob Zellner was introduced by Canio's co-proprietor Kathryn Szoka.


The music heard on this program, by the Freedom Singers of Selma, Alabama, was recorded by Folkways records.  

This is an East End Ink extra, presented on February 18, 2015.  

East End Ink returns next Wednesday with another piece of black (American) history: Civil rights icon and founder of the Algebra Project, Bob Moses, talks about the history of education for black people and more.  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Edward Hannibal: A Short Talk on Writing Long

Today we present “A short talk on writing long” by the late novelist, poet and ad-man Ed Hannibal. 

The talk was recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor, in April, 2014.

Ed Hannibal talked about his writing process and he read from Chocalate Days Popsicle Weeks published in 1971 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, A Trace of Red, published by iUniverse in 2013,  a work in progress, and one of the series of "Feral Cat Poems" that appeared in the East Hampton Star.

Canio’s Maryann Calendrille introduces Ed Hannibal:

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Alexis De Veaux - Yabo

Today we present a reading of “Yabo”, a work of poetry and prose by Alexis De Veaux, a poet, playwright, short fiction writer, essayist and biographer.
      
She is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies Emerita at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

The program was recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor in June 2014.

Yabo was published in 2014 by Redbone Press.

The readers are Ms. De Veaux, Ella Engel-Snow, and Kathy Engel who introduced the author.




Wednesday, December 24, 2014

O. Henry's Christmas Gift


"The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Gift of the Magi", short stories by O. Henry, read in the style of radio drama with Diana Heinlein and David Houston.

Recorded at Southampton's Rogers Memorial Library in December 2010.

More info about David Houston's dramatic readings performed at schools and libraries can be found at www.davidhouston.net/

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Poets Daniel Thomas Moran and Anne Sager



Today we present poets Daniel Thomas Moran and Anne Sager. 
They were recorded this past summer at the 20th annual Poetry Marathon
at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum in Amagansett, New York.

Dr. Moran is a past Suffolk County, New York poet laureate. 
He was also a Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry at Boston University.

Works by Daniel Thomas Moran include In Praise of August (Canio’s Editions 1999), 
From HiLo to Willow Pond (Street Press 2002), and The Book of Moran (Asinine Poetry 2007)
His latest collection is A Shed for Wood, published this year by Salmon Poetry, County Clare, Ireland.

The broadcast also includes Dr. Moran reading "Newtown" recorded by Salmon Poetry.


Poet Anne Sager is also a photographer, whose work depicts a diverse world including migrant workers, Hamptons artists and the abstract quality of architecture.

Poet Philip Appleman wrote “Anne Sager’s poems face up to life stoically and playfully”.

Anne Sager’s work includes Mood Swings published in 2000 and Mixed Nuts published in 2009 by East Hill Press.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Paul Greenberg: American Catch

Today we present Paul Greenberg talking about his book American Catch:The Fight for Our Local Seafood  (Penguin Press., June, 2014) 

Mr. Greenberg writes regularly for the New York Times and also contributes to National Geographic, Vogue, The Times of London and other publications.  He is a fellow of the Blue Ocean Institute.

Paul Greenberg’s book Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food (Penguin Press, 2010). was a New York Times bestseller..

Mr. Greenberg spoke at Canios Books, Sag Harbor in July, 2014.
  


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Long Island Laureate Poets


Long Island Poet Laureates – Ed Stever of Suffolk County and Linda Opyr of Nassau County were recorded at Canios Books Sag Harbor in April 2013.

Ed Stever is a poet, playwright, actor, and director. He was Suffolk county Poet Laureate from 2011 to 2013. His poetry collections include Transparency and Propulsion.

Linda Opyr is the author of seven collections of poetry including If we are what we remember.  Her work has appeared in multiple anthologies, newspapers, and journals, including The New York Times and The Hudson Review,





Saturday, May 10, 2014

Antje Katcher: For Bananafish and Paul Genega - A Stone for Nina

Our friend poet and activist Antje Katcher died on April 7, 2014.

In March of  2013 Antje read at Canios Books in Sag Harbor from her  chapbook Banana Fish, inspired by the titles of J.D.Salinger's Nine Short Stories along with her long time friend Paul Genega who read from his prose piece A Stone for Nina.




Complete reading: Listen here 

Excerpts: Here is Antje Katcher reading 

 "A perfect day for banana fish".
 
and  

 "Just before war with the eskimos"

The complete reading will be broadcast on listener powered WPKN 89.5 FM and also heard at http://stream.wpkn.org on May 28 at 7:30 pm and available here for download.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Monsieur Proust's Library - Anka Muhlstein

Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems he was unable to create a fictional personage without a book in hand. Two hundred of his creatures inhabit his fictional world, and sixty writers hover over them. These writers--among them various classical authors of the seventeenth century such as Mme de Sévigné the letter-writer, Racine the playwright, Saint-Simon the memoirist, and novelists and poets of the nineteenth century, including Balzac, Baudelaire and Dostoevsky--are not there for show; their works play an active role in the construction of In Search of Lost Time. 

Anka Muhlstein talked about Monsieur Proust's Library
(Other Press) at Canios Books in October 2012.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Philip Schultz: My Dyslexia



The Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Schultz discovered he was dyslexic when one of his own children was diagnosed with the learning disability.  
He read from his memoir My Dyslexia and talked about how he overcame his handicap at Canios Books in September of 2011.  
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My Dyslexia was published  in 2011 by W.W.Norton

Philip Schultz received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection Failure published by Harcourt.

Other collections include:
The God of Loneliness, Living in the Past and The Holy Worm of Praise – all from Harcourt and Like Wings  from Viking Penguin


Poet Philip Schultz will read from his latest work, The Wherewithall: a novel in verse about the Shoah on Saturday. April 5 at 5 p.m. at Canios Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor  
 
more: An extended interview with Mr. Schultz about his dyslexia conducted by Francesca Rheannon is available at writersvoice.net
 
Philip Schultz reads from Failure and The God of Loneliness on East End Ink.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

African - American Writer Read-In



Each February the John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor celebrates the work of African American Writers with a ‘read – in’ of their work by members of the community.  

Today we present excerpts from last year’s read in at Canios Books and this year’s read-in at the Library. 

Authors include: Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Walker, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Tracy K. Smith and Carol Spencer.  

Readers are Margaret Bromberg, Gloria Primm Brown, Frank Rizzo, Kathryn Szoka, Sandra Dunn and Carol Spencer. 

Also John Jermaine Library Director Cathy Creedon tells a folk tale from Zimbabwe.

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