Almanac – 16 August 2010 – Monday

Cartels have blockaded the streets of the industrial city Monterrey, which is Mexico’s richest city. Gunmen ordered people from their cars, which were then used to make barricades that closed thirteen major roads. Read more »

I am a Japanese Korean

Misun is a Japanese Korean from Osaka. Her parents were both born in Japan, too. She cannot get a Japanese passport, but instead has a Korean one. Mark interviews her in this recording. Read more »

People and Places – The Swami 4 – The Same Thing

[audio:swami4.mp3] Download audio file (swami4.mp3) at Irp Swami: So you have the five senses. Mark: Mm. Mm.What is the relationship between Atman and Brahman? Swami: Brahman and Atman are the same thing. Mark: Mm. Swami: Brahman is the lingua franca… is the terminology for “the formless infinite” as described in […] Read more »

Mashed, Smashed, or Whipped Potatoes

[audio:potatoes.mp3] Download audio file (potatoes.mp3) at Lynnintokyo Wayne, from northern Kentucky, explains to Aaron the difference between mashed, smashed, and whipped potatoes. Aaron: What’s the difference between mashed potatoes, smashed potatoes, and whipped potatoes? Wayne: Well, whipped potatoes are when you take a blender and you blend them with a […] Read more »