UnderCurrents takes listeners to the Stanford Powwow where Hosts Gregg McVicar (Tlingit) & Gabriela Castelán (Chicana) meet indigenous participants of many tribes to discuss dance, tradition, food, jewelry and friendship.
You’ll hear location recordings mixed with contemporary native music from –
- Buffy Sainte-Marie,
- Arigon Starr,
- Tchiya Amet,
- Robbie Robertson,
- A Tribe Called Red…and more.
Powwow! on PRX
(One or two-hours)
For Veterans Day
With Good Reason Special Series on Vietnam – Voices of Vietnam
“The Women of War” – Alongside the army of men on the front lines of conflict was an army of women in support roles. From the Red Cross volunteers who boosted morale to the nurses who treated injuries, women were a major part of soldiers’ experience of the war. We hear the stories of some of these women, and how women’s roles in Vietnam reflected the gender norms of the era.
“Fighting on Two Fronts” – African Americans who fought for their country in Vietnam often experienced in the ranks the racism their families endured back home. While white and black soldiers were unified in battle, that bond broke down back in camp.
“Getting Into Vietnam” – Historians Fred Turner and Wilbur J. Scott explore how the self-image of America was shattered in Vietnam, and we hear the first-hand accounts of veterans’ return to America after the trauma of conflict. Then, historian Christian Appy tells the story of the draft — who it ensnared, who escaped, and the trauma it left on a generation of Americans.
Available as Stand-alone Hour or Half-hours
Folksinger Michael Johnathon’s WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour is an hour long, weekly live-audience, Americana format show that presents the best grassroots and acoustic music to our global audience. WoodSongs tapes every Monday night at the Lyric Theater in Lexington, KY. Over the years amazing artists have graced our stage like Brandi Carlile, Judy Collins, Neko Case, Jacob Dylan, Norah Jones, Peter Yarrow, and more. The live performance and conversation with the artists are used to encourage the audience to be involved in art, music and their hometown.
A four episode radio and video documentary series highlighting the dynamic stories of Native American hip-hop MCs.
Since its inception in the 80’s, generations of youth have gravitated to hip-hop. The genre has been the platform for young people to express their art. And we see this in our communities around the world — specifically, in Native America — and how hip-hop culture relates to Native life.
Host/Producer Alexis Sallee travels from Minnesota to Alaska to document Native American rappers’s contributions to modern music.
Each episode follows two artists who share their story and Indigenous history. Through interviews, we hear personal stories from addiction and identity to boarding schools and generational trauma.
Eight rappers bring insight and emotional rawness in exploring disconnection and reconnection to Native culture.
We see these artists’ powerful lyrical and artistic expression work to uplift their communities and inspire youth.
For more information, visit our Program Listing.
Sound Beat is a daily, 90 second program
highlighting the holdings of the Syracuse University Libraries’ Belfer Audio Archive, one of the largest sound archives in the United States.
Each episode features a recording from the Archive, and an entertaining historical backstory.
The recordings feature popular music performances – old favorites, rare gems, and some never heard before… from Cab Calloway to the castrated stars of Italian opera, you’ll hear it all on the Sound Beat!
Sound Beat episodes also feature speeches and spoken word performances from some of the great thinkers, political figures and luminaries from the late 19th and early- to mid-20th centuries – people like Thomas Edison, George Bernard Shaw, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, and Theodore Roosevelt.
For more information visit Sound Beat’s program listing.