Spring is in the air…

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Spring is in the air…

Spring  into the history of recorded sound!

Sound Beat is a daily, 90-second public radio show that showcases recordings from Syracuse University Libraries’ Belfer Audio Archive, one of the nation’s largest sound archives.

Episodes feature a wide range of recordings from all musical genres, film scores, and great thinkers and political figures such as Albert Einstein and Teddy Roosevelt, and more. Listeners will hear fascinating rare gems, old favorites, and some never heard before recordings.

For more information about Sound Beat, check out our Program Listing  


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TikTok is considered the world’s most successful video app. But with concerns that U.S. data could be transmitted to China’s government, President Biden banned TikTok from government phones. Should the White House go further?

Those in support point to the ban on Huawei as an effective means of limiting China’s influence.

Those against say a ban could constitute censorship and is easily bypassed.

In that context, we debate: Should the U.S. Ban TikTok?

Arguing “Yes” is Kori Schake, Senior Fellow and Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute.

Arguing “No” is Milton Mueller, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy and Founder and Director, Internet Governance Project.

Available: Content Depot & PRX

Length: One hour

Cost: FREE


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ChatGPT is all the rage. But despite the chatbot’s growing popularity, it’s not without controversy.

Critics raise privacy and ethical concerns, and even warn against the long-term effects it could have on humans’ writing skills.

Advocates say it will free up organizations to focus on more complex problems, and are impressed with the depth of its data set.

With this context, we debate the question: Will ChatGPT do more harm than good?

Arguing “Yes” is Gary Marcus Author of “Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust” and Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University.

Arguing “No” is Keith Teare Entrepreneur, Author, and CEO & Founder at SignalRank Corporation.

Available: Content Depot & PRX

Length: One hour

Cost: FREE

The Depth and Breadth of Jazz

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The Depth and Breadth of Jazz

15 hours a week FREE on Jazz with David Basse

AVAILABLE via PRX and Download

Explore jazz’s wide range of influences on Jazz with David Basse.
Drawing n his lifelong experience as a prominent jazz musician and recording artist, David Basse, with his friendly on-air persona presents handpicked tracks with insights, anecdotes, and interview snippets bringing the quintessential American musical genre to life.

From roots music, rare classic cuts, blues, Latin, to the latest releases, your listeners will enjoy the great selections featured on Jazz with David Basse.

Some great artists recently heard on the show include:

  • Art Blakey with Horace Silver, “The Jazz Messenger” 1956
  • Donald Byrd, “Live at Montreux” 1973
  • Tim Fitzgerald, “Tim Fitzgerald’s Full House” 2022

Now heard on 80 stations across the country, including Kansas Public Radio, North Country Public Radio, Public Radio DelMarVa, North State Public Radio, WQCS in Ft. Pierce, FL, WYSU in Youngstown, OH, KETR in Commerce, TX, and WWFM in Trenton, NJ.

Jazz with David Basse is available via automated delivery on PRX or download. Play all 15 hours, one hour, or anything in between, all for FREE.

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