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Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR187: OHR Presents: Railyard Live - Front Porch, 4/29/2024

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

Front_porch_2023_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, a special road trip episode.  OHR visits Rogers, Arkansas’ Railyard Live Concert Series featuring Eureka Springs hard-driving folk quartet, Front Porch, recorded live at Butterfield Stage in Railyard Park in historic downtown Rogers.  Also, commentary from Rogers Arts & Culture Coordinator Kinya Christian on the exciting things happening in the Rogers Entertainment District.

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.

Front Porch is a hard driving four piece folk ensemble.  Self described as “contemporary bluegrass, old time and mayhem from Northwest Arkansas,” the band is based in Eureka Springs.  Front Porch is Petey Wesley on banjo & fiddle, John Henry Holthus on guitar, Alex Hawf on mandolin, and Cameron Keeling rounding out the low end with upright bass.  In true bluegrass fashion, all the guys in the band sing, but that’s where the traditional ends.  Front Porch performs with all the usual ingredients of bluegrass and folk but bakes them up into a post-punk old-time acid jazz barn-burning bluegrass fusion that will have you jumping.

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, OHR producer Jeff Glover offers a 1981 archival recording of Ozark original Uncle Floyd Holland performing the tune “Nellie Gray,” 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 explores variations of the traditional folk song “Polly Put the Kettle On.”

The Children's Hour (Series)

Produced by The Children's Hour Inc.

Most recent piece in this series:

Protecting Earth

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 wanted to learn more about how National Parks and Wilderness areas are made. 2024 is the 100th anniversary of the Gila Wilderness Area which was the very first wilderness protected by the US Federal Government. Our first guest represents New Mexico's third Congressional district, and has legislation to add another Wilderness area to the national map. Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez explains the process to create National Parks and National Wilderness Areas, and describes how the community is involved. 

 

Congresswoman Leger Fernandez is also working to restore the Every Child Outdoors initiative, a program that will allow all US fourth graders a free pass for all National Parks, Wilderness Areas, Monuments, and Historic Sites. She explains how children can have real impact on influencing their representatives by writing hand-written notes to urge Congress to protect the Earth, or any other topic you care about. The Congresswoman told us that every letter written by a child is read, and makes a difference.

 

Our Kids Crew member Evan D has another way to get outdoors and into these special places. Evan is a Junior Ranger, a program that gives kids badges at each site to encourage kids to learn more about where they are visiting. The Junior Ranger program is open for kids ages 5 to 13 and gives families even more reasons to include visits to National Monuments, Parks, Wilderness Areas, Wildlife Refuges and Historic Sites. 

 

Evan got his first badge at Aztec Ruins National Monument, which is located in north western New Mexico. Aztec Ruins is one of the many Chacoan era archaeological sites that has been preserved as a National Monument. People lived all over the United States for thousands of years, but in the desert Southwestern United States, some of the original structures people made have endured. It's important to remember that the people whose ancestors made the Aztec Ruins, and other sites, remain among us today.

 

We also meet biologists and authors, Lily and Barbara Kingsolver. Their first book for children, Coyote's Wild Home tells about a young coyote pup learning the skills needed for growing up. Lily and Barbara explain how they learned so much about coyotes, and why telling this story is so important to them.  

 

We hope you get inspired get into nature this Earth Day and explore the world where you live.

 

This episode was produced by Senior Producer Christina Stella and Executive Producer Katie Stone with help from Education Director Lorraine Archibald. Chad Scheer was our recording engineer at Outpost.

 

© 2024 The Children's Hour Inc, All Rights Reserved

Sound Beat (Series)

Produced by James O'Connor

Most recent piece in this series:

April 2024 Episodes

From James O'Connor | Part of the Sound Beat series | 35:22

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Top of Mind with Julie Rose (Series)

Produced by BYUradio/KUMT/KBYU-FM

Most recent piece in this series:

Top of Mind - Ending Homelessness in America Feels Impossible. Is it?

From BYUradio/KUMT/KBYU-FM | Part of the Top of Mind with Julie Rose series | 52:51

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There are more people homeless in America today than at any other time in the last 17 years. Those numbers might have gotten a lot worse during the pandemic were it not for millions of dollars in federal funds for emergency housing. That money’s all dried up now. In the early 2000s, many of these cities adopted “10-year plans to end homelessness,” buoyed by a push from the White House. But that hasn’t happened. Ending homelessness in America feels impossible. Is It? 
In this podcast episode, we talk to someone who experienced homelessness in Denver and now works to solve it. We also talk to the man leading successful efforts to solve homelessness in Houston, a researcher who's studied why we aren't building more housing, and a tech philanthropist in San Francisco with an innovative approach to the problem. 
Podcast Guests: 
Cuica Montoya, senior director of homelessness programs at the Colorado Village Collaborative 
Marc Eichenbaum, special assistant to the mayor for homelessness initiative in Houston
Katherine Levine Einstein, professor of political science at Boston University
Elizabeth Funk, founder and CEO of DignityMoves

The Apple Seed (Series)

Produced by BYUradio/KUMT/KBYU-FM

Most recent piece in this series:

An Hour of Storytelling - Parents Come in Strange Packages and Curse of the Storm

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

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Noa Baum and Dolores Hydock from live recordings in the Apple Seed Studio.
(1:10) Noa Baum tells "Love Comes in Strange Packages" as she describes her parents' love for her with the different sacrifices they bring for their daughter to America.
(9:57) Sam shares a memory of his Grandfather, who was more than just his hard exterior, and how Sam learned that love shows up in many different ways.
(14:10) Dolores Hydock tells "Reincarnated as a Cat" a story about her mother's presence, and the strange coincidences that are part of being a plan B of survival. 

A father-son camping trip takes a dangerous turn when 12-year-old Tyler accidentally awakens a powerful forest spirit that traps him in a magical underground prison.

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

Produced by Footlight Parade

Most recent piece in this series:

FP2426: Footlight Parade: Television Musicals, Part 2, 6/24/2024

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

Fp2426_small "Television Musicals (Part 2)" -- In this final installment, Frank Sinatra in "Our Town"; shows by Richard Rodgers and his daughter Mary; Stephen Sondheim's "Evening Primrose"; Cole Porter's "Aladdin" and more.

With Good Reason: Weekly Hour Long Episodes (Series)

Produced by With Good Reason

Most recent piece in this series:

Mapping Climate History (hour/no bb or bed)

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

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Last year, thick smoke from Canadian wildfires wafted down and blanketed a broad swath of the East Coast - from New York to North Carolina. The wildfire smoke had us East Coasters feeling like the apocalypse had arrived. But fires aren’t always doom and gloom. Stockton Maxwell says they can actually be restorative for forests. And: Coral reefs are one of the most beautiful ecosystems of the natural world. But they’re more than just a feast for the eyes. Pamela Grothe says coral reefs offer a map to the past, helping researchers track climate history over many hundreds of years. 

Later in the show: By now most of us know about the harsh reality of sea-level rise. But you’ve probably never heard of groundwater overuse. Manoochehr Shirzaie says it’s causing US coastal land to sink at an alarming rate - in some places close to 20 inches per year! Plus: The Equity Center at the University of Virginia helps empower communities to tackle climate injustice. Barbara Brown Wilson is a co-founder of the Equity Center. She shares some of her favorite projects across Virginia - from heat islands in Charlottesville to coastal flooding on the Eastern Shore.