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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Cropper talks with Paul Ingles about his collaborations with Otis Redding and other highlights from his career as...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jack Brass Band, Credit: Jackson Tyler Eddy
The Jack Brass Band plays with the kind of interplay of instruments that has been part of New Orleans Jazz for a hundred years or more. But there’s...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Phoebe Robinson on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode explores what it means to "pay your dues" with comedian and "Dope Queen" Phoebe Robinson, memoirist and boxer Thomas Page McBee, and g...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Julian Manzara, Credit: Jax Ravel
Guitarist Julian Manzara performs in a trio with bassist Graydon Peterson and trumpeter Jake Baldwin. The three are rising stars of Twin Cities Jaz...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Julian Manzara
Thursday is vocal night at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. And starting at 8 this coming Thursday, guitarist and vocalist Julian Manzara will ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mitchell S. Jackson on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
The episode shares some "real talk" with writer Mitchell S. Jackson, author and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, and comedian Mohanad Elshieky, with ...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Cafe Accordion Orchestra, Credit: Jim Dryden
Café Accordion Orchestra performs a show called Midnight in Paris, where the group performs some of it’s finest French music. The show frequently s...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cafe Accordion Orchestra, Credit: Jim Dryden
Café Accordion Orchestra performs a show called Midnight in Paris, featuring the group’s finest French music. The show comes to Crooners in Fridley...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome back a Studio5 favorite, the jazz mandolin master, Don Stiernberg, with his quartet featuring Andy Brown ...

Bought by WDCB


  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tommy Pico on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode practices "letting go" with poet Tommy Pico, comedian Emily Heller, and journalist Eli Saslow, with music The Helio Sequence.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Zeitgeist, Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash
April 4-7 is Zeitgeist New Music’s Early Music Festival. It takes place at Studio Z in Saint Paul and includes concerts, and workshops about the li...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Woody Lissauer, Credit: WoodySongs.com
Baltimore, Maryland based recording artist Woody Lissauer in interview and music.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 55:00
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This episode "faces fears" with Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, writer and former Live Wire host Courtenay Hameister, and co...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Blue Yodel No. 9, Credit: Ross Johnson
Blue Yodel Number Nine. It’s a band name that catches the echoes of older forms of traditional music. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, founding...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Blue Yodel No. 9, Credit: Ross Johnson
Blue Yodel Number Nine. It’s a band name that catches the echoes of older forms of traditional music. The group plays at the Black Dog in Saint Pau...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hula Peppers, Credit: Elizabeth Rowan
The Hula Peppers plays an original blend of music styles from a mix of traditions predating 1939. Gary Powell is an original Hula Pepper, and he to...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hula Peppers, Credit: Elizabeth Rowan
The Hula Peppers plays music from a mix of traditions, and all of it predates 1939. Catch the group at the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis, We...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Gary Shteyngart on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode gets a "fresh start" with author Gary Shteyngart, comedian Hari Kondabolu, and world champion fly caster Maxine McCormick, with music ...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Kashimana is a Minneapolis musician who experienced things during pregnancy and childbirth that she just had to write songs about. Her project is c...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: Nathan Yungerberg
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is coming. The festival is hosted by Crooner’s in Columbia Heights, 2-7:30PM on Sunday March 31, and Jazz festival ac...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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Weird Al talks about surviving in show business for 40 years and how he dealt with a very public career setback in the late '80s. Jenny Lewis digs...

Bought by WLPR, KBBI, KRSC, and KWIT


  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Boiled in Lead, Credit: Susan Esbjornson
When you think of Independent twin cities Bands, you have to think of Boiled in Lead. The group’s thirty-plus history includes Celtic Music, rock, ...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Colin O'Brady , Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode "breaks the ice" with world record-breaking adventurer Colin O'Brady, author Dani Shapiro, and comedian Chris Garcia, with music from ...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Reuben Ristrom, Credit: Travis Anderson
Reuben and Dan Ristrom form a father-son act featuring great songs from the Great American Songbook. Phil Nusbaum caught up with Reuben a short tim...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Reuben Ristrom, Credit: Travis Anderson
Reuben and Dan Ristrom form a father-son act. And you can catch the duet 6-7:30 at Crooner’s, Wed. March 27 from 6-7:30. Phil Nusbaum caught up wit...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 08:00