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Need some jazz?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Need some jazz?

Looking for a jazz program?
consider 12th Street Jump
Public Radio’s Weekly Jazz, Blues, Comedy Jam

Now heard on over 100 public stations,
12SJ is an entertaining jazz and blues-inflected “Saturday Night Live”–
celebrating the legends of jazz

Recorded live in a studio, or at one of Kansas City’s jazz clubs, 12 Street Jump features:

  • The 12th Street Jump band (musical director Joe Cartwright, along with Tyrone Clark on bass and Mike Warren on drums) and vocalists David Basse and Nedra Dixon.
  • Hosts and improv comedians Pete Weber and Pearl McDonald poke fun at today’s headline makers, and
  • Special guests like Horace Washington, Stan Kessler, Charlie Musselwhite, and Christian McBride drop in to add to the fun.

For more information about 12th Street Jump, click HERE.

Odyssey March – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Odyssey March – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Humanities scholar and creator of the Thomas Jefferson Hour Clay Jenkinson speaks about the Odyssey Tours Lewis and Clark Tour 2014.
Clay Jenkinson offers a unique and rare opportunity to explore through the eyes of Captain Meriwether Lewis into a window of one of America’s greatest explorations – The Lewis and Clark Expedition through the White Cliffs of the Missouri River and the Bitterroot Mountains in 1805 and 1806. German Prince Maximilian and his Swiss artist Karl Bodmer followed in their footsteps 25 years later. Clay brings to light and ties together both epic journeys.

For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.

Brigham Young: American Moses? – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Brigham Young: American Moses? – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

Brigham Young was a rough-hewn transient from New York who was electrified by the Mormon faith. He married more than 50 women, and transformed a barren desert into his vision of the Kingdom of God. In his biography Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet, John Turner (George Mason University) explores Young’s thirty-year battle with the U.S Government for the control of Utah and his role in the massacre of settlers who came out west. And: Since 1950, the South has undergone the most dramatic political transformation of any region in the United States. Quentin Kidd (Christopher Newport University) argues the once solid Democratic-South is now overwhelmingly Republican, and African Americans are voting at levels comparable to those of whites.

Also this week:

  • In the 18th century it was hard cider, not beer, that was the alcoholic beverage of choice.

 

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.

The dream of GREAT RADIO is alive in Portland – PRPD 2014

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

The dream of GREAT RADIO is alive in Portland – PRPD 2014

Make sure to visit the Exhibition’s Area at PRPD in Portland.

Creative PR will be there along with our clients Sound Beat & BirdNote

  • Discover new Programming options from Creative PR
  • Explore the history of recorded sound with Sound Beat
  • Meet live birds with BirdNote
  • Meet Mat Kaplan, host of Planetary Radio
  • Grab a FREE book courtesy of Insight Daily

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Language of Doctor Who – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

The Language of Doctor Who – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

The BBC television fantasy series Dr. Who has been around for more than 50 years and has a large devoted fan base here in America and around the world. This month saw the debut of the 12th doctor who can travel through time and space. Jason Barr (Blue Ridge Community College) is coeditor of the new book The Language of Dr. Who.
Plus:In the years after World War I, stunt pilots in small airplanes would fly throughout the country, performing tricks and selling rides to locals—introducing Americans to flight for the first time. By the end of World War II, says Historian Houston Johnson (Virginia Military Institute), air travel and airports were commonplace, in large part because of the efforts of the Works Progress Administration.

Also this week:

  • Over the past decade, Mexican drug traffickers trying to get their products to the U.S. have had a spiritual “protector.” Her name is Santa Muerte, and she’s a Mexican folk saint for not just drug traffickers, but prostitutes too.

 

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.

This September on 12th Street Jump

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

This September on 12th Street Jump

Coming up on 12th Street Jump -
Charlie Parker, Jimmy Reed, Karrin Allyson, Les McCann, & Oscar Pettiford

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.

September 1-7: CHARLIE PARKER
Celebrating the birthday of Charlie Parker with special guest Dan Thomas.

September 8-14: JIMMY REED
Celebrating the birthday of Jimmy Reed with special guest Sheila Bey.

September 15-21: KARRIN ALLYSON
Celebrating the music of Karrin Allyson with Karrin herself along with Rod Fleeman.

September 22-28: LES McCANN
Celebrating the birthday of Les McCann.

September 29-October 5: OSCAR PETTIFORD
Celebrating the birthday of Oscar Pettiford featuring our very own Tyrone Clark.

For more information about 12th Street Jump, click HERE.

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

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in 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 has brought these unwanted passengers back into our hotel rooms.

 

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.

Post and Punctuation – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in 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.

Explorers – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted by 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.

“Auto Biography” – on WITH GOOD REASON

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

“Auto Biography” – 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 on this episode:

  • “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 each year.

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.