The Friday delivery of The Economist usually elicits excitement from Ray Suarez. But the March 14 edition’s cover story made him cringe. The story, titled “Firing Up, America,” discussed the rise of America’s Latino population. The cover was an American flag — with the red stripes represented by chili peppers.
Latino history is significantly older than America itself, and Ray Suarez, host of Al Jazeera America’s daily program “Inside Story,” wants to remind people of that.
If Michael Thompson had been told 40 years ago he would become an advocate on young boys’ development, he would have laughed. In fact, his doctoral dissertation, written in the mid-1970s, was focused on anorexia nervosa as a cultural illness and the systemic educational unfairness directed at young girls.
Key Private Bank helped underwrite An Evening with Jackie Evancho Friday in the Amphitheater.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, the 14-year-old soprano Jackie Evancho will make her Chautauqua debut, performing with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in “An Evening with Jackie Evancho.”
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, director Ken Burns and writer Geoffrey C. Ward plan to delve into a deeper dialogue about “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” Picking up where they left off in Thursday’s lecture, Burns and Ward will bring the Roosevelts to life, bypassing the idyllic veneer with which many historians gloss their lives and instead approaching them as fundamental human beings.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, documentarians and longtime collaborators Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward will have their first discussion on the Roosevelts and their latest film, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.”
For 10-year-old Há, Saigon, Vietnam, has always been home. Like any young girl, she loves spending time with her friends and celebrating age-old traditions. Há especially loves the papaya tree in her yard that bears the sweetest fruit she’s ever known.
Four students from Chautauqua Institution’s Schools of Fine and Performing Arts will take their talents from the Amphitheater to the small screen next spring as features of a documentary produced by WQED-TV, Pittsburgh’s PBS affiliate.
Susan Dentzer will wrap up the Week Nine examination of “Health Care: Reform and Innovation” — and the 2013 morning lecture series — at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.
Dentzer is a longtime health care analyst on “PBS NewsHour,” former editor of the journal Health Affairs and a senior health policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J.