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The Pulse (Series)

Produced by WHYY

Most recent piece in this series:

376: The Species we Save, 2/26/2021

From WHYY | Part of the The Pulse series | 58:59

3000x3000_itunes_thepulse_1_small Humans have long tried to mitigate their own destructive impact on the planet through conservation efforts. Often, those efforts are attached to one iconic species or another — the majestic bald eagle, cuddly cute baby seal, or awe-inspiring blue whale. But is this about them, or is this about us? On this episode, we take a closer look at conservation, and dig into the human motivations and emotions behind it. We hear stories about a near-extinct fish called the delta smelt — and whether it’s actually worth saving; how a weird-looking bird has sparked a battle over land in the American West; and how plucky raccoons carve out their own existence in cities.

Climate One (Series)

Produced by Climate One

Most recent piece in this series:

2021-02-26 John Kerry, Gina McCarthy and Biden’s Climate Team

From Climate One | Part of the Climate One series | 58:58


Host: Greg Dalton

Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington
Gina McCarthy, President & CEO, NRDC Action Fund
John Kerry, Former U.S. Senator and former Secretary of State
Sonia Aggarwal, Vice President of Energy, Energy Innovation
Brian Deese, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock

Joe Biden did not start out as the “climate candidate” – that was a title first claimed by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, one of  more than two dozen Democratic candidates jockeying for position in the early days of the 2020 presidential campaign.  When Inslee spoke on the Climate One stage in May of 2020, climate was top of mind for him.

“Everybody’s got a to do list right on your refrigerator,” Inslee said. “This cannot be just on the next president's to do list, because if it's not job one, it won't get done.”

Inslee, who dropped out of the race a few months later, can arguably be credited with helping to push the climate crisis into the campaign conversation, onto the debate stage and higher on the agenda for candidate Joe Biden.

Fast forward nine months, and President Joe Biden is looking at everything through a climate lens – from jobs and infrastructure to international diplomacy, public health and social justice.

“He really is a person who was engaged somewhat in climate, but I don't think it was as yet sort of ingrained into him,” said former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Well, it is now!”

When McCarthy spoke on Climate One last September, Biden had yet to be elected to the presidency. She has since been named to the post of White House National Climate Advisor – and she’s ready to get to work.


“I don't just want greenhouse gases, I want fossil fuels gone,” McCarthy states vehemently. “I don't want to help fossil fuel industry to extend their life.  I want them to recognize that this is bringing down communities most importantly, environmental justice communities.”


McCarthy is just one of the climate leaders that President Biden has tapped for prominent roles in his administration. Another is former Secretary of State John Kerry, whom Biden has chosen for the newly created position of U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. Now that the United States is back in the Paris Agreement, Kerry’s job is to convince other countries that we’re serious about cutting global carbon emissions -- and prod them to do more.


Kerry joined Greg Dalton for a conversation in April of 2020. At the time, he was already deeply invested in the climate fight, having declared a World War Zero on carbon pollution.


“It’s really putting the nation on a war footing to avoid the next pandemic which will be exacerbated by the climate crisis, and the way to get ahead of it is to prepare and make the decisions now,” says Kerry. “The long-term energy future of America is not going to be written in fossil fuels”


In their Climate One discussion, Kerry pointed out the need for major investments in innovation and research, a task that will be spearheaded by Sonia Aggarwal, Biden’s newly appointed Senior Advisor for Climate Policy and Innovation. Aggarwal spoke at Climate One in 2019 about the state of global climate solutions. At the time, she was Vice President of Energy at the consulting firm Energy Innovation.


“It’s been pretty amazing to see how the market has taken off to really bring down the cost of clean energy,” Aggarwal said then. “And what impact that’s making in a lot of different places around the world.


“I’m optimistic about the future,” she added. “One of the things that makes me the most optimistic is that we have clean energy technologies that can be deployed at speed and scale, and are being deployed at speed and scale.”


Jay Inslee was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on May 2, 2019
Gina McCarthy was recorded via video on September 22, 2020
John Kerry was recorded via video on April 21, 2020
Sonia Aggarwal was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on January 17, 2019
Brian Deese was recorded via video on April 16, 2020.




‘Climate Czar’ positions point to Biden’s dual approach to the global crisis (Audubon)


The Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice

Every cabinet job is about climate change now (Washington Post)


Biden adds six policy experts to his climate team (E&E news)


Biden appoints Brian Deese to lead National Economic Council (CNBC)

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Life of Riley (#1533)

From A Way with Words | Part of the A Way with Words series | 54:00

530038413_7fe63e8aaf_n_small The Snickers candy bar was named after a beloved family horse. The sugar-shelled chocolates called M&Ms take their name from a combination of the initials of their inventors, Forrest Mars and Bruce Murray.

The Latin word sal, or "salt," inspired the word salarium, the pay soldiers received to buy salt. This in turn led to the English word salary. Well into the 17th century, salt remained a valuable commodity, but today if you're not worth your weight in salt, you're not worth very much.

On our Facebook group, listeners had a spirited discussion about the expression I'd like to pick your brain, meaning "I'd like to get your advice." It's a metaphor for extracting knowledge, of course, but the literal sense makes some people queasy. The phrase is associated with the idea of picking someone's pocket.

Nine-year-old Evie calls from Texas to ask about the origin of the phrase It's raining cats and dogs. This idiom alludes to the cacophonous nature of a heavy downpour. Around the world, expressions about torrential rain also connote the idea of a noisy affair. In Greece, the equivalent phrase for such a deluge translates as "It's raining chair legs." In South Africa, it's "raining grandmothers with clubs." In Poland, it's "raining frogs," and in Colombia, the phrase is Esta lloviendo hasta maridos, or "It's even raining husbands."

You can say something looks like hell, meaning that it doesn't look so good, or you can be even more emphatic and say something looks like hell with everyone out to lunch.

Quiz Guy John Chaneski has a game involving fictitious aliases for familiar things. For example, what card game might also go by the name Catch Me a Salmon?

Marie-Claire from Montreal, Canada, wonders why we say that someone living in carefree luxury is living the life of Riley. No one's sure this expression's origin, although it may be associated with a 19th-century vaudeville song about an innkeeper who dreams of being a hotel owner. The phrase was widely circulated during World War I, and further popularized by the 1940s radio program "The Life of Riley" starring William Bendix, also adapted into a comic book.

Puffins are clownish-looking birds; a group of them is sometimes referred to as a circus of puffins.

Rosa recalls that when she was growing up in Karnes City, Texas, in the 1960s, she and other Mexican-American children were segregated into a separate classroom and forbidden to speak Spanish at school. Her teachers also replaced her first name, Teodula, with her middle name, Rosa. After traveling the world for 37 years in the U.S. Air Force, she returned to her hometown, where she's now an eighth-grade Spanish teacher, helping native English speakers become bilingual.

Ali in Toronto, Canada, wonders about the expression to have a leg up, meaning "to be a step ahead of everyone." The phrase comes from the idea of providing assistance to someone getting up into a saddle. A similar expression is to give a hand up. If you give someone a hand up, you're helping them to mount a horse, climb a wall, or otherwise rise to a higher position.

A 1909 newspaper article from the Paterson, New Jersey, Morning Call recounts the story of a runaway teen who was living the life of Riley -- if only briefly.

What's the emotion halfway between clinical depression and euphoria? After our discussion of this question, listeners chimed in by email, phone, and social media with suggestions. They included complacent, balanced, placid, fine, content, copacetic, unemotional, beige, middling, unremarkable, homeostatic, comfortable, comfortably numb, and ordinary. Professionals in the field of psychology and psychiatry suggested euthymia and euthymic, from Greek thymos, meaning "soul" or "spirit." Also, from the field of philosophy: apatheia, meaning "freedom or release from emotion or excitement."

Tom, a medical student in Minneapolis, Minnesota, says surgeons and emergency medical personnel compliment each other with the phrase strong work on that. The congratulatory expression strong work seems largely confined to medicine, though. Another bit of medical slang, pimping, refers to the way teaching physicians badger medical students with questions.

Philip Silvershein, inventor of the Chunky candy bar, named those trapezoidal chocolate treats after his granddaughter. She was so chubby as a baby that she was fondly known as Chunky.

Ron, who lives in North Pole, Alaska, is curious about an admonition from his mother: Don't get into any jackpots. This expression, which dates back to the 1800s, refers to getting trapped into adding bets to a round of high-stakes poker despite the fact that you hold a losing hand. In the lumber industry, a jackpot is a logjam.

If you ever need a term for "a stick lit at one end and waved in the air to form an arc of light," look no further than Scotland. There, such a plaything is called a dingle-dousie. 

Rachel in Lexington, Kentucky, says her dad had a ready response whenever someone said they forgot what they were going to say: It must have been a lie. This rejoinder apparently goes back to a joke that's been around since at least the 1920s.

Why would a Three Musketeers candy bar be named for a 19th-century adventure novel? 

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.

Music 101 (Series)

Produced by KUNC & The Colorado Sound

Most recent piece in this series:

Mx101 Ep98: Phil Collins Watched A Guy Drown? (Urban Legends Of Rock) (Rebroadcast), 2/25/2021

From KUNC & The Colorado Sound | Part of the Music 101 series | 56:59

Music_101_recent_small Did anyone ever tell you a story that began with "this happened to a friend of a friend of mine"? If so, the story you were told was likely an urban legend. Urban Legends typically have a moral standard attached or reflect specific prejudices. It should be no surprise that rock music has quite a few. We'll debunk some of the most persistent in this episode of Music 101.

Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR141: OHR Presents: Amy Helm, 3/1/2021

From Ozark Highlands Radio | Part of the Ozark Highlands Radio series | 58:59

Amy_helm_ebru_yildiz_prx_small Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas.  In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the people, stories, and history of the Ozark region.

This week, Woodstock, NY singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American musical legacy Amy Helm recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park.  Also, interviews with this descendant of American music royalty.

“Amy Helm is an American singer-songwriter and daughter of The Band drummer Levon Helm and singer Libby Titus. She is a past member of the Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Band and Ollabelle, as well as her own touring band.  Born in Woodstock, New York, Amy spent her childhood between Woodstock, Los Angeles, and New York City.  She attended Trinity High School where she studied jazz with Dr. Aaron Bell, while singing in bands, and playing in New York City clubs and bars.  A lifelong musician and music-lover, Helm’s parents guided her training and influences.  She later became a founding member of the alt-country collective Ollabelle and served as a backing musician in her father's Midnight Ramble Band.”

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, musician, educator, and country music legacy Mark Jones offers a 1975 archival recording of Ozark originals The Simmons Family and also Pam Setser performing the traditional song “Bright Morning Stars are Rising.”

Earth Eats (Series)

Produced by WFIU

Most recent piece in this series:

EE 21-09: Hoosier Young Farmers, Detroit Growers And Food Justice, 2/26/2021

From WFIU | Part of the Earth Eats series | 54:02


“Detroit often gets presented as this wasteland--as this post industrial wasteland where nothing exists. And a lot of young folks and the media are taking advantage of this wasteland narrative to present urban farming as this new thing.”

This week on the show, my conversation with Shane Bernardo who does community organizing in Detroit around issues of food justice. 

And Violet Baron interviews Liz Brownlee of Nightfall Farm and president of the Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition, about the challenges of raising food in a pandemic.

Plus, a story on carbon markets for farmers, and ideas for making the most of a highly invasive vine.

Folk Alley Weekly (Series)

Produced by WKSU

Most recent piece in this series:

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio (Series)

Produced by Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

507: Harold McGee Busts Food Science Myths, 2/25/2021

From Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio | Part of the Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio series | 53:58

Msl_radio_logo_cobrand_prx_small Food science expert Harold McGee helps us separate food science fact from fiction and explains why smell can reveal more about food than taste. Plus, we learn about 30-foot longevity noodles from Jason Wang, the co-founder of New York’s Xi'an Famous Foods; Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette tell us who lobster Newburg and chicken tetrazzini were named after; and make pork in Veracruz sauce.

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

Most recent piece in this series:

709: Into the Covid ICU, 2/27/2021

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | 58:59


This week marks a grim milestone: 500,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. Kaiser Health News reporter Jenny Gold spent eight months following one first-year medical resident working on the front lines of the pandemic.  

Dr. Paloma Marin-Nevarez graduated from the Stanford University medical school in June, right before the virus began its second major surge. She’s one of more than 30,000 new doctors who started residencies in 2020. Just weeks after graduating, Marin-Nevarez began training as an ER doctor at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, one of the areas in California hardest hit by the pandemic. 

Listeners follow Marin-Nevarez as she faces the loneliness and isolation of being a new doctor, working 80 hours a week in the era of masks and social distancing. She also witnesses the inequality of the pandemic, with Latino, Black and Native American people dying of COVID-19 at much higher rates than White people. Marin-Nevarez finds herself surrounded by death and having to counsel families about the loss of loved ones. We view the pandemic through the eyes of a rookie doctor, finding her footing on the front lines of the virus.

With Good Reason: Weekly Half Hour Long Episodes (Series)

Produced by With Good Reason

Most recent piece in this series:

New Voices At The Table (half)

From With Good Reason | Part of the With Good Reason: Weekly Half Hour Long Episodes series | 29:00

1600px-virginia_house_of_delegates_chamber_2017-380x285_small In 2016, Lashrecse Aird made history as the youngest woman ever elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. She says her unique perspective - shaped by a childhood of adversity and hardship - allows her to better serve the full range of experiences within her constituency. And: Ebony Guy was inspired to get involved in activism from a young age by her grandmother, a beloved civil rights leader in Halifax County, Virginia. Now a board member at Virginia Organizing - her activist work has centered on voter education and political campaigns. Plus: From 1997-2001, Paul Clinton Harris represented Albemarle County in the Virginia House of Delegates. A descendant of enslaved people at Monticello, he describes his unlikely path to political office - serving in the very seat that Thomas Jefferson once held many years ago.

Planetary Radio (Series)

Produced by Mat Kaplan

Most recent piece in this series:

Touchdown! The Sights and Sounds of Perseverance on Mars

From Mat Kaplan | Part of the Planetary Radio series | 28:50

Living Planet 05/04/2018

From DW - Deutsche Welle | Part of the Living Planet: Environment Matters ~ from DW series | 30:00

LLiving Planet: Walk the Walk -

On the show this week: Climate protection is on the agenda at talks in Bonn. But back home, who's really taking action? We visit a budding environmental movement in Poland's coal heartland and find out how an oil pipeline has pitched environmentalists against the Canadian president. Plus, solar power in Kenya and a cool solution to LA's urban heat problem.


Living Planet: Walk the Walk


Climate protection is on the agenda at talks in Bonn. But back home, who's really taking action? We visit a budding environmental movement in Poland's coal heartland and find out how an oil pipeline has pitched environmentalists against the Canadian president. Plus, solar power in Kenya and a cool solution to LA's urban heat problem.



Katowice: A coal town that wants to go green


The upcoming COP24 climate summit will be held in Katowice, deep in Poland's industrial and coal mining heartland. Its air quality is among the worst in Europe. But the town is trying to clean up its act. And if Katowice can go green, perhaps anywhere can.


Canada's First Nations vs. tar sands pipeline


Canadian President Justin Trudeau has been vocal about his commitment to climate protection. But now, he's coming to blows with environmentalists and the provincial government of British Columbia over a massive oil pipeline

Can reflective roads help LA keep its cool?

Los Angeles has the greatest density of cars in the US — and a massive network of roads. In summer the asphalt absorbs sunlight and heats up, warming the air above it, an effect that will be exacerbated by climate change. But cool paving could change all that.



Living Planet: Environment Matters ~ from DW (Series)

Produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

Most recent piece in this series:

Living Planet 02/26/2021

From DW - Deutsche Welle | Part of the Living Planet: Environment Matters ~ from DW series | 29:59

Lp1_small This week on the show: Sustainability & the city - We're taking a look at our cities. From our food systems to transportation and urban planning to our waste streams, we dive into the ways in which urban life can be environmentally-friendly. We also get to hear from some little critters who are taking unwelcome refuge in cities.

Tara Austin

From KUMD | Part of the Radio Gallery series | 04:40

This week painter Tara Austin opens her new body of work "Boreal Ornament" in the George Morrison Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute. Along with Jonathan Herrera, Austin welcomes the public the opening on Thursday, May 10, with a reception and gallery talk from 6 - 9pm.

An MFA graduate from UW Madison, Minnesota native Austin brings the northland and Nordic traditions of rosemåling into her vibrant flora, patterned paintings. Listen for more about her process and inspirations and check her work on display at The Duluth Art Institute May 10-July 1.

Tara Austin

Tara_austin_5_small This week painter Tara Austin opens her new body of work "Boreal Ornament" in the George Morrison Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute. Along with Jonathan Herrera, Austin welcomes the public the opening on Thursday, May 10, with a reception and gallery talk from 6 - 9pm. An MFA graduate from UW Madison, Minnesota native Austin brings the northland and Nordic traditions of rosemåling into her vibrant flora, patterned paintings. Listen for more about her process and inspirations and check her work on display at The Duluth Art Institute May 10-July 1.

ClassicalWorks (Series)

Produced by WFIU

Most recent piece in this series:

CLW 210228 11PM: ClassicalWorks (Episode 467), 2/28/2021 11:00 PM

From WFIU | Part of the ClassicalWorks series | 59:00

Classicalworks_logo_-_luann_johnson_small ClassicalWorks (Episode 467)

Jazz with David Basse (Series)

Produced by Jazz with David Basse, LLC.

Most recent piece in this series:

1794.3: Jazz with David Basse 1794.3, 2/26/2021 2:00 AM

From Jazz with David Basse, LLC. | Part of the Jazz with David Basse series | 59:53

Thumbnail_2021_small 15 hours a week.

Open Source with Christopher Lydon (Series)

Produced by Open Source

Most recent piece in this series:

Billie Holiday at 100

From Open Source | Part of the Open Source with Christopher Lydon series | 59:00

Screen_shot_2021-02-24_at_3 The astonishment about Billie Holiday in her 100th birthday summer is how differently we hear her. Back in the day — in her music, in her autobiography — Lady Day was the full catalog of suffering in a 20th-century underground: abandonment and child prostitution on the way to drink, drug addiction, and death at 44. “The most hurt and hurting singer in jazz,” said the authoritative Nat Hentoff.

But resurrection in art jumps out of the soundtrack here — starting with her breakthrough film with Duke Ellington in 1934, when she sings, at age 19, “Saddest tale on land or sea, was when my man walked out on me.” Then, when we hear Billie Holiday’s recording of “I’ll Be Seeing You,” from 1944, she has stopped at our table in a small club and started speaking directly to us. There’s no other singer who ever made us cheer and cry at the same time. So Billie Holiday stands less for all that pain than for Hemingway’s dictum that a blues hero “can be destroyed but not defeated.”

In Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth, the meta-biographer John Szwed (also of Sun Ra, Miles Davis and Alan Lomax) traces the self-invention of an icon and finds the life and art of Billie Holiday running side-by-side with a truth-telling drive that did not quit. In our conversation, Szwed finds that to the end she was “smarter, tougher, funnier” than all but a few knew.

Five fine singers — Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dominique Eade, Marissa Nadler, Janice Pendarvis, and Rebecca Sullivan — are guiding us through their favorite Holiday songs: her vocal tricks and the social, emotional resonances of her music. Re-listening with them, we begin to understand and experience not just the Billie Holiday story, but the atmosphere of Harlem streets, nightclubs, and living rooms. We hear an “unflinching” voice and a “sophisticated” new sound in music.
The greatest jazz singer? The perfect jazz singer? Perhaps the only jazz singer that ever lived. 


Blue Dimensions (Series)

Produced by Bluesnet Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Blue Dimensions J09: "Thank You Mr. Mabern" a tribute to the late pianist Harold Mabern from Leon Lee Dorsey - - with Mabern in the band.

From Bluesnet Radio | Part of the Blue Dimensions series | 59:00

Dorsey_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, a tribute to the late pianist Harold Mabern, who died at age 83 in 2019, including a recently-issued posthumous album with Mabern in the band, headed up by bassist Leon Lee Dorsey and including Mike Clark on the drums. The album "Thank You Mr. Mabern" is a great gift to fans of the blues-rooted pianist from Memphis, who remained busy in his later years with a number of fine albums on the Smoke Sessions label, including a live performance at Smoke in New York City. We'll hear music from that album and two others from Harold Mabern, including a song featuring singer Gregory Porter.

promo included: promo-J09

Blue Dimensions G43: A Trinity Of "Presence"

From Bluesnet Radio | Part of the Blue Dimensions series | 59:00

Three recent albums all entitled "Presence," from Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band, John Petrucelli, and Brad Whitely.

Evans_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, we are surprised to note that three jazz albums entitled "Presence" have come out in 2018, and we've decided to draw music from all three of them - - one from pianist Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band, some high-energy stuff recorded in concert at two jazz clubs in Philadelphia, one from pianist Brad Whitely, a strong studio recording, and another live one, a double album from saxophonist and composer John Petrucelli with lots of strings and a scallop shell used as an instrument as well. Three engaging and very different albums, all called "Presence," coming up in this hour of Blue Dimensions.

promo included: promo-G43

Feminine Fusion (Series)

Produced by WCNY

Most recent piece in this series:

S05 Ep26: Women of Color: Composers, Part 3, 2/27/2021

From WCNY | Part of the Feminine Fusion series | 58:29


“It’s surprising to see how well Schoenberg and funk can sit side by side at the symphony.” - Nkeiru Okoye

This episode turns once again to composers of color.  From the UK, to Cuba, to an opera firmly rooted in US history, each of these women brings their unique voice to the music they create.


Music on this episode:

Shirley J. Thompson:  Random Sequences, from Life Sequences
Electric Voice Theatre
"Minerva Scientifica - The Franklin Effect"
First Hand Records 51

Hannah Kendall:  The Spark Catchers
Chineke! Orchestra; Kevin John Edusei, conductor
"Spark Catchers"
NMC 250

Eleanor Alberga:  String Quartet No. 2
Ensemble Arcadiana
"Eleanor Alberga: String Quartets 1, 2 & 3"
Navona 6234

Chiquinha Gonzaga:  Gaúcho / Ó Abre Alas
Thaís Nascimento, guitar
"Expressivas - Mulhereres Compositoras para Violão"
Tratore 0732535789098

Nkeiru Okoye:  Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom (excerpts)
Louise Toppin, soprano
Dvorak Symphony Orchestra; Julius Williams, conductor
"Heart on the Wall"
Albany 1314

Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (Series)

Produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

Most recent piece in this series:

DWF 20-23: Schwetzingen Festival: Beethoven in Mysterious Company, 3/8/2021

From DW - Deutsche Welle | Part of the Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts series | 01:57:58

Beethoven_small "In Mysterious Company" is the name of a concert by the Belcea Quartet from England. At the Schwetzingen Festival, they played two of Beethoven's late string quartets, No. 13 and the Große Fuge. And in between the movements? The audience in the Mozart Hall of Schwetzingen Palace wasn't informed in advance. Neither will the listeners of this broadcast be, but there will be full disclosure after individual sections of the performance. The whole concert is in fact one big, fascinating composition.

High Country Celtic Radio (Series)

Produced by High Country Celtic Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

High Country Celtic Radio 152 - Dark Side of Love

From High Country Celtic Radio | Part of the High Country Celtic Radio series | 59:00


Depending on how you look at it, this week is the antithesis or antidote to our Valentine's Day show. If your box of drugstore chocolates is full of nothing but crinkly papers and the roses are wilting, then you'll love this week's present: chock-full of what Celtic music is famous for--songs and tunes about love gone horribly wrong.
This week, we feature not-love-songs by: Malinky, Oirialla, Mick McAuley, Planxty, Trian, The Máirtín de Cógáin Project, Tina Mcloughlin, Brad Tuck, Stray Hens, Gráda, Altan, Maeve Donnelly/Tony McManus, and The Magic Square. 
Our FairPlé score this week: 54

Celebrating the Birthday of Bucky Pizzarelli

From KCUR | Part of the 12th Street Jump Weekly series | 59:00

(Air Dates: December 31 - January 8) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky himself and his long time music partner Ed Laub. We'll play a game of "So, What's Your Question" with Ed and talk to Bucky about what gives him the blues.


Public Radio's weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam, 12th STREET JUMP celebrates America's original art form, live from one of its birthplaces, 12th Street in Kansas City. That is where Basie tickled and ivories and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. Each week, host Ebony Fondren offers up a lively hour of topical sketch comedy and some great live jazz and blues from the 12th STREET JUMP band (musical director Joe Cartright, along with Tyrone Clark on bass and Arnold Young on drums) and vocalist David Basse. Special guests join the fun every week down at the 12th Street Jump.

Notes from the Jazz Underground #44 - Jazz in Chicago, 2019

From WDCB | Part of the Notes from the Jazz Underground series | 58:00

With all of the internationally lauded Jazz coming out of Chicago these days, Notes from the Jazz Underground takes a look - and a listen - to some of the shining stars of the Chicago Jazz scene.

Nftju_logo_small_small With all of the internationally lauded Jazz coming out of Chicago these days, Notes from the Jazz Underground takes a look - and a listen - to some of the shining stars of the Chicago Jazz scene.