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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:

950: Gaza: A War of Weapons and Words, 12/16/2023

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

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Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

23-52 Winter’s Tale: Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Marek Pasiecyny, Roberto Di Marino, Tan Dun, Reentko Dirks

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


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: December 25, 2023

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  23-52 Winter’s Tale: Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Marek Pasiecyny, Roberto Di Marino, Tan Dun, Reentko Dirks


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)


   Vivaldi: Winter, from Four Seasons    Amsterdam Guitar Trio

                                    (RCA 1131688)


  Marek Pasieczny: Winter’s Tale       Duo Guitarinet

                                  (JBRecords 2006)


  Roberto Di Marino: Guitar Concerto       Robert Belinic, guitar

                                                                  Russian Symphony Orchestra Prokofiev

                                                                  Miran Vaupotic, conductor

                                  (Classic Concert 62020)


 Tan Dun: Memories in Watercolors         Beijing Guitar Duo

                                   (Tonar Music  2011)


 Piazzolla: Winter                                  Julien Labro, Bandoneon

                                                              Jason Vieaux, guitar

                                                              A Far Cry chamber orchestra

                                   (Azica 71270)


R. Dirks: Danza non Danza                      Dirks und Wirtz guitar duo

                                   (Classic Concert 62034)




This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive features music about Winter and more, including works by Vivaldi, Piazzolla, and the young Polish guitarist-composer Marek Pasieczny’s piece for guitar and clarinet, titled “Winter’s Tale.”


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! airs each week on over 250 stations. FUNDRAISER EDITION of Classical Guitar Alive! is available here to all stations, no carriage fee: 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 Dimensions L50: "Distance" from home shapes the debut album of Astghik Martirosyan

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

Martirosyan_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, we'll feature two albums. We have the debut album of singer and songwriter Astghik Martirosyan, a native of Armenia, who draws on that country's history and folk traditions in her songs as well as tapping into her own emotional response to Armenia's conflict with Azerbaijan and her separation from home country during the early part of the COVID pandemic. We also have a new album from pianist/composer Myra Melford's Fire & Water Quintet, an all-woman group. The music, as we would expect from Ms. Melford based on her past work, is smart, edgy, and experimental. Plus: music from another all-female ensemble, The Diva Jazz Orchestra, celebrating their 30th anniversary with a concert recorded in April 2023 at Dizzy's Club at Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York.

promo included: promo-L50

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG1310PRX: You Bet Your Garden 1310PRX Last Minute Gifts For Gardeners, In Time For This Year!, 12/7/2023

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

Ybyg-sp-p_small Originally Aired 12/16/2021 On this Holiday PREPARING episode of YBYG, Mike sets you up with 'Last Minute Gifts For Gardeners! Plus you last minute phone calls!! Read the full description. Read the full

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Strawberry Moon (#1522)

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


Lethologica is the inability to remember a word or name. The term is related to the name of the river Lethe, also known as the River of Oblivion, which in Greek mythology caused those in Hades to to forget their life on earth.
If a suspect is at large, he is moving about freely. The term at large, which comes to us via French from Latin, refers not to size, but distance. The phrase by and large, meaning "generally" or "on the whole," derives from a nautical term that denotes a way to sail a ship by adjusting its course according to the direction of the wind. 
A Massachusetts listener shares her mishearing the name of the beloved character Mr. Green Jeans on the old "Captain Kangaroo" TV show. She was in college before she realized his name wasn't Mr. Cream Cheese.  
Frida in Marquette, Michigan, shares a proverb from her Finnish heritage that translates as "Until the food is ready, feed your guests with words." She also asks about pank, a term she often hears there in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It means "to pack down," as in to pank down snow or pank down sugar in a cup. The origin of pank is uncertain, although it may derive from a combination of pack and spank. This term is also heard in parts of Pennsylvania and Upstate New York.
Quiz Guy John Chaneski has a brain teaser based on translations of names that Native American people gave to various lunar months. For example, since lupines tend to howl more at the moon in the middle of winter, what's the nickname for the full moon in January?
Paloma from Escondido, California, asks about how the hosts developed their attitudes toward language. We share some of those influences, which include,  in Martha's case, studying Ancient Greek for 12 years with a polyglot professor, and in Grant's, learning from colleagues in the American Dialect Society and being trained as a lexicographer.
A listener reports being puzzled by a phrase she heard from a woman for whom she'd done a small favor: Did you think you'd taken me to raise? Heard mainly in Kentucky and Ohio, this phrase is a joking suggestion that the person who has done the favor has assumed responsibility for the other's care and upbringing. Similarly, an unreasonable request for a favor might be denied with the phrase I ain't took you to raise!
Eleven-year-old Josiah from San Antonio, Texas, is looking for a single English word to describe a road that's largely free of traffic. 
Jill in Indianapolis, Indiana, wonders how to spell the one-syllable cheer that starts with Y. Is it yay or yea? Since the 1930s, yay has been used that way. The word yea is much older and used in formal texts to mean indeed. An example is in the Psalm that contains the verse Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death. 
When Mary from Hanover, New Hampshire, was vacationing in Alaska, she picked up a term from the locals: sucker hole. It refers to a patch of sun peeking through the clouds, which leads  tourists to assume that the weather is going to clear up. The locals, however, know that a sucker hole will be there only briefly before the skies are overcast again.
Our discussion about cursive handwriting and whether it should be taught in schools brought a tremendous response from listeners. Overwhelmingly, they agreed that there are so many benefits to learning to write this way that it's well worth the time and effort to teach cursive writing to youngsters. 
Pam in New York City wonders if bidding someone farewell with Toodle-oo derives from the French for "see you soon," a tout a l'heure. 
Many so-called rules of grammar are actually just zombie rules. They're ill-advised attempts by 17th-century grammarians to make English syntax fit the orderly rules of Latin. 
David, a rideshare driver in Virginia Beach, Virginia, wonders about all the residential developments he sees with names containing the word quay. Usually pronounced KEE, quay is an old term for "wharf." The use of quay in these names may involve what Entrepreneur magazine dubbed newstalgia, or constructing something to feel old even though it's actually new, or fauxstalgia, a yearning for a time in the past, even though you never actually experienced it yourself.
A Texas caller says her West Virginia-born mother uses the word hornicaboogery to mean "germs" or "the creeping crud." Among the many such joking names for imaginary illnesses are gollywobbles, pantod on the rummit, can't-help-its, school bus cramps, collywobbles, and carlymarbles.
In response to our conversation about names we call grandparents, John Polk tweeted about a grandfather in his family named Uh-huh and a grandmother named Who-Who. 
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 #709 - T-Bone Walker

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

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Drop a nickel in the ol' Rockola Juke to hear one of the best selling and most influential bluesmen and guitarists of all-time, T-Bone Walker. This week's show looks at how T-Bone's immense guitar talent developed from his first recordings in the early 1940s to his breakthrough after WWII with the now classic, "Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday's Just As Bad)" for Black & White Records. We'll also get a taste of T-Bone's work for the Cornet, Imperial and Atlantic labels. B. B. King, Ray Charles and Chuck Berry have all cited T-Bone Walker as a heavy influence. Find out why on this week's "Juke In The Back" with Matt The Cat.

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #376A - End of Year Christmas Joy

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 58:33

Sound_ideas_small As the end of the calendar year approaches, it's time for another sampling of Christmas meets jazz improvisation.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2341: Profile: Conductor Ataúlfo Argenta

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


Highly regarded as one of the great conductors of the 20th century, Ataúlfo Argenta is not as well known as Monteux, Beecham, Koussevitzky, and other mid-twentieth century conductors. This week, we hear Argenta conduct L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in the concert version of Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo (Love the Magician) and Francisco Escudero’s Concierto vasco para piano y orquesta (Basque Concerto for Piano and Orchestra) featuring pianist Martín Imaz.