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The Pulse (Series)

Produced by WHYY

Most recent piece in this series:

271: The Impact of Isolation, 2/22/2019

From WHYY | Part of the The Pulse series | :00

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Climate One (Series)

Produced by Climate One

Most recent piece in this series:

2019-02-22 Donor Power: The Influence of Climate Philanthropy

From Climate One | Part of the Climate One series | 58:58


Host: Greg Dalton


Tate Williams, Science and Environment Editor, Inside Philanthropy
Larry Kramer, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Farhad Ebrahimi, Founder, Chorus Foundation

Sarah Shanley Hope, Executive Director, The Solutions Project
Dan Chu, Executive Director, Sierra Club Foundation
Joe Speicher, Executive Director, Autodesk Foundation


This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on February 7th, 2019.

Fighting climate change isn’t cheap. Where’s the money coming from – and where is it going? Greg Dalton was joined by donors big and small for a Climate One discussion on harnessing the power of the purse in the fight against climate change.

Major philanthropic organizations like Hewlett, Packard and Bloomberg are at the forefront when it comes to addressing climate change.  But are their dollars going to the right places?

Tate Williams of Inside Philathropy thinks they could be doing better. 

“I find that even today philanthropy doesn't fund the grassroots enough; they don't fund movement building enough,” says Williams. “And then in particular, I find that they don't fund communities of color and low-income communities that have the most to lose when it comes to climate change.” 

In many ways, small to mid-sized foundations can be more effective on a grass-roots level. But Farhad Ebrahimi, founder of the Chorus Foundation, says that creating change means bringing everyone in the community to the table.

“We’re gonna need the folks who really care about housing or really care about transportation or really care about policing, racial justice, any of these other things -- we need them to be part of the climate movement,” Ebrahimi says.

“But for that to happen, the climate movement has to listen to them, and has to do climate work in a way that is informed by and accountable to their other concerns.”

Sarah Shanley Hope, who runs The Solutions Project, believes that diversity is a crucial component for successful fundraising.  She points to two truths she took away from her time in business school:

“One is that diverse teams outperform in any context,” she tells the Climate One audience. “And two, that the messenger matters more than the message.

“And so for all of us that care about climate action solutions, that should be a really big wake-up call.”

With only so many donor dollars to go around, it’s important to prioritize. Larry Kramer of the Hewlitt Foundation sees climate change as one of the most urgent issues on the table. It’s a matter of time, he says.

“There's poverty -- it's bad,” he admits.  “But we’ll be able to continue to work on poverty into the future.

“But we have 10 to 15 years left to deal with the climate problem, and if we fail that we go over a cliff…Whatever we’re going to do here, it's got to be something that can get us there in this short period of time.”

Related Links:

Climate Change Funders (Inside Philanthropy)

Philanthropies Announce $4 Billion Commitment to Combat Climate Change (Philanthropy News Digest)


Chorus Foundation

The Solutions Project

Climate and Energy: William and Flora Hewlitt Foundation

Climate Action: The Sierra Club

Autodesk Foundation

Design to Win: Philanthropy’s Role in the Fight Against Global Warming (ClimateWorks)

The Sunrise Movement

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Keep Your Powder Dry (#1519)

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

1848019656_a809400fca_m_small The shadow portrait called a silhouette takes its name from Etienne de Silhouette, a French official whose short-lived term under Louis XV was characterized by extremely unpopular austerity measures.
The expression to wing it, meaning to perform by improvising or with little preparation, comes from the world of 19th-century theater, where it denoted the work of understudies who stepped onstage and received prompting from the wings.
Sarah from Dallas called us years ago to talk about the word preheat. Now newly married, she and her Russian husband have a friendly dispute over this question: What is a sandwich?
In eastern Pennsylvania, the adjective strubbly describes hair that's unkempt or messed up. This dialectal term apparently derives from a German word that means tousled.
Quiz Guy John Chaneski playfully ponders misheard movie quotes. For example, if Rhett Butler refuses to provide shellfish for Tara’s annual Seafood Night, his next line will be what?
Kathy from Evansville, Indiana, is bothered when she hears younger people use verse as a verb, as in Who are they versing? and We versed that team last week. This term arose out of confusion over the use of versus, a preposition in Latin that means to come toward or turn toward. The idea of players versing each other arose out of gaming culture, and has become common enough that its use should be considered legitimate.
Strumple is an old word that means the fleshy part of a horse’s tail, and that really cocked my strumples is an antiquated expression meaning that really perked me up.
Cody, who lives in the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, wonders: If someone is hungry, you feed them—but is there a single word for what you do for someone who’s thirsty? In other words, eat is to feed as drink is to what? English apparently lacks a single word for the act of slaking someone else's thirst. The fanciful verb embeverage has been suggested, but hasn’t caught on.
There's a Chinese term for a generalist that literally translates as equipped with knives all over, yet none is sharp. In Estonia, a similar idea is expressed with a phrase that translates as nine trades, the tenth one hunger.  
Tommy from Carlsbad, California, wonders about an expression his mother used when he would be busily fastidious about cleaning to the point of overdoing it. She would say he was briggling. The verb to briggle is defined in the Dictionary of American Regional English as to fuss about ineffectively. It may derive from a Scots term, breeghle or brechle, that expresses a similar idea.
The jacuzzi hot tub takes its name from an Italian family that emigrated to California in the early 20th century, and was credited with several inventions, including the bubbling spa.
Bob from Rockford, Illinois, recalls that forty years ago when he was in the Navy, his instructors would stamp their foot to emphasize a particular point that might be on the test later. They referred to this action as horsing up the students, and the students called their group study sessions horse sessions and referred to their large notebooks as horse notes. What do horses have to do with the curriculum studied by the Navy's nuclear-power specialists? The answer may have to do with horse blankets.
In English, we say Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face, but the Russian equivalent translates as Don’t freeze off your ears to spite your Mama.
Bill calls from Bulverde, Texas, to discuss the word for a technique his Indiana-born family used to get the sluggish last bit of ketchup out of a bottle. They’d add a bit of water, and say they were wabashing it. What possible connection would the word wabash have with a technique for getting ketchup out of a bottle? It may refer to an old slang sense of wabash meaning to cheat.
Shelby calls from Rockville, Indiana, to ask about the origin of the phrase keep your powder dry. Many people surmise it derives from words uttered by Oliver Cromwell, but there's no recorded evidence of this. The phrase first pops up in the early 19th century, and was popularized by a song from the early 1830s by Valentine Blacker called Oliver's Advice.

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.

Music 101 (Series)

Produced by KUNC & The Colorado Sound

Most recent piece in this series:

Mx101 Ep16: Strange Stagefellows (Odd Opening Band Choices) *Repeat*, 2/21/2019

From KUNC & The Colorado Sound | Part of the Music 101 series | 56:59

Music_101_recent_small The Who once opened for Herman's Hermits. The Ramones opened for Toto, and Miles Davis opened for the Grateful Dead. On this edition of Music 101, we'll explore these and other head-scratching choices for opening bands.

Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR114: OHR Presents: Hannah Shira Naiman, 2/25/2019

From Ozark Highlands Radio | Part of the Ozark Highlands Radio series | 58:59

Hannah_shira_naiman_prx_small Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s historic 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas.  In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the people, stories, and history of the Ozark region.

This week, Toronto singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and CFMA “Traditional Singer of the Year” Hannah Shira Naiman recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas.  Also, interviews with this captivating Canadian.  Performing with Hannah on this show is her father, famed Canadian banjoist Arnie Naiman.

“Named ‘Traditional Singer of the Year' (2017) by the CFMAs, Hannah Shira Naiman’s banjo-grounded songs dance the listener into the Appalachian mountains and eras back in time, drawing on her roots in Toronto’s ‘old time’ folk music community to share powerful tales of hope and loss.
“With a sound that’s been described as a cross between Gillian Welch and Sarah Harmer, Naiman crafts original songs that ring with influences of Ola Belle Reed, The Carter Family, American oldtime, and traditional English ballads.
“Naiman grew up around folk music as her celebrated banjo-playing father, Arnie Naiman, and award-winning children’s musician mother, Kathy Reid-Naiman, brought her to numerous folk camps and festivals every year.  But it wasn’t until she left home that Hannah began to explore her father’s instrument in a new way.  Collaborating with vocalist Emily Adam as part of folk duo The Blackest Crow sparked a more serious interest in making music.” - http://www.hannahshiranaiman.com/bio-press

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, musician, educator and country music legacy Mark Jones offers a 1981 archival recording of his mom and sister, Ramona & Alisa Jones performing the Buck White tune “Down Home Waltz,” from the Ozark Folk Center State Park archives.

Author, folklorist and songwriter Charley Sandage presents an historical portrait of the people, events and indomitable spirit of Ozark culture that resulted in the creation of the Ozark Folk Center State Park and its enduring legacy of music and craft.  In this episode, Charley speaks with author Tom Dillard on the question “What’s Worth Keeping” from our past in the rapidly evolving culture of our present.

Earth Eats (Series)

Produced by WFIU

Most recent piece in this series:

EE 19-07: What's Old Is New Again--The Authors Of Meal Discuss Food, Culture And Comics, 2/15/2019

From WFIU | Part of the Earth Eats series | 29:01


“And there's also this vague apocalyptic narrative included in it. More than once I heard people say ‘well we'll all be eating this someday.’ “

My guests today are Blue Dillequanti and Soleil Ho, authors of Meal, a new graphic novel about food, culture, love and entomophagy

And Chef Arlyn Llewellyn joins us with a nourishing wintertime soup recipe.

Folk Alley Weekly (Series)

Produced by WKSU

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Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio (Series)

Produced by Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

306: Bombay Meets Cincinnati: Nik Sharma Adapts the Rich Flavors of India, 2/21/2019

From Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio | Part of the Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio series | 53:58

Msl_radio_logo_cobrand_prx_small Nik Sharma, author of “Season,” gives Milk Street a lesson in cooking with spices. Plus, we investigate the unknown culinary history of France; we make a magic pudding cake; give tips for whipping egg whites; and Adam Gopnik asks whether DNA diets are fact or fiction.

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

Most recent piece in this series:

508: The red line: Racial disparities in lending, 2/23/2019

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | 58:58


It’s been 10 years since the great housing bust and lending is back for some Americans, but not for others. In dozens of cities across the country, lenders are more likely to deny loans to applicants of color than white ones.

On this episode of Reveal, we dig into the new redlining.

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With Good Reason: Weekly Half Hour Long Episodes (Series)

Produced by With Good Reason

Most recent piece in this series:

Mountains and Mining (half)

From With Good Reason | Part of the With Good Reason: Weekly Half Hour Long Episodes series | 28:58

4249183138_96bae205da_o-1004x618_small Frank Newsome is an Old Regular Baptist preacher, singer of lined-out hymnody, and former coal miner in Appalachia. This remarkable singer has a new CD.  Folklorist Jon Lohman (Virginia Humanities) describes Newsome’s musical tradition and its influence on bluegrass, gospel, and oldtime music.  And: Central Appalachia is unique for its music, mountain landscape, and coal mining industry. But travel to the Carpathian Mountains in Romania and you’ll find a place that’s not unlike southwest Virginia and Kentucky. Theresa Burris says the parallels of these two regions are striking.

Are We Alone?

From Philosophy Talk | 53:59

If there is intelligent life beyond Earth, how would that change life ON Earth?


News that life might exist or have existed on Mars or somewhere else in our universe excites many. But should we really be happy to hear that news? What are the philosophical implications of the possibility of extraterrestrial life? If life can blossom in our own cosmic backyard, then that means that the universe is most likely saturated with life forms. And if that’s the case, why haven’t we found any evidence of other civilizations? Is it because all civilizations are prone to suicidal destruction at a certain point in their development? If so, how might we avoid this fate? The Philosophers search for life with Paul Davies from Arizona State University, author of The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence.

Planetary Radio (Series)

Produced by Mat Kaplan

Most recent piece in this series:

A Fond Farewell to Spirit and Opportunity

From Mat Kaplan | Part of the Planetary Radio series | 28:50

Mer_complete_briefing-callas___fraeman_small_small The Mars Exploration Rover mission was declared complete on February 13, 2019.  On the very next day, MER Project Manager John Callas and Deputy Project Scientist Abigail Fraeman came to Planetary Society headquarters for an extended and emotional conversation with Mat Kaplan and Emily Lakdawalla. They talked about the beloved rovers and the women and men of the team that has guided them for so many years. What’s Up offers another opportunity to win a coveted rubber asteroid as we learn about the night sky and more. Learn more about this week’s guest and topics at:  http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/0220-2019-mer-callas-fraeman-lakdawalla.html

Living Planet 05/04/2018

From DW - Deutsche Welle | Part of the Living Planet: Environment Matters ~ from DW series | 30:00

LLiving Planet: Walk the Walk -

On the show this week: Climate protection is on the agenda at talks in Bonn. But back home, who's really taking action? We visit a budding environmental movement in Poland's coal heartland and find out how an oil pipeline has pitched environmentalists against the Canadian president. Plus, solar power in Kenya and a cool solution to LA's urban heat problem.


Living Planet: Walk the Walk


Climate protection is on the agenda at talks in Bonn. But back home, who's really taking action? We visit a budding environmental movement in Poland's coal heartland and find out how an oil pipeline has pitched environmentalists against the Canadian president. Plus, solar power in Kenya and a cool solution to LA's urban heat problem.



Katowice: A coal town that wants to go green


The upcoming COP24 climate summit will be held in Katowice, deep in Poland's industrial and coal mining heartland. Its air quality is among the worst in Europe. But the town is trying to clean up its act. And if Katowice can go green, perhaps anywhere can.


Canada's First Nations vs. tar sands pipeline


Canadian President Justin Trudeau has been vocal about his commitment to climate protection. But now, he's coming to blows with environmentalists and the provincial government of British Columbia over a massive oil pipeline

Can reflective roads help LA keep its cool?

Los Angeles has the greatest density of cars in the US — and a massive network of roads. In summer the asphalt absorbs sunlight and heats up, warming the air above it, an effect that will be exacerbated by climate change. But cool paving could change all that.



Living Planet: Environment Matters ~ from DW (Series)

Produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

Most recent piece in this series:

Living Planet 02/15/2019

From DW - Deutsche Welle | Part of the Living Planet: Environment Matters ~ from DW series | 30:00

Lp3_small This week on the show: When it comes to the health of our planet, we often look to the example set by others. This week on Living Planet, we take a look at one U.S. state that is trying to set the bar high, one area in Chile that has a dismally low environmental record, and we speak with an environmental lawyer trying to set new precedents in Europe and beyond.

Tara Austin

From KUMD | Part of the Radio Gallery series | 04:40

This week painter Tara Austin opens her new body of work "Boreal Ornament" in the George Morrison Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute. Along with Jonathan Herrera, Austin welcomes the public the opening on Thursday, May 10, with a reception and gallery talk from 6 - 9pm.

An MFA graduate from UW Madison, Minnesota native Austin brings the northland and Nordic traditions of rosemåling into her vibrant flora, patterned paintings. Listen for more about her process and inspirations and check her work on display at The Duluth Art Institute May 10-July 1.

Tara Austin

Tara_austin_5_small This week painter Tara Austin opens her new body of work "Boreal Ornament" in the George Morrison Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute. Along with Jonathan Herrera, Austin welcomes the public the opening on Thursday, May 10, with a reception and gallery talk from 6 - 9pm. An MFA graduate from UW Madison, Minnesota native Austin brings the northland and Nordic traditions of rosemåling into her vibrant flora, patterned paintings. Listen for more about her process and inspirations and check her work on display at The Duluth Art Institute May 10-July 1.

ClassicalWorks (Series)

Produced by WFIU

Most recent piece in this series:

CLW 190224 11PM: ClassicalWorks (Episode 261), 2/24/2019 11:00 PM

From WFIU | Part of the ClassicalWorks series | 58:56

Classicalworks_logo_-_luann_johnson_small ClassicalWorks (Episode 261)

Jazz with David Basse (Series)

Produced by Jazz with David Basse LLC

Most recent piece in this series:

1618.2: Jazz with David Basse 1618.2, 2/21/2019 1:00 AM

From Jazz with David Basse LLC | Part of the Jazz with David Basse series | 59:53

Jwdb_small Jazz with David Basse

Open Source with Christopher Lydon (Series)

Produced by Open Source

Most recent piece in this series:

The Soviet Symphonist

From Open Source | Part of the Open Source with Christopher Lydon series | 59:00


The Shostakovich story — man and music in the apocalypse of world war and Cold War — seems to get more frightfully irresistible with every remembrance, every new CD in the Boston Symphony’s Grammy winning series. With Stravinsky and Prokofiev in the trio of Russia’s 20th century immortals, Shostakovich was the one who stayed on the home ground of his music, and paid the price. This is a story of where music comes from, what it means, and who owns it. In the Soviet Union, it is a personal duel between composer and tyrant; of Stalin himself bullying Shostakovich on the telephone, and of the shy, twitchy-nervous but indomitable composer writing unmistakably in musical notation when Stalin was gone: “you’re dead, and I am alive.” 

The fourth of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 15 symphonies marks a low point in a tortured life. Just as clearly it marks a rallying point of courage, start of a recovery in artistic fortunes, still rising this summer of 2018 — four decades into a composer’s immortality. It is this fourth symphony from 1936 that Joseph Stalin ordered not to be performed. Pravda delivered the death threat, mocking Shostakovich’s sound as grunts and hoots — “muddle not music,” said the editorial headline.

So Shostakovich 4 was never played in Russia till 1960, after Stalin had died, after Shostakovich had been browbeaten into joining the Communist Party. It’s on the BSO’s Tanglewood program next Friday night, August 17. And like every turn in the long Shostakovich surge, Andris Nelsons’ take on the Fourth Symphony has the air of an event around it, of revelation. We’ve been listening in on rehearsals, and engaging the Maestro on Shostakovich since March.

We’re joined by the Shostakovich biographer Elizabeth Wilson, the writer Tobin Anderson, and the BSO violinist Valeria Kuchment.

Blue Dimensions (Series)

Produced by Bluesnet Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Blue Dimensions H08: The Audacity of Buster Williams

From Bluesnet Radio | Part of the Blue Dimensions series | 59:00

Williams_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, new releases from two band leaders with distinct sounds. Bassist Buster Williams and his band Something More offer energetic and audacious music on a new album called "Audacity," and we have the audacity to play several tracks from it on this show. Saxophonist Marcus Strickland and his band Marcus Strickland Twi-Life have a new album "People Of The Sun," which we'll also explore. Strickland sometimes plays the smallest member of the saxophone family, the sopranino sax, but he gets a big sound from it, and draws rhythms from R&B and hip hop. We'll also hear from drummer Kobie Watkins and his Grouptet, a piece with a little bluesy undertow, from their new album "Movement."

promo included: promo-H08

Blue Dimensions G43: A Trinity Of "Presence"

From Bluesnet Radio | Part of the Blue Dimensions series | 59:00

Three recent albums all entitled "Presence," from Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band, John Petrucelli, and Brad Whitely.

Evans_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, we are surprised to note that three jazz albums entitled "Presence" have come out in 2018, and we've decided to draw music from all three of them - - one from pianist Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band, some high-energy stuff recorded in concert at two jazz clubs in Philadelphia, one from pianist Brad Whitely, a strong studio recording, and another live one, a double album from saxophonist and composer John Petrucelli with lots of strings and a scallop shell used as an instrument as well. Three engaging and very different albums, all called "Presence," coming up in this hour of Blue Dimensions.

promo included: promo-G43

Feminine Fusion (Series)

Produced by WCNY

Most recent piece in this series:

S03 Ep26: Patchwork Quilt, Part XIII, 2/23/2019

From WCNY | Part of the Feminine Fusion series | :00

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Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts (Series)

Produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

Most recent piece in this series:

DWF 18-22: Brandenburgs in the Rheingau, 2/25/2019

From DW - Deutsche Welle | Part of the Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts series | 01:57:57

Caine_uri_small In its "Brandenburg Project," the Swedish Chamber Orchestra sought out contemporary composers, asking them to take a Brandenburg Concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach and come up with their own answer to it. We'll meet two of the composers who answered the call: the American Uri Caine and the Australian Brett Dean – and hear their works along with the originals.

High Country Celtic Radio (Series)

Produced by High Country Celtic Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

High Country Celtic Radio 052 - On the Bad Side of Love

From High Country Celtic Radio | Part of the High Country Celtic Radio series | 58:26


It's the downhill side of St. Valentine's Day. Every other program has been playing songs about Love all pink and rosy, but we decided to explore the darker side of Love: unrequited love, murder, betrayal, and a general, all-around good time.

This week we feature songs and tunes by Kevin Burke, Three Mile Stone, Celia Ramsay, The Máirtín de Cógáin Project, Kornog, Nomos, M McGoldrick, J McCusker, J Doyle, Seamus Sands, The Alt, Danu, Tina McLoughlin, Davy Graham, and Eamon O'Leary & Jefferson Hamer

406: Celebrating the Birthday of Bucky Pizzarelli, 1/1/2019

From KCUR | Part of the 12th Street Jump Weekly series | 59:00

(Air Dates: December 31 - January 8) On this week's archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Bucky Pizzarelli with Bucky himself and his long time music partner Ed Laub. We'll play a game of "So, What's Your Question" with Ed and talk to Bucky about what gives him the blues.


Public Radio's weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam, 12th STREET JUMP celebrates America's original art form, live from one of its birthplaces, 12th Street in Kansas City. That is where Basie tickled and ivories and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. Each week, host Ebony Fondren offers up a lively hour of topical sketch comedy and some great live jazz and blues from the 12th STREET JUMP band (musical director Joe Cartright, along with Tyrone Clark on bass and Arnold Young on drums) and vocalist David Basse. Special guests join the fun every week down at the 12th Street Jump.