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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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Truth and Fiction – This week on “With Good Reason”

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

Truth and Fiction – This week on “With Good Reason”

Fairy tales like Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood are all part of early childhood literature. Robert Godwin-Jones (Virginia Commonwealth University) has created an online database of Grimm’s fairy tales that reveals the evolution of these iconic stories, whose earlier versions were often violent and sexually suggestive. Plus: Pro-choice advocates often complain about the way abortion is talked about—or not talked about—in pop culture. Mary Thompson (James Madison University) says that two kinds of books, mommy memoirs and mother-daughter memoirs, are tackling the tough topic of abortion...

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Mister Rudisin – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

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

Mister Rudisin – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

This week’s show features President Jefferson answering pre-recorded questions sent to him from Columbus High in Cerro Gordo, North Carolina by Zachary Rudisin, a Social Studies teacher and his students (Austin, Ambre’Nasia, Alexandria, Adam, Ivana, Autumn, Madison, Mary Allen and Trey). Mister Jefferson has a bit of trouble accepting the technology of recorded sound, but does answer all of their questions. For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.

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Taxed-Off!

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 in Featured, Programs, Specials | 0 comments

Taxed-Off!

In Taxed-Off!, a one-hour special for public radio, investigative journalist and public radio producer Audrey Quinn gathers elected officials, tax experts, and individual citizens to explore the grand experiment that is the U.S tax system.  We’ll: Hear from the Governors of three states who have changed their tax code Look at how state taxes get used to woo new residents Examine how corporate taxes affect American businesses abroad and tax revenue at home Learn how State and Federal Income Taxes affect American families Explore possible changes to the system LENGTH: 1 Hour COST: Free...

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Black History Month Specials From With Good Reason

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 in Featured, Programs, Specials | 0 comments

Black History Month Specials From With Good Reason

For Black History Month, With Good Reason offers five one-hour, stand-alone programs that celebrate the lives and contributions of African Americans: The Gospel Roots of Rock and Roll Jazz and Civil Rights The Legacy of Massive Resistance Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison Furious Flowers: Rita Dove and Sonia Sanchez LENGTH: 1 Hour COST: FREE AVAILABLE:   PRX and Download SITE: ...

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River, Desert, Mountains and Birds

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

River, Desert, Mountains and Birds

Alex Chadwick Explores Big Bend National Park in Southwest Texas This four-part feature series is available now, in advance of National Public Lands Day on September 27. Big Bend National Park: rugged, diverse, remote. A place, as Alex Chadwick discovers, that ignites fierce passions in the people who love it. A place that shapes their lives in often unexpected ways. Timed to coincide with National Public Lands Day on September 27, 2014, these features are rich in sound. Produced by Katie Davis and recorded and mixed by Flawn Williams, they provide an ideal centerpiece for National Public...

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