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Blues For Modern Times (formerly Blues For Modern Man) (Series)

Produced by Jerry L. Davis

Most recent piece in this series:

Blues For Modern Times #176

From Jerry L. Davis | Part of the Blues For Modern Times (formerly Blues For Modern Man) series | 59:00


This is show #176 of the Series "Blues For Modern Times", (formerly called Blues For Modern Man). This show is produced to be broadcast as either a weekly Series, or it can be easily be used as a stand-alone episode. The focus of this Series is to support today's Modern Blues music and working Blues Artists, and it highlights the great variety of music that they record. My shows use mainly just received new, and artists latest Blues releases in each show, though I occasionally blend in other modern Blues music. Today’s Blues are a diverse and exciting genre, as todays Blues Artists play in various styles of Blues. This allows me to create a true Blues variety show that should appeal to most any curious music lover. These programs DO NOT have to be ran in order-however-the higher the show number, the newer the music in the program. These shows ARE NOT dated at all, so that this Series can begin to be run at any point or show number, at your Stations discretion.
  This show is designed for the music lover, with a great variety of music. It's also for the Blues lover, to check out the latest from some of their favorite artists, and to discover new Blues artists and their recordings. And this show is a good intro to the Blues for new Blues listeners, to help them discover the diversity in today’s modern Blues music. I produce this show solely to be a part of a NPR/Community Station's regular weekly 1 hour show lineup. This show focus is on the music, and I inform listeners of the songs I've played, what album it's from, and an occasional tidbit or two on the Artist or the tune.  I post my playlists and more on my Facebook Page for the Show, Blues For Modern Times.
Since the show is aired regularly on several stations, I produce and upload NEW SHOWS EVERY WEEK. My hope is to grow both the number of stations and listeners of this program, thereby fulfilling my mission to support working Artists, and share today’s Blues music with as many listeners as possible...Upon request, I also can produce 25 second spots for each show if desired by your station, leaving :05 to announce show day and time.

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

Most recent piece in this series:

703: The Evolution of All-American Terrorism, 1/16/2021

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


On January 6th, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building. The violence was motivated by right-wing conspiracy theories, white nationalist movements, and Trump’s own rhetoric.  

The Trump years saw an increase in domestic terrorist attacks linked by hateful ideologies that thrive online. Reveal teams up with Type Investigations to track every domestic terror incident from 2016 through 2019. We unpack the ideologies and tactics of American white supremacists and assess government attempts to combat them.

Reveal’s Priska Neely introduces us to a survivor of the 2019 Walmart shooting in El Paso, Texas, and, with Type Investigations reporter David Neiwert, traces the racist ideology connecting that attack with the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting, along with other terrorist events.

Many of today’s domestic terrorists were radicalized online, adopting their extreme views without interacting with other extremists in person. Reveal’s Stan Alcorn explores how the online organizing of white supremacists and other right-wing extremists has evolved over the last few years, through the story of former white nationalist Joshua Bates. 

Alcorn also looks into the FBI’s response to the rising tide of right-wing domestic terrorism. The agency claims it’s taking those threats more seriously, but U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says the agency has been slow to provide details about exactly what it’s doing. 

This is a rebroadcast of a show that originally aired June 27, 2020.

Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

21-04 Handel, David Bruce, Jorge Morel, Golfam Khayam, Andres Martin, Annette Kruisbrink

From Tony Morris | Part of the Classical Guitar Alive! series | 58:58


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: January 26, 2021

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  21-04 Handel, David Bruce, Jorge Morel, Golfam Khayam, Andres Martin, Annette Kruisbrink


In Cue: MUSIC IN “Hello and welcome to…”

Out Cue: “…another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!”

Program Length:58:57



  Bizet:  Carmen Suite: Prelude      Los Romeros, guitar quartet

                                    (Philips 412-609)



   Handel: Passacaglia              David Russell, guitar

                  “Pasacaille”    (GHA 1989) (5:49)


   David Bruce: “Death is a Friend of Ours for Mandolin, Guitar, Harp, Theorbo, and Harpsichord

   Avi Avital, mandolin, Sean Shibe, guitar, Anneleen Lenaerts, harp, Ophira Zakai, theorbo

  Yizhar Karshon, harpsichord,

                        “Art of the Mandolin” (DG 2020) (11:44)


    Jorge Morel: Concierto Rapsodico    Kryzsztof Pelech, guitar

                                                    Capella Bydgostiensis

                                                    Michel Nesterowicz, conductor

       “Jorge Morel Guitar Concertos” (Luthier Music 2010) (25:12)


  Golfam Khayam: Night Triptych: III   Duo Noire

      “Night Triptych”   (New Focus Recordings 2018) (4:16)


  Andres Martin: Cancion       Kevin Loh, guitar, Julian Lee, bass

             “Kevin Loh, guitar” (Kevin Loh 2020) (4:01)


  Annette Kruisbrink: Dance No. 5 Kevin Loh, guitar, Julian Lee, bass

             “Kevin Loh, guitar” (Kevin Loh 2020) (3:03)

 Agustin Barrios Mangoré: Estudio            Celil Refik Kaya, guitar

            “Barrios Mangoré: Guitar Music, Vol. 4” (Naxos 2019) (2:21)





This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive features music by Handel, David Bruce, Jorge Morel, Golfam Khayam, Andres Martin, Annette Kruisbrink.


FUNDRAISER EDITION of Classical Guitar Alive! is available here, no carriage fee: http://www.prx.org/pieces/187790-fundraiser-editio


Classical Guitar Alive! celebrates 23 years of national distribution, airing each week on over 250 stations, and is free to all stations

CGA! is a winner at PRX's 13th Annual Zeitfunk Awards: #1 Most Licensed Producer, and #2 Most Licensed Series.

Blue Dimensions (Series)

Produced by Bluesnet Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Blue Dimensions J03: songs for the MLK Day holiday from Mavis Staples, J. B. Lenoir, and more

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

Staplesmavis_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, songs that connect with the Martin Luther King Day holiday and the aspiration for equality and civil rights for all. We'll hear from one of the strongest voices for civil rights in the world  of blues in the 1960s, J. B. Lenoir, who wrote some powerful songs and made some stunning acoustic recordings of them in 1965 and 1966.  We'll also play some inventive covers of some of those songs from the late Mickey Baker, and from Mavis Staples, whose family was involved  with Dr. King's work. We'll hear a favorite civil rights movement spiritual from Staple Singers patriarch Pops Staples,  and one of King's favorites from daughter Mavis.  Plus songs for Dr. King from diverse  sources, including Champion Jack Dupree, gospel singer Brother Will Hairston, and James Taylor.

promo included: promo-J03

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG1119: You Bet Your Garden # 1119 Caring for Crape in Colder Climbs, 1/13/2021

From You Bet Your Garden | Part of the You Bet Your Garden series | 54:58

Ybyg-sp-p_small On this new episode of YBYG Mike answers a Question of the week on care tips for Southern Crape Myrtle- in Northern climates. Plus your caring phone calls!!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Mudlarking (#1561)

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

28316538022_b29d85df0b_w_small Laura Maiklem's book Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames (Bookshop| Amazon) is a charming memoir about the rewards of scavenging for bits of history along the River Thames.

Barney from Carmel, Indiana, says his family always used the term schniddles to refer to e teeny bits of detritus left on the table after snipping paper snowflakes. It's most likely a variant of schnibbles, a far more common term for "scraps," or "small pieces," which is heard in parts of the United States that were settled largely by German immigrants. The term comes from German Schnippel, meaning "scraps."

Michael in Morgantown, Kentucky, is pondering his grandfather's phrase He fotched a heave and catched a fall meaning someone "made a quick bodily movement and fell." Fotched is a dialectal past tense of fetch.

In response to our conversation about pangrams, those sentences that use every letter of the alphabet at least once, Sarah McCall sent us this advice: Just mask up and be extra careful that you don't quit always sanitizing everything.

A malaprop is a word or phrase used mistakenly for a similar-sounding word or phrase, often to amusing effect. Quiz Guy John Chaneski offers a puzzle in honor of the late comedian Norm Crosby, a.k.a. "Mr. Malaprop," who once noted that "The human body is prone to many melodies." For each quiz clue, John has replaced each malaprop with its definition. For example, John says, Norm once took his trousers to the tailor because they were in need of "a noisy public argument." What did those trousers need?

Cassandra, who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, wonders about the rules for how to punctuate titles such as Professor and Doctor. Growing up in South Africa, she was taught that, in contrast to practice in the United States,  the titles Dr, Mr, and Mrs are not followed by a period because they stand for the whole words Doctor, Mister, and Mistress and include the first and last letters of each term. In contrast, she says, she was told that Prof should be followed by a period because it's an abbreviation of the word Professor, cutting the word off in the middle. When it comes to abbreviations, there are lots of exceptions to punctuation rules. In the United States, for example, people sometimes leave out the period in US, UN, and CEO when using shortened forms of United States, United Nations, and Chief Executive Officer.

Creature comforts, meaning "material comforts," may sound like a newfangled term, but it goes back at least as far as the 1640s.

Scottie in Dallas, Texas, says her grandmother, who was from Mississippi, used to use the term Jack Roses whenever a discussion veered off course. Her family picked up the term, and called it out whenever the course of a conversation changed abruptly. Any history to the term Jack Roses? There's a sweet cocktail called the Jack Rose, but other than that, this may well be a family word.
Zoe from Kingston, New York, wonders: what is the plural of octopus? More than one of these animals can be referred to as octopi or octopuses. Octopus comes from Greek words that mean "eight feet," so strictly speaking, if you wanted to use the equivalent of a Greek ending on this word, you'd use the rare English word octopodes (rhymes with "mock plop of cheese"), but try it, and you'll only sound pretentious.

Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames (Bookshop| Amazon) relates the amazing tale, told many places, of Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson, a bookbinder who developed the famous Doves Type. To prevent the moveable type from falling into the hands of his younger business partner, Cobden-Sanderson methodically tossed bits of this metal type -- thousands of them -- into the Thames River. Decades later, some of that type has been recovered by graphic designer Robert Green.

Laura in San Diego, California, wonders about the tradition of performers saying Toi toi toi to each other backstage to wish each other a good performance. It's possible that it derives from the ancient idea that spitting three times can ward off the evil eye. Today performers sometimes simply text each other #toix3. It's possible it comes from the German word Teufel or "devil," but no one is sure.
Dean from Chadron, Nebraska, notes that people in his area use the term visit to mean "talk with" or "converse," as in I went over to Mary's house and we had a really nice time visiting. This usage originated in the American South as far back as the 1860s, then spread throughout the country.

Debbie from Memphis, Tennessee, grew up in Arkansas, where she learned the term trade-last, which refers to "a quoted compliment offered in return for the recipient first offering one to the speaker." Although those from the American South may remember this practice as a sweet, harmless interaction, writer Nora Ephron, in her book I Remember Nothing (Bookshop|Amazon) describes a trade-last or T.L. as "a strange, ungenerous, and seriously narcissistic way of telling someone a nice thing that has been said about them."

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO: New, new tunes for January 2021

From Catalina Maria Johnson | Part of the BEAT LATINO series | 58:30

Beatlatino-murdocco-new-jan-21_small It's the first Beat Latino recap of the New Year, and we have something for everyone! Romantic, complex jazz? Check! (Miguel Zenón, from Puerto Rico). Experimental ambient pop? Check! (Chicarica, from Chile). Rap en español? (Loreana, from Venezuela) Check, check, check!! We've got your ears covered in this week's Beat Latino. Enjoy!

Featured photo: Murdocco

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #559 - 1951: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 2

From Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri | Part of the Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat series | 59:01


1951: Jukebox Rhythm Review1951: Jukebox Rhythm Review, Pt. 2

This week, the jukebox is in the spotlight as Matt The Cat takes you back 70 years and highlights the top jukebox hits of the second half of 1951. You’ll hear a lot more than just the big #1 R&B hits this week as we dig deep into the jukebox lists to feature seldom heard tunes by Johnny Hodges, Dinah Washington and Jimmy Nelson. These are the top requested records that were spinning on the jukebox in the back of the establishment. It’s part 2 of 2 on the 1951 Rhythm Review on the “Juke In The Back.”

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #268 - Seeking a New Day

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:59

Sound_ideas_small This is the two hundred and sixty-eighth episode in a thematic series focused on jazz, blues, and spoken word.

The human condition is cyclical. It seems that for every highlight there is a offsetting low point. While the past year has been marked by a confluence of seemingly endless challenges, history suggests that when we recognize where we are for it what it is, the path to better times becomes clearer. In this hour, we will reflect on some of the current reality and the feelings it inspires with a view to bring the path forward to a new day into focus.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2040: The "Spanish" Julian Bream

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

Julian_bream_1964_public-domain-web_small English guitarist and lutenist Julian Bream devoted much of his creative energy to the Spanish repertory. This week, we'll hear works by Albéniz, Turina, Granados, Rodrigo, and more.