21 Burst results for "Walt Whitman"

George Packer on Our Divided America

The Book Review

01:43 min | 1 year ago

George Packer on Our Divided America

"Packer returns to the podcast with his new book. Last best hope. America in crisis and renewal. He was here of course for his previous book. Our man richard holbrook and the end of the american century and is the author of many books including the national book award winner the unwinding an inner history of the new america. The assassin skate. America and iraq blood of the liberals the waiting and towards. Welcome back to the podcast so good to be with you pamela. So this is an interesting book. A short book for you. You say in the book that you modeled this political pamphlets often written during periods of crisis. Can you talk a little bit about that tradition and why you chose to do that with this particular book. Well i love pamphlets. they're short. They're usually intense and urgent because they're responding to a crisis in a certain moment but if they're well done. They lost their books that you wanna read decades. Later some examples are common sense by thomas paine democratic vistas by walt whitman. Which influenced me in this book. Walter lippmann drift and mastery and george. Orwell's the line in the unicorn written during the blitz in in london in world war two. I was trapped like so many people by the pandemic. I couldn't move around report much. But i had a head full of ideas. I had lots of things going on in my head. And i thought the best way to use this time is to write a short book. While i'm quarantined that tries to figure out what i'm thinking and what i have to say about the moment that were ended so the the pamphlet form seemed like the right one for the circumstances that we were all facing

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"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"And madness the fluid movement of the population the factories and mercantil life and labor saving machinery. The yankee swap the york firemen and the target excursion the southern plantation life. The character of the northeast end of the northwest and southwest slavery and the crumby lous spreading of hands to protect it and the stern opposition to it which show this till it ceases or the speaking of tongues and the moving of lips cease for such. The expression of the poet is to be transcendent and knew it is to be indirect and not direct or descriptive or epic. It's quality goes through these too much more. Let the age and wars of other nations be chanted and their eras and characters be illustrated and that finish the verse. Not so the great some of the republic here. The theme is creative and has vista. Here comes one among the well beloved stonecutters and plans with decision and science and sees the salad and beautiful forms of the future where there are now no solid forms of all nations. The united states with veins full of poetical stuff. I need poets and will doubtless had the greatest and use them. The greatest their presidents shall not be their common referee so much as their poets shell of all mankind. The great poet is the equable man. Not in him but off from him. Things are grotesque or eccentric or fail of their sanity. Nothing out of its place is good and nothing in. Its place is bad. He bestows on every object or quality. It's fit proportions. Neither more nor less he is the arbiter of the diverse and he is the key he is the equalizer of his age and land he supplies what once supplying and checks. What wants checking if peace is the routine of him speaks the spirit of peace large rich thrifty building vast and populous cities encouraging agriculture and the arts and commerce lighting the study of man the soul immortality federal state or municipal government health free trade inter travel by land and sea. Nothing to close nothing too far off the stars not too far off in war. He is the most deadly force of the war who recruits him recruits horse and foot. He fetches parks of artillery. The best that engineer ever knew if the time become slothful and heavy he knows how to arouse it. He can make every word he speaks. Draw blood whatever stagnates in the flat of custom work 'obedient or legislation. He never stagnates. Obedience does not master him. He masters it high up out of reach. He stands turning a concentrated light..

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"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

04:50 min | 1 year ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Org recording by denni sayers preface to leaves of grass by walt whitman. America does not repel the past or what it has produced under its forms or amid other politics or the idea of casts or the old religions accepts. The lesson with calmness is not so impatient as has been supposed that the sloughed still sticks to opinions and manners and literature while the life which served its requirements has passed into the new life of the new forms perceives that the corpses slowly born from the eighteen and sleeping rooms of the house perceives. That it waits a little while and the door that it was fittest for days that it's action has descended to the stalwart and well shaped air. Who approaches and that. He shall be fittest for his days. The americans of all nations at any time upon the earth have probably the fullest poetical nature. The united states themselves are essentially the greatest poem in the history of the earth hidden to the largest and most stirring appear tame and orderly to their ampler largeness. And stir here at last is something in the doings of man that corresponds with the broadcast. Doings of the day and night here is not merely a nation but at teaming nation of nations here is action untied. From strings necessarily blind to particulars and details magnificently moving invest masses. Here is the hospitality which forever indicates heroes. Here are the roughs and beards and space. And ruggedness and nonchalance that seoul loves here. The performance disdaining trivial on approached in the tremendous audacity of its crowds and groupings and the push of its perspective spreads with crap less and flowing breadth and showers prolific and splendid extravagance one sees it must indeed own the riches of the summer and winter and need never be bankrupt. Twelve corn grows from the ground. Or the orchards. Dropped apples or the bays contain fish or men beget children upon women. Other states indicate themselves in their deputies but the genius of the united states is not best or most in its executives or legislatures nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges or churches or parlors nor even in its newspapers or inventors but always most in the common people. Their manners gretz friendship the freshness and candor of their physiognomy the picturesque looseness of their carriage. Their death louis attachment to freedom their aversion to anything indecorous or soft or mean the practical acknowledgement of the citizens of one state by the citizens of all other states the fierceness of their roused resentment their curiosity and welcome of novelty their self esteem and wonderful sympathy their susceptibility to a slight the air. They have of persons who never knew how it felt to stand in the presence of superiors the fluency of their speech dirt delight in music the sure symptom of manley tenderness and native elegance of soul. They're good temper and handedness the terrible significance of their elections. The president's taking off his hat to them not they to him. These two are unrine poetry it awaits the gigantic and generous treatment worthy of it. The largeness of nature or the nation. Where monstrous without a corresponding largeness and generosity of the spirit of the citizen not nature nor swarming states north streets and steamships.

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"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

05:33 min | 1 year ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Come lovely and soothing death undulate round the world serenely arriving arriving in the day and the night to all to each sooner or later delicate death praised me the fathomless universe for life and joy and for objects and knowledge curious and i love sweet love but praise praise praise for the shore and winding arms of cool and folding death. Doc mother always gliding new soft feet have non chatted for the chant of fullest. Welcome then. I chatted for the i. Laura fide the above all. I bring the song that when thou must indeed com come unfalteringly approach strong deliver us what it is so when the has taken them i- joyously sing. The dad lost in the loving floating ocean of the live in the flood of thy bliss. Oh death from me to the glad. Serenade 's dances for the i. Pros saluting the adornments and feasting for the and in the sights of the open landscape and the high spread sky of fitting and life in the fields and the huge and thoughtful night the night in silence under many a star the ocean shore and the husky whispering wave whose voice i know and the soul turning to the oh vast and well veiled death and the body grateful nestling close to the over the treetops. I float the asong over the rising and sinking waves over the myriad fields and the prairies wide over the dense packed cities. All and the teaming wharfs and ways i float this carol with joy with joy to the oh death to the tally of my soul loud and strong kept up the gray brown bird with pure deliberate notes spreading filling the night loud in the pines and cedars dim clear in the freshness moist and the swamp perfume. And i with my comrades there in the night why my site that was bound in my eyes unclothed as two long panoramas of visions. I saw a scant. The armies and i saw as noiseless dreams hundreds of battle flags born through the smoke of the battles and pierced with missiles. I saw them and carried hither and yon through the smoke and torn and bloody and at last lasted a few shreds left on the staffs and all in silence and the staff's all splintered and broken. I saw battle corpses. Maria's of them and the white skeletons of young men i saw them i saw the debris and debris of all the dead soldiers of the war. But i saw they were not as with thought they themselves were fully at rest. They suffered not the living remained and suffered the mother suffered and the wife and the child and amusing comrades suffered and the armies that remained suffered passing the visions passing the night passing on the hold of my comrades hands passing the song of the hermit bird and the tallying song of my soul victorious song deaths outlet song yet varying ever altering song as low and wailing yet clear the notes rising and falling flooding the night sadly sinking and fainting as warning and warning and yet again bursting with joy covering the earth and filling the spread of the heaven as that powerful psalm in the night. I heard from recesses passing. I leave the lila with heart shaped leaves. I leave the there and the door yard blooming with spring. I cease from my song for the from my gaze on the in the west fronting the west communing with the oak comrade lustrous with silver face in the night yet each i keep and all retreatment out of the night. The song the wondrous chant of the grey brown bird and the tallying chant..

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"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

02:54 min | 1 year ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"You grey brown bird. Sing from the swamps the recesses poor your chat from the bushes limitless out of the dust out of the cedars and pines saying on dearest brother. Warble you're song loud. Human song with voice of outermost. Whoa oh liquid free and tender a wild and loose to my soul o. Wondrous singer you only. I hear yet. The star holds me but will soon depart yet. The lilac with mastering odor holds me. Now i sit in the day and looked for in the close of the day with its light and the fields of spring and the farmer preparing his crops in the large unconscious scenery of my land with its lakes and forests and the heavenly aerial beauty after the perturbed wins. And the storm's under the arching. Heavens of the afternoon swift passing and the voices of children and women. The many moving sea tides and i saw the ships how they sailed and the summer approaching with richness and the fields all busy with labor and the infinite separate houses. How they all went on each with its meals and a new show of daily usages and the streets other throbbing throbbed and the city's pant low then and they're falling upon them all and among them all in -veloping me with the rest appeared. The cloud of heared the long black trail and i knew death. It's thought and the sacred knowledge of death. Then with a knowledge of death has walking one side of me and the thought of death. Close walking the other side of me and i in the middle as with companions and as holding the hands of companions i fled fourth to the hiding receiving night that talks not down to the shores of the water the path by the swamp and the dim nece to the solemn shadowy cedars and ghostly pines so still and the singer so shy to the rest received me the grey brown bird i know received us comrades three and he sang what seemed carol of death and averse for him. I love from deep secluded recesses from the fragrant cedars a ghostly pine so still came the carol of the bird and the charm of the chiral wraps me as i held as if by their hands my comrades in the night and the voice of my spirit tally. The song of the.

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"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

04:21 min | 1 year ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"And the unburied heads with awaiting depot the arriving coffin and the sambre faces with dirges through the night with a thousand voices rising strong and solemn with all the mournful voices of the dirges poured around the coffin. The dim lit churches and shuttering oregon's where amid the journey with a tolling tolling bells perpetual. Clang here coffin. That slowly passes. I give you my sprig of lilac nor for you for one alone blossoms and branches green two coffins. Aw i bring for fresh as the morning. Thus what i careless song for you. Oh sane and sacred death all of bouquets of roses death. I cover you over with roses and early lilies. But mostly now the lilac that blooms the first copious i break. I break the spriggs from the bushes with loaded arms. I come pouring for you for you. And the coffins awe of you who owe death oh western orb sailing the heaven now. I know what you must have meant as a month since we walked as we walked up and down in the dark blue so mystic as we walked in silence the transparent shadowy night as i saw you had something to tau as you bent to me night after night as you droop from the sky. Low down as if to my side while the other stars all on as we wandered together the solemn night for something. I know not what kept me from sleep as the night advanced and i saw on the rim of the west air. You went how full you are. Whoa as i stood on the rising ground and the breeze and the cold transparent. Night as i watched where you passed and was lost in another word black of the night as my soul in its trouble dissatisfied sank as where you said orb concluded dropped in the night and was gone sing on there and the swamp. Oh singer bashful and tender. I hear your notes. I hear your call. I here i come presently i understand you but a moment i linger for the lustrous star has detained me the star. My departing comrade holds and detains me. Oh how shall i wobble myself for the dead one. There i loved. How shall i deck my song for the large sweet soul that has gone and watch all my perfume. Be for the grave of him. I love see wins blown from east and west loan from the eastern sea and blown from the western see until they're on the prairies meeting these and with these and the breath of my chant i- perfume the grave of him. I love what shall i hang on the chamber walls..

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"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Father this arm beneath your head. His it some tree that on the deck. You've fallen coal and ted. My captain does not answer. His lips are pale and still. My father does not feel my arm. He has no pulse nor will the ship is anchored safe and sound its voyage closed and done from fearful trip. The victor ship comes in with object. One exalt ho shores and ring ho bells. But i with mournful tread walk the deck. My captain lies fallen cold.

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Obama: US 'adversaries have seen us weakened'

Dr. Lee Yardley

03:51 min | 1 year ago

Obama: US 'adversaries have seen us weakened'

"Barack Obama called Donald Trump at about three o'clock in the morning to congratulate him. Even though Mr Trump had lost the popular vote and took the electoral college by less than 1% in three states today, President Trump declines to accept the verdict of the voters despite losing by greater margins to President elect Joe Biden. Mr Obama hasn't spoken of the election standoff until today. We spoke to the 44th president on the release of his new book, A Promised Land, a memoir of his early years and first term. What is your advice in this moment for President Trump? Well, the president is A public servant. They are temporary occupants of the office by design. And When your time is up. Uh, Then it is your job, too. With the country first and thinking beyond your own ego and your own. Interests and your own disappointments. My advice to President Trump is if you want. At this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who could come country First. It's time for you to do the same thing. In your view, it is time for him to concede. Absolutely I will. I mean, I think it was time for him to concede. Probably the day after the election or at the latest two days after the election, I When you look at the numbers objectively, Joe Biden will have won handily. There is no scenario in which Any of those states would turn the other way, and certainly not enough to reverse be outcome of the election. More than the courtesy of a concession, the Trump White House is declining to free up the usual funds and facilities for the incoming administration. President elect Biden is not receiving secret national security briefings. As Mr Trump did when he was president elect. What In your estimation? Would our adversaries be thinking right now? Russia China about the fact that the transition is not moving forward. Well, I look, I think our adversaries Have seen US weakened not just as a consequence this election, but over the last Several years. We have these cleavages in the body politick. That They're convinced they can exploit. There's an old adage that partisan politics should stop at the water's edge right that. When it comes to Our foreign policy that it is the United States of America, not the divided states of America. We met the former president at a symbol of America's past divisions. The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery was a hospital in the civil war. Clara Barton and Walt Whitman cared for patients in the building where the 16th president consoled his wounded. We joined Mr Obama's peers in the gallery of the President's to talk about his book. I'm curious about the title. I think a lot of people feel that we are farther from a promised land. Well, I titled it the promised land. Because even though we may not get there in our lifetimes, even if we experience hardships and disappointments along the way That I Create a more perfect union, not a perfect union. But a more perfect union. You

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"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

05:24 min | 1 year ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Hard and the blanket on the ground pioneers o pioneers us the night descendant was to road of late so tolson discouraged nodding on our way yet opposing our yield two in your trucks. The polls oblivious pioneers o pioneers till with sound of trumpet. Far far off the daybreak cold hark loud and clear. I hear it wind swift to the head of the army swift spring to your place since plan. Nears pioneers poems of drum taps by walt whitman recording by ex patriot in bangor maine saluting the colors. Who are you dusky women. So ancient hardly human with your willie white turban head and bare bony feet wide rising by the roadside. Here do you. The colors greet does while army lines. Carolina's sands in pines for from the hubble door. Thou ethiopia comes to me as under dowdy sherman. I marched toward the see me master years one hundred since from my parents sundered little child. They caught me as a savage beast is caught than hither me across the sea. The cruel slavers brought no further. Does she say lingering. All the day her high born turbaned head she wags and rolls are darkening. I and courtesies to the regiment's the guidance moving by what is it. Fateful woman so blair hardly human. Why wag your head with turban bound yellow red and green. Are the things so strange in marvelous you see or have seen the wound dresser part one in old man. Bending among new faces years looking backward resuming an answer to children come tell us old man as from young men and maidens that love me aroused angry. i'd thought to beat the allow roman urge relentless war. But soon my fingers failed me. My face droop denied. Resign myself to sit by the wounded and sue them or silently watched the dead years hence of these scenes of these furious passions these chances of unsurpassed heroes was one side so brave. The other was equally braved. Now be witness again. Paint the mightiest armies of earth of those armies so rapid so wondrous. What saw you to tell us what stays with you. Latest and deepest of curious panics of.

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"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Please visit liberal folks starter recording by phone. Once self icing oneself icing a simple separate person. Yet utter the word democratic the word on muss of physiology from talk to toe. I sing not physiognomy. Alone nor brain alone is worthy for to muse. I say to form complete is worthier far a female equally with the male. I sing of life immense impression pulse and power cheerful for freeze action formed under the law. Stifling the modern man. I sing homes of drum taps by walt whitman recording by ex patriot in bangor maine. Beat beat drums. Beat beat drums. Blow bugles blow through the window through doors burst like ruthless force into the solemn church and scattered the congregation into the school where the scholar is studying. Leave off the bridegroom quiet. No happiness musty have now with his bride nor the peaceful farmer any peace plowing his field or gathering his grain so fierce. You were and pound you drums. So shrill bugles blow. Beat beat drums..

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"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

Harvard Classics

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on Harvard Classics

"Introductory note walt whitman. An american poet born at west hills long island. New york may thirty first. Eighteen nineteen died at camden new jersey march. Twenty six eighteen ninety two. He was educated at the public schools of brooklyn in new york and subsequently followed various occupations among which were those of printer teacher carpenter and journalist making in the meantime extended tours in the united states and canada during the greater part of the civil war he served as a volunteer nurse in the army hospitals and at its close was appointed a government clerk at washington in eighteen. Seventy three he had a severe paralytic attack. This was followed by others which crippled him physically and he took up his residence at camden new jersey. His first notable work leaves of grass was published in eighteen fifty five. It was subsequently much enlarged by successive editions. Up to eighteen eighty one when he pronounced it now finish to the end of its opportunities in powers besides this. He wrote many poems for periodicals. Some of which have been collected into volumes among which are drum taps eighteen sixty five to rivulets eighteen seventy three specimen days in collect eighteen eighty three november bows eighteen eighty five sands at seventy eight thousand eight hundred eighty eight. Goodbye my fancy eighteen. Ninety two and autobiography eighteen 1892 his personal history gleaned from his prose writings he also put forth in eighteen seventy volume of prose essays entitled democratic vistas which was republished in eighteen. Eighty eight with a new preface. His complete poems and prose appeared in one in the same year. Mr whitman's poems are marked by numerous media sync crisies in regard to the choice of topics and to rhythmical form which have furnished occasion for much criticism. Favorable and unfavorable..

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"walt whitman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"Is your opinion about all the Christopher Columbus statues that have come down and continue to be brought down 1 800 to 1311.5 years fast traffic so pretty rough along to 97 on the sound pants I, but at least an accident's been cleared. Coming down towards that get to its pretty rough for makes it six, down two to this reported sponsored by Staple stores. School goes on staples as everything to start the year, right? A matter where school happens in all of amazing prices school on save on at Staples If you're north on Route nine, it would raise the offer happened. 04 40 South has blocked flipped over vehicle action of being cleared. Garbage Drunk fire has been put out by the right lane and still closed east onto it. Ian Livingston earrings at six term by truck lanes north near 13, a got a stall on the shoulder. And the park. We had a couple of crashes Sounds wanted. 1 47 in the center lane. Another one moved to the shoulder and aged 1 30, not a Manalapan getting all jammed up on that south outside and leave in New Jersey at the George Washington Bridge, as much as 20 to 25 out of DeLay, Tom Rivers, Newjersey Traffic North Jill, My Red New Jersey Traffic Self Parkway, North Bound, Slow Exit 30 summer's Point area up through to exit 36. Around HT, and that's where we had an accident just cleared off the roadway. So it's just a little bit of catch up. Walt Whitman Bridge onto 42 South and 76 on 2 42 all meat up onto 42 with the big old delay. And so it's slow across the span of the Walt Down through to 42 a Tu 95. It's still tough to 95 south of Exit. 28, 2 26 and again from exit. 11 down two eggs attend, with the left lane closed for repairs. New Jersey Fast traffic every 15 minutes. Next to report 3 48 on New Jersey one a 1.5. New Jersey one a 1.5 instant weather So far, the month of October has been seasonable and pretty dry. That is about to change as we move into the three day weekend as temperatures.

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"walt whitman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

02:32 min | 1 year ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"1.5 or talking about hypnosis and who has tried it, 100 to 831 on 1.5. 3 48 fast traffic traffic on to 02 through Branchburg, Still a little bit slow heading south bound towards Old York Road with the remnants of a multi vehicle wrecked being cleared away. This report sponsored by Allstate, They've still got one South bound lane shut down to clean up that crash, but it looks like the big delays have already eased out. And I do see some slowdowns onto 06 Expect some south penalties in the Hillsboro area. Better news in New Providence Westbound 78. They cleared away that crash near exit 45 78 looks great west of 24 all the way up to 2 87. I do see a slow spot on 2 27 north bound right near route 10 and hand over in 24 westbound even slower now coming out of Florin Park, getting up to 27 some eastbound traffic on 24 as well heading back down to 78. And you'll hit the brakes on the parkway both ways right near exit. 1 45, now leaving the ST George Washington Bridge. Upper deck still slammed once you get on the bridge, but a crash mint spins been cleared and they should be clearing away. Lower level construction under the apartment's Lincoln Tunnel still looks good around the helix and no waiting at the Holland. If you're driving less, you could be saving more on car insurance. Save money with paper mile insurance from Allstate, Call a local Allstate agent and you, Khun, get a quote. Jeff from New Jersey Traffic North Elmira, New Jersey traffic self well, the roadwork is cleared on 1 95 with jam packed of backup is not clear. And 1 95 eastbound is still slow coming off of 2 95 White Horse Avenue Area Arena drive all the way through to exit three. Where we had the left lane closed off for repairs. So, uh, you know, they're saying that it's cleared. Dhoti is saying that but the jams are still with us, and you're going to suffer with a South bound root one delays heading out of Trenton into Morris Ville. Right now it's all backed up. It's also slow in Del ran at 1 30 with at Taylor's Lane with some roadwork and 1 30. It's also pretty tough around that airport circles, but And then 6 76 and then coming across the spin of the Walt Whitman Bridge, crawling trafficking and all meets up emerges onto 42 self, which doesn't clear out until route 41. There is an accident on 42 North Creek Road in two right lanes are blocked off New Jersey fans. Traffic every 15 minutes. Next three Ford at 403 on New Jersey one a 1.5 New Jersey Want a 1.5 instant weather? As the sun comes out this afternoon, you may still find yourself reaching for a light jacket. High temperatures today are definitely on the cool side. We're only in the lower to mid sixties and then tonight gets chilly close range from the mid forties across most of the state, little warmer.

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"walt whitman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Take that phrase from Walt Whitman's democratically STIs. Whitman is trying to figure out what the country is doing in the after, Um after the carnage of the civil war in the collapse of reconstruction, he sees the gilded age. On the horizon that the country is making changes is moving, but it's lost its soul. So it's kind of a period of interregnum and indirect them right where something is collapsing and old world is dying. A new world is trying to be born, but the ugly forces are arresting substantive change. So both ones after times it's really you know, the country has turned his back on on the civil rights movement. You saw that when they killed what he called, you know, called described King as the apostles Love. Baldwin had seen those the idealism of the young people that he encountered at Howard, who were footsoldiers snick. Who risked everything to change the country nonviolently. Um and he saw them there. Eyes darken. How they got enraged. How, um you know a kind of realistic politics. Right, Um, took took hole where they gave they give. They left aside the moral question and understood power as the principal object of concern. I saw the country um, literally turn its back, betray its ideals turn its back on us again. Until you had to try to figure out how to pick up the pieces. Collapsed. Trying to figure out What to do. And yet in some ways, leave the country again and ended up in Istanbul. In order to kind of offer a language to describe the moment. Of how we might endure this moment and still be able to imagine America otherwise. So do you see.

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"walt whitman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"Jersey 101.5. Do you want your kids going back to school in the phone just a few weeks 100 to 831 on 1.5 It's for 49. Here's New Jersey Fast traffic watch out for some wet roadways through Morris County. We've got reports of some pretty heavy rainfall moving in between Route 80 and Route 78 in towards the Morristown area right now, so I'm seeing some slowdowns on Route 80 westbound from Rockaway out towards Mount Arlington and a little bit slow on parts of Route 46 into the Dover and Mine Hill area. So far so good on 2 87 No Bigley's from 80 down to 78. A little bit slow on 24 westbound heading out towards 2 87 eastbound bunching up back out to Route 78 we still gotta crash being cleared away in Edison North bound side of Route one. We've got injuries reported in the left lane still shut down right around old post road. Also getting very heavy on the south side of 76 jammed right off the Walt Whitman Bridge all the way down to 42. Now we've got reports of a South bound crash on 42 between 2 95 and Creek Road. Two lanes are shut down to center lanes are blocked and again delays all the way back up to the Walt Whitman entering the state, though the span of the Walt Whitman in pretty good shape, no big delays, leaving New Jersey across the Delaware either. And so far so good this afternoon across the Hudson. This report sponsored by Loew's pro great brands, Big Savings and All the Right Service is to keep your business moving are just some of the reasons why Lowe's is the new home for pros. Traffic every 15 minutes. Next report 503 I'm Jeff from under Jersey. One a 1.5 New Jersey one a 1.5 in skin weather from steamy too stormy. We are watching this guy carefully this evening as heat humidity explode into some intense thunderstorms, a brief.

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"walt whitman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

10:48 min | 2 years ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"A an excerpt from the opera crossing by my guest composer conductor and librettist Matthew okcoin the opera crossing based on the the writings the civil war diaries essentially Walt Whitman we're getting a chance on this edition of new sounds to hear some of the the music and Matt you mentioned a moment couple moments ago Jana check and his opera from the houses of the dead is like this all male cast there in there in a prison you know they're in one big and most of your opera so this all male cast with one exception and they're in one kind of a big place you know there's there's that kind of sense of claustrophobia that that Jana check plays with that it seems like maybe you took to heart in parts of this opera absolutely you know it Jana checks ability industry as his ability since that's the source material to humanizes a character with the tiniest stroke that these are people in the the extremes of human suffering and and that's a true ensemble piece where we meet lots of characters only briefly but the the detail and the the the reality of of who each of them is certainly left an impression on me one big difference I think is that my opera has a central figure yes you know that with men whose whose spirit radiates out into the space and I think that if you if you take women out of the hopper which would be a bad idea you would have a space that is is similar in atmosphere to house of the dead but what happens with Whitman because he's this force of kind of stubborn almost stupid optimism but he's surrounded by this unbelievable darkness and he's constantly coming into conflict with it so you do have this all male cast but as I say there is one exception and when the sole female performer appears on stage it almost has a hallucinatory affect yes because you've become accustomed to this all male world yes you know I really missed for emotional and musical reasons working with a cast that has a a more even gender ratio because also you know musically that the palette of multiple of voices from that from ranging from soprano to bass is really lovely and and this offer is is mostly in that ten or ten base section of the palette the only female character in the opera actually is a kind of messenger someone who was wandering around spreading the word that the war had ended and so she also serves as the thing that burst the bubble of the space you know the the hospital disintegrates literally the walls fly out we know we we end up left in this barren wilderness so she's the the harbinger of of of the end of the war and I do think if we play it right I I do want the listener to feel shocked by the sound of of of a female voice and also she feels a certain shock when she walks into the hospital she actually says oh my god this is what this is what life is like for you and we hopefully both the performers and the listeners have gotten used to it you know by that point we've kinda lost perspective because this is the world that we're living in and then she comes in and and it's a shock right now you were referring before to the fact that you do have a central character and then you have you know with other key characters have warmly who you know is the the second key but then there are as with houses of the dead the other check copper there are other characters who stand out from the ensemble we get to know them briefly one of them is Freddy is it stores yes this year of Starkel figure it's a long story but there is a there's a figure named Freddie stars from the first World War actually who should have received a high honor from the army was an African American soldier but who but he didn't so I I I only use the name us out for this figure of an African American soldier in our civil war peace that character sung by my dear friend valentines and the role is kind of a tailor made suit because defines voice he's a he's a very deep bass but he also has this totally uncanny falsetto range I mean if divine ever wants a second career as a countertenor or even like a strand of hair a soul singer or a soul singer he really has lots of options and I wanted to write a role that that allowed the phone to to strut his stuff in in many in many ways this figure is really crucial Freddie was born a slave and actually he shares an experience that he had back when he was running away where has this sort of justice in our vision of of of of seeing what the future will bring both of the progress but also the pain and it's this it's just one of those strange moments in life where you have a moment of clarity and and it allows you to go on the reason I have it in the opera is that I wanted something to prompt one of Whitman's poems I want something to inspire one of women's great poems we and we we have the poems we don't always know what life experiences inspired so I wanted to proceed the Whitman poem crossing Brooklyn ferry which is one of women's greatest visionary poems with Freddie's story which makes an impact on women and it is Freddie tells his story in what sounds almost like a folk melody it begins with what could be a spiritual malady and then it goes into my yard weird and and wacky musical world eventually but you know when I wrote the melody down I thought that it was a transcription of something I thought oh this is a spiritual life I just need to figure out what it is and after consulting with the van and a few other people it doesn't seem to actually be a pre existing melody I think I actually did write it but I at the time of writing and I thought I just think I've heard it before yeah it really has that that curious quality of sound familiar even the first time you hear it I'm glad well let's hear it this is from the opera crossing by my guest Matthew aucoin and in this performance he's conducting the academy festival orchestra of the music academy of the west all all those who all small hold some the whole hello Sir that.

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"walt whitman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"Through PA right now but I had to call in because yeah the first time I got pulled over I was heading towards Philadelphia from South Jersey I was on forty two north and right where this way it happens six seventy six the over the Ben Franklin or forty two to go over the Walt Whitman I went in it's basically like six lanes and I would then be one of the metal lanes and I was intending to go over the Walt Whitman I heard traffic was backed up so at the last minute I moved over one lane for the right which put me in the leftmost lane of and the traffic going over the Ben Franklin right and I was traveling I guess I was passing all the cars that were traveling in my opinion to slow. driving driving driving and then I moved over to the middle lane and I got pulled over by a state trooper. so yeah he pulled me over and I said what what was the cause me said. well that was the misuse of the left lane the misuse of the left lane. thank you of the left wing which I had never heard of I think that was closed for you were just happening in passing in passing but the thing is that I couldn't get over further because I was kind of in the middle six lanes of stress down there. yeah I know exactly what you're talking about okay so yeah I was in the leftmost lane the lanes going toward the Ben Franklin and I stayed in it a little too long apparently so I got a ticket you said there were no points assigned to it what whatever I want.

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Whitman High Students Posted Blackface Photo, School Says

Larry O'Connor

02:17 min | 3 years ago

Whitman High Students Posted Blackface Photo, School Says

"It came to our attention that to students posted an image of themselves in black face and use the N word while describing their picture. The image was posted on a private social media account, but was seen by many of our students. How many students are at that school like three thousand the Montgomery County. Police department were notified this morning and assisted us in investigating the use of the racist term. I. I hate racist terms. I hate racism. I hate insulting terms. It's not illegal. The image was further shared online has been deeply disturbing to our student staff and parent community. I want to emphasize the strongest possible that this type of behavior will not be tolerated at Walt Whitman high school. What do you do? Students who were involved will receive significant consequences under the Montgomery County public schools code of conduct. In addition. This event has been reported to the police as a hate bias incident. He goes on for two more paragraphs, Robert E Dodd doctor of education principal. And Derek Turner, the director of department of communications over there at Whitman high school, I don't condone the behavior, but it's not criminal. And it's no business of the public school system. The government school is now going to what what are the words. He used the consequences that. They will receive significant consequences. These students will for something. They did privately over the weekend. In taking a picture of themselves and sharing it with their friends. And they will receive significant consequences by the government because of it. How is this different from them writing something offensive in their diary? And then showing it to their friends. Let's let's take this back twenty years before there was social media and smartphones. Are we going to now have the government schools? Policing literally policing. I'm using that word on purpose because they called in the police. Literally policing, the private thoughts and words. And expression of our students in their private time on the weekends. When they're in your home. Are you okay with

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"walt whitman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

08:06 min | 3 years ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"Did intern. They think it would be such a big thing for that community that they could raise the money privately and that it wouldn't cost taxpayers anything and. On the change dot org. Petition some of what it says is let's elevate. And celebrate LGBTQ representation in our public space and paint. The Walt Whitman bridge the colors of Philly pride flag so rainbow colors. It's also arguably the largest monument to a queer American anywhere in the United States today. Now, here's the Walt Whitman lived and died in the eighteen hundreds. He died in Camden. And once I read this. I was like, okay. I don't care if it's true or not. That's not the point. But I wanna make sure it is true before this group goes getting any kind of publicity for claiming him as one of their own. And so I was reading about his personal life. And it turns out many people had some very good reasons for believing that he was gay. But Walt Whitman himself would never say. And often when asked he would try to divert the conversation into something else. He would claim he was not he would claim that he had had several illegitimate children with women. Of course, this was at a time when you couldn't be so open about things. And so a lot of people historians or even people at that time, we're just assuming that these were all cover stories that he really was he didn't want to say he was out. Right. Exactly. So I just find it funny because you cannot if the man himself did not did not specifically say that he was. That isn't it? A little weird that you're now going to try to paint a bridge in his honor and claimed him as one of your own. And even if he were gay what does it matter? I mean, the Walt Whitman bridge it's named after somebody who is this great American poet. But it wasn't named after him because he was gay. And it's almost like this everything have to have a cause does everything have to be a symbol these days. And that's what they're trying to say again. I mean, the wording the largest monument to a queer American anywhere in the United States today is the writing on this change dot org petition so I'm sincerely asking a couple of people's opinion. Here what the hell would this matter? Anyway, even if Walt Whitman had them gay, isn't that almost taking away from his body of work? Isn't it almost like saying? Well, the only important thing about him was that he was gay. Rather than that? He was this great American poet. It's like can't you just leave it alone. I guess they want the pride. Here's they wanna Trump at the fact, he was one of theirs. I know. But again like he was apparently not even admitting it himself. All wow. This was an update because when I had seen it was six hundred as of this writing it had been nine hundred and thirty four, but I'm not getting this live off line. Now, this is printed. So I bet you they have gone over because this was as of yesterday. So, yeah, they probably got over there thousand now again, you know. No. You could put anything on change dot org. It's not going to be like some sort of automatic attention that you're going to get you're gonna but but they are going to be campaigning for this heavily. With the I guess it would be what the Delaware river port. If was just trying to think who who who excuse me who runs that bridge. Right. Let's see the goal of. This petition is to understand that there is wide enough support for painting the Walt Whitman bridge rainbow. If there is we would then take the next steps and look at working with the Delaware river port authority, the DRP a to leverage that support into exploring the best options. All right. Well, let's ask the Walt Whitman bridge. Are you interested in painting at rainbow colors, one eight hundred two eight three one zero one point five or is this just one of the dumbest things you ever heard. What does it matter what this guy preferred to sleep with? I don't get that at all who's going to pay to get it painted back or how long is it going to be remain a rainbow color. Oh, I'm assuming permanently or good. I'm assuming because they're not talking about a special event to light it up with lights. They're talking painting it, and I would assume that. Is such an undertaking. Let's see the most recent bridge painting took two and a half years. Wow. This is a big. Right. And it cost fifty six and a half million dollars to paint it. Now, could you can raise that privately? Six million the gays think they can do it while the gaze think? So. Yes. But even if they can and again, it's not about any animosity. I'm all about if you wanna be a few wanna be in a gay marriage being a gay marriage. Glad that they got the right to marry him. They ought to be able to adopt children, whatever it's not about that. It's just that. Why is that part of his life? The most important part. I mean, honestly, you're taking the fact that this large bridge was named after him. And you're changing it's almost like you're changing the reason why it was in my opinion. I think that would be the takeaway because future generations if they do bother looking up who the hell was Walt Whitman. They're not going to think about him as a as a great American poet. They're going to think oh, some great American gay guy who also happen to be a poet that's going to become secondary. Everybody knows who Walt Whitman is by now though. I don't know. I should ask my twelve year old daughter who Walt Whitman is a big issue wouldn't. I've just remembered deal of adults you didn't Clinton give Monica Lewinsky, the leaves of grass, Walt Whitman. I mean because he I think he did. Yeah. Gave her a couple of days. Yeah. Yeah. Eight hundred eight thirty one zero one point five TJ in Burlington. You're on New Jersey one zero one point five. Hey, guys, how you guys doing? All right. I just wanted to say. Yeah. You guys are asking why why does it matter to the gay community? I'm not gay my brother's day. Yeah. I don't why why is that the purchase payment ramo or not? That's why I won't ask. Yeah. Why would you wanna like why does it matter to you? Oh. Well, I I kind of think I already answered, but maybe you were getting screened it didn't hear it because I feel like an effort like this. It's almost like changing the reason why this man was given the honor of having a bridge named after him. I mean, it really should be about his body of excellent work as a poet rather than simply what he preferred sexually. That's why not. Yeah. No. That makes sense me and everything like that. But I mean, you gotta look at his cO yourself like been Nick him and doing whatever I'm sure that the community we greatly. Appreciate the fridge butane rainbow bother you guys that much. It's just a bridge. You know, it is. I mean, you're right. It's not gonna change my life in any way. But I guess I also feel like unless unless Walt Whitman had actually agreed to this like as much suspicion as there was if he never actually admitted that he was and I hate to use that word admit because then almost came out. Right, right. I just say admit it almost sounds like as if you have done something wrong. And as if a confession, but he if he never came out as such what if everybody was wrong. What if you wasn't? And now he's got a rainbow bridge forever for the rest of eternity..

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"walt whitman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"walt whitman" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"Wall. We have a crash at one thirty eight on the eastbound Sacramento. It's club dry. This is east of one hundred five as you get onto one thirty eight. You've got delays. No lanes are blocked. It's on the shoulder again broken water bay and affecting traffic on eighty eight in Brevard by Jack Martin boulevard and also thirty five north heading into Aberdeen. You gotta find more of the same. Do the repairs. Timoti seven sale pretty slow at exit eight down to three eighteen bunching up south commercial avenue to the turnpike Parkway cracking up sales one thirty two into let's make that one thirty down at one twenty seven and the turbine traffic so far a little bit busy on the east and the western burbs to the car and the truck lanes now too terrible, though, if you're leaving New Jersey across the Hudson, everything's still under a five minute, wait. Tom rivers, New Jersey traffic, north Christina, south, New Jersey, traffic, south expect to see delays on ninety five southbound route thirty to forty two then under the speed limit. We also have minor. Traffic to deal with on six seventy six south moving into the area of the Walt Whitman bridge through forty two out through forty two into creek road. We're seeing a lot of stop and go traffic. The Walt Whitman bridge going to be a bit under the speed limit for you at this time. But elsewhere across the river at this point things really are looking so bad traffic every fifteen minutes. Next report's at four eighteen on New Jersey one oh one point five and traffic made possible by Flemington firs Perry after ninety eight years they're closing their doors and clearing out their entire inventory. Save up to seventy percent off during Flemington. I going out of business sale for a location near you. Visit Flemington I dot com. Flemington firs what fabulous feels like on Wall Street. The Dow closed up one hundred fifty six points, New Jersey one zero one point five news time four oh, six New Jersey. One zero one point five makes your smartphone. Even smarter. Absolutely. So you can listen anytime anywhere. Get your jersey news fast. Traffic an instant weather on demand..

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Building the Suez Canal

The Past and the Curious

05:36 min | 4 years ago

Building the Suez Canal

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