Why Music Matters: Stories about the Power of Music

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KEXP and AIR (The Association of Independents in Radio) present a new series that demonstrates the power of music through intriguing personal stories ranging from an astronaut, teenager, surgeon, dancer, Yoruba priest and more!

KEXP and AIR (The Association of Independents in Radio) present a new series that demonstrates the power of music through intriguing personal stories ranging from an astronaut, teenager, surgeon, dancer, Yoruba priest and more!

Produced by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, AIR’s Live Interactive Resident for Fall 2010. Editorial oversight by Kevin Cole. Engineering help by Matt Ogaz. Live Interactive is a collaboration of KEXP and AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio with financial support from AIR members worldwide, Recovery.gov, and the National Endowment for the Arts which believe a great nation deserves great art.


14 Pieces

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A story about listening to music and watching the earth from space. It’s out of this world. Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to discover how mu...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:31
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A story about a really cute little girl and how music saved a marriage. Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to discover how music intersected the ...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 03:30
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A pusher of trendy clothing tells all about her trade. Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to discover how music intersected the lives of the peop...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:14
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A woman on the brink of death rebounds because of music. Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to discover how music intersected the lives of the pe...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:44
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A story about how music can save you from embarrassment on the dance floor. Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to discover how music intersected...

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  • Length: 03:04
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A story about Pink Floyd and hip replacement surgery. Never thought the two would go together, didja? Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to disco...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 03:37
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A story from the Sacred Scriptures of Orisha Religion about how music, not warfare won over a city. Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to discove...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:17
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A story about how music helped one athlete break a record. Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to discover how music intersected the lives of the ...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:14
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An exploration of how music enriches individuals, communities and the region. Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to discover how music intersecte...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:52
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Music takes one teenager out of a repressive environment. Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to discover how music intersected the lives of the p...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:32
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Aria runs away from the Iranian police leaping roof to roof for partying. Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to discover how music intersected th...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 03:28
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A story about Hmong traditional music and teleconferencing. Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to discover how music intersected the lives of the...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:57
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When school fails to inspire, music fills the gap. Producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch set out to discover how music intersected the lives of the people o...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 03:25
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Navajo Musician, Clarence Clearwater: Music heals. A powerful story about how music can help us overcome the pain of the past.

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 03:06
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