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Love in the Workplace – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Love in the Workplace – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

A new study finds that an affectionate work environment boosts teamwork and job satisfaction and leads to less burnout and absenteeism. A forthcoming article in the Harvard Business Review looks at the research by Mandy O’Neil (George Mason University).

And: A young husband and wife explain how they turned to bicycling to lose weight and gain fitness. Donald and Kelly Sorah (University of Virginia at Wise) have lost nearly 300 pounds together.

Plus: With people living longer, more adult children are caring for their aging parents. Sarah Gilbert (Radford University) gives long-term planning tips for this period in our lives.

Also this week:

  • Horses and humans have long interacted, but now therapeutic horse riding is helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in some life-changing ways.
  • Apps to help employees with autism work more productively in their jobs.
  •  A game app called Blood Feud that encourages kids in hospitals to understand and fight their illnesses.

 

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

Rudiments of Grammar – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Rudiments of Grammar – This week on THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HOUR

This week’s show is devoted to a discussion with Thomas Jefferson about the nature of language. President Jefferson speaks about the rules of grammar during his time, and shares his thoughts about neologism, dictionaries, Doctor Samuel Johnson and Johnson’s work with the English language.

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

Puppy Play – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Puppy Play – This week on WITH GOOD REASON

It’s no surprise that dogs make friends at the dog park, but it turns out people do too. Ed Gomez (Old Dominion University) says that dog parks build community and cut back on crime.

And: For coastal cities around the world, surf tourism brings huge revenue, but it can also bring conflict. Lindsay Usher (Old Dominion University) studies the rough waves that are sometimes made between locals and surf tourists.

Plus: After starting an antique photo collection, Ann-Janine Morey (James Madison University) discovered that old photos of people with their pets can teach us a lot about class.

Also this week:

  • Despite what many people believe, fall leaf color in Virginia is remarkably consistent every year.
  • Mercury pollution in waterways is not only bad for fish-eating birds, but also for songbirds, who are absorbing the toxin through the spiders they eat.

 

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

 

River, Desert, Mountains and Birds

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

River, Desert, Mountains and Birds

Alex Chadwick Explores Big Bend National Park
in Southwest Texas

This four-part feature series is available now, in advance of National Public Lands Day on September 27.

Big Bend National Park: rugged, diverse, remote.
A place, as Alex Chadwick discovers, that ignites fierce passions in the people who love it.
A place that shapes their lives in often unexpected ways.

Timed to coincide with National Public Lands Day on September 27, 2014, these features are rich in sound. Produced by Katie Davis and recorded and mixed by Flawn Williams, they provide an ideal centerpiece for National Public Lands Day coverage and community outreach for public radio stations across the country.

Each feature:

  • is between three and four minutes long
  • fits existing NPR clocks
  • is suitable for inclusion within magazine programs or between existing programs.

The series is free and available via PRX, ContentDepot, and Pacifica’s AudioPort.

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 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 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.