From Round to Square (and back)

For The Emperor's Teacher, scroll down (↓) to "Topics." It's the management book that will rock the world (and break the vase, as you will see). Click or paste the following link for a recent profile of the project:

A new post appears every day at 12:05* (CDT). There's more, though. Take a look at the right-hand side of the page for over four years of material (2,000 posts and growing) from Seinfeld and country music to every single day of the Chinese lunar calendar...translated. Look here ↓ and explore a little. It will take you all the way down the page...from round to square (and back again).
*Occasionally I will leave a long post up for thirty-six hours, and post a shorter entry at noon the next day.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Round and Square Radio Show 2015 02-18

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Click here for the introduction to the Round and Square series "The Round and Square Show" (coming soon) 
This is a "small" (小) post—click here for an explanation of Round and Square post lengths.
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On this date on Round and Square's History 
18 February 2014—China's Lunar Calendar 2014 02-18
18 February 2013—French Bulldog Puppy: Modern Olympic Games
18 February 2013—China's Lunar Calendar 2013 02-18
18 February 2012—Kanji Mastery: Radical 137: Boat  
[a] Square...and Round {RF]
So here we go. We are flying under the radar for a week or two, but in the interests of public disclosure, Round and Square is announcing the next (big) thing on the RSQ Platform. If you have been tuning into RSQ for the last few years (we've been at it for four of 'em already), you have read a lot of...stuff. Well, now you can listen (too...and soon you'll be able to watch, as well, but that is another story for another time). 

The Round and Square Show begins on Wednesday, February 18, and "we" will figure it all out from there. It broadcasts on WBCR 90.3 in Beloit, Wisconsin. It is uncertain whether ther 2/18 podcast will be available (since the host is a Luddite), but future shows will all be available in podcast form.  

Even today (2/18/2015), you can listen online (1-3 p.m. CST).

Beginning next week, the podcast will be readily available as soon as the show has taped.

Here is the idea behind it a nutshell (a longer version can be found in the introduction to this RSQ series). For fourteen years, a talented young man named Garrison Keillor hosted Minnesota Public Radio's morning show on KSJN 91.1 in Minneapolis/St. Paul. My father loved the show, and talked about it almost every evening at dinner. Even as a wee lad, I vaguely knew about Keillor's show (which is only distantly related to A Prairie Home Companion).

Although KSJN's morning show began in 1969, it was not until the early 1980s (when Keillor's role in it was almost over) that I started paying attention. But even the few dozen months I heard changed my life. If I can channel (so to speak) even a little of what Garrison Keillor did on that morning show between 1969 and 1983, Round and Square will "click" for even more people around the world.

It's a big "classical" day on The Round and Square Show, and that has an intensely autobiographical dimension, as "we'll" see. There will be plenty of classical, folk, and country as we proceed. 

Stay tuned.
The Round and Square Show
With Rob LaFleur
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
1:00-3:00 p.m. CST (13:00-15:00)
Beloit College WBCR 90.3 FM (live-streaming) 
Listen Here

13:00-13:15     Introducing The Round and Square Show
                              *Kant, St. Anselm, and even Beethoven...and Mendelssohn
                              *Climbing Chinese Sacred Mountains
                              *From Square to Round (and back again)
                              *Frank Bruni, "College, Poetry and Purpose"
13:15-13:52     Beethoven Piano Concerto N.3 in C Minor, Opus 37
13:52-14:00     Growing Up Beethoven
14:00-14:20     Music, Language, and Time
                             *Chinese New Year (Thursday)
                             *Check out the Lunar Calendar on Round and Square
                             *The Year of the (Goat)
                             *BBC on The Year of the 羊
                             *New York Times Year of the 羊 
14:22-14:49    Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64
14:49-15:00    Fitting Round and Square (as necessary)
                             *Round and Square...and bricolage...
And if you noticed a bit of confusion (beyond the ordinary) at the end of the show, it was because a fire alarm went off in Pearson's Hall. No worries...all is well.
[b] Round...and Square [RF}

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