When we make claims about things that could have been—what philosophers call counterfactual statements—we are, in some sense, sliding between different worlds. We all use counterfactual statements frequently. But what would make our speculations about what might have been in a different scenario true or false? When I say things could have gone differently than they did, I am speaking of a possible world in which things did, in fact, go differently. But how do we make sense of this talk of possible worlds? How can there be facts other than facts about the actual world?
Open Air with host David Latulippe, 21 August 2014...
This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe has a conversation with Michael Urie about his one-man show, “Buyer & Cellar”, opening at the Curran Theatre, which takes us into Barbara Streisand’s basement; Helene Whitson, co-founder and board president of the SF Lyric Chorus, shares details about the ensemble's upcoming concert, with choral works from Maurice Durufle and Joseph Jongen; and - Open Air serves a healthy helping of choral music this week - conductor Robert Geary discusses this weekend's performances of Brahms' German Requiem by the SF Choral Society. Plus, critic-at-large and regular contributor Peter Robinson reviews the movie Calvary, the Cal Shakes production of Pygmalion, and offers a tribute to Lauren Bacall. Open Air with David Latulippe; originally broadcast on 21 August 2014. Listen now or anytime...
The band you’re hearing now, Bayonics, has become known over the past decade as a Latin hip-hop fusion band. Now, they’re turning their talents to reggae.
Bayonics will be featuring their new sound when they play on Sunday, August 24th at San Francisco’s Union Square. The show is part of Union Square Live, a series of free concerts. This one starts at 2:00pm.
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Radio Ambulante Unscripted: "Building Bridges and Smuggling Books" Daniel Alarcón speaks with writer and activist Tony Diaz, - a.k.a. Librotraficante - one of the leaders of a nation-wide movement in favor of Mexican-American and Ethnic Studies.