If there’s one thing Americans from all points on the political spectrum can agree on, it’s that America is divided. But, it turns out, one path to healing and understanding can be found on the miles of train tracks that crisscross the country. Specifically, the dining car of a cross-country Amtrak train. That’s where musician and composer Gabriel Kahane spent much of the two weeks immediately following the 2016 presidential election. Gabriel Kahane joined KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen to discuss his project, 8980: Book of Travelers.
From the Central Coast to San Diego, from Santa Monica to Palm Springs, there are fascinating people creating incredible art and performances. KUSC will be covering those experiences on Arts Alive. And when you’re in the mood for a little more, like a longer version of an interview, more Arts Alive coverage is available online at kusc.org/artsalive.