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Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR080: OHR Presents: Leyla McCalla, 2/20/2023

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

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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, New York born Haitian-American classical & folk music sensation and former Carolina Chocolate Drops member Leyla McCalla recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.  Also, interviews with Leyla.  Mark Jones offers an archival recording of Ozark original & hammered dulcimer legend Jay Round performing a medley of traditional Irish tunes.  Author, folklorist, and songwriter Charley Sandage presents an introduction to Ozark geology, featuring an interview with Arkansas Geological Survey supervisor Angela Chandler.

Leyla McCalla is a Haitian-American living in New Orleans, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary.  Violist Free Feral - Guitarist, banjoist, and triangle Daniel Tremblay

Leyla’s debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, was named 2013’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine, and received additional raves from a number of other publications, including the New York Times, Boston Globe and Offbeat, for its haunting mixture of music and message.  - https://leylamccalla.com

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, musician, educator, and country music legacy Mark Jones offers an archival recording of Ozark original & hammered dulcimer legend Jay Round performing a medley of traditional Irish tunes, from the Ozark Folk Center State Park archives.

Author, folklorist, and songwriter Charley Sandage presents an historical portrait of the people, events, and indomitable spirit of Ozark culture that resulted in the creation of the Ozark Folk Center State Park and its enduring legacy of music and craft.  This episode gives us an introduction to Ozark geology, featuring an interview with Arkansas Geological Survey supervisor Angela Chandler.

The Children's Hour (Series)

Produced by The Children's Hour Inc.

Most recent piece in this series:

Negro Baseball Leagues

From The Children's Hour Inc. | Part of the The Children's Hour series | 58:00

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This time on The Children's Hour we learn about our Black American history, this time exploring the Negro Baseball Leagues. These were professional teams made up of Black and other non-white players, and the only way Black athletes could play professional baseball while the Major Leagues remained segregated. Our guest is Byron Motley, author of Negro Baseball Leagues - A Memoir which chronicles the story of these leagues.

Byron's own father was an umpire for the Negro Baseball Leagues. His father's love of the game was passed along to Byron, who only understood as an adult what challenges his dad had to overcome to be included in the world of baseball.

Many legends of baseball come from the NBL, including Jackie Robinson, the first Black player to integrate the Major Leagues. We learn about the oldest player to ever rookie for Major League Baseball at the age of 42, Satchel Paige, along with NBL players Larry Doby, and Josh Gibson.

We've also got a poem from E. Ethelbert Miller's book "If God Invented Baseball" and we hear some classic comedy by Abbot & Costello.

This episode is mixed with great music, and comes with a Learn-Along Guide that meets and cites National education standards. Find it at https://ChildrensHour.org/Negro-Baseball-Leagues

Sound Beat (Series)

Produced by James O'Connor

Most recent piece in this series:

February 2023 Episodes

From James O'Connor | Part of the Sound Beat series | 30:00

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Top of Mind (Series)

Produced by BYUradio/KUMT/KBYU-FM

Most recent piece in this series:

Top of Mind - Is Sports Fandom Good for America?

From BYUradio/KUMT/KBYU-FM | Part of the Top of Mind series | 52:50

Top_badge_small Most Americans identify as sports fans – more than identify as church-goers, in fact. Is it good for sports fandom to play such a prominent role in society? After all, we know how tribal, obsessive and competitive we can get about our favorite sports teams. But there’s evidence that sports fandom offers benefits to American society, as a whole. For example, it fuels networks of relationships and can help reduce political polarization. In this podcast episode, we’ll hear why sports fans often have more friends and are more satisfied with other aspects of their lives, too. And we’ll cast a critical eye on the influence sports has on the way we think about gender, patriotism and the American Dream. How can we maximize the positive impact of sports fandom in society?

Podcast Guests:
Jennifer Moglia, sports journalist, student at Quinnipiac University, Rangers and Mets fan

Ben Valenta, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Analytics at Fox Sports, co-author “Fans Have More Friends”

David Sikorjak, President of Dexterity Consulting, former Senior Vice President of Analytics at Madison Square Garden, co-author “Fans Have More Friends”

Michael Serazio, Associate Professor, Department of Communication at Boston College, author of “The Power of Sports: Media and Spectacle in American Culture”

The Apple Seed (Series)

Produced by BYUradio/KUMT/KBYU-FM

Most recent piece in this series:

The Apple Seed - Best of Season 2: John Henry the Steel Drivin' Man, Peter Pan, Einstein's Puzzle

From BYUradio/KUMT/KBYU-FM | Part of the The Apple Seed series | 52:50

Apssquarelogo_small Our final look back on season 2 before we take a break to prepare season 3.

(2:20) Storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston puts a rhythmic spin on the classic folktale of John Henry in "Hammers of Steel," a musical retelling of the legendary race between man and machine. Recorded live in The Apple Seed Studio.
(20:35) The Apple Seed team gathers in the studio to solve "Einstein's Puzzle," a famous logic puzzle thought to have been created by the great physicist himself.
(31:06) We bring you an adaptation of favorite sections from the classic story "Peter Pan," featuring the adventures of Wendy, John, Michael, and the Lost Boys as they join Peter Pan in his fight against Captain Hook. It was performed before a live audience the Apple Seed Studio.

Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical (Subscribable Series) (Series)

Produced by Footlight Parade

Most recent piece in this series:

FP2330: Footlight Parade: 1991 on Stage, 7/24/2023

From Footlight Parade | Part of the Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical (Subscribable Series) series | 56:51

Fp2330_small "1991 on Stage" -- The best of the year including "The Secret Garden," "The Will Rogers Follies," "Miss Saigon" and "Assassins."

With Good Reason: Weekly Hour Long Episodes (Series)

Produced by With Good Reason

Most recent piece in this series:

Making Home (hour/no bed or bb)

From With Good Reason | Part of the With Good Reason: Weekly Hour Long Episodes series | 52:00

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Lauren K. Alleyne lived the first part of her life in Trinidad and then moved to America at 18 and has been there since. Her poems explore what it’s like to have one foot in Trinidad and one in America. Home, she says, is her poetry. And: Alexia Arthurs award-winning short story collection is called How To Love A Jamaican. She says she wrote the collection while she was in the Midwest as a way to feel closer to her cultural home. 

Later in the show: The themes of a coming-of-age story are universal: independence, disillusionment, purpose, power. But it’s the particulars, whether Dickens’ England or Baldwin’s Harlem that make a story stick with us. Maggie Marangione’s novel Across the Blue Ridge Mountains roots coming-of-age in the Appalachian communities of Shenandoah. Plus: Solomon Isekeije says his art is all about mixing, just like his identity. He grew up in Lagos, Nigeria with a mix of languages and backgrounds all around him. Now Isekeiji makes art that grapples with the different parts of who he is.