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Maya Angelou’s Caged Bird Songs – This week on Insight Daily

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Maya Angelou’s Caged Bird Songs – This week on Insight Daily

Before her death Dr. Maya Angelou had signed off on a unique music project she had been actively involved with over the last seven years. Producer Shawn Rivera talks about the pairing of the legendary poet’s illuminating commentary about life and social issues with the contemporary fusion of hip-hop, blues, and jazz. For more information about Insight Daily, click HERE.

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America The Beautiful on “With Good Reason”

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

America The Beautiful on “With Good Reason”

From Marian Anderson’s 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial to Marvin Gaye’s singing of the National Anthem at the NBA Finals, the theme of patriotism can be heard throughout African American music. Benjamin Ross offers selections from this rich musical heritage. Also: Published in 1946, The Street by Ann Petry was the first million-selling novel by an African American author. Keith Clark (George Mason University) says Petry deserves to be in the pantheon of other great American writers like James Baldwin and Toni Morrison. Later in the show: In 1862, Poet Walt Whitman went to...

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Carbon – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Carbon – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

This week Clay Jenkinson discusses our carbon based . As he wrotes in his weekly column of June 14, 2015: “Life in the modern industrialized world is utterly dependent on instant access to affordable power. It is so readily available to us, woven so deep into our lifestyles, that we literally take it for granted. Our carbon addiction is total. We know all this, but there are times when we snap (or are snapped) out of our complacency and realize how synonymous modern life and access to carbon-based power really are.” For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click...

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“Beale Street Caravan” in June

Posted on Jun 9, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

“Beale Street Caravan” in June

From the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, Beale Street Caravan presents the best in Blues! Upcoming Shows: Amy Lavere (June 10th) North Mississippi Allstars (June 17th) Mingo Fishtrap (May 27th) Each week Beale Street Caravan takes listeners on a musical journey through Memphis and the Mississippi Delta with live, in-concert performances from true, authentic masters of blues, soul, and rock n roll traditions. Co-Hosted by Pat Mitchell and Kevin Cubbins, the weekly program includes live musical performance, commentary and interviews, and educational series programmed by...

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America the Beautiful : Fourth of July Special

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 in Featured, Programs, Specials | 0 comments

America the Beautiful : Fourth of July Special

With Good Reason honors American culture with a Special Edition for Independence Day This stirring hour show of American music and literature begins with patriotic musical performances by the likes of Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Marvin Gaye, and Jimi Hendrix, and concludes with in-depth discussions of the lives and literature of Walt Whitman and Edgar Alan Poe. LENGTH: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes Versions COST: Free AVAILABLE: Content Depot(1hr), PRX(1hr), AudioPort(1hr), Content Depot(30min), PRX(30min), AudioPort(30min), Download WEBSITE:...

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Liven Up Your Jazz Line-Up

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Liven Up Your Jazz Line-Up

Get Better Ratings  Attract Younger Listeners  Add a Little Zip to Your Jazz Programming  with  12th Street Jump  Public Radio’s Weekly Jazz, Blues and Comedy Jam An entertaining  jazz and blues-inflected “Saturday Night Live,”  12th Street Jump pays homage to the great era of Kansas City jazz and celebrates the artists who made Jazz and Blues the quintessential American art form. Recorded live in studio, or at one of Kansas City’s jazz clubs, 12th Street Jump features: The 12th Street Jump band (musical director Joe Cartwright, along with Tyrone Clark on bass and...

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