Jazz with David Basse- Spring Special

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Jazz with David Basse- Spring Special

3 Free Hours of Jazz programming  featuring Karrin Allyson

Spring Programming With a Swingin’ Flair

In jazz, there is no one sunnier than five-time Grammy nominated pianist and vocalist Karrin Allyson. She loves family, and after decades of touring, the world looks like an extended family vacation to her.
Join us for three very special hours of jazz all about spring.
Listeners will learn things about Karrin that they never knew, and will wind up with “Some of that Sunshine”.

LENGTH: 3 Hours (available as 3 individual hours!)
AVAILABLE:  PRX (Hour 1, Hour 2, Hour 3) and Download

A Lost Homeland

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A Lost Homeland

Available beginning as a full hour or half hour on: PRX, AudioPort, and Download

Part 1: With help from the Nixon White House tapes, Marc Selverstone, of UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs, discloses the president’s true intentions in ending the war in Vietnam, and Admiral Pete Bondi recalls the chaos on the ground as North Vietnamese troops systematically overtook the southern provinces almost three years later. Lieu Nguyen describes her family’s death-defying journey to freedom, and Captain Paul Jacobs hails the humanitarian efforts of the U.S. Navy, involving dramatic rescues at sea. Finally, Phu Nguyen talks about life under communist rule after the Fall of Saigon, revealing that, regardless of one’s ability to escape, everyone in South Vietnam lost their homeland on April 30th, 1975.   

Part 2: While Thuy Dinh, Toa Do, and Lieu Nguyen describe small but meaningful details of life in their new Virginia community of “Little Saigon,” author Phuong Nguyen discusses the American systems in place to assist refugees and the conflicting feelings of gratitude and guilt associated with their rescue. Thanh Tan talks of countering her father’s opinion on immigration using his own story of escape and asylum, and Kim Delevett travels to Vietnam for a homecoming she never expected. Plus, music plays a pivotal role in telling the complex stories of refugees and connects a new generation with the past. 

Songs of Rural America The Symphony Concert

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Songs of Rural America The Symphony Concert

Folksinger Michael Johnathon and The Ohio Valley Symphony celebrate the music and stories of America’s front porch – from Appalachia to Woody Guthrie, Buddy Holly to George Gershwin, Irving Berlin to Vincent Van Gogh and more. Conducted by Tim Berens and recorded at the historic Ariel Opera House in Gallipolis, Ohio.

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Join the 250+ stations that are now on the Sound Beat

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Join the 250+ stations that are now on the Sound Beat
Now entering its 9th year, Sound Beat has grown steadily to become one of Public Radio’s most popular daily features.
A free, daily, 90 second feature, Sound Beat  highlights the holdings of the Syracuse University Libraries’ Belfer Audio Archive, one of the largest sound archives in the United States.   Like a trip through the history of recorded sound, Sound Beat episodes feature rare and unique recordings from the Archive, and entertaining backstorys detailing their place in recording history. 
From popular artists – 
Emmylou Harris  Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues was included on Harris’ Blue Kentucky Girl, a Warner Brothers LP. It was recorded in Nashville in 1979, with an award winning cast; that’s none other than Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt singing backup.
to obscure musical performances – 
El Relicario  
The dashing Rudolph Valentino certainly had the right look for silent films. The problem was, he had the right singing voice for them as well. 
to the great thinkers, political figures, and historical events of the early 19th – to mid-20th century – 
The Last Flight of the Lady Be Good 
The American B-24 Bomber Lady Be Good departed a Libyan Air Base on a bombing raid in April 1943.  She did so into a sandstorm, and disappeared for 15 years.
you’ll hear it all on the Sound Beat!   

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Now in its 4th Season

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Now in its 4th Season

The new season of Ozark Highlands Radio features exclusive live recordings from Taj Mahal, The Secret Sisters, John McEuen, The Seldom Scene, and more.

Ozark Highlands Radio kicked off its 4th Season of new programs in January with:
Banjo Time! Host Dave Smith and banjo royalty Mark Jones explore music of the banjo:

  • From its ancient African roots, we’ll follow the banjo’s transition from a slave instrument into the mainstream of American popular and folk music.
  • Mark and Dave will guide us through performances by various banjo masters covering a myriad of styles into which the banjo has evolved,
  • Mark Jones also offers an archival recording of ubiquitous Ozark banjo legend Bookmiller Shannon performing the tune “Shortnin’ Bread.”
  • Writer, musician, and traditional dancer Aubrey Atwater presents “The African American Banjo,” illuminating the African roots of this enduring musical instrument.

Available FREE on PRX SubAuto and download

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