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Blues For Modern Times (formerly Blues For Modern Man) (Series)

Produced by Jerry L. Davis

Most recent piece in this series:

Blues For Modern Times #176

From Jerry L. Davis | Part of the Blues For Modern Times (formerly Blues For Modern Man) series | 59:00


This is show #176 of the Series "Blues For Modern Times", (formerly called Blues For Modern Man). This show is produced to be broadcast as either a weekly Series, or it can be easily be used as a stand-alone episode. The focus of this Series is to support today's Modern Blues music and working Blues Artists, and it highlights the great variety of music that they record. My shows use mainly just received new, and artists latest Blues releases in each show, though I occasionally blend in other modern Blues music. Today’s Blues are a diverse and exciting genre, as todays Blues Artists play in various styles of Blues. This allows me to create a true Blues variety show that should appeal to most any curious music lover. These programs DO NOT have to be ran in order-however-the higher the show number, the newer the music in the program. These shows ARE NOT dated at all, so that this Series can begin to be run at any point or show number, at your Stations discretion.
  This show is designed for the music lover, with a great variety of music. It's also for the Blues lover, to check out the latest from some of their favorite artists, and to discover new Blues artists and their recordings. And this show is a good intro to the Blues for new Blues listeners, to help them discover the diversity in today’s modern Blues music. I produce this show solely to be a part of a NPR/Community Station's regular weekly 1 hour show lineup. This show focus is on the music, and I inform listeners of the songs I've played, what album it's from, and an occasional tidbit or two on the Artist or the tune.  I post my playlists and more on my Facebook Page for the Show, Blues For Modern Times.
Since the show is aired regularly on several stations, I produce and upload NEW SHOWS EVERY WEEK. My hope is to grow both the number of stations and listeners of this program, thereby fulfilling my mission to support working Artists, and share today’s Blues music with as many listeners as possible...Upon request, I also can produce 25 second spots for each show if desired by your station, leaving :05 to announce show day and time.

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

Most recent piece in this series:

1025: 40 Acres and a Lie Part 2, 6/22/2024

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | 59:00


Skidaway Island, Georgia, is home today to a luxurious community that the mostly White residents consider paradise: waterfront views, live oaks and marsh grass alongside golf courses, swimming pools and other amenities. 

In 1865, the island was a thriving Black community, started by freedmen who were given land by the government under the 40 acres program. They farmed, created a system of government and turned former cotton plantations into a Black American success story.

But it wouldn’t last. Within two years, the government took that land back from the freedmen and returned it to the former enslavers. 

Today, 40 acres in The Landings development are worth at least $20 million. The history of that land is largely absent from day-to-day life. But over a two-and-a-half-year investigation, journalists at the Center for Public Integrity have unearthed records that prove that dozens of freed people had, and lost, titles to tracts at what’s now The Landings. 

“You could feel chills to know that they had it and then they just pulled the rug from under them, so to speak,” said Linda Brown, one of the few Black residents at The Landings.

This week on Reveal, in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity, we also show a descendant her ancestor’s title for a plot of land that is now becoming another exclusive gated community. And we look at how buried documents like these Reconstruction-era land titles are part of the long game toward reparations. 

Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

24-29 Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre,” Music by Weiss, and Mangoré.

From Tony Morris | Part of the Classical Guitar Alive! series | 58:57


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: July 15, 2024

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  24-29 Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre,” Music by Weiss, and Mangoré.


In Cue: MUSIC IN “Hello and welcome to…”

Out Cue: “…another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!”

Program Length:58:57



  Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude    Los Romeros, guitar quartet

                                               (Philips 412-609)


Weiss: Lute Sonata No. 30 in G Minor                 David Miller, Baroque lute

          “The Famous Weiss”                  (David Miller 2015) 31:59


Rodrigo: Fantasia para un Gentilhombre     John Williams, guitar,

                                                      English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Groves, conductor

                “Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez”  (Sony Classical 1990) 21:49


Agustin Barrios Mangoré: La Catedral: III    Denis Azabagic, guitar

                  “Denis Azabagic Guitar Recital”  (Naxos 2000) 2:56





This week’s edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features music by Weiss, Rodrigo, and Agustin Barrios Mangoré.


CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! is a weekly one-hour music with interviews program that is sound-rich, energetic, and has a positive vibe. It is an audience bridge-builder program that attracts both core classical audience and fans of all kinds of acoustic music.


Classical Guitar Alive! celebrates over 25 years of national distribution and airs each week on over 200 stations. FUNDRAISER EDITION of Classical Guitar Alive! is available here to all stations: http://www.prx.org/pieces/187790-fundraiser-editio


CGA! is a winner at PRX's 13th Annual Zeitfunk Awards: #1 Most Licensed Producer, and #2 Most Licensed Series.

Blue Dimensions (Series)

Produced by Bluesnet Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Blue Dimensins M25: "Remembrance" — Chick Corea & Béla Fleck

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

Remembrance_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, the album "Remembrance" from the late pianist Chick Corea and banjoist Béla Fleck. The music includes pieces by each of them not on albums before, and, both music they worked on together from their homes, and some live performance recordings. Also: hot sounds from pianist Oscar Hernández and the band Alma Libre, with flute player Andrea Brachfeld joining the band on the album "No Words Needed", and from trumpeter Alex Sipiagin, his album "Horizons." Plus: a simmering new song from singer-songwriter Lauren Henderson, and the latest from bassist Avery Sharpe, music with a message of peace, and a new album from pianist Bob Boguslaw.

promo included: promo-M25

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG1333PRX: You Bet Your Garden # 1333PRX A YBYG Classic: What's the Deal with Epsom Salts?, 6/20/2024

From You Bet Your Garden | Part of the You Bet Your Garden series | 54:58

Ybyg-sp-p_small On this salty ENCORE episode of YBYG Mike addresses an age old topic: Epsom Salts in the Question of the Week! Plus your 'salty' phone calls!!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Sleeve Island (#1637)

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


Allyn from North Dallas, Texas, who hosts a YouTube show about knitting called Sal & Al: The Woolslayers, emails the show to share some favorite slang used by knitters. LYS stands for one's Local Yarn Shop, as opposed to a big-box store. Frogging means to pull apart a knitted portion with a mistake in it. Squishy mail is an order of yarn delivered by the postal carrier, and squishy mail is added to one's stash, which is a supply of yarn currently not in use for a project.
When Tony from Fort Worth, Texas, ordered chicken fajitas at a restaurant, the server replied Perfect! He's pretty confident that his order was hardly outstanding, much less perfect. He's noticed that increasingly, the response Perfect! doesn't literally mean "perfect," but something more like "Okay!" or "I understand." What's up with that?
Joan from Buffalo, New York, wants to know how to spell a particular word that means to spiff up an outfit or a hairstyle. The word is zhuzh, which has had dozens of different spellings over the years because it's primarily transmitted orally, rather than on the page. It comes from the jargon called Polari, used in the London theater, entertainment, and fashion worlds in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, and strongly associated with the gay subculture of the time. Before that, it was trader's cant based largely on Italian and the language of the Romani, which happens to have a word that sounds like zhuzh that means "to clean." A BBC Radio show in the 1960s called "Round the Horne" featured two characters whose on-air patter was filled with Polari words, including drag, camp, and zhuzh, and helped popularize the term, as did the original "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" reality TV show launched in 2003.
When the pressure drops in an airplane cabin and all the oxygen masks fall, pilots refer to all that equipment hanging down as a rubber jungle.
Quiz Guy John Chaneski has been thumbing through The Devil's Dictionary (Bookshop|Amazon), the satirical work by Ambrose Bierce that provides cheeky definitions for familiar words. For example, Bierce defines the word positive as "Mistaken at the top of one's voice." John wants to know: Based on their definitions, can you guess a series of words that Bierce features in his dictionary? For example, what's a 10-letter word that starts with A and might be defined as "Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves."
Ben calls from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to say that he and his wife, who is from Germany, were taking a leisurely stroll at Valley Forge. They ended up leaving one of the trails and taking a diagonal route across a field and agreed that in German, they were moving querfeldein, or literally "diagonally into the field." Is there an English equivalent? The English terms desire line, desire path, or social path, which are unplanned paths formed by pedestrians who choose that route over a planned one, such as a sidewalk, but those terms aren't exactly comparable. The phrase as the crow flies connotes a similar idea of unimpeded movement in a straight line, but it's still not quite the same. It's not exactly traveling catty-corner, from one corner to the opposite one, either. It's also something like off the beaten path or off the beaten track or the trod path, but not quite. The French also have "beaten path," as sentiers battus, and in German, it's Trampelpfad. Other English expressions for non-established paths include cow paths, dog runs, and deer trails. In Dutch, there's also a term that translates as "elephant path," and in French there's one that translates as "donkey path." Perhaps there's a term from orienteering that would work?
Those annoying add-on fees that come at the end of an online transaction are part of a lucrative practice known as drip pricing. The word drip has become a descriptor for anything that slowly increases revenue. For example, drip marketing involves multiple contacts over time, like a long series of brief email messages.
If you're mommicked, if you're bothered, frustrated, or exhausted. Most often heard in coastal North Carolina, mommicked derives from an old word mammock, which as a noun, means a "fragrment" and as a verb, means "to break or tear." One way to mommick someone is to mubble-squibble them, a local word for treating their scalp to a vigorous knuckle-rub--giving them noogies, in other words.
When did we stop referring to young urban professionals as yuppies? A listener in Madison, Wisconsin, says his younger co-workers told him they'd never heard of the word. The use of the word yuppie peaked around 1990, and has dramatically dropped ever since. Hippie, on the other hand, arose in the 1940s, then peaked around 1970, but had a resurgence in 2013 before starting to decline again. 
A monk at St. Gregory's Abbey in Three Rivers, Michigan, a Benedictine monastery in the Episcopal Church, shares some of the terms used there on a daily basis. The monks gather seven times a day to pray as a group, a practice called corporate prayer, because they're praying a body, as opposed to the private prayer they do while going about their daily chores. They are assigned tasks on a rotating basis, and also take turns as church cantor. Because the cantor performs this duty for seven days, that person is called the hebdomadary, from Greekἑβδομάς  meaning "seven," and is related to the French for "weekly magazine," hebdomadaire, or hebdo for short. The dining hall at the monastery is called the refectory, from a Latin term that means "a place of restoration." To refect is "to refresh oneself or another person with food or drink," a word that goes back to a Latin term that means "make" or "do" and is also the source of such words as confectionary, confection, and manufacture. Incidentally, mealtimes are silent, but each week a different person is assigned to read aloud from a book while everyone else eats. Among the books on this year's reading list is A History of Women in Astronomy and Space Exploration: Exploring the Trailblazers of STEM (Bookshop|Amazon) by Dale DeBakcsy. Others include Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Bookshop|Amazon) by Cathy O'Neil, as well as Yiddish: Biography of a Language (Bookshop|Amazon) by Jeffrey Shandler.
Courtney in Anchorage, Alaska, and her teenage son disagree: Should that collection of music be called a mixtape or a mixed tape? The former is far more common, and reflects that linguistic process known as lenition or "softening," in which the -ed tends to drop off so that shaved ice becomes shave ice and grilled cheese said quickly becomes grill cheese.
Knitters speak of being stranded on Sleeve Island. As the host of Sal & Al: The Woolslayers explains: Being on Sleeve Island is the feeling you get when you think you're almost finished with a sweater because you've completed the part that goes over the torso. Then you realize that actually, the sleeves themselves will also require a whole lot more knitting.
Since the early 19th century, to soft-soap someone is to flatter them or give them excessively deferential treatment. The idea is that soft soap is unctuous and if you pour soft soap down someone's back or pour soft soap into someone's ear, it's imposing something on someone that's seemingly positive that's actually annoying. Don't give me all that lather reflects a similar irritation or outright disgust.
Among knitters, SABLE is an acronym for "Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy," a joking reference to "a supply of yarn so huge that there's no way you could possibly knit it all before you die."
If you're coming to the lick log or bringing someone to the lick log, you're getting to a crucial point in negotiations. A lick log is a salt lick being a place where a cattle or other herd animals congregates.
The Spanish equivalent of fur baby, an affectionate term for one's pets, is perrijo or perrija, a combination of perro, "dog," and hijo or hija, meaning "son" or "daughter."
This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #737 - Oscar McLollie

From Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri | Part of the Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat series | 59:00

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This week, the "Juke" is jumpin' with the honey jumper himself, Oscar McLollie. Born Oscar Lollie, this Louisiana boy went from serving in the military during World War II to servin' up jump blues in Los Angeles Clubs. Mercury Records hired him as one of their West Coast A&R scouts in the early '50s and he made his first single for the label. Record mogul Leon Rene and his son, Googie Rene wrote tunes for the newly christened McLollie and they scored a regional smash with "The Honey Jump." That record sold well enough for them to see dollar signs and they sold McLollie's contract to the Bihari Brothers at Modern Records, who quickly re-recorded "The Honey Jump" and had an even bigger hit with it. McLollie and the Renes continued to collaborate and several other regional hits followed with "All The Oil In Texas," "Lolly Pop," "Hey Lolly Lolly" and his biggest solo hit, "Convicted." By 1958, McLollie was back on the Rene's Class Label, scoring his only national hit record, "Hey Girl - Hey Boy," a duet with Jeanette Baker. Though he never saw mainstream success, McLollie recorded some great early Rock n' Roll and Matt The Cat is filling the ol' Rockola Jukebox with his jumpin' tunes on this week's "Juke In The Back." 

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #397C - Pining Bue

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:30

Sound_ideas_small The journey through life is filled with emotions that run the gamit but one that seems to always cause reflection is the blue-hue. This hue can be longer felt, but can also be the path that ultimately unlocks the joy, often hidden in plain sight. Welcome to an hour of pining blue.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2405: Dances, Impressions & Rhapsodies

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30

Tumblr_inline_pbw3l7tkzo1uns891_1280_small From a Valencian medieval legend to the seat of the ancient Incan empire to pre-Colombian Peru and Bolivia to Cuba and the Argentine tango, works by Ginastera, Rodrigo, Lecuona and Frank, featuring flutist Eugenia Zukerman, pianist Thomas Tirino, and conductors Enrique Bátiz and Keith Lockhart, exploring contemporary visions of times gone by.