Jane P. Marshall & Ben Livingston

I hope you join us for our Christmas Special! As in every Wednesday, we broadcast from 6-7pm Central Texas Time from KOOP.org studios in East Austin.

An this week, we’re talking with food historian Jane P. Marshall & artists writer singer-songwriter Ben Livingston. It’s going to be a fun show!

Jane P. Marshall used to claim she was probably the only features editor in the country who could take a chicken from the coop to the table. However, she prefers not to.

Marshall teaches Food Writing and Development of American Cuisine in the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics at K-State.

She developed the Kansas Food Journal to give students a public platform for their work. Now they are truly writing for a broad public audience; they are no longer writing for the teacher. Plus they have the opportunity to dabble in new media as they practice the time-honored art of good writing.

You can learn more about Jane by going to the Kansas State University website.

Buy her book: Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table.

Ben Livingston is internationally known as a neon/light sculptor and inventor of an infinite phosphorescent color palette, which glows within his luminous tubes. This discovery won him a fellowship with the National Endowment for the Arts. Other honors include the Paul Waterbury International Lighting Design Award, where his (home made) animated “Neon Mural #1”, (a downtown Austin landmark from 1986 – 2008) beat the statue of liberty in New York and his “Confabulating Orbits” an Austin Art in Public Places commission inside the Austin Convention Center. View Ben’s Neon work at www.Beneon.com.

Ben is also a writer, singer-songwriter, actor, and a modern renaissance man. Learn more about Ben on BenLivingston.com.