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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

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Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

23-5 Music by Weiss, Rodrigo, and Mangoré

From Tony Morris | Part of the Classical Guitar Alive! series | 58:57


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: January 30, 2023

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  23-5 Music by Weiss, Rodrigo, and Mangoré


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)


Weiss: Lute Sonata No. 30 in G Minor                 David Miller, Baroque lute

          “The Famous Weiss”                  (David Miller 2015) 31:59


Rodrigo: Fantasia para un Gentilhombre     John Williams, guitar,

                                                      English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Groves, conductor

                “Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez”  (Sony Classical 1990) 21:49


Agustin Barrios Mangoré: La Catedral: III    Denis Azabagic, guitar

                  “Denis Azabagic Guitar Recital”  (Naxos 2000) 2:56





This week’s edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features music by Weiss, Rodrigo, and Agustin Barrios Mangoré.


CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! is a weekly one-hour music with interviews program that is sound-rich, energetic, and has a positive vibe. It is an audience bridge-builder program that attracts both core classical audience and fans of all kinds of acoustic music.


Classical Guitar Alive! celebrates 25 years of national distribution and airs each week on over 250 stations. FUNDRAISER EDITION of Classical Guitar Alive! is available here to all stations: http://www.prx.org/pieces/187790-fundraiser-editio


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 K49: The National Youth Orchestra Plays The Music They Could Not Play On COVID-Canceled Tours

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

Nyo_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, "We're Still Here" — an album from NYO Jazz, the National Youth Orchestra, young aspiring musicians directed by Sean Jones under the auspices of Carnegie Hall. The CD was issued after planned touring events were canceled because of COVID last year, letting us know now that indeed, for the National Youth Orchestra, "We're Still Here." We'll hear several pieces from NYO Jazz. Also: organist Ronnie Foster reboots his career, after more than thirty years since his last album, with an album called "Reboot." We'll hear a couple of tracks from it, and also a couple of pieces from pianist Florian Hoefner and his trio from a collection of optimistic compositions on an album called "Desert Bloom."

promo included: promo-K49

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG1215B: You Bet Your Garden # 1215B Last Minute Gifts For Gardeners, In Time For This Year!, 12/1/2022

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

Ybyg-sp-p_small Originally Aired 12/16/2021 On this Holiday episode of YBYG, Mike sets you up with 'Last Minute Gifts For Gardeners! Plus you last minute phone calls!! Read the full description.

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

East Overshoe (#1588)

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


In Argentina, you might describe a stingy person as someone who has un cocodrilo en el bolsillo or "a crocodile in the pocket." In France, such a person is said to have oursins, or "sea urchins" in that pocket. In various other languages, miserly persons have similarly dangerous things in their pockets. In Brazil, it's a scorpion, and in Serbia, a snake. In English, one way to describe someone parsimonious is to say that they'd squeeze a nickel until Jefferson screamed. That's the polite version, anyway.
Audrey in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is curious about the term East Jesus Nowhere meaning a nonexistent, faraway place. Other such fanciful place names include East Overshoe, South Burlap, West Burlap, West Hell, South Succotash, Ginny Gall, and Beluthahatchie.
Chris calls from Nassawadox, Virginia, to say that on their second date his girlfriend used the term pine shadows for what he calls pine needles. Particularly in Virginia, the terms pine shadows and pine shatters denote those long thin leaves that fall from pine trees. The word shatter applies to seed pods that fall out of their case, which is why the term shattered corn is used for corn that has fallen off from the ear.
Huge feral pigs are eating their way across northern Canada, and building themselves shelters in the snow. Researchers call these structures pigloos. 
​​Quiz Guy John Chaneski presents a brain teaser about the common bond that connects three words. For example, what's the verbal tie that binds a report card, USDA inspected beef, and an incline?
A Virginian who moved to Illinois is feeling nostalgic about her old Tidewater accent. What are some tips to help you regain the accent you grew up with? Some strategies for reclaiming one's accent: Go back home for a visit, and save some linguistic memories by inviting friends and family to share stories and recording them. Spend time with the Dictionary of American Regional English, available online or through public libraries. Read old newspapers, either through your library or online at sites like Newspapers.com. Finally, seek out YouTube videos from the area where you grew up. 
Following our earlier conversation about nicknames, listeners are still responding with stories about their own nicknames. Two of those show how nicknames sometimes arise from a single  incident, then stick around for years. In one story, a girl spelled out the name Jennifer in all caps, but forgot the final downward stroke on the letter R. Thereafter, she was affectionately called Jennifep and later just Fep. In another, a girl made a connection between a friend named Wendy Larson and a word she learned while paging through an unabridged dictionary. The word is condylarth, which refers to an extinct ungulate animal. For decades thereafter, she referred to her friend Wendy Larson as Condy Larthon, or simply Cond. How did you get your nickname?
Jeremy calls from Charleston, South Carolina, to say that when he lived in southeast New Hampshire, he was puzzled by the use of a seemingly negative response to indicate something positive. For example, if he said I drive a red car and his listener also drove a red car, the listener would respond affirmatively with the phrase So don't I meaning "I drive a red car, too." This construction is primarily heard in New England. Linguist Jim Wood of Yale University has studied it extensively, and points out such constructions aren't limited to the verbs do and don't. For example, in New England, you might also hear statements such as Sure, it's trendy but so aren't most nightclubs, or Yes, the clerks should be treated with respect but so shouldn't the customers. Many other phrases used more widely may at first sound negative but actually communicate something positive, such as Don't you look pretty! or Wouldn't you like to know! Want to know more? For more of Wood's work on the topic, search online for the phrase affirmative semantics with negative morphosyntax. 
For a fantastic read about the history of taxonomy and the ways we use language to try to divide up and impose order on the world, check out Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science (Bookshop|Amazon) by science writer Carol Kaesuk Yoon. This graceful, engaging book explains the concept of umwelt (literally, "the world around" in German) which means "the environment as it's perceived by various animals according to their sensory abilities and cognitive powers." A honeybee with its compound eyes has a very different umwelt from that a dog, which understands so much of the world through smell. Recent advances in evolutionary and molecular biology demonstrate that the so-called "Father of Modern Taxonomy," Carl Linnaeus, was limited by his own umwelt, and those discoveries now raise profound and surprising questions about the connections between and among various organisms.
If you need an expressive, multipurpose word means much the same as Wow! or Gee whiz! or Oy vey!, there's always Uff-da! This exclamation, often used to express surprise or disgust or exasperation started out as Norwegian uff da, meaning the same thing. In the United States, this term is now heard primarily in areas of Norwegian settlement, particularly in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
In Brazil, if you want to talk about going someplace quickly and coming back in a flash, you can use the idiomatic Portuguese phrase ir num pé e voltar no outro, literally "to go on one foot and return on the other."
Alan from Omaha, Nebraska, finds himself turning nouns into verbs, telling his daughter he's glad she's old enough to start to human and using jenga as a verb to refer to arranging items carefully, after the game Jenga, which involves removing blocks from a tower so that the whole thing doesn't fall. A large percentage of everyday verbs in English come from nouns. Linguists call the process of turning nouns into verbs denominalization. An excellent source on this topic is The Prodigal Tongue (Bookshop|Amazon) by linguist Lynne Murphy. She points out two words that have made the round trip from noun to verb more than once: caterer comes from the verb to cater which comes from a noun cater, which is a person who cated, which comes from the verb to cate, meaning "to dress food." The noun impact followed a similarly circuitous path. 
Channel fever is "the feeling of excitement or restlessness that sailors experience as their ship nears its home port."
Mary in Laramie, Wyoming, says her mother used to speak of taking a possible bath, meaning washing up using water from the sink instead of taking a bath or a shower. The idea is that you wash up as far as possible, then down as far as possible, and then you wash your possible or your possibles. The expression is fairly widespread, and was used by writers such as James Joyce in his novel Ulysses (Bookshop|Amazon) and Maya Angelou in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Bookshop|Amazon).
 This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

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BEAT LATINO: Dear Pablito, A Homage to Pablo Milanés

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

Beatlatino-pablito-adios_small We lost one of the great icons of nuestra música recently, singer/songwriter Pablo Milanés from Cuba -- one of the cofounders of the Nueva Trova Movement. A prolific composer of sweet ballads and gently political anthems rooted in traditional Cuban son and "filin" cubano, his music was the soundtrack to several generations of lationamericanos. Hasta luego, querido Pablo, your music is eternal! 

Featured photo: Pablo Milanés

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #656 - B.B. King

From Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri | Part of the Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat series | 59:00


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The "Juke In The Back" pays its respects to a true musical icon, B.B. King. Riley B. King was raised on plantations as his mother was a sharecropper. He wanted to play guitar and sing on the radio like his mother's cousin, Bukka White. He moved from Mississippi to Memphis in the mid-'40s to pursue his dream and finally in 1948, Riley got his big break, filling in for blues harpist Sonny Boy Williamson on his radio program. Soon, Riley became the "Beale Street Blues Boy" and later just "Blues Boy" or "B.B" and scored his own radio show on WDIA. Matt The Cat focuses on B.B.'s first records for Nashville's Bullet Records and LA's RPM label. His early sides were cut in Memphis with Sam Phillips at the controls. After a few years of non-charting records, B.B. hit the big time with a smokin' #1 R&B hit, "Three O'Clock Blues" at the beginning of 1952. From there, he would score 3 more #1s. "Juke In The Back" features all of B.B. King's great R&B hits from 1949-1955. Many of these you never get to hear these days. B.B. had a life of accomplishments as a great ambassador for the blues. We know how great he became and on this week's program, we'll see just where he started from.

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #339A - Taking the Stand and Taking Charge

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:30


Jazz paints on a broad canvas with a variety of sounds and textures. Some are cool, others hot; some linger in the background, others demand the foreground. In this hour we'll listen to music where the musicians confidently embrace their performance by taking the stand and taking charge. This is not music that can be comfortably left to the background; this music demands that you focus and listen to it. It's OK, it'll be a rewarding experience.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2226: Dances, Impressions & Rhapsodies

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

Tumblr_inline_pbw3l7tkzo1uns891_1280_small From a Valencian medieval legend to the seat of the ancient Incan empire to pre-Colombian Peru and Bolivia to Cuba and the Argentine tango, works by Ginastera, Rodrigo, Lecuona and Frank, featuring flutist Eugenia Zukerman, pianist Thomas Tirino, and conductors Enrique Bátiz and Keith Lockhart, exploring contemporary visions of times gone by.