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Program 420: Music of Spain; Space Station Living; Canine-American Road Trip
Release Date: 10-03-2015
Tune into the traditional music of Spain and find out where to catch the best flamenco shows in Madrid. Then listen in as astronaut Chris Hadfield describes daily life aboard the International Space Station, and lets us in on how you get used to doing everything — and we mean everything — in zero gravity. And hear what a cross-country road trip showed a man and his dog about America's canine culture, and what they learned about each other.
- Federico Garcia Barroso, tour guide based in Madrid
- Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Commander of International Space Station Expedition 35, and author of "You Are Here" and "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" (Little, Brown and Co.)
- Benoit Denizet-Lewis, author of "Travels with Casey" (Simon & Schuster)
- Tour guide Federico Garcia Barroso is based in Madrid.
- Wikipedia has an extensive entry about the origins and regional varieties of traditional and popular music in Spain. There are also entries that explain the tradition of "tuna" university ensembles, and the zarzuela operettas.
- Las Carboneras and Corral de la Moreria are popular nightlife venue for flamenco in Madrid.
- Teresa Berganza is a beloved mezzo-soprano from Madrid.
- Chris Hadfield's books, "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth," and his latest photo book, "You Are Here," are published by Little, Brown and Company. They are available from the ChrisHadfield.ca website.
- Chris Hadfield discusses his zero-gravity music video of David Bowie's song "Space Oddity."
- Colonel Hadfield's videos are included on his YouTube channel.
- Chris Hadfield and his brother Dave perform their song "In Canada" in this video.
- Here is a link to videos and photos of Benoit Denizet-Lewis and his dog Casey from their road trip, profiled in "Travels with Casey."
- Benoit Denizet-Lewis describes the reason for his "Travels with Casey" in this YouTube video.
- PandoMusic produces a series of music CDs designed to calm dogs and cats, including "Mozart for Dogs."
- Benoit and Casey stayed at The Dog Bark Inn, in Cottonwood, Idaho. It's built in the shape of a very large beagle, and gets high marks from guests on Trip Advisor.
More with Benoit Denizet-Lewis - More with dog Casey got to meet many different types of dogs on the cross-country road trip described in "Travels with Casey." As a dual American-French citizen, Benoit also compares how "dog culture" differs between France and the USA. Find out which country he thinks spoils their dogs the most. (runs 3:15)