Program 253a: Composer Sites in Europe; Portugal Beyond Lisbon; Eating Adventures

Release Date: 07-20-2013


See how attending a performance at one of Europe's great concert venues can add to your enjoyment of classical music. A guide from Portugal introduces us to some of the high points away from Lisbon. Also, travel writer Don George shares stories of life-changing food adventures around the world.


  • Ben Curtis, tour guide and associate professor of political science at Seattle University
  • Portugal tour guide Cristina Duarte, based in Lisbon
  • Travel writer Don George, editor of "A Movable Feast"

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Haiku Awards

Trans-Atlantic lag

Lifted upon arrival

Among new faces


Ancient nations live

Pushing proud at the edges

Of our world worn maps.

— Will Phillips, Seattle 


Alpen cattle graze

Dangling uniquely tuned bells

Wind chime on the hoof

— Randy Hamm, Bakersfield, California


The tattered suitcase

Of a weary traveler

Restoreth my soul

— J-David Hershberger, Boulder, Colorado