This Week on KDHX Talk: July 13 – 16

Late in getting this one up; less than two hours until the first show we’re plugging. A good opportunity, then, to note that the KDHX talk shows stream for four weeks after originally airing. Catch up on some today!

Collateral Damage, 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 13: Shane Cohn, the newly elected 29-year-old alderman from the 25th ward representing Dutchtown and Carondelet, stops by Collateral Damage to talk about the incoming new energy on the city’s board of aldermen. Cohn became the city’s first openly gay alderman by winning 46 percent of the vote in a four-way election to replace City Hall veteran Dorothy Kirner who decided not to run for re-election. Dorothy Kirner had replaced her late husband Dan as 25th Ward alderman in 2004. Cohn is the city’s second-youngest alderman, less than a year older than Kacie Starr Triplett, the alderwoman of the 6th Ward. He has stated his priorities are neighborhood safety, youth engagement and development.

Topic A, 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 13: July’s theme continues on Topic A: “The Life Creative”; folks of all stripes are getting down with DIY, whether knitting scarves for charity, planting victory gardens to avoid corporate food conglomerates or self-publishing conspiracy theories while wearing the tinfoil hats. What’s behind our impulse to make stuff, to do stuff, to get more self-reliant and creative? We’ll talk about it all month with a variety of voices.

Monday, July 13, we’re joined by Washington University professor Dr. R. Keith Sawyer, whose work in the fields of creativity and collaboration are informed, in part, by his own backgrounds in improv theater and jazz piano. He’s made some scientific studies of the seemingly unscientific nature of creativity, and has plenty of myths to explode. Think you’re not creative? Or think you are? Tune in and find out if you’re right!

Literature for the Halibut, 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 16: tune into literature for the halibut for 2 thursdays in july when our featured writer is Flannery O’Connor. on july 2, you’ll hear Janie Ibur & Ann Haubrich read one of the celebrated southern writer’s mordantly funny short stories. and on july 16, tune into an interview with Brad Gooch, author of the first full length biography of our dear Flann. Gooch’s book “Flannery: A LIfe of Flannery O’Connor” recounts plenty of anecdotes from Flann’s life, as Gooch followed the trajectory of O’Connor’s life from Savannah, Georgia, to the Iowa Writers Workshop, Yaddo Artists Colony in upstate NY, Lourdes, and Andalusia. It’s a Flannery Fest! with violence & humor, sin & god, language both spare & vivid.