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Before the digital revolution, making radio was hard work. You had to carry records and tapes all over the place, plus look at a stopwatch all the time. A guy could get pretty worn out! Chief announcer Ken Fate catches thirty winks in this photo from when white socks and Birkenstocks ruled the earth. (Former Ravens returning for this summer’s reunion please be ADVISED: As General Manager, Ken has removed the couch!)
What would the world look like if every human on the planet suddenly vanished? Alan Weisman set out to answer that question, traveling the globe to find out what would happen if nature were suddenly left to its own devices. more
Luis Alberto Urrea’s writing was rejected for 10 years before a New York publisher took his first book in 1993. Since then Urrea - currently in town for the Sitka Symposium - has won a slew of prestigious awards, and has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. more