Thanksgiving 2015

November 28 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

bergmanHappy Thanksgiving everyone! My family and I will be in Ithaca, New York for the holiday. I hope you will enjoy an encore broadcast of my interview with Dr. Jeanine Basinger, the founder of the Wesleyan University Cinema Archive, which aired initially August 22. As you know, Jeanine is a great friend of the show, appearing nearly every year to highlight a facet of Hollywood history. Today’s topic: the utopian/fantasy films of the 1930s such as Ronald Colman’s Lost Horizon.

Also, we’ll be celebrating the centenary of the birth of Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982), whose private papers reside at the Archive.Screen Shot 2015-12-21 at 10.49.01 AM

Kenneth C. Fischer

November 21 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor


Ed is delighted to welcome back University Musical Society President, Kenneth C. Fischer. Ken will regale us with performance details about UMS’ superb new season, as well as stories ‘from the Hill.’ Of special note is President Obama’s awarding of The National Medal of Arts to UMS, which Ken received personally from the President during a recent ceremony at The White House..

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November 21 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Ed picks up the thread of Detroit Institute of Arts Director Salvador Salort-Pons last week in highlighting various works and exhibitions at the Museum.

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Dr. Salvador Salort-Pons

November 14 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

the NightmareEd is delighted to welcome back Dr. Salvador Salort-Pons, now Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, who will showcase the European Romantic movement by describing renowned examples of art from the DIA’s permanent collection.

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November 14 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen shot 2015-11-16 at 9.12.23 AM Screen shot 2015-11-16 at 9.11.45 AMDr, Catherine Williamson of Bonhams auction house will highlight an outstanding auction, TCM Presents…Treasures from the Dream Factory, taking place November 23, in New York.  Dr. Williamson will discuss the importance of the collections being sold and describe iconic pieces, such as a complete Dorothy costume from The Wizard of Oz; a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return; and a Rosebud sled from Citizen Kane.

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Robert Fox

November 7 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Mockup2Ed will welcome noted Ann Arbor Huron High School English teacher and author, Robert Fox.  Mr. Fox will describe his new book, Love & Vodka : My Surreal Adventures in Ukraine.  Traveling to Ukraine in pursuit of his future wife, what he really gets is a whole lot of culture!

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November 7 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Ed will be joined by veterans and representatives of the upcoming celebration, Service
Above Self: Honoring Our Veterans
, at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, on Veteran’s Day, November 11, at 6:30 p.m.

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Halloween in Art

October 31 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor


Tune in as Ed regales us with ‘all things Halloween” in art, from European and American paintings, books, films and fables (particularly of the Gothic variety) to African sculpture.