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Aw Shucks…Oysters! – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Aw Shucks…Oysters! – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

From the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, oysters have influenced our history, our culture and, of course, our eating habits. When Captain John Smith sailed into the Chesapeake Bay, he said oysters were as big as dinner plates. Chefs, oystermen, conservationists, oyster-lovers, and poets Nikki Giovanni (Virginia Tech) and Tim Seibles (Old Dominion University) all weigh in about the legend and allure of Crassotrea virginica. Also this week: They’re baaaaack! Liberal use of DDT and other pesticides virtually eliminated bedbugs in the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s, but international travel...

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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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Explorers – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Explorers – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

This week, in an out of character program, Clay Jenkinson and David Nicandri (Lewis and Clark expert) discuss the history and protocols of explorers, like who is given credit for discovering new spots. For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.

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“Auto Biography” – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

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

“Auto Biography” – This week 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 this week: “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 travelers...

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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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