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

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Featured, 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 Featured, 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” – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

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

“Auto Biography” – This week 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 this week:

  • “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.

This August on “12th Street Jump”

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

This August on “12th Street Jump”

Coming up on 12th Street Jump -
 Louis Armstrong, Pat Metheny, Count Basie, & Charlie Parker

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.

August 5-11: LOUIS ARMSTRONG
Celebrating the birthday of Louis Armstrong with special guest Stan Kessler

August 11-17: PAT METHENY
Celebrating the birthday of Pat Metheny with special guest Danny Embrey

August 18-24:  COUNT BASIE

August 25-31: CHARLIE PARKER
Celebrating the birthday of Charlie Parker with special guest Dan Thomas

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

This Month on Sound Beat – The Murderous Minstrel

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

This Month on Sound Beat – The Murderous Minstrel

By the time Huddie Ledbetter was 15 his father had given him a pistol and a guitar. Both would play formative roles in his life and legend as Leadbelly. This August we take a week-long look at the murderous minstrel, from working on the chain gang to recording for children.

We’ve also got Chuck Berry’s mid-50’s nod to the “new breed”, The Cajun national anthem, a bit of London clock tower trivia, the origins of doo-wop, and how to lose a girl in the 1000 Islands.

Thanks to campus support and grants from groups like the National Endowment for the Arts, Sound Beat is FREE to you and your listeners.

From vaudeville to vinyl, you’ll hear it all on Sound Beat!

For more information about Sound Beat, click HERE.

Nootka Sound Crisis – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in 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 Nuu-chah-nulth indigenous people.

The crisis revolved around larger issues about sovereignty claims and rights of navigation and trade. Between 1774 and 1789 Spain sent several expeditions to the Pacific Northwest to reassert its long-held navigation and territorial claims to the area

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

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

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in 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, and to better our world.

Also this week:

  • After money, what motivates people at work? Best-selling author Dan Pink has done the research.
  • Margaret Wise Brown’s biographer says the author of Goodnight Moon always really wanted to write for adults.
  • A revival of the lost art of mindfulness and its importance to classroom decorum and academic achievement.

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

This July on “12th Street Jump”

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in 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 Hagenbach.

July 28 – August 3 – HANK JONES

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

For Independence Day – The Man Behind the Myth

Posted by 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 of our country’s most important Founding Fathers.

In an insightful and informative conversation, Jefferson expounds on his parents, his love of French food and culture, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, the Bill of Rights, the 2nd Amendment, White House dinners and more.

LENGTH: 1 hour
AVAILABLE: AudioPort, Content Depot, PRX, Download

 

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