The Time of Our Life
- Hosted by David Aus, Mark Arax
The Time of Our Life is a special seven part series from Valley Public Radio, featuing award-winning journalist and author Mark Arax, exploring the works of the late Fresno native and Pulitzer Prize winning author William Saroyan. Hosted and produced by Valley Public Radio's David Aus, the series offers a special perspective on our times, viewed through the lens of Saroyan.
In each episode, prominent San Joaquin Valley writers read a short story by Saroyan, and we’ll discuss its relevance.
As Mark Arax writes: “Saroyan’s voice is a perfect one for our time--the time of coronavirus. The urban roar has become a whisper. Everything has been reduced to the elemental. We live each day for a moment—the deep breath of a hike, the feel of the sun, the taste of a meal we have cooked ourselves. We’ve returned to Saroyan time.”
Sponsored by Paul Halajian Architects.
This series first aired in summer 2020.