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Secrecy in the “Sunshine Era”

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Secrecy in the “Sunshine Era”

In the 1970s, a series of laws ushered in a new “sunshine era” of unprecedented government transparency. In his new book Secrecy in the Sunshine Era, Jason Ross Arnold (Virginia Commonwealth University) investigates how, despite these reforms, government officials developed new workarounds, including overclassification, concealment, shredding, and burning. And: Has the Magna Carta’s 800-year legacy been a snowball of misinterpretations? Thomas McSweeney (College of William and Mary) says he doesn’t think its authors intended it to be the foundational text for common law that it became. Plus:...

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Craftsmanship – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Craftsmanship – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Special guest host Dr. Kimberly Crowley speaks with President Thomas about craftsmanship and the movement of personal craft during his time and ours. Suggested reading this week: Shop class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work by Michael Crawford For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click...

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TAXES…on our minds, in the news…and on the radio!

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

TAXES…on our minds, in the news…and on the radio!

Taxed-Off! An In-depth Look at The American Tax System A New, FREE One-Hour Special Just in time for tax season! Investigative journalist and public radio producer Audrey Quinn gathers elected officials, tax experts, and individual citizens for Taxed-Off!, an interesting and informative exploration of our tax system. Governors of three states (KS, LA, NV) weigh in on tax policy. Kansas recently had a controversial restructuring of its taxes – how’s that working out? Do lower state taxes attract new residents? (Or do they just move to Florida to be warm?) Are tax incentives for...

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This Month on Sound Beat – Disney’s Pinocchio 75th Anniversary

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

This Month on Sound Beat – Disney’s Pinocchio 75th Anniversary

There are over 900 different types of crickets out there…but only one that dispenses wisdom. In celebration of Disney’s Pinocchio turning 75 this year, we’ve got a recording from the soundtrack that didn’t make the movie…an introduction to Jiminy Cricket! We’ve also got the Carter Family, the B-side to Big Mama Thornton’s BIGGEST record, the music that accompanied the first American radio broadcast, an Edison cylinder recording of wolves in the wild, Polka King Frankie Yankovic, and some inappropriate laughter on the Okeh Laughing Record. And much more! For each episode we produce, we make a...

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Need some jazz?

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Need some jazz?

Looking for a jazz program? consider 12th Street Jump Public Radio’s Weekly Jazz, Blues, Comedy Jam Now heard on over 100 public stations, 12SJ is an entertaining jazz and blues-inflected “Saturday Night Live”– celebrating the legends of jazz Recorded live in a studio, or at one of Kansas City’s jazz clubs, 12 Street Jump features: The 12th Street Jump band (musical director Joe Cartwright, along with Tyrone Clark on bass and Mike Warren on drums) and vocalists David Basse and Nedra Dixon. Hosts and improv comedians Pete Weber and Pearl McDonald poke fun at...

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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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