Mark Frauenfelder is co-founder of one of the most popular blogs in the world boingboing.net and Editor in Chief of Make magazine. He talks with Bob about the new do-it-yourself movement and its promise to reinvigorate traditional American values like resourcefulness, creativity and thrift. He also has some good ideas about how to have fun making cool stuff and reducing the amount of disposable items in our lives. Frauenfelder’s latest book is titled Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World.
In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with curator Dan Gediman about the essay of Niven Busch. He was an American novelist and screenwriter of such works as the acclaimed film The Postman Always Rings Twice. His novels include Duel in the Sun, The Hat Merchant, and California Street. At the age of 85, Busch made his acting debut with a small part in The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
We continue our series of music interviews recorded at this year’s Jazz Fest in New Orleans, this week with Stanton Moore. He’s the drummer for local funk band Galactic, leads his own jazz trio and plays with lots of other bands and musicians - including our next guest - Troy Andrews who is better known as Trombone Shorty. His latest CD is called Backatown - and Moore has several new projects out now, including his own CD, DVD and book all titled Groove Alchemy.