Episode # 62: Biodynamics & Yiddishkeit

Join us this week as we visit with Altadena’s own compost guru, Tim Dundon, for a mind-expanding primer on how to get composting in your own backyard (or balcony) in no time. We’ll also talk with Professor Paul Rood about the surprising Jewish influence on BIOLA, Downtown LA’s Christian university, through the stories of Daniel Rose, Charles Feinberg and William E. Blackstone, BIOLA’s first Dean and “the father of Zionism.”

We’ll also discuss the upcoming OpenStreetMap Edit-athon, the Underground Museum’s new group show “Veils,” Hamburger’s Department Store in escrow and the discovery of a large section of the historic Zanja Madre aqueduct in the excavations for Chinatown’s Blossom Plaza project. All of this and more as Kim and Richard usher in the week of April 21st, 2014.

Photo: Daniel Rose and the staff of the BIOLA Jewish Department, 1949

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Paul Rood’s lecture “The Legacy of Lyman Stewart to Biola.” 

 

Tim “Zeke the Sheik” Dundon on Facebook.

Tim’s phone number: 626-794-1351

2014 OpenStreetMap US Spring Editathon (pdf link).

“Veils,” featuring work by Margorie Cameron, Wallace Berman, Robert Heinecken, Jeffrey Vallance and Marnie Weber and others.

Hamburger’s Department Store in escrow

Buried treasure halts work on Blossom Plaza