Listen in to the debut of the new reading series "The Encyclopedia Show"! Each month a topic is picked randomly from an encyclopedia and a clutch of volunteering writers are given assignments on that entry. There are Def Poetry Jam vets, writing professors, slam poets, stand-up comics, fiction writers, and at least one live animal!
This month's topic: Bears!
Kevin Coval - The Bear Flag Revolt
Tim Stafford - Kodiak Bear
Dawn Tefft (Milwaukee) - Bear Meat
Evan Chung - Prehistoric Bears
Nat Iosbaker - Bear Hugs
Dan Telfer - Bern, Switzerland
Brooke Lanier - Bear Economy
Susie Swanton - Sun Bears
Emanuel Vinson - Pandas/Koalas
Emilie Baltz (NYC - visual art) - Bears in the Sky
With special guests: Benny the Bear-Cat and Kurt Heintz as the Fact Checker, Minister of Accuracy.
Recorded Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at Chopin Theatre.