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First Sorrow.m4a Listen on Posterous

First Sorrow, a short story by Franz Kafka, read by Brad Rourke. 

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The Lovesong Of J. Alfred Prufrock Spoken by Brad Rourke.m4a Listen on Posterous

This is my favorite poem, and I have been thinking about it lately. So, I thought I would record it and present it as a podcast. Just 6:40 or so.

(The music in the background is by West Farm, an occasional project I am a part of that features Mike Shawn on keys, Ed Corr on acoustic guitar, and me on electric guitar. The tune is "Cubicle.")

Enjoy!

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2011-30-03 issue framing.MP3 Listen on Posterous

I had the good fortune of being asked to share some thoughts at the Kettering Foundation’s annual Multinational Workshop week. In this session, people working in dialogue and participation came together from Jamaica, Brazil, Romania, Ghana, Ireland, Colombia, Hungary, Russia, and many more. I had the presence of mind to record my brief remarks. (Just 16 minutes.)

Enjoy!

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Jerry Brown by Flickr user Freedom to Marry

Jerry Brown by Flickr user Freedom to Marry

In this week’s edition of my podcast, Public Life Today, since it’s holiday season and everyone’s thoughts are turning to the lighter side, I thought I would tell the funny story about the day that former California governor Jerry Brown came to visit me in my apartment.

I’ll always remember that day, in large part because of his hilarious quip upon entering the den of iniquity my room mate and I called home.

Enjoy.

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In this week’s edition of my podcast, Public Life Today, I interview the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s director of social media strategy, Larry Blumenthal.

I recently ran across a post of Larry’s in which he describes how social media is not only a useful communications tool — but how it can also help foundations do a better job of philanthropy.

So I contacted Larry and asked if he wouldn’t mind talking about it for a bit. Our sixteen-minute conversation was terrific, and touched on a number of interesting issues, including the groundbreaking Changemakers initiative.

Thanks, Larry, for talking to me.

Enjoy!

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