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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:

720: The Bad Place, 5/15/2021

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


The graffiti says it all: “This is a bad place.” Why do states send children to facilities run by Sequel, after dozens of cases of abuse?

The vacant building that once housed the Riverside Academy in Wichita, Kansas, was covered in haunting graffiti: “Burn this place.” “Youth were abused here … systematically.” “This is a bad place.” The facility, run by the for-profit company Sequel Youth & Family Services, promised to help kids with behavioral problems. But state officials had cited the facility dozens of times for problems including excessive force by staff, poor supervision and neglect.  

Riverside was just one residential treatment center run by Sequel. In a yearlong investigation, APM Reports found the company profited by taking in some of the most difficult-to-treat children and providing them with care from low-paid, low-skilled employees. The result has been dozens of cases of physical violence, sexual assault and improper restraints. Despite repeated scandals, many states and counties continue to send kids to Sequel for one central reason: They have little choice.

For much of its 20 year history, Sequel was able to avoid public scrutiny. But that changed recently in Oregon, when State Senator Sara Gesler began to investigate the conditions of kids the state placed under the company’s care. What she found led to Oregon demanding change and eventually severing ties with Sequel. 

This is an update of an episode that originally aired on 11/21/20.

Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

21-29 New Releases: Baroque to 21st Century, Music by Buxtehude, Braun, Grunberg, and more

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


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: July 27, 2021

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  21-29 Buxtehude, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Estonian Composer Sven Grunberg, and de Visee


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)



Buxtehude: Suite in E Minor                   Tilman Hoppstock, guitar

  “Clavierwerke in Transkriptionen fur Gitarre” (Pan Classics 2020) (7:46)


Vivaldi: Viola d’amore Concerto in D Minor RV 395   Alexandre Lagoya, guitar, Pro Arte Orch of Munich, Kurt Redel, conductor

  “The Alexandre Lagoya Edition-Complete Philips Recordings With Orchestra” (Philips 2019) (10:57)


Yehezkel Braun: Sonata for Mandolin and Guitar          Alon Sariel, mandolin, Izhar Elias, guitar

          “Sharkiya” (Israel Music Institute 2017) (13:53)


Albinoni: Adagio                                        Presti-Lagoya Duo

 “Ida Presti & Alexandre Lagoya Edition- Complete Philips Recordings” (Philips 2019) (7:43)                


Sven Grunberg: Kas ma Sind leian? (Will I Find You?)  Andre Maaker, 7-string guitar, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Kaspars Putnins, conductor

   “Estonian Incantations 1” (Toccata Next 2019) (8:01)


Visee: Suite in C Minor             Rainer Zipperling, Baroque cello, Tilman Hoppstock, guitar

       “Works for Baroque Cello & Guitar” (Pan Classics 2020) (9:03)





This week's edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features some of the best recent releases with music by Buxtehude, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Estonian Composer Sven Grunberg, and Visee.


Classical Guitar Alive! airs each week on over 250 stations, now in its 24th year of international distribution. Winner at PRX's 13th Annual Zeitfunk Awards: #1 Most Licensed Producer, and #2 Most Licensed Series. FUNDRAISER EDITION available here: http://www.prx.org/pieces/187790-fundraiser-editio

Blue Dimensions (Series)

Produced by Bluesnet Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Blue Dimensions J20: "The Q Sessions" from Christian McBride

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

Mcbride_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, "The Q Sessions" - - a new release from the great bassist Christian McBride in a quartet setting made for QoBuz, a company that focuses on audiophile quality sound recordings. We'll hear two very special selections from the album, with saxophonist Marcus Strickland, guitarist Mike Stern, and drummer Eric Harland on board. We'll also hear McBride on bass with sparkling pianist Benito Gonzalez, from Gonzalez's new album "Sing To The World" - - and,  after more than two and a half decades, an Afrobeat-influenced band, the Lunar Octet, has released a new album following a reunion a few years earlier. We'll hear a piece from it. Plus: a new single from the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, and John Pizzarelli's solo guitar take on the music of Pat Metheny, on the album "Better Days Ahead."

promo included: promo-J20

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG1136: You Bet Your Garden # 1136 Squash Beetles, Squash Bugs, What is Squashing My Zucchini , 5/12/2021

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

Ybyg-sp-p_small In this episode of YBYG Mike squashes the mystery behind your eaten Zucchini! Plus your squishy phone calls!!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Love Bites (#1569)

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

Awww_logo_color_square On our Facebook group, listeners play a game imagining what kind of plants might grow in a garden tended by various types of people. For example, a veterinarian might plant dogwood and catnip, and an ophthalmologist could plant irises. What might a nurse plant?

Pearline from Fort Worth, Texas, wonders why anyone would ever advise that You can't have your cake and eat it too. Like so many English phrases, it doesn't pay to analyze the literal meaning too closely.

Ron from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, shares a family word he learned from his college roommate: asyou. The word asyou denotes "the second or third stair on the staircase" -- in other words, the stair where you put things to remember to take them with you as you go upstairs.

What's the origin of the slang term book it!, meaning "depart quickly"? Since slang terms often cross-pollinate, it's possible that by the 1960s and 1970s this expression formed at the confluence of three other slang terms: bookity-bookity, first used in the 1860s to suggest the sound of running hooves; to boogie, meaning "to dance" or "move quickly"; and bug out, a slang term from the 1950s, meaning "to leave in a hurry."

After studying the periodic table, Quiz Guy John Chaneski has concocted a brain teaser about names for the elements. For example, which elements are named for the sun and moon respectively?

Jenny from Portland, Oregon, is fascinated by the language of falconers. In falconry, the word bate means "to flap the wings impatiently." A similarly spelled verb, which has nothing to do with falconry, figures in the expression to wait with bated breath, meaning "to hold one's breath in watchful anticipation." This bate is a shortened form of the verb abate, meaning "to put an end to." Both the bate from falconry and the bate in bated breath share a common ancestor in the Latin word battuere, which means "to beat" or "to knock." Another word that does come from falconry is the verb to bat as in to bat one's eyes. It's formed from the bate that refers to flapping.

Tim and Allison Moyer of Ingram, Texas, care for lots of feral cats in their neighborhood, and refer to them by various names. Often they eventually shorten those names to just initial letters. For example, Calico Kitty becomes simply CK. Is there a word for such shortenings besides initialism? The Moyers like to call them acronames.

The word filibuster has a colorful etymology. It goes back to a Dutch word, vrijbuiter, which means "plunderer," or "robber," the source also of the English word freebooter, or "pirate," and a linguistic relative of English booty, or "spoils." In Spanish, the Dutch term morphed into filibustero, and this term was later Anglicized as filibuster. Eventually, filibuster came to apply to the practice of Congressional representatives "hijacking legislation" with lengthy speeches.

Maggie in Spring Valley, New York, recalls her father's advice: Don't go visiting with one arm longer than the other. In other words, don't arrive as a guest without some small gift for your hosts. The original expression appears to come from Ireland, where it appeared in the 1850s as Don't go visiting with one arm as long as the other. A similar idea is expressed in the admonition Ring the door with your elbow.

On our Facebook group, listeners are playfully crowdsourcing what people in different professions might punningly  plant. For example, what kind of fruit tree might twins cultivate? What type of flower might be planted by a professional mime?

A New York Times article about that trendy accessory, the brooch, prompts a question: How do you pronounce brooch? Does it rhyme with pooch or coach? It's more commonly pronounced to rhyme with coach, although some dictionaries do countenance the other pronunciation as well.
Broach goes back to a Latin word that means "long needle," and arrived in an Old French word for "needle," broche. That's also where we get the notion of broaching a subject, from the idea of piercing or penetrating something with a sharp instrument. Is there a word you have to keep looking up again and again because you can't remember how it's pronounced? How about the word askance?

The language of guided meditation prompts a call from Laura Davidson of San Jose, California, Is there a special reason those leading a guided meditation or yoga class so often speak in present participles, using phrases like sitting comfortably and breathing deeply, rather than using simple imperatives such as Sit comfortably and Breathe deeply? This kind of discourse, known as the politeness progressive, has the effect of inviting listeners to an experience and allowing each individual lots of leeway to find what actions, positions, and states of mind work best and feel most comfortable for them.

On our Facebook group, members are jokingly linking professions with plants in the garden: What kind of herb might a clockmaker grow?

Erin in Austin, Texas, wants to know: Why do we say two people in contentious disagreement are at loggerheads?

Jase in Austin, Texas, knows that hickey means a "love bite" or "mark left on the skin," and doo-hickey refers to a small object that the speaker can't recall the name of, but why would anyone refer to a hickey in the power grid during a power outage across his state. It turns out that hickey used in that last sense is particular to journalist Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune. In printer's slang, a hickey is a blemish of some sort.

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO: Colombia, We're Listening, te escuchamos

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

Beatlatino-cefe-colombia-21_small This week's Beat Latino is dedicated to Colombia, as its people take to the streets to bring about change as well as to avoid changes that are to the detriment of many of its most vulnerable citizens. In support of the artists of Colombia, this week's Beat Latino shines a light on an eclectic series of new releases from Colombian artists, from classic salsa to ambient and electronica to vibrant fusions that draw from the land's many multi-hued musical textures. ¡Fuerza, Colombia! We're listening.

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #575 - Jimmy Witherspoon, Pt. 1 - 1945-50

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


Jimmy Witherspoon, Pt. 1 - 1945-50Jimmy Witherspoon, Pt. 1 - 1945-50

Jimmy Witherspoon is one of most influential blues shouters to emerge after WWII and yet he remains just a footnote in the evolution of Rhythm & Blues and Rock n' Roll. Originally from Arkansas, 'Spoon settled in Los Angeles after his time in the Merchant Marines during the war. He replaced fellow-shouter Walter Brown in Jay McShann's band and was featured on McShann's first single for the fledgling Philo Label in 1945. Witherspoon is best remembered for his 1949 chart-topper, "Ain't Nobody's Business," which was actually recorded at the end of '47 and released in mid-'48. That would prove to be his signature tune, even though he had strong chart success with "In The Evening," "No Rollin' Blues" and "Big Fine Girl" in late '49. The last 2 were recorded live at the Civic Auditorium in Pasadena and really showcase the excitement of seeing 'Spoon perform live. His career spanned over 50 years and this week Matt The Cat looks at 'Spoon's early records from 1945-50 in part 1 of 2 on this talented and important figure in early Rhythm & Blues on the "Juke In The Back."

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #282 - California Homeland

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:29

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

California is a vast and dynamic place with most every habitat and climate known to man. It also continues to play a significant role in jazz history and the present as the home to many iconic nightclubs, radio stations, and musicians alike. In this hour, we will explore a small sampling of a few artists' impression of The Golden State.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2115: Profile: Jorge Morel

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


A celebration of the life and artistry of Argentine-born guitarist and composer Jorge Morel, with recordings of his works performed by David Starobin, David Russell, Hilary Field, and Maestro Morel himself.