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Unlikely Pairs – this week on Footlight Parade

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Unlikely Pairs – this week on Footlight Parade

If you think you and your partner in life are an unlikely pair, wait’ll you hear from the 14 couples in this week’s episode of Footlight Parade

Footlight Parade is weekly radio program featuring the best of Broadway and Hollywood has been nationally syndicated since 1998. Embracing music from the turn of the 20th century to today’s biggest hits, each show gathers marvelous songs to explore such wide-ranging themes as “All About Me: Soliloquies,” “Seize the Day!” and “Unrequitedly Yours.”

For more information about Footlight Parade, click HERE.

How to Save a City on “With Good Reason”

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

How to Save a City on “With Good Reason”

The first 24 hours after a city declares bankruptcy, there’s a reckoning: what gets to stay and what has to go. Frank Shafroth (George Mason University) walks us through what it’s like when a major city goes bankrupt and gives insight into the future of Detroit. And: While some people see social media as a waste of time, Lori Underwood (Christopher Newport University) believes that it could be our best bet to end the war on terror.

Later in the show: In his novel Tomorrow City, Kirk Kjeldsen (Virginia Commonwealth University) tells the story of an ex-con who is trying to reinvent himself in a new place. The backdrop for the story is Shanghai, a city that has perhaps reinvented itself more than any other city in history. Kjeldsen recently moved to Shanghai, a city he describes as “more American than America.” And: Everyone in America—from consumers to businesspeople—should understand what’s happening in China. That’s the message from economist and former Reagan advisor Deborah Hewitt (College of William and Mary). Hewitt says the changes taking place in China will affect the choices Americans make in managing their businesses and households.

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

National Parks – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

National Parks – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

This week Clay Jenkinson talks about the history of National Parks including Thomas Jefferson’s involvement in preserving the Natural Bridge in Virginia.

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

Jefferson in Radford (Part 2) – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Jefferson in Radford (Part 2) – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

This week we bring you part two of a Thomas Jefferson Hour recorded live at Radford University by Public Radio station WVRU and hosted by David Horton.

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

Memorial Day Program from “With Good Reason”

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Memorial Day Program from “With Good Reason”
With Good Reason honors veterans with a special edition for Memorial Day

Bringing Home the War Dead 

Available as a one hour or half hour program via PRX, AudioPort and download.
Before the Korean War, American soldiers killed in conflicts abroad were buried in overseas cemeteries. But the nature of the conflict in Korea changed that. Military Historian Brad Coleman says the Korean War brought about other changes, too, including the development of forensic anthropology.And: For U.S. military veterans, the benefits claims process is daunting. The Lewis B. Puller Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic at the William & Mary Law School has been touted as a model for the solution to the nation’s backlog of claims. 

Plus: “Comedy Bootcamp” is a stand-up comedy class exclusively for veterans and servicemen, and it serves as an emotional and creative outlet for veterans with PTSD and other combat-related injuries.

Later in the show: With its rolling green hills and its nearly 400,000 graves, Arlington National Cemetery is one of our nation’s most impressive military tributes. Also impressive is the work that goes on behind the scenes to create a meaningful experience for visitors.

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

“Beale Street Caravan” in May

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

“Beale Street Caravan” in May

From the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, Beale Street Caravan presents the best in Blues!

Upcoming Shows:

Each week Beale Street Caravan takes listeners on a musical journey through Memphis and the Mississippi Delta with live, in-concert performances from true, authentic masters of blues, soul, and rock n roll traditions.
Co-Hosted by Pat Mitchell and Kevin Cubbins, the weekly program includes live musical performance, commentary and interviews, and educational series programmed by artists, scholars, authors, and music industry insiders.

For more information about Beale Street Caravan, click HERE.

Imagining Yoko Ono on “With Good Reason”

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Imagining Yoko Ono on “With Good Reason”

Yoko Ono is best known for her marriage to John Lennon and was vilified by the press in the 1960s for her perceived role in the breakup of the Beatles. Kevin Concannon (Virginia Tech), an expert on Ono’s work, notes she was an accomplished and innovative artist long before she met Lennon. Plus: A novel by Fred D’Aguiar (Virginia Tech) tells the story of a mother and daughter caught up in the tragic Jonestown mass suicide of 1978.

Later in the show: Americans have been getting their kicks from Route 66 since John Steinbeck labeled it “The Mother Road” in The Grapes of Wrath. Michael Lund (Longwood University) is fascinated by the nostalgic small town life found along “America’s Main Street.” Lund is the author of a series of Route 66 novels. And: Jack Kerouac wrote about his travels along Route 66 in On the Road, the novel that made him a literary success. Gordon Ball (Virginia Military Institute) says Kerouac’s novel about the Beat Generation is as relevant today as it was in the 1950s.

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

 

Jefferson in Radford – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Jefferson in Radford – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

This week we bring you a Thomas Jefferson Hour recorded live at Radford University by Public Radio station WVRU and hosted by David Horton.

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

Artist Phil Taylor Honors Fallen Vets in “Brush of Honor” on “Insight Daily”

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Artist Phil Taylor Honors Fallen Vets in “Brush of Honor” on “Insight Daily”
For the week of May 18th, Artist Phil Taylor talks about how he creates a hand-painted original portrait to honor America’s fallen service members.  Phil embarks on a journey to learn as much as he can about a particular soldier in order to accurately reflect the fallen hero’s true spirit, and when completed the portraits are presented to family and friends in an emotional yet celebratory reveal ceremony.Brush of Honor, a new original series premiering in May on INSP Network follows him as he creates these unique tributes.

 

For more information about Insight Daily, click HERE.

Mr. Turner and the Industrial Revolution on “With Good Reason”

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Mr. Turner and the Industrial Revolution on “With Good Reason”

The critically acclaimed film Mr. Turner examines the life and work of the British Romanticist painter J.M.W. Turner, whose style earned him the informal title “the painter of light.” Historian William Rodner (Tidewater Community College) is the author of J.M.W. Turner: Romantic Painter of the Industrial Revolution. Rodner says Turner was one of the first major artists to depict the Industrial Revolution. And: In the 1830s, thousands of women were involved in the movement to abolish slavery. Stephanie Richmond (Norfolk State University) says the presence and activity of women in the abolitionist movement laid the framework for another important movement: women’s suffrage.

Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons user Oren neu dag

Later in the show: The power of logos and branding wasn’t lost on the ancients. Bruce MacDonald (Virginia Military Institute) says after William the Conqueror defeated Harold, the Saxon king, William wisely combined the crests of the two forces into a new British logo—two winged lions on a yellow field—which helped him unify and govern his new land. Also featured: Sequoyah, or as he signed his name, (ᏍᏏᏉᏯ Ssiquoya, is the great Cherokee Indian who invented the Cherokee alphabet that made reading and writing in Cherokee possible. Ken Smith (Radford University) is having the students in his typography and design class create new typeface designs for the Cherokee language.

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