Cultural and Ethnic Studies
Q&A with Margaret France
Margaret France (’02 MA English) wrote the book on Bob’s Burgers.
Here, she talks about the show’s beloved characters, her favorite season, her top ten reasons to love Bob’s Burgers, and more.
What are your top 10 reasons to love Bob’s Burgers?
Its characters are weird and sad, but the show posits that they are still worthy of love, a message I appreciate hearing on a regular basis.
Routinely excellent original songs.
The shifting dynamic between family as employees and family as family.
A fancy toilet speaks like Jon Hamm.
The siblings act like siblings.
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Talkback for Spring 2022
Long not lost voices
Nez Perce music today and yesterday
Listen to Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) music from the past and today, starting with early recordings in 1897 and up to contemporary songs from the Washington State University recording studio.
The Sam Morris Collection (Courtesy Tabitha Erdey, Cultural Resources Program Manager, Nez Perce National Historic Park and Research Center)
This two-CD set was produced by Loran Olsen, WSU professor emeritus of music and Native American studies.
Olsen worked with the Nez Perce community for several decades and set up the Nez Perce … » More …
Scouting for a forgotten few
How Chinese pioneers helped build the Pacific Northwest
Enrique Cerna: Outtakes
Enrique Cerna (’75 Comm.), longtime broadcast journalist and now podcaster, reflects on his personal history, career, race, and podcasting.
Read more about Cerna’s latest podcast, Chino y Chicano.
“My grandfather on my dad’s side had to flee Mexico. He was a landowner during the revolution. My grandmother had twenty kids. Fifteen made it to adulthood. My father went back to Mexico, and that’s where he met my mom. I’m the youngest of five that lived. We lost one sister who died in Mexico at a year old.”
“We have a family reunion the second Saturday of every July. We’ve … » More …