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Post and Punctuation – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Post and Punctuation – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

This week Jefferson answers listener questions including queries about the Continental Congress, agronomy, Jefferson arriving for a visit in our future and a discussion about the punctuation used in the Declaration of Independence. For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.

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Planetary Radio

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 in Featured, Ongoing Weekly, Programs | 0 comments

Planetary Radio

Public radio’s only long format, weekly series devoted to space exploration and the scientists, engineers, astronauts and visionaries who lead it. Each week, Planetary Radio visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, advocate or writer who provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond. We also showcase regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Host Mat Kaplan is joined by Planetary Society colleagues Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla. LENGTH: 30 minutes...

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Jewish Holiday Programming from Larry Josephson

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 in Featured, Programs, Specials | 0 comments

Jewish Holiday Programming from Larry Josephson

September marks the 360th Anniversary of the first Jews immigrating to America, and Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar follows at the beginning of Oct. To observe and celebrate these special days, Producer Larry Josephson offers: Remember Us Unto Life – A High Holy Days Special ONLY IN AMERICA – the story of American Jews told in six one-hour programs and two specials. The sound-rich programs are artfully mixed using archival sound, oral history clips, interviews, narration, music (sacred, popular and novelty songs,) and...

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“Auto Biography” – on WITH GOOD REASON

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

“Auto Biography” – on WITH GOOD REASON

The lives of 13 people are featured in a new book, but the star is a 1957 Chevrolet Townsman wagon. Earl Swift’s Auto Biography: A Classic Car, An Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 years of the American Dream tells the true story of the car and its many owners. Also on this episode: “Bath salts” used to conjure up an image of a relaxing day at the spa. But lately the term carries a whole new connotation. The blue dye in the modern “rape kit” doesn’t work on dark-skinned women. The Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage trail in northern Spain, continues to attract tens of thousands of...

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This August on “12th Street Jump”

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

This August on “12th Street Jump”

Coming up on 12th Street Jump -  Louis Armstrong, Pat Metheny, Count Basie, & Charlie Parker 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. August 5-11: LOUIS ARMSTRONG Celebrating the birthday of Louis Armstrong with special guest Stan Kessler August 11-17: PAT METHENY Celebrating the birthday of Pat Metheny with special guest Danny Embrey August 18-24:  COUNT BASIE August 25-31: CHARLIE PARKER Celebrating the birthday of Charlie Parker with special guest Dan Thomas For more...

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This Month on Sound Beat – The Murderous Minstrel

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

This Month on Sound Beat – The Murderous Minstrel

By the time Huddie Ledbetter was 15 his father had given him a pistol and a guitar. Both would play formative roles in his life and legend as Leadbelly. This August we take a week-long look at the murderous minstrel, from working on the chain gang to recording for children. We’ve also got Chuck Berry’s mid-50’s nod to the “new breed”, The Cajun national anthem, a bit of London clock tower trivia, the origins of doo-wop, and how to lose a girl in the 1000 Islands. Thanks to campus support and grants from groups like the National Endowment for the Arts, Sound Beat is FREE to you and your...

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