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Poetry about music.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:08
Caption: Zeitgeist, Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash
Zeitgeist New Music Quartet welcomes No Exit New Music from Cleveland for a weekend of concerts together. This collaboration is an annual thing. Co...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Rena Haus sings, plays and leads a trio. Rena sings songs of others, but also does a lot of her own compositions. Phil Nusbaum asked her about her ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Sept 1 from 10AM till 1PM. Rena sings songs of others, but also does a lot of her own compositions. Phil Nusbaum asked her about her song writing. ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Lynn O'brien, Credit: Tera Girardin
Lynn O’brien is a songwriter who gets inspiration from what is going on around her. She packs in her songs with messages into all her shows. During...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: JC Sanford and Asuka Kikitani, Credit: Rie Takaoka
JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani lead Inatnas into Crooner’s Sunday night Jul 21. This is a big band playing music composed by JC and Asuka. When they...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Matt Wilson and His Orchestra, Credit: Becca Dilley
Matt Wilson and His Orchestra features a songwriter and vocalist with a backing band of stringed instruments that you wouldn’t expect in a pop orie...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sound Simulacra Poster, Credit: Darwin Grosse
Keyboardist John Keston and bassist and vocalist Cody McKinney curate a monthly series called sound simulacra at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapoli...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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The prison experience reflected in poetry and music.

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:54
Caption: Southside Aces, Credit: Jonathan Hankin
The Southside Aces specializes in New Orleans music, and that means they prepare big time for Mardi Gras. Interviewer Phil Nusbaum sat down to talk...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Zeitgeist, Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash
Zeitgeist, the St Paul new music group presents Yohannes Tona’s music and poetry reflecting on Yonannes’ journey from Ethiopia to the United States...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hoaxer, Credit: Lee Tran
Hoaxer is a band made up of Edmund Catlin, Peter Goggin, Will Kjeer and Charlie Lincoln. The band formed when all the players were Twin Cities high...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Baby Shel in concert at the Nomad Bar in Minneapolis., Credit: Daniel Zamzow
What does it mean to “break the mold”? A hard-boiled lesbian detective breaks through the lavender ceiling, a Sudanese model refuses to lighten her...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 18:50
Caption: Sawtooth Bros, Credit: Scot Ward
The Sawtooth Bros band members are in their young 20s, and have been playing together half their lives. They play in the Hilde Performance Center i...

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: City Counselor, Credit: Aaron Rice
You expect pop songs to relate to romance. But not so with City Counselor. Nicky talked to Phil Nusbaum about the inspiration for City Counselor ...

  • Added: May 27, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Leah Lemm, Credit: Marla Olivia
The singing and songwriting of Leam Lemm of Minneapolis reflect both a modern sensibility and her membership in the Mille Lacs band of Ojibwe. Rece...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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HOUR ONE: "After 30 Years of Prozac" - Happy 30th birthday Prozac. We've had three decades of the drug, so why are we still depressed? HOUR TWO: ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:56
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This week on Played in Oregon, three pieces by women composers, each separated by about 75 years.

Bought by WCNY, WNIJ, Rhythm & News Service, and KWAX


  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: American Pianists Association, Credit: www.americanpianists.org
We’ll hear about a contest with the five finalists for the APA - the American Pianists Association on this episode of What’s New!

Bought by WETS, KMUN, Delmarva Public Radio, WETS, and WGTE Public Media


  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Phil Nusbaum w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Old Time Fiddle Music is a highly developed form, but the world surrounding bluegrass and old time music don’t always treat it that way. Today’s Ge...

  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 06:29
Caption: Bobb Fantauzzo, Credit: Andrea Canter
Like many good things, Bobb Fantauzzo’s recent music is both new and old. Both the Native American flute and jazz have been around awhile, but putt...

  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 07:38
Caption: Phil Ochs
Interviews with Thomas Frank and Rasul Mowatt--Meritocracy dissected and the politics of popular protest songs: "Entertainment Inaction."

  • Added: Apr 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:29:36
Caption: Words & Music, Credit: by Mystie Chamberlin
Poetry and music expressing the transition into adulthood.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:12
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
His main musical means of expression is improvising, but he also composes. As it turns out it’s not as crazy a combination as it might seem. Davu S...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2017
  • Length: 08:09
Caption: Zack Baltich, Credit: Matt Barber
If you want to know about a creative spirit, take the case of Zack Baltich. Zack synthesizes his informal and formal music experiences to create so...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2017
  • Length: 08:20