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This week on THE CLASSICAL NOW:

Interview with Anglo-American stage and television actor IAN RUSKIN on DirecTalk Radio, a special spoken word feature of THE CLASSICAL NOW. For the past 20 years Ruskin has cultivated a passion for playing radicals and reformers, notably the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) founder Harry Bridges, a crucial figure in American labor reform; and more recently the colonial American pamphleteer and international champion of liberty, Thomas Paine. Ruskin will bring his one-man play “To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine” to the Faulkner Gallery, SB Central Public Library, onSat. Feb. 13, 3pm. Free (courtesy of the Institute of World Culture). The play has recently been specially filmed, with narration by Elliot Gould, for PBS broadcast this summer. The project was the last for the legendary Academy Award-winning cameraman, the late Haskell Wexler, who passed away at age 92 late last year.  The interview will play the second hour of the program, from 3pm – 4pm.

THE CLASSICAL NOW with Joseph Miller, Sunday February 7, 2pm – 4pm