Steinbeck http://kvpr.org en Masumoto: What Would Steinbeck Write Today? http://kvpr.org/post/masumoto-what-would-steinbeck-write-today <p>This year marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s tale of the Dust Bowl emigration to California – the Grapes of Wrath. Late last year, Cal State Bakersfield launched a year-long celebration of the book and its author, which includes an event taking place Wednesday night at CSUB titled “If Steinbeck was a Farmer.”</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 02:26:20 +0000 Joe Moore 27748 at http://kvpr.org Masumoto: What Would Steinbeck Write Today? On Valley Edition: Air Quality; Hockey In The Valley; Grapes of Wrath http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-air-quality-hockey-valley-grapes-wrath <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> our reporting team discusses how Valley air quality may affect our genes, a library vending machine that dispenses books, hockey in the region and much more.</p><p>Starting off the program, Valley Public Radio Reporter Rebecca Plevin reports on the issue of pollution and how it relates to our health. She explores the question of <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/central-valleys-air-pollution-affecting-our-cells-and-genes">whether pollution is affecting Valley residents at cellular level.</a></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:17:24 +0000 Joe Moore, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 27726 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Air Quality; Hockey In The Valley; Grapes of Wrath Road Trip To Collect Dust Bowl Stories on 75th Anniversary of 'Grapes of Wrath' http://kvpr.org/post/road-trip-collect-dust-bowl-stories-75th-anniversary-grapes-wrath <p>A group of artists is gearing up for a cross-country road trip that will end in California. It&#39;s part of <a href="http://www.grapesofwrath75.org/">a project to mark the 75th anniversary</a> of John Steinbeck&#39;s novel &quot;The Grapes of Wrath.&quot; Steve Milne reports.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:07:06 +0000 Steve Milne - Capital Public Radio 22452 at http://kvpr.org Road Trip To Collect Dust Bowl Stories on 75th Anniversary of 'Grapes of Wrath' 'Grapes Of Wrath' And The Politics of Book Burning http://kvpr.org/post/grapes-wrath-and-politics-book-burning Sept. 29 marks the beginning of the American Library Association's annual "Banned Books Week," a commemoration of all the books that have ever been removed from library shelves and classrooms. Politics, religion, sex, witchcraft — people give a lot of reasons for wanting to ban books, says Judith Krug of the ALA, but most often the bannings are about fear. <p>"They're not afraid of the book; they're afraid of the ideas," says Krug. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 05:23:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 11778 at http://kvpr.org 'Grapes Of Wrath' And The Politics of Book Burning