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A Father's Musical Discouragement, Kindle, and Rosemary Red Soup

Megan Sukys
02/11/2009

Linda Waterfall pursued musical aspirations, despite her dad's disapproval. Then, a discovery led her to understand the roots of his conflict. Also, we check out an electronic gadget masquerading as a book and prepare a red Valentine's feast without a drop of food coloring.

At 2:00 p.m. – The Works: Kindle

The morning newspaper is more often found online than on the front step. But, Amazon is doing its part to put the news back into your hands. Freelance reporter Glenn Fleishman joins us for our weekly look at how technology works in our lives. Today, we survey the second generation of Kindle, imagine an entirely digital Seattle P–I and uphold our New Year's resolution to back up data.

At 2:20 p.m. – A Father's Musical Discouragement

Frank Waterfall's jazz band played lots of gigs around Chicago during the 1930's. Frank played clarinet and his wife was the lead singer in the band. They passed on their love of music to their daughter, Linda. But Frank Waterfall discouraged Linda from being a professional musician. Linda Waterfall became one anyway. She's a Seattle based singer, composer and songwriting teacher at Cornish College of the Arts. Linda tells Dave Beck what she finally learned about her father's opinion of her musical career.

At 2:40 p.m. – Cooking Klatch

That rosy hued Valentines candy on the shelves is artificially colored with dyes. But, red whole foods get their color from antioxidants. Cynthia Lair is a nutritionist, a faculty member at Bastyr University and the host of the online show Cookus Interruptus. She developed an entirely red food feast for the holiday. Megan Sukys samples the scarlet spread that includes: Rosemary Red Soup (red lentils, beets, carrot and rosemary), Poached Pears in Pomegranate Sauce and Cranberry Ginger Cider.

At 2:55 p.m. – Earthdance (from To the Best of Our Knowledge)

Biologist Elisabet Sahtouris left her teaching job to go live on a Greek island and re–think her life as a scientist. She tells Anne Strainchamps that while she dismisses the Biblical creationists, she thinks the standard story of evolution has some major problems. Her book is "Earthdance: Living Systems in Evolution."

Related Event

Linda Waterfall will present a concert called "Sources of Inspiration": featuring music from her 30 year career performing and recording in Seattle. That concert is Friday February 27 at 8:00 p.m. in the Poncho concert hall at Cornish.

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