Program 336a: Waters of Rome; Ferenc Mate at Sea; Outdoor France

Release Date: 04-18-2015


Learn about how the waters of Rome — from its ornate fountains to a shrine for the Venus of the Sewers — can be a refreshing way to explore this ancient capital. We'll also hear from Ferenc Máté how sailing the dangerous waters around Canada's Vancouver Island set the scene for the first of his Dugger mystery novels. And for some serious fresh air and exercise, we explore options for activities in the great French outdoors.


  • Francesca Caruso, tour guide based in Rome
  • Gene Openshaw, co-author of Rick Steves' "Europe 101" art history book
  • Ferenc Máté, vintner and author of the novels "Sea of Lost Dreams" (W. W. Norton) and "Ghost Sea" (Penguin)   
  • Virginie Moré, tour guide based in Brittany, France 

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Anguilla Haiku Award

sugar in water
to tempt you sweet little bird
you capture our hearts

minnow scatter like
confetti as the houndfish
glistens on the scene

all strut and bustle
jaunty plumed tail, cockscomb crown
this lot. your kingdom

frigate bird flying
above, elegant. Below
soaring sting ray sails

I always seek you
broad-shouldered, bright-belted knight
of the starry sky."

— Christine Kouwenhoven, Baltimore