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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 135 (3-31)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 welcomes July this week as we bring you more of the very best from the world of independent radio production. Every Sunday at midnight on Austin's KUT 90.5 and also at 4pm on digital KUT2 we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 135 (3-31) includes KUT's Views and Brews Remix: Art Blakey and the Art of Revolution...Fahrenheit 451: A Big Read Documentary...99% Invisible #48-The Bathtubs or the Boiler Room...2012: End of the World! Cancun, Mexico...Time in Exile (A Postcard from Mexico)...Shortcuts to Freedom...The USA Plan...Life As A Death Investigator

KUT's Views and Brews: Art Blakey and The Art of Revolution

From KUT | Part of the KUT's Views and Brews Remix series | 59:01

Both playing drums and out in the world, Art Blakey produced a powerfully important original sound, the influence of which has lasted for generations. Blakey was a mentor to many musicians and is considered to be a developer of much of the jazz landscape for the past 50 years, as he consistently led his Jazz Messengers. With a steady and unwavering practice, he produced a revolution.

Tumblr_lsx3h7z6o71qzn0deo1_1280_small What is in a sound? What qualities are necessary to lead a band for many decades? What passions helped to make Blakey’s music distinctive and propel it forward, representing a particular activism and identity? Listen back to our discussion about Blakey, his music, and his legacy and enjoy the superlative performances from some incredible musicians.

Featuring:

Rabbi Neil Blumofe in discussion with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with musicians Brannen Temple, drums; Ephraim Owens, trumpet; Sam Lipman, saxophone; Freddie Mendoza, Trombone; Dr. James Polk, Piano; Roscoe Beck, Bass.

Fahrenheit 451: A Big Read Documentary

From National Endowment for the Arts | Part of the The Big Read series | 28:51

In this half-hour radio show, we'll explore Bradbury's terrifying vision of a future without books as we discuss his groundbreaking 1953 novel, Fahrenheit 451.

Cover_far451_000_small A world without books. That's something writer Ray Bradbury has imagined and re-imagined for much of his 85 years. As one of the most influential science fiction writers in history, Bradbury's work, more than 500 short stories and 11 novels to date, has helped shape the last half century of American literature and popular culture. The program features Bradbury along with several cultural luminaries, including Orson Scott Card, John Crowley, Paquito D'Rivera, Hector Elizondo, Nat Hentoff, Ursula K. Le Guin, Azar Nafisi, Luis Alberto Urrea and Sam Weller.

99% Invisible #48- The Bathtubs or the Boiler Room (Standard 4:30 version)

From Roman Mars | Part of the 99% Invisible (Standard Length) series | 04:29

Discovering marble bathtubs in the basement of the US Capitol.

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2012: End of the World! Cancun, Mexico

From Jake Warga | 04:06

It's the end of the world, according to the Mayan Calendar. A thoughtful and goofy piece exploring Cancun, Mexico.

Warga_cancun_03_small It's the end of the world, according to the Mayan Calendar. A thoughtful and goofy piece exploring Cancun, Mexico.

Time in Exile (A Postcard From Mexico)

From Jay Allison | Part of the Stories From Carmen series | 03:34

Carmen Delzell talks about what her life is like living in Mexico, how she's happier than ever, but in ways she never imagined. This essay was recorded in 1998, but it's an evergreen piece.

Phpthumb_generated_thumbnailjpg_small Carmen Delzell talks about what her life is like living in Mexico, how she's happier than ever, but in ways she never imagined. This essay was recorded in 1998, but it's an evergreen piece.

Shortcuts To Freedom

From Peter Bochan | Part of the Shortcuts series | 29:02

July 4th Classic

Rainbowstage_m_small A July 4th Special with George Carlin, Martin Luther King Jr, the cast of "West Side Story", Lenny Bruce, John Wayne, James Cagney, Ronald Reagan, Noel Coward, Stan Freberg, Van Dyke Parks, Johnny Horton, Father Guido Sarducci, Ry Cooder, Tex Ritter, Melvin Van Peebles, LBJ, Richard Nixon, Ed Sanders, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, The Bonzo Dog Band, The Everly Brothers, Paul Frees, Eugene Ormandy, Chicago, Jack Armstrong "The All-American Boy" and Jay & The Americans... First aired and produced in 1974

The USA Plan

From Hearing Voices | Part of the The Plan series | 29:06

An All-American festival of fireworks-fueled patriotic fury, from a bi-lingual Pledge of Allegiance to Fourth of July in the national forest with 25,000 of the Rainbow Family.

Plan2church_small This week The Plan celebrates America and Americans: PLAYLIST: ARTIST | AUDIO | ALBUM (*=PRX piece) 1. Barrett Golding | The Pledge* | HearingVoices.com 2. Guillermo Gomez-Pena | PSA: Pledge | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 3. Crossing the BLVD | Names | CrossingTheBLVD.org 4. The Books | Be Good To Them Always | Lost and Safe 5. Firesign Theatre | US Plus | NPR "April Fools" ads 6. Barrett Golding | Rainbow Family | HearingVoices.com Audio promo is 0:30.

Life as a Death Investigator

From This Land Press | 03:35

For death investigator Stacy Williams, bloated corpses and overdose victims are a daily occurrence. It takes a different kind of death to chill her to the bone. This podcast features music from the Tulsa-based band The Doldrums.

Hydrocodone_image_by_guian_small For death inspector Stacy Williams, bloated corpses and overdose victims are a daily occurrence. It takes a different kind of death to chill her to the bone. This podcast features music from the Tulsa-based band The Doldrums.