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The Dead Guy Interviews and The Esoterics

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Michael Stusser dreamed of having conversations with the great figures of history. But there was a problem: They were dead. Today, he shares how he overcame that barrier in his book The Dead Guy Interviews. We also get music from The Esoterics and judge a recipe contest.

At 2:05 p.m. - Name Your Price Music and Wi-Fi T Shirts
Our weekly visit with technology reporter Glenn Fleishman. He tells us how high tech works in our lives. We look at what does Radiohead's "pay what you will" experiment mean for the future of music purchasing and how retractable cables can keep your home office from looking like a computer lab.

Related Links:
  • Glenn Fleishman's blog

  • At 2:20 p.m. - Eric Banks on Zoroastrianism
    Some of humanity's oldest spiritual texts inspire the work of Seattle composer and conductor Eric Banks. In his musical research Eric travels to the city of Bombay, India where practioners of Zoroastrianism gather for rituals and chants that date back 4,000 years. Eric is the artistic director of the Seattle Choral Ensemble the Esoterics. The Zoroastrian sounds and teachings shape Eric's own life and music.

    Related Event:
    The Esoterics perform under Eric Bank's direction at the Olympic Sculpture Park on Saturday, October 20th at 8:00 p.m. The group sings on Sunday, October 21st at 3:00 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Church in West Seattle.

    Related Links:
  • The Esoterics

  • At 2:40 p.m. - Greg Atkinson Cooking Klatch
    We visit writer, chef, and culinary consultant Greg Atkinson in his Bainbridge Island kitchen to learn how he judges a recipe contest using a local seafood delivery service.

    Related Links:
  • Northwest Essentials

  • At 2:50 p.m. - The Dead Guy Interviews
    Local author Michael Stusser was impressed by the accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci and Abe Lincoln. So he talked to them about their lives ... kind of. He created a series of one-on-one interviews with famous figures ranging from Mae West to Genghis Khan. Many of them are collected in his new book, The Dead Guy Interviews.

    Related Links:
  • The Dead Guy Interviews
  • Michael Stusser's MySpace page
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