Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.
Stunning costumes, modern dance, and environmental issues come together this Friday at “Oh My Goddess!,” the IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre's new production. It showcases modern representations of four powerful Hawaiʻi goddesses: Pele, Hi’iaka, Namaka, and Poli’ahu.
Many Asian cultures observe the Harvest Moon festival this time of the year. On Thursday, Korea kicks off the three-day observance of Chuseok, the mid-autumn harvest festival. To better understand this ancient holiday, The Conversation explored the Korean tradition of shamanism.