Holiday Treats

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Holiday Treats

Check out these Sound Beat features on PRX that are perfect to air for over the Holidays.

Download all of the episodes from PRX here: Sound Beat for Christmas

or request downloads.

Sounds of the Season

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Sounds of the Season

24 Hours of Holiday Music available FREE on PRX or Download starting on December 1st

KSDS Jazz 88.3 presents Sounds of the Season, 24 hours of holiday music, featuring old favorites (Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, etc.), current stars (Dianne Reeves, Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Hamilton, Marcus Roberts) and the recently departed (Chick Corea, Joey DeFrancesco, Ramsey Lewis

These are a few of the seasonal favorites to be heard:

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Ella Fitzgerald;
Deck the Halls – Herbie Hancock;
Carol of the Bells – Nancy Wilson;
Sugar Rum Cherry – Duke Ellington Orchestra;
Here Comes Santa Claus – Jeff Hamilton;
Sleigh Ride – Diana Krall.

Also included is a reading of the classic,’Twas the Night Before Christmas, by the late southern California jazz radio personality, Chuck Niles.

Available: PRX, Download

Cost: FREE

Length: Each hour is 59:00 and includes a floating 60 sec break

Holiday Jazz

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Holiday Jazz

3 FREE Hours of Holiday Jazz for your station from David Basse


Festive sounds for the season from Jazz with David Basse

Our holiday programming has something for everyone, with beloved, classic songs alongside new voices in jazz. From vocalese to vibraphone, it’s perfect for your public radio celebration!

Cost: FREE

Length: 3 Hours

Available: PRX and Download

Are Primary Elections Ruining Democracy?

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Are Primary Elections Ruining Democracy?

Now available from Intelligence Squared

Though primary elections may seem integral to the U.S. political system, they are actually a relatively new phenomenon. In fact, they’re not even mentioned in our Constitution. Many see primary elections as a principal culprit of what they consider an undermined democracy, fueling extremism, hindering compromise, and lending too much power to partisans. Others argue that primaries are an important bulwark against political corruption and a hedge against elitism. In this context, we debate the question: Are Primary Elections Ruining Democracy?

Available: Content Depot & PRX

Cost: FREE

Length: 1 Hour

The Best of Broadway and Hollywood

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The Best of Broadway and Hollywood

Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical 

Public Radio’s Most Popular and Longest Running Broadway and Hollywood Musical Program

Since 1998, Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical has been presenting the best of Broadway and Hollywood, from the early 20th century to current hits: from Gershwin, Berlin and Rodgers & Hammerstein to Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The best of Broadway and Hollywood music including rarely heard recordings.

“Bill Rudman brings musical theater history to life with charm, wit, insight, warmth, convivial chat and a wealth of knowledge”.

Entertaining and insightful backstage stories, anecdotes, and historical perspectives from Host and Producer Bill Rudman, a nationally recognized authority on musical theatre.

 “I don’t know which I prefer: the music or your informative and entertaining commentary. BOTH are excellent!”

Exclusive archival interviews with, and in-depth interviews with of  such acclaimed artists as lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me), composer John Kander (Cabaret and Chicago) and singers Mandy Patinkin and the late Barbara Cook, and many more!

“Bill’s in-depth interviews with all manner of artists provide a permanent, irreplaceable archive.”

Cost: FREE

Length: 56:50

Available: PRX Automated Delivery, Downloads