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Womack Takes a Seat at the Roundtable on WAMC Northeast Public Radio May 23

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 328 hits

Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) Commonwealth Speaker Ken Womack will be a guest on "Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities," a segment of The Roundtable on WAMC Northeast Public Radio on Friday, May 23 at 10:35 a.m. Womack is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Penn State Altoona and the Penn State Laureate for 2013-2014.

Womack will discuss The Evolving Artistry of The Beatles. Listeners will learn about the history of The Beatles, from their salad days in Liverpool, through Hamburg and Abbey Road, to the twilight of their career. Womack examines The Beatles' body of work as an evolving art object, exploring the origins of their compositions, their impact on the world of music, and why they continue to be relevant today.

PHC and six humanities councils from New Jersey to New Hampshire have partnered to co-produce the segment on The Roundtable, an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program, which airs 9 am to noon each weekday. Hosted by Philadelphia native Joe Donahue and produced by Sara LaDuke, The Roundtable tackles serious and lighthearted subjects, looking to explore the many facets of the human condition with civility, respect and responsibility.

Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities airs every Friday from 10:35 to 10:50 am. The station, which reaches Pike County, PA, broadcasts at W215BG, 90.9 FM in Milford and is available on the internet at WAMC online.

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