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Nootka Sound Crisis – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Nootka Sound Crisis – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

President Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson) speaks with author David Nicandri about the Nootka Sound crisis of 1790. The Nootka Crisis was an international incident and political dispute between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Spain, triggered by a series of events that took place during the summer of 1789 at Nootka Sound. Nootka Sound is a network of inlets on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in the Pacific Northwest region of North America, now part of the Canadian province of British Columbia and the territory of the Mowachaht group of the...

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“Uptalk” on Jeopardy – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

“Uptalk” on Jeopardy – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

“Uptalk” is that rising, questioning tone some people use when ending a statement. It’s becoming so common that Thomas Linneman (College of William and Mary) studied its use by contestants on the game show Jeopardy. He found women use it more than men, but male contestants often use “uptalk” after a woman competitor gets a wrong answer. And: Most of us think the best way to motivate is with rewards like money. But best-selling author Dan Pink says that’s a mistake. He says the secret to high performance and satisfaction is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to create new things,...

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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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