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This July on “12th Street Jump”

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

This July on “12th Street Jump”

Coming up on 12th Street Jump - Louis Jordan, Philly Joe Jones, Helen Merrill, & Hank Jones 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. July 7 – 13 – LOUIS JORDAN Recorded live at the Broadway Jazz Club with special guests antique pop duo Victor & Penny. July 14 – 20 – PHILLY JOE JONES With special guest drummer Tommy Ruskin. July 21 – 27 – HELEN MERRILL Recorded live at the Broadway Jazz Club with special guest singer/songwriter Angela...

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For Independence Day – The Man Behind the Myth

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

For Independence Day – The Man Behind the Myth

For the Fourth of July - An interview with the author of  The Declaration of Independence from The Thomas Jefferson Hour The principal author of The Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson was the first Secretary of State, the second Vice-President, and Third President of the United States. In a special Thomas Jefferson Hour program recorded in front of a live audience, Prairie Public Radio’s Ashley Thornberg sits down with, nationally acclaimed humanities scholar and award-winning first person interpreter of Thomas Jefferson, Clay Jenkinson, for a wide-ranging interview with one...

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Hit the beaches with BirdNote

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Hit the beaches with BirdNote

Celebrate the return of Summer and sunshine with BirdNote BirdNote strives to transport listeners out of the daily grind and into the natural world with outstanding audio programming and online content. The stories we tell are rich in sound, imagery, and information, connecting the ways and needs of birds to the lives of listeners. Listen to the BirdNote Moments for July on Soundcloud. For more information, click...

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Raiding Our LPs – this month on Sound Beat

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Raiding Our LPs – this month on Sound Beat

We’ve loved combing Belfer Audio Archive’s vast collections of cylinders, 33′s, 45′s, Diamond Discs, and 78′s… We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be adding…VINYL! Starting this month we’ll pepper LP’s into the mix, including an introductory episode featuring one of Bob Dylan’s finest, as well as Nina Simone’s playful take on the story of Adam and Eve. Every episode allows us to digitize a record from the Archive, while preserving the original for future appreciation by researchers. Thanks to campus support grants...

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“The Thomas Jefferson Hour” on the road

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 in News | 0 comments

“The Thomas Jefferson Hour” on the road

Prairie Public presented Jefferson on Broadway: The Thomas Jefferson Hour Live on Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Fargo, ND. Tune in the week of July 6 and July 13 to hear the shows we recorded LIVE at The Hotel Donaldson in Fargo. For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE...

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Yes, We Have No Bananas…we had no bananas in May this June on Sound Beat

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Yes, We Have No Bananas…we had no bananas in May this June on Sound Beat

This month on Sound Beat we’ve got our usual stock of unusual stories behind some of your favorite recordings. For example, the disputed origins of “Yes, We Have No Bananas” and its connection to one of the greatest art hoaxes of all time. Then there’s Harry Belafonte’s signature tune, recorded in the year he and a couple of famous friends crossed a major journalistic color barrier. To top it all off, we’ve got the tale of the clever queen Scheherazade, and how she stayed her execution through some nimble storytelling of her own. These are just a few of...

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