Since October of 2007, ASC Staff Archaeologist Michael Newland has been contributing radio commentaries on the intersections between archaeology and everyday life to the Perspectives Series, broadcast weekly from KQED Public Radio in San Francisco.
The focus of Perspectives is on California in general and the Bay Area more specifically. Mike works with Perspectives editor Mark Trautwein and the KQED recording personnel for each piece. Links for Mike’s commentaries are below.
Each audio file is in MP3 format, about 1.1 MB, and play for just over 2 minutes. They are also available from the KQED audio archives. (Descriptions and audio files provided by KQED.)
Thursday, May 2, 2013 – 7:35 AM
Bodies in Rebellion – Bearing witness to the perseverance of those with chronic pain.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 – 7:35 AM
What's in Here? – Mike Newland's young daughter becomes curious about the contents of a family urn.
Monday, July 9, 2012 – 7:35 AM
Way Back Art – Even cave painting, is evidence that artists have always been learners.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 – 7:35 AM
Completely Insane – Mike Newland sees 100,000 years of evolution down the drain in our markets and restaurants.
Monday, April 23, 2012 – 7:35 AM
Swept Away – Mike Newland concludes that climate change is a major disaster for archaeology and human history.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – 7:35 AM
Treasure Hunt – Michael Newland is appalled by two new television shows featuring treasure hunters.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 – 7:35 AM
Parent in Waiting – Love is on hold as Mike Newland and his partner wait for their adopted child in Ethiopia.