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Beyond a Song (Series)

Produced by ISOAS Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Beyond a Song: Jim Nunally (Part 3)

From ISOAS Media | Part of the Beyond a Song series | 01:00:00

Prx_nunally_3_240x240_small JIM NUNALLY (Part 3)PUBLISHED ON PRX  9 / 14 / 2018 - BEYOND A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUB  TRAUMA PRODUCTIONS ,  and  VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM

Host Rich Reardin talks with Jim Nunally about his life and music. This is the final part 3 of a 3 part interview.

A San Francisco Bay Area-native, Jim is musician, composer, record producer, and teacher. His third-generation traditional music roots began in Arkansas with his guitar-playing grandfather who taught Jim’s father, who in turn taught Jim. This pedigree contributes to his unmistakably traditional sound.
In 2007 Jim released his first solo CD Gloria’s Waltz, dedicated to his wonderful mom. It features all songs his mother likes.
Jim has released two instructional DVDs. The Art Of Rhythm Guitar: Strums, and his latest DVD, Walks and Runs, are based on over 25 years of experience teaching at music camps.
In 2005 Jim appeared alongside John Reischman on Tone Poets produced by David Grisman.
He performs with The Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally Band, The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Bangers and Grass, Dix Bruce, Keith Little.

Musical selections include: Sitting On Top Of The World, Last Chance, Old And In The Way, I Hear A South Wind, The North Shore, Shackled and Chained, Baby Lets Take The Long Way Home

For more information, visit BEYOND A SONG.COM

The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel (Series)

Produced by Chuck Wolfe

Most recent piece in this series:

Emotion Revolution in the Workplace

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 54:21


Peter Drucker is reported to have said that culture will eat strategy for breakfast every time. Andrew Faas has discovered that safe, productive, inspiring workplaces arise as a result of trust, clarity of purpose for the organization and each person in it, and efficacy - the idea that we have the ability to produce a desired result. He and I also discuss the importance and role of each person's immediate supervisor at every level of organization. The key variable impacting people's experience in the workplace is the feelings they have about the person he or she reports to in the organization. Even in toxic workplace cultures individual leaders can make life tolerable to the people who report to them. Tune in to understand and learn more about the Emotion Revolution.

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Sweet Dreams (#1450)  

From A Way with Words | Part of the A Way with Words series | 54:00

Carnegiehall_small Try this tricky puzzle: Take the words new door and rearrange their letters into one word.

How do you pronounce the name Carnegie? The Scottish industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, pronounced it with an accent on the second syllable, as his namesake the Carnegie Corporation of New York takes pains to make clear. Good luck explaining that to New Yorkers, though. They may know that the famous concert venue is named in his honor, but it's become traditional to stress the first syllable in Carnegie Hall. In the 19th century, people would have encountered his name in print first rather than hearing it by radio broadcast and incorrectly surmised it was CAR-neh-ghee, not car-NEH-ghee.

A Dallas woman says that when she rebukes the advances of the courtly old gent she's dating, he apologizes with the words I'm sorry for losing my faculties. Using the term my faculties in this sense is not all that common, but understandable if you think of one's faculties as "the ability to control impulses and behavior."

Foafiness, which derives from friend of a friend, is the condition of knowing a lot about someone even though you've never actually met, such as when you feel like you know a friend's spouse or children solely because you've read so much about them on Facebook. But is there a term for "experiential foafiness," when you feel like you've visited someplace but then realize you've only read about it or seen it in a video?

Quiz Guy John Chaneski brings a quiz based on what editors for the Oxford English Dictionary say are the 100 Most Common Words in English.

Is it okay use the word ask as a noun, as in What's our ask going to be? Or should we substitute the word question or request? Actually, the noun ask has handy applications in the world of business and fundraising, where it has a more specific meaning. It's taken on a useful function in the same way as other nouns that started as verbs, including reveal, fail, and tell.

A Burlington, Vermont, listener says that when he was a boy, his dad used to call him a little Gomer. It's a reference to the 1960's sitcom "Gomer Pyle," which featured a bumbling but good-hearted U.S. Marine from the fictional town of Mayberry, North Carolina. As a result, the name Gomer is now a gently derogatory term for "rube" or "hick."

Glenn Reinhardt and his 8-year-old daughter Camryn of San Antonio, Texas, co-authored a limerick that makes clever use of the words leopard, shepherd, and peppered.
A native French speaker wants clarification about the use of the word precipice in English.

A listener in Lashio, Myanmar, reports that a term of endearment in the local language translates as "my little liver."  

In deafening industrial workplaces, such as textile factories and sawmills, workers often develop their own elaborate system of sign language, communicating everything from how their weekend went or to straighten up because the boss is coming.

The phrase no great shakes means "no great thing" or "insignificant." The term may have arisen from the idea of shaking dice and then having a disappointing toss. If so, it would fall into a long line of words and phrases arising from gambling. Or it may derive from an old sense of the word shake meaning "swagger" or "boast."  

A listener in Montreal, Canada, asks: How do you pronounce lieutentant? The British say LEF-ten-ant, while Americans say LOO-ten-ant. In the United States, Noah Webster insisted on the latter because it hews more closely to the word's etymological roots, the lieu meaning "place" and lieutenant literally connoting a "placeholder," that is, an officer carrying out duties on behalf of a higher-up.

Why doesn't an usher ush? The word goes all the way back to Latin os, meaning "mouth," and its derivative ostium, meaning "door." An usher was originally a servant in charge of letting people in and out of a door.

A San Diego woman says her mother always tucked her into bed with the comforting wish, Sweet dreams, and rest in the arms of Morpheus. This allusion to mythology evokes a time when people were more familiar with Greek myth, and the shape-shifting god Morpheus who ruled over sleep and dreams and inspired both the word metamorphosis and the name of the sleep-inducing drug, morphine.

This episode is hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett.