Category Archives: Julie Langford

The Valentines Day Special

 

For the 2017 Life Elsewhere Valentine’s Day Special we consulted a distinguished panel of guests  to answer Three Questions About Love:

  1. What is Love?
  2. How do you know you are in Love?
  3. Do you have a favorite Love song?

Our guests each have a different take on the questions, their answers may surprise you. Listen and see if you agree with:  Audrey Bilger, vice president and dean of the college at Pomona College & co-author of Here Come The Brides; Musician, producer and writer, Brian Cullman; Dr Ebony Utley, an intimacy expert and associate prof at California State University; JoAnn Chaney author of the new gripping thriller, What You Don’t Know; Julie Langford, Associate Prof at USF teaching cultural, social & political history of Ancient Rome; the inimitable Eric Goulden, AKA Wreckless Eric, singer, songwriter and brilliant raconteur. For a short time only, you can download the 2017 Life Elsewhere Valentine’s Day Special at a designated Dropbox location: here.

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Mondays 5.00pm PT & Wednesdays 2.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio
Thursdays 6.00pm ET at Internet Radio Network

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Fridays at 10.00am Eastern Time on Internet Radio Network
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Three Questions About Love

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  1. What is Love?
  2. How do you know you are in Love?
  3. Do you have a favorite Love song?

Next on Life Elsewhere, The Valentine’s Day Special. A distinguished panel of guests will answer Three Questions About Love: Audrey Bilger, vice president and dean of the college at Pomona College & co-author of Here Come The Brides; Musician, producer and writer, Brian Cullman; Dr Ebony Utley, an intimacy expert and associate prof at California State University; JoAnn Chaney author of the new gripping thriller, What You Don’t Know; Julie Langford, Associate Prof at USF teaching cultural, social & political history of Ancient Rome; the inimitable Eric Goulden, AKA Wreckless Eric, singer, songwriter and brilliant raconteur. 

Life Elsewhere airs:
Sundays 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3  

Mondays 5.00pm PT & Wednesdays 2.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio
Thursdays 6.00pm ET at Internet Radio Network

Life Elsewhere Music airs:
Wednesdays at 3.00pm Pacific Time on NWCZ Radio
Fridays at 10.00am Eastern Time on Internet Radio Network
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You can hear all the volumes of Life Elsewhere Music over at Mixcloud

One Love?

Love permeates the next edition of Life Elsewhere. Since the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, rainbows have suddenly appeared, on almost everything, everywhere. You’d be forgiven if you thought everyone was delighted that love and marriage now included gay people. Except, of course, not everyone is so  jubilant. So what happens when your family members follow a strict religious dictum that says homosexuality is an abomination? Can you discuss the notion of same sex marriage with them? What do you say when your family are outraged at your happiness for your gay friends? This is the dilemma that faced a learned professor, which resulted in her writing the following on her FaceBook page: “My heart hurts. I have tried this week to engage honestly and respectfully with my family about the SCOTUS’ decision on gay marriage. I did so because I firmly believe that we are all good people who do not want others who suffer, who, if we could step away from the rhetoric could find a way to live and let live. I found that we cannot. I should perhaps not be surprised, but I am so profoundly sad and disappointed.”  Professor Julie Langford, who wrote those powerful yet despondent words will join the program to talk about an issue that concerns more families than all the rainbow flags may suggest. Professor Langford teaches courses in the cultural, social and political history of Ancient Rome. We’ll ask her how the Romans handled same-sex love…and marriage.

Love is also the central theme of a new book, The Good Shufu: Finding Love, Self, and Home on the Far Side of the World by Tracy Slater. She tells us that shufu means “housewife” in Japanese and that was the last thing she thought she’d call herself. She was a writer and academic with a carefully constructed and fiercely independent life in Boston. But then everything in her world upended when she fell head-over-heels for a most un-likely mate: a Japanese salary-man, who barely spoke her language. “I lub you”, he told her and so began a poignant adventure and the clash of two cultures. Tracy Slater will join Norman B to recount some of those adventures and how “lub” won the day.

This week’s Hit That Never Was features a beautiful love song by Martin James Norman Riley, better known as Jimmy Riley, who was a member of the successful Jamaican harmony group, The SensationsRiley left The Sensations in 1967 and as a solo singer and writer, he worked with a host of Jamaican producers, including Bunny Lee and Lee “Scratch” Perry, before settling in with the legendary drum and bass duo, Sly & Robbie who released Love & Devotion on their Taxi imprint. Although a number one in Jamaica, the single never saw the attention it deserved in the US of A, making it deservedly, a Hit That Never Was that fits right in with our love theme edition of Life Elsewhere.

Life Elsewhere airs Sunday, July 5 at 12 noon ET on The Source WMNF HD3 and Monday, July 6 at 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio