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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:

732: Juvenile (In)justice, 8/7/2021

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


Larissa Salazar grew up in Wyoming, and when she was in eighth grade, she got in a fight on a school bus. That snowballed into her spending 16 months in a state juvenile facility. 

Reporter Tennessee Watson follows Larissa’s experience in the juvenile justice system in Wyoming, which locks up kids at one of the highest rates in the nation. Larissa’s mom says that instead of helping her daughter, the system made things worse.

Then Watson explores why Wyoming is clinging to its “get tough” approach to juvenile justice, even as many other states are moving away from punishing kids – especially for low-level or nonviolent offenses. Research shows that locking kids up doesn’t change their behavior and often creates a new set of problems. 

We end with Watson visiting South Dakota, a state that in the past few years has changed how it deals with kids who get in trouble. South Dakota’s juvenile justice system recognizes that kids who are incarcerated are more likely to get in trouble again, whereas kids who are held accountable and receive support close to home are not.

This show originally aired March 20, 2021.

Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

21-35 Bach, Mozart, Grieg, Mangoré, and more, Interview: Susan Sayles of Baylor University Medical Center

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


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: September 7, 2021

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  21-35 Bach, Mozart, Grieg, Mangoré, and more, Interview: Susan Sayles of Baylor University Medical Center


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)



Bach: Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro, BWV 998                   Julian Bream, guitar

                                        “J.S. Bach: Lute Works”   (EMI Classics 1994) (12:51)


Mozart: Duo for Violin & Viola in G, K423 Drew Henderson and Michael Kolk, guitars

           “HK Guitar Duo Plays Mozart”     (HK Guitar Duo 2018)   (16:15)


Interview: Susan Sayles, RN, Manager, Cvetko Cancer Center, Baylor University Medical Center:”Sometimes art can take you to a place where…   …that’s what we can heal.”


Grieg: Holberg Suite               Jugendzupforchester Baden-Wurttemberg

                                                Detlef Tewes, conductor

“Kontraste”     (Antes Edition Bella Musica 2018) (17:48)


Agustin Barrios Mangoré: Estudio de Concierto No. 1           Celil Refik Kaya, guitar

                                              Barrios Mangoré: Guitar Music, Vol. 4” (Naxos 2018) (2:31)



Jaime Zenamon: Reflexoes No. 6: I, III                Duo Villa-Lobos

                           “Music for Cello and Guitar”   (Naxos 2016) (11:05)




This week's edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features music by Bach, Mozart, Grieg, Agustin Barrios Mangoré ,Jaime Zenamon, and a 2020 PBS filmed interview with Susan Sayles, Manager of Baylor University Medical Center’s Cvetko Cancer Center, who speaks about the powerful combination of art and music combined with medicine.


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 J31: New Blues from Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, and the latest from harpist Brandee Younger

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

Ingram_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, new blues from 22-year-old Mississippi bluesman Christone "Kingfish" Ingram from his second album, called "662" - - which is his area code in Mississippi. Also, previously unreleased songs from earthy Bahamaian folk singer Joseph Spence from the 1960s, and a related song from contemporary folk artist Rhiannon Giddens. We'll hear Dave McMurray take on a song from a band Joseph Spence influenced, the Grateful Dead, on his album "Grateful Deadication." Also: pianist Alan Broadbent plays Brubeck (with The London Metropolitan Strings), percussionist Gerry Gibbs highlights the music of his father Terry Gibbs, recorded at what proved to be the final recording session of pianist Chick Corea, and we have new music from singer Amber Weekes and harpist Brandee Younger.

promo included: promo-J31

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG11147: You Bet Your Garden # 1147 Hornet Warnings Above and Below, 7/28/2021

From You Bet Your Garden | Part of the You Bet Your Garden series | 54:59

Ybyg-sp-p_small On this new episode of YBYG, Mike gives you the buzz on Hornet Nests in trees and the ground! Plus your 'Buzzy' phone calls!!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Not My Circus (#1575)

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

Awww_logo_color_square An lovely evening of classical music at San Diego's new Rady Shell at Jacobs Park leads to a conversation with an audio engineer about the term cocktail party effect, referring to the brain's ability to focus in on the sound of one conversation despite being in a crowded room of people all talking to each other. 

Paul from Omaha, Nebraska, says as a result of watching the College World Series in that city, he and his son wondered when sports announcers started using the word cheese to describe a pitcher's fastball, and such variants as throwing cheese, hard cheese, and high cheese. It likely derives from a word in Farsi, Urdu, and Hindi that sounds like the word cheese, that means a "thing" or "item," which migrated into British English as the big cheese, meaning "the big thing" or "the main thing." In the same way that the word stuff, meaning the quality of a pitcher's throwing. The best and most comprehensive reference work for the language of baseball is The Dickson Baseball Dictionary by Paul Dickson. (Bookshop|Amazon)

Piper from Reno, Nevada, wonders why a movie trailer is called a trailer when it comes at the beginning of a film. Isn't a trailer something that follows something else?

A Simi Valley, California, listener writes to ask if any other families use the term shaky cheese for "Parmesan cheese shaken out of a can." Indeed they do, and other families apply the term scrapey cheese to "cheese scraped over a dish of food."

Quiz Guy John Chaneski's puzzle features sentences that include a short word that anagrams to another word, and is defined by yet another word in the sentence. For example, if the clue is I can get no research done because the room is so dusty, what's the anagram, and what's the definition?

Mia from Iowa City, Iowa, says she and her fiance disagree about the intensity of meaning in the words bummed and bummer. Does the term to bum someone out refer to "being a source of mild aggravation" or does it imply something closer to "leaving one feeling devastated"?

The English adjective fastuous comes from Latin fastuosus, meaning "proud or haughty," and applies to someone who is "characterized by excessive pride, vanity, or self-importance." Fastuosity refers to "an ostentatious show of wealth."

Robert in Oak Park, Illinois, seeks a Portuguese phrase he once heard that a man might say when the object of his affection is out of their league or otherwise forever unattainable. This wistful phrase is Ela é muita areia pro meu caminhãozinho or "She's too much sand for my little truck." This sentiment is expressed throughout the world in various ways. A Spanish phrase suggests that the speaker doesn't even come up to someone else's heels -- ni a los talones -- and in French it's loin de lui arriver à la cheville. In German, it's nicht das Wasser reichen können, literally "can't reach the water," that is, not good enough to carry water for someone. In Polish, a couple of expressions that also convey the idea of someone being out of another's league translate as "The sausage is not for the dog" and the "The soul wants to get into heaven."

Gail in San Diego, California, wonders what's happening to past tense of verbs. She's observed more uses of I could have went instead of I could have gone, and something had sunken instead of sank, and I was sat rather than I was seated, and I was drugged when she would expect to hear I was dragged.

If someone ever asks you how you are, you’re feeling on top of the world, you can say Alles im Butter. It's German for "Everything's great" -- literally, "All is in butter."

In anatomical nomenclature, a bursa is a fluid-filled sac that helps cushion a joint. Bursa is the Latin word for "purse," the source of English purse itself, as well as the bursar who controls the purse strings in a college, plus disburse meaning "to release funds," and reimburse, "to pay back." In France, the related term Bourse was applied to the French stock exchange. Next to your knee is a bursa called the pes anserinus, which means "goose foot" in Latin, a reference to the way tendons from three different leg muscles attach to the shin bone there, then spread out in three directions like a webbed goose's foot. Pes in Latin means "foot," and its genitive form pedis is the source of such English words as pedestrian and pedal. Anser in Latin means "goose," and anserinus means "gooselike," from which we get the English adjective anserine, which describes something "silly or stupid as a goose." In German, Gänsefüßchen, "little goose feet," is a slang term for "quotation marks." Another English word inspired by a bird's foot is pedigree, from French pied de grue, or "foot of the crane," recalling the shape of the forked lines in a genealogical chart.

A university professor in Baltimore, Maryland, catches himself pronouncing the very same word in different ways depending on the context in which he's speaking. For him, it occurs with the word innovative, which U.S. and U.K. speakers pronounce differently. It's not uncommon to have inconsistencies in one's own pronunciation, especially if you're in a collaborative work environment where you may be influenced by the way others pronounce a word, or by particular phrases that keep popping up again and again.

In response to our conversation about using the term bedroom suite to denote a collection of furniture, Judith in Glen Rose, Texas, shares a hilarious story about when her Pennsylvania-born beau misunderstood what she meant when she told him she bought a $600  bedroom suit.

Charlie in Lexington, Kentucky, says his wife, who's from the eastern part of the state, uses a peculiar phrase to indicate that something's not her responsibility: Not my circus, not my monkeys. This dismissive saying is at least 30 years old, and is a calque, or exact translation, of a Polish phrase that Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy. English speakers elaborated on the expression, with several other versions such as Not my circus, not my monkeys, but the clowns definitely know me. Other versions: Not my money, not my business and Not my pig, not my farm.

A wonderful phrase from the Dictionary of Southern Appalachian English (Bookshop|Amazon), edited by Michael Montgomery and Jennifer Heinmiller, is in all my put-togethers, meaning "in all my accumulated experience."

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO: Down to the Roots, las raíces

From Catalina Maria Johnson | Part of the BEAT LATINO series | 58:30

Beatlatino-yasser-roots_small This Beat Latino celebrates the deeply-rooted contemporary creations of Latin@s from all parts of our Americas, artists that nurture their music very directly from the most vital and ancestral parts of their heritages, and re-envision them for our times. Featuring the music and portions of my interview of Dominican composer, guitarist, vocalist and Palotré band leader Yasser Tejeda, and highlighting sounds from Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and the Latino USA. Enjoy, the wellspring of rhythms that are the foundation of nuestra música!

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Juke In The Back #587 - R.I.P. Willie Winfield of The Harptones

From Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri | Part of the Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat series | 59:01


Willie Winfield of The HarptonesR.I.P. Willie Winfield of The Harptones

On July 27 th, we lost the amazing, soaring tenor of The Harptones’ Willie Winfield. The Harptones never had a national hit record, yet they are arguably the finest vocal group to come out of New York City during the 1950s. Winfield’s recognizable vocal style matched Raoul Cita’s songwriting and arrangements, which helped them hit the local charts and influence their peers. What set The Harptones apart from many of the successful vocal groups of the day was their perfectly matched harmonies. Whereas most vocal groups had only one signature song, The Harptones enjoyed many, from their first release, 1953’s “A Sunday Kind Of Love,” to “Life Is But A Dream” in ’55 and “The Shrine Of St. Cecilia” in ’57. This week, Matt The Cat digs out many of The Harptones’ wrongfully forgotten records and gives ’em a spin as we honor the late, great Willie Winfield on our old Rockola “Juke In The Back.”

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #290 - Swing, Swing, Swing

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:53

Sound_ideas_small This is the two hundred and ninetieth episode in a thematic series focused on jazz, blues, and spoken word.

There are many eras and sub-genres in the audio tapestry that we know as jazz. One era that met with much popular acceptance, perhaps more so than any other, was the swing era from the early 1930s through the late 1940s. Relative to the schools of jazz that were still to come, to many this era was simple and accessible, although deceptively so. The rhythms were danceable, melodies were largely diatonic and easy to follow, but underpinning it were chord changes and harmonic structures that were laying the groundwork for the future. In this hour we will explore the kaleidoscope of sounds originating from this era and how their influence has remained a factor even today.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2123: Ocultos a plena vista: Julián Orbón y Joan Manén

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


This edition of The Spanish Hour features works by two composers “ocultos a plena vista;” that is, hidden in plain sight: Concerto grosso, written in 1958 by Spanish-born Cuban composer Julián Orbón, and Concierto Espagnol for violin and orchestra, dedicated to Fritz Kreisler, written in 1923 by Barcelona native Joan Manén.