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The Pulse (Series)

Produced by WHYY

Most recent piece in this series:

549: Making Faces, 6/21/2024

From WHYY | Part of the The Pulse series | 59:00

3000x3000_itunes_thepulse_1_small Imagine looking at a crowd of people, and they either all look vaguely familiar, or like complete strangers. It doesn’t matter if this is a group of classmates or colleagues, or people you have never met before. That’s a daily experience for people who have a condition called face blindness — who can’t recognize people based on their faces. Face recognition takes up a lot of real estate in our brains, and for good reason; recognizing people allows us to form relationships, tell friend from foe, and create networks. On this episode, we explore how we recognize faces — and what happens when we can’t. We’ll also hear about people who are so-called “super recognizers,” and find out how artificial intelligence could turn face recognition into a tool for surveillance.

Climate One (Series)

Produced by Climate One

Most recent piece in this series:

2024-06-21 Climate Policy Wonk Turned Indie Pop Star: AJR’s Adam Met

From Climate One | Part of the Climate One series | 59:00


Adam Met is a behind-the-scenes climate policy powerhouse. He also happens to be the bass player in the award winning indie pop group AJR with his brothers, Jack and Ryan. At the same time the band was gaining popularity, Adam was working on getting degrees and eventually a PhD in Human Rights Law and Sustainable Development. 

Met can trace his passion for climate to one moment in high school, when he was on a field trip with his human rights class to see Mary Robinson, President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. “Sitting in that audience hearing her speak when I was 17 really started to make the connection for me between how people and the planet interacted,” says Met. “I continued to study that throughout my undergrad and graduate education. But I can keep pointing back to that moment.” 

“I feel like we're the industry's best kept secret,” says Met when referring to his rock band of brothers, AJR. That’s despite the band winning awards, having songs high on the charts, and going viral on TikTok. While most people probably see a career in music and a career in climate policy as separate and distinct, Met says the engagement strategies are the same, “When you're writing music, producing music, putting together the marketing campaign, rolling out an album, going on a tour, developing merchandise, this campaign really is about engaging fans in something and bringing people together with a common mission. That really is the exact same thing that you're doing when building a campaign within any sort of movement.”

Met also uses the listening skills he developed as a musician in his climate policy work. During negotiations for what would become the landmark climate bill The Inflation Reduction Act, Met had specific policy goals in mind, but he says, “80 to 90 percent of the time, it really was a listening exercise for me. And I spent just as much time in Republican offices as I did in Democrat offices.” 

Met then founded Planet Reimagined, which he describes not as a think tank, but  as a thought and action tank. “Planet Reimagined innovated this idea of action research. It's doing research with an eye towards: how can we turn it into something real?” Met says.

Met and Planet Reimagined used what they learned from the listening done during IRA negotiations to come up with a plan to deploy renewable energy faster and farther. Met says, “We found huge overlap to site renewable energy on top of current oil and gas leases. This is land that has never been explored before for renewables. It's land that's previously been disturbed, which, if we can reuse that for renewables, would be huge.” They identified 23 million acres where these projects could go. The plan has the support of both Republican Congressman John Curtis and Democratic Congressman Mike Levin. 

When Adam Met isn’t working to deploy renewable energy, he’s also working with organizations like the nonprofit Reverb to help lessen the carbon impact of live events and touring. Lara Seaver, Director of Projects at Reverb, says some of that work includes, “ Looking at better battery technology, solar power technology for live music. It's looking at better fuel for our trucks and buses and flights.” Seaver also helped the Lumineers go above and beyond in working to address their carbon pollution, and organized Billie Eilish’s solar-powered set at Lollapalooza.  

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Sleeve Island (#1637)

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


Allyn from North Dallas, Texas, who hosts a YouTube show about knitting called Sal & Al: The Woolslayers, emails the show to share some favorite slang used by knitters. LYS stands for one's Local Yarn Shop, as opposed to a big-box store. Frogging means to pull apart a knitted portion with a mistake in it. Squishy mail is an order of yarn delivered by the postal carrier, and squishy mail is added to one's stash, which is a supply of yarn currently not in use for a project.
When Tony from Fort Worth, Texas, ordered chicken fajitas at a restaurant, the server replied Perfect! He's pretty confident that his order was hardly outstanding, much less perfect. He's noticed that increasingly, the response Perfect! doesn't literally mean "perfect," but something more like "Okay!" or "I understand." What's up with that?
Joan from Buffalo, New York, wants to know how to spell a particular word that means to spiff up an outfit or a hairstyle. The word is zhuzh, which has had dozens of different spellings over the years because it's primarily transmitted orally, rather than on the page. It comes from the jargon called Polari, used in the London theater, entertainment, and fashion worlds in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, and strongly associated with the gay subculture of the time. Before that, it was trader's cant based largely on Italian and the language of the Romani, which happens to have a word that sounds like zhuzh that means "to clean." A BBC Radio show in the 1960s called "Round the Horne" featured two characters whose on-air patter was filled with Polari words, including drag, camp, and zhuzh, and helped popularize the term, as did the original "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" reality TV show launched in 2003.
When the pressure drops in an airplane cabin and all the oxygen masks fall, pilots refer to all that equipment hanging down as a rubber jungle.
Quiz Guy John Chaneski has been thumbing through The Devil's Dictionary (Bookshop|Amazon), the satirical work by Ambrose Bierce that provides cheeky definitions for familiar words. For example, Bierce defines the word positive as "Mistaken at the top of one's voice." John wants to know: Based on their definitions, can you guess a series of words that Bierce features in his dictionary? For example, what's a 10-letter word that starts with A and might be defined as "Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves."
Ben calls from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to say that he and his wife, who is from Germany, were taking a leisurely stroll at Valley Forge. They ended up leaving one of the trails and taking a diagonal route across a field and agreed that in German, they were moving querfeldein, or literally "diagonally into the field." Is there an English equivalent? The English terms desire line, desire path, or social path, which are unplanned paths formed by pedestrians who choose that route over a planned one, such as a sidewalk, but those terms aren't exactly comparable. The phrase as the crow flies connotes a similar idea of unimpeded movement in a straight line, but it's still not quite the same. It's not exactly traveling catty-corner, from one corner to the opposite one, either. It's also something like off the beaten path or off the beaten track or the trod path, but not quite. The French also have "beaten path," as sentiers battus, and in German, it's Trampelpfad. Other English expressions for non-established paths include cow paths, dog runs, and deer trails. In Dutch, there's also a term that translates as "elephant path," and in French there's one that translates as "donkey path." Perhaps there's a term from orienteering that would work?
Those annoying add-on fees that come at the end of an online transaction are part of a lucrative practice known as drip pricing. The word drip has become a descriptor for anything that slowly increases revenue. For example, drip marketing involves multiple contacts over time, like a long series of brief email messages.
If you're mommicked, if you're bothered, frustrated, or exhausted. Most often heard in coastal North Carolina, mommicked derives from an old word mammock, which as a noun, means a "fragrment" and as a verb, means "to break or tear." One way to mommick someone is to mubble-squibble them, a local word for treating their scalp to a vigorous knuckle-rub--giving them noogies, in other words.
When did we stop referring to young urban professionals as yuppies? A listener in Madison, Wisconsin, says his younger co-workers told him they'd never heard of the word. The use of the word yuppie peaked around 1990, and has dramatically dropped ever since. Hippie, on the other hand, arose in the 1940s, then peaked around 1970, but had a resurgence in 2013 before starting to decline again. 
A monk at St. Gregory's Abbey in Three Rivers, Michigan, a Benedictine monastery in the Episcopal Church, shares some of the terms used there on a daily basis. The monks gather seven times a day to pray as a group, a practice called corporate prayer, because they're praying a body, as opposed to the private prayer they do while going about their daily chores. They are assigned tasks on a rotating basis, and also take turns as church cantor. Because the cantor performs this duty for seven days, that person is called the hebdomadary, from Greekἑβδομάς  meaning "seven," and is related to the French for "weekly magazine," hebdomadaire, or hebdo for short. The dining hall at the monastery is called the refectory, from a Latin term that means "a place of restoration." To refect is "to refresh oneself or another person with food or drink," a word that goes back to a Latin term that means "make" or "do" and is also the source of such words as confectionary, confection, and manufacture. Incidentally, mealtimes are silent, but each week a different person is assigned to read aloud from a book while everyone else eats. Among the books on this year's reading list is A History of Women in Astronomy and Space Exploration: Exploring the Trailblazers of STEM (Bookshop|Amazon) by Dale DeBakcsy. Others include Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Bookshop|Amazon) by Cathy O'Neil, as well as Yiddish: Biography of a Language (Bookshop|Amazon) by Jeffrey Shandler.
Courtney in Anchorage, Alaska, and her teenage son disagree: Should that collection of music be called a mixtape or a mixed tape? The former is far more common, and reflects that linguistic process known as lenition or "softening," in which the -ed tends to drop off so that shaved ice becomes shave ice and grilled cheese said quickly becomes grill cheese.
Knitters speak of being stranded on Sleeve Island. As the host of Sal & Al: The Woolslayers explains: Being on Sleeve Island is the feeling you get when you think you're almost finished with a sweater because you've completed the part that goes over the torso. Then you realize that actually, the sleeves themselves will also require a whole lot more knitting.
Since the early 19th century, to soft-soap someone is to flatter them or give them excessively deferential treatment. The idea is that soft soap is unctuous and if you pour soft soap down someone's back or pour soft soap into someone's ear, it's imposing something on someone that's seemingly positive that's actually annoying. Don't give me all that lather reflects a similar irritation or outright disgust.
Among knitters, SABLE is an acronym for "Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy," a joking reference to "a supply of yarn so huge that there's no way you could possibly knit it all before you die."
If you're coming to the lick log or bringing someone to the lick log, you're getting to a crucial point in negotiations. A lick log is a salt lick being a place where a cattle or other herd animals congregates.
The Spanish equivalent of fur baby, an affectionate term for one's pets, is perrijo or perrija, a combination of perro, "dog," and hijo or hija, meaning "son" or "daughter."
This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.

Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR191: OHR Presents: Railyard Live - Chucky Waggs & The Company of Raggs, 7/1/2024

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

Chucky_waggs_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, another special road trip episode.  OHR visits Rogers, Arkansas’ Railyard Live Concert Series featuring Ozark original true folk troubadours Chucky Waggs & The Company of Raggs, recorded live at Butterfield Stage in Railyard Park in historic downtown Rogers.

Rogers, Arkansas’ Railyard Live Concert Series began in 2021.  Held on the city’s Butterfield Stage next to Railyard Park in historic downtown Rogers, it features live concerts every weekend throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  All of the Railyard Live events are either free to the public or at very low cost of admission.  The concert series features a wide array of musical styles and interests designed to appeal to the diverse population of Rogers and invite them to experience the newly revitalized Railyard Entertainment District.  The Ozark Folk Center State Park and the City of Rogers, Arkansas partnered to bring Ozark Highlands Radio to capture a little slice of this modern Ozark culture.

Chucky Waggs is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and recording artist based out of the hills of Eureka Springs, AR.  Chucky Waggs plays a mix of acoustic and electric guitar, 5 string and tenor banjo, dobro, resonator guitar, harmonica, musical saw and kazoo, while using his feet to stomp out the back beat on a thrown together drum kit during live performances.  Drawing influences from early American roots music, as well as early punk and rock and roll, he's often joined on stage by numerous accompanying musicians during live performances to add to the energy and dynamic of his original material.  This group is commonly referred to as the "Company of Raggs.”  The result ranges from intimate, often humorous, folk ballads, to all out rowdy stomp alongs.
- https://chuckywaggs.com/bio  

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, OHR producer Jeff Glover offers a 1981 archival recording of Ozark original Dave Para performing the traditional song “Frankie and Albert” from the Ozark Folk Center State Park archives.

In this week’s guest host segment, renowned traditional folk musician, writer, and step dancer Aubrey Atwater presents a collection of coal mining disaster songs.

Earth Eats (Series)

Produced by WFIU

Most recent piece in this series:

EE 24-25: Historian Rebecca Spang on the strange origins of the restaurant, 6/21/2024

From WFIU | Part of the Earth Eats series | 54:00


“The dominant vocabulary for talking about restaurants is ‘what food do they serve,
what are the good dishes?’ People think that’s the only thing that’s important about restaurants.” 

Today on the show we talk with Historian Rebecca Spang, about the origins of restaurants, and what they mean to us today. 

“The experience just of knowing that there are other people and knowing that they have their own lives, they’re talking about their own things, but that you’re not completely alone.”

Exploring the experience of dining out-- in this episode of Earth Eats.

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:

517: Inside the Experimental Kitchen with Shola Olunloyo, 6/20/2024

From Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio | Part of the Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio series | 54:01

Msl_radio_logo_cobrand_prx_small We chat with research chef Shola Olunloyo about the cutting-edge culinary projects he undertakes at his experimental food laboratory, Studiokitchen. He tells us about mashing up tortellini and soup dumplings, how to make bread that tastes like a malted milkshake and why he looks to jazz musicians for culinary inspiration. Plus, New Zealand chef Monique Fiso teaches us about Māori cuisine, Dan Pashman shows us how to make better pasta salad, and we make Shrimp, Orzo and Zucchini with Ouzo and Mint.

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

Most recent piece in this series:

1025: 40 Acres and a Lie Part 2, 6/22/2024

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | 59:00


Skidaway Island, Georgia, is home today to a luxurious community that the mostly White residents consider paradise: waterfront views, live oaks and marsh grass alongside golf courses, swimming pools and other amenities. 

In 1865, the island was a thriving Black community, started by freedmen who were given land by the government under the 40 acres program. They farmed, created a system of government and turned former cotton plantations into a Black American success story.

But it wouldn’t last. Within two years, the government took that land back from the freedmen and returned it to the former enslavers. 

Today, 40 acres in The Landings development are worth at least $20 million. The history of that land is largely absent from day-to-day life. But over a two-and-a-half-year investigation, journalists at the Center for Public Integrity have unearthed records that prove that dozens of freed people had, and lost, titles to tracts at what’s now The Landings. 

“You could feel chills to know that they had it and then they just pulled the rug from under them, so to speak,” said Linda Brown, one of the few Black residents at The Landings.

This week on Reveal, in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity, we also show a descendant her ancestor’s title for a plot of land that is now becoming another exclusive gated community. And we look at how buried documents like these Reconstruction-era land titles are part of the long game toward reparations. 

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

Produced by With Good Reason

Most recent piece in this series:

Living With Water (half)

From With Good Reason | Part of the With Good Reason: Weekly Half Hour Long Episodes series | 29:02


Citizens quickly took Fidel Castro up on his offer to leave Cuba from the Port of Mariel if they had someone to pick them up. From Spring to early Autumn of 1980, over one hundred thousand Cubans emigrated to America by boat. They arrived raw and tender-hearted, trying to reconnect with family members. Terry Marsh recalls the great attempts FEMA made to reconnect families and determine who was going to go where. And: People who live in hurricane and flood prone areas are often unreceptive to advice about evacuation or even flood insurance. Dan Richards has learned that trust and transparency are central to communicating flood risk. 

Planetary Radio (Series)

Produced by Mat Kaplan

Most recent piece in this series:

Subsurface granite on the Moon? The anatomy of a lunar hot spot

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


A decades-old lunar mystery gets an update in this week's Planetary Radio. Matt Siegler from the Planetary Science Institute shares his team's surprising findings about the granite formation that might lie beneath Compton-Belkovich, a thorium-rich hot spot on the far side of the Moon. Then Bruce Betts, chief scientist of The Planetary Society, shares What's Up in the night sky.

Discover more at: https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/2023-subsurface-granite-on-the-moon

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 06/21/24

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

61296882_7_small And our desire for sugary foods has also left a mark on the environment. Is it time to question the sustainability of our sweet tooth? Or can we have our cake and eat it too? (by Natalie Muller, voiced by Neil King)

Tara Austin

From WDSE | 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:

ClassicalWorks (Episode 182)

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

Classicalworks_logo_-_luann_johnson_small ClassicalWorks (Episode 182)

Jazz with David Basse (Series)

Produced by Jazz with David Basse, LLC.

Most recent piece in this series:

2404.3: Jazz with David Basse 2404.3, 6/28/2024 2:00 AM

From Jazz with David Basse, LLC. | Part of the Jazz with David Basse series | 01:00:00

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Open Source with Christopher Lydon (Series)

Produced by Open Source

Most recent piece in this series:

The Zionism Riddle

From Open Source | Part of the Open Source with Christopher Lydon series | 54:00

Israel_small Zionism has been the question that keeps changing. Once it was: “How to build a safe home for the Jews of the world?” Today it’s more nearly: “How to build a safe neighborhood around the mighty militarized state of Israel?” Yuval Noah Harari, the Israeli philosopher-historian, put the question bluntly in the Washington Post this spring: “Will Zionism survive the Gaza War?” There’s the riddle.

Depending on who’s speaking and who’s listening, Zionism can stand for refuge, or for settler statehood, or for religious ethno-nationalism. Early liberal Zionists like Albert Einstein and Hannah Arendt thought we would have figured out by now how a religious nation could also be open, inclusive, democratic, and peaceful. Were they asking too much? 

Blue Dimensions (Series)

Produced by Bluesnet Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Blue Dimensins M25: "Remembrance" — Chick Corea & Béla Fleck

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

Remembrance_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, the album "Remembrance" from the late pianist Chick Corea and banjoist Béla Fleck. The music includes pieces by each of them not on albums before, and, both music they worked on together from their homes, and some live performance recordings. Also: hot sounds from pianist Oscar Hernández and the band Alma Libre, with flute player Andrea Brachfeld joining the band on the album "No Words Needed", and from trumpeter Alex Sipiagin, his album "Horizons." Plus: a simmering new song from singer-songwriter Lauren Henderson, and the latest from bassist Avery Sharpe, music with a message of peace, and a new album from pianist Bob Boguslaw.

promo included: promo-M25

Feminine Fusion (Series)

Produced by WCNY

Most recent piece in this series:

S08 Ep44: Independence Day, 6/29/2024

From WCNY | Part of the Feminine Fusion series | :00

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Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (Series)

Produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

Most recent piece in this series:

DWFC 2023 - 13: Highlights from "Parsifal": Bayreuth Festival, 12/25/2023

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

Parsifal_small You know you've composed something special when even your most vocal critics manage to find words of praise. Such was the case with Richard Wagner's last opera, "Parsifal." Written for his Bayreuth Festival Theater, the nearly five-hour-long work is a mystical drama with religious overtones set in the realm of the Holy Grail knights. This new production from the 2023 Bayreuth Festival features a star-studded cast including heldentenor Andreas Schager in the title role and Latvian soprano Elīna Garanča in her Bayreuth debut as Kundry. Jay Scheib is the director, and Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus, and soloist in excerpts from the opening night performance.

High Country Celtic Radio (Series)

Produced by High Country Celtic Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

High Country Celtic Radio 326 - Free-Reed Frenzy

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

High-country-celtic-240x240_small Happy Solstice! Katie Marie and Joe are celebrating by playing an hour of free-reed instruments in trad music: accordion, melodeon, and concertina.

The artists this week: CUAS; Siobhan And Murty; Johnny B. Connolly; Tony MacMahon & Steve Cooney; Josephine Marsh; Sharon Shannon & Friends; Will Woodson, Caitlin Finley, & Chris Stevens; Johnny Óg Connolly; Dervish; Karen Tweed & Tom McElvogue; John Doyle & Mick McAuley; Noel Hill & Tony MacMahon; Altan; Joe Burke-Michael Cooney-Terry Corcoran; and James Keane.

The FairPlé score this week: 47

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.