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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:

828: Can Our Climate Survive Bitcoin?, 7/9/2022

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

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Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

22-27 Music by Bach, Albeniz, Ponce, John Brunning, and Adam Levin interview

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


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: July 4, 2022

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!   22-27 Music by Bach, Albeniz, Ponce, John Brunning, and Adam Levin interview

Total length:58:58



  Bizet:  Carmen Suite: Prelude             Los Romeros, guitar quartet

                                                              (Philips 412-609)


  Bach: Organ Concerto BWV 593, after a Vivaldi Concerto    In Tempore Belli Guitar Trio

                       “Bach: Sinfonias, Preludes, Fantasias”  (Da Vinci Classics 2022) 10:10


  John Brunning: Concerto Magna Carta       Xuefei Yang, guitar,

                                                                     Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Clark Rundell, conductor

               “Magna Carta: The Complete Works for Guitar of John Brunning”  (Xuefei Yang 2022) 23:23


 Ponce: Balleto                                                 Adam Holzman, guitar

               “Ponce: Guitar Music, Vol. 2”  (Naxos 1999) 2:54


  Interview: Adam Levin: “So, the inception of ‘Impressions of Spain’…    … 75 minutes of Spanish music.”

 Albeniz: Magic Opal Suite, arr. Greg Nestor                          Great Necks Guitar Trio

                          “Impressions of Spain”                   (Navona Records 2022) 14:49


  Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor, K141                     Eden-Stell Guitar Duo

                      “Guitar Gala Night: Bach, Scarlatti, Praetorius” (Hanssler Classic 2000) 3:55





This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features music by Bach, British composer and broadcaster John Brunning, Albeniz, Ponce, and a 2022 interview with Adam Levin of the Great Necks Guitar Trio.



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 K27: Four Artists Provide "A Composite Supreme"

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

Campbell_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, it's "A Composite Supreme" — in the second part of the show, we will play four artists, each doing one of the four parts of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," including The Campbell Brothers and The Dave Wilson Quartet from recent albums highlighting the Coltrane masterpiece, as well as Teodross Avery from a tribute performance to Coltrane, and Coltrane himself with his classic quartet from the original recording of the work. We'll also hear new music from a duo with the mysterious name The Smudges, a cool violin and cello combination, something from singer Irene Jalenti from her album "Dawn," plus a piece from the New Standard Quintet, from their album "Another Time, Another Place."

promo included: promo-K27

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG1194PRX: YBYG1194PRX: You Bet Your Garden # 1194PRX Summer Song Bird Safety, 6/29/2022

From You Bet Your Garden | Part of the You Bet Your Garden series | 54:59

Ybyg-sp-p_small A Fresh Look! Could you possibly be ‘helping’ your songbirds to a painful and premature death by providing food and water for them over the summer? On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike discusses startling findings that’ll have you taking down those feeders and bird baths post haste! Plus your fabulous phone calls!!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Scooter-Pooting (#1574)

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


You're waiting for a bus. You wait, and then you wait some more. Finally, two or three buses show up at once, all headed for the same destination. Public transportation professionals have a term for this -- several, in fact: bus bunching, clumping, convoying, piggybacking, or platooning. Banana bus is another bit of jargon for this situation, because the buses are all in a bunch.
Mary in Alexandria, Virginia, wonders when words like senior and senior citizen came to mean "elderly." Senior comes from Latin senex, "old," the source also of Senate and senile. In the 1930s, a politician helped popularize the expression senior citizen as a more appealing term than elderly. Less successful euphemisms proposed for describing older people include vintage and perennial. Having reached the age of 82, Mary prefers to call herself middle old. 
Anna in Bellingham, Washington, is puzzled by her younger roommates' use of the expression bet to "sure," "okay," "yes," "cool." This slang has been around for at least 30 years and is sometimes expanded to bet bet or even bet bet bet.
Quiz Guy John Chaneski's puzzle has a visual element. For example, what's the answer if the clues are "Part of a football game" and the letters T I, followed by two blank spaces?  
Terry, a native of Akron, Ohio, is curious why it seems no one outside of his hometown uses the term devil strip to mean "the narrow band of grass between sidewalk and street." Devil strip was formerly used this way in a few other cities, but is now heard almost exclusively in Akron, Ohio. This dialectal difference figures in one of the greatest of all stories involving forensic linguistics. 
In a previous episode, five-year-old Quinn asked why the letter Q is so often followed by the letter U. A new children's book seems to have been written just for her. Q and U Call It Quits is a funny story about the chaos that ensues for the rest of the alphabet when those two letters quarrel. It's written by Stef Wade and illustrated by Jorge Martin. (Bookshop|Amazon)
Bhavika in San Diego, California, was intrigued to hear an English speaker use the phrase too clever by half meaning "a little too smart for one's own good" or "more clever than prudent." There's a similar phrase in her native Gujarati that translates as "one and a half times clever." 
Logan in Wilmington, North Carolina, says he and his friends have long used scooter-pooting to mean "going around having a good time." Both scooter-pooting and scooter-tooting are colloquial terms for casual socializing, and are widespread, although heard primarily in the Southern United States.
In the 19th century, books were especially popular gifts -- cheap enough to be owned by the middle class, but enough of an investment that people kept them for decades, then passed them down to the next generation or donated them to libraries. Increasingly, libraries must decide which of these books to clear out and digitize to make room for more. In the process, they risk losing the record of individual reader's annotations and inscriptions. In Book Traces: Nineteenth-Century Readers and the Future of the Library (Bookshop|Amazon), University of Virginia associate professor of English Andrew Stauffer chronicles a project to uncover and catalogue the "shadow archive" of history hidden in such volumes. 
Joan from McKinney, Texas, wonders about the origin of the disparaging term knucklehead. It's a mild insult, and as with blockhead and bonehead, it suggests that someone's head is so full of blocks, bones, or knuckles that there's no room for brains. During World War II, the word knucklehead was popularized by a cartoon featuring Cadet RF Knucklehead, known for setting a comically bad example of things pilots shouldn't do.
Eric from Scranton, Pennsylvania, shares a funny story about having his hopes dashed as a 5-year-old when his teacher told the class they were going down the hall to the laboratory. 
If you're selling wolf tickets, you're not being truthful. The expression may arise from the old story about the boy who cried Wolf! when in fact there was none around.
Dawn in Evansville, Indiana, wonders why we dismiss something as nonsense by exclaiming Fiddlesticks! The term arose in the 17th century, most likely because the bow for a fiddle is light, thin, and insubstantial, or in other words, "practically worthless." Its initial F sound helps make it a satisfying substitute for a curse word. The dismissive phrase not to care a fiddlestick's end means "not to care at all."
The history of the word passenger, meaning "someone on some sort of conveyance," is a bit surprising. In the 1300s, a passager was the pilot of a ferry, not one of the other people on board. Later passager acquired what linguists call an intrusive N or parasitic N, and came to apply instead to the people being transported. A similar phonetic process gave us the words messenger, which was originally messager, and scavenger, originally scavager.
This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO: Solstice Dance

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

Screen_shot_2022-06-27_at_6 ¡A bailar! Time to dance! It's officially summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, and Beat Latino has your dance needs covered with a selection of mostly new releases that set our feet tapping and our bodies swaying! Cumbia? ✓ Electronica? ✓ Mambo ✓ and so much more! Chile, México, España, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Cuba and other lands of nuestras Américas and beyond... check out their most irresistible beats! Enjoy!

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #634 - 4th of July: R&B Food Songs

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


4th of July Special4th of July: R&B Food Songs

What’s more American than celebrating America’s birthday with some good ol’ red, white and Rhythm & Blues about THE Fourth of July staple: food? Dig in on an hour of classic R&B about hot dogs, cole slaw, potato salad, ribs and ice cream sung by Nat "King" Cole, Amos Milburn, Louis Jordan, the "5" Royales and many more. It's the American “soul that came before rock n’ roll” on the Juke In The Back.

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #322 - Wishin' on Water

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:11

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

Art Blakey has been quoted as saying, "Jazz washes away the dust of the everyday life." While true for many, in most circumstances water is a requisite part of any washing activity. Water is the essence of life, and jazz is a blessed solvent, but as of this recording, water and oppressive heat have been prevalent in the southwestern corner of the country. As such, most anyone in these parts would relish a dose of water and its refreshing cleanse. In this hour, we will explore the music of water.

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.