Elizabeth Howard

Short Fuse Podcast #66: Let’s Get “Authentic”

December 19, 2023
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In this episode of The Short Fuse, host Elizabeth Howard and Alex Waters, technical editor of the podcast, reflect on the year in an informal conversation.

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Short Fuse Podcast #65: Arts Commentary and Criticism — The Canary in the Mine Shaft

November 16, 2023
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In this episode of the Short Fuse, host Elizabeth Howard and Editor-in-Chief and founder of the “Arts Fuse,” Bill Marx, discuss the vital role arts commentary and criticism play in nurturing an open and democratic society

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Short Fuse Podcast #64: Literary Criticism — Magnitude of Thought

October 21, 2023
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Elizabeth Howard talks to “Book Post” editor and critic Ann Kjellberg about the value of literary criticism as a form of sustained reflection.

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Short Fuse Podcast #63: Jasmine Rice Labeija, From Juilliard to Performing as a Drag Queen

September 22, 2023
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Anti-LGBTQ legislation is pending in a number of states, designed to ban or censor drag performances. Elizabeth Howard talks with the iconic performer Jasmine Rice LeBeija about the challenges facing drag performers.

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Short Fuse Podcast #62: The Week Mandela Averted Civil War and Forged a New Nation

July 18, 2023
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Host Elizabeth Howard talks to Justice Malala about his book “The Plot to Save South Africa,” an essential read for understanding modern South Africa.

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Short Fuse Podcast #61: Joshua Whitehead — Reflections from Turtle Island

April 15, 2023
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Host Elizabeth Howard talks to poet, novelist, and essayist Joshua Whitehead about his essay collection “Making Love With the Land.”

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Short Fuse Podcast #60: Memory. Healing. Conversation. Through Public Art

February 9, 2023
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Host Elizabeth Howard talks to Stephanie Dockery, who manages Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Art Challenge, about how cities across the country are making use of public art projects.

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Short Fuse Podcast #59: Line of Driftwood, the Ada Blackjack Story

January 20, 2023
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Host Elizabeth Howard talks to poet and writer Diane Glancy about her book on a young Iñupiat woman who, in 1921, traveled to Wrangel Island, 200 miles off the Arctic Coast of Siberia, as a cook and seamstress, along with four professional explorers.

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Short Fuse Podcast #58: Breath, Suspended

December 7, 2022
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In this episode of the podcast, Elizabeth Howard talks to poets Diane Alters and Edward Hirsch about the ways we think about grief, publicly and privately.

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Short Fuse Podcast #57: “Manifesting Justice: Wrongly Convicted Women Reclaim Their Rights”

October 27, 2022
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Host Elizabeth Howard talks to Valena Beety, author of Manifesting Justice , and Tasha Mercedes Shelby, calling in on a telephone from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.

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