Coming up this Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, it's The Blue Note Sound! It's our third special for African-American history month. The Blue Note record label attracted many of the true giants in jazz, bringing African-American artists into the attention of the mainstream, changing the direction of jazz forever.
Join us thisSaturday, February 9th, at 3pm for this hour-long Black History Month radio program. This special features milestone conversations with Maya Angelou and lauded African Americans who tell the stories of a culture through the entertainment industry, award-winning music, opportunities for philanthropy and the pursuit of peace. Join a Grammy, Emmy, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Nobel Prize winning group of voices with the poetic, historical commentary of Maya Angelou. Guests include:
Thirty years after presenting its first concerts in San Francisco, the organization SFJAZZ has built a permanent home and performance venue. The SFJAZZ Center, conceived as the first stand-alone building for jazz in the U.S., opens with a star-studded concert on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at 11p.m. WWOZ, WBGO and NPR Music will team up for a live radio and online video broadcast of the concert.
Coming up this Monday, Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen co-hosts with Ira Glass as This American Life explores cases of doppelgangers, doubles, evil twins and not-so-evil twins. Tune in for This American Life Monday night at 7pm, on 90.5 FM!
PRI's The World is curating conversations online sparked by protests in India that have been ongoing after a 23-year-old university student was gang-raped on a public bus in Delhi in December, and later died. The protest movement has spread from Delhi to London, and even here in Ohio. This experimental feature is called India’s Gender Troubles, and each week The World will focus on a specific topic – including global response to the event, the effect on India’s culture and more. To add your voice, tweet with the hashtag #worldgender.
9pm New Year's Eve - Toast of the Nation:Host Rhonda Hamilton brings us music from coast to coast this New Years Eve on Toast of the Nation! With John Scofield in Boston, Wynton Marsalis in New York, Dee Alexander in Chicago and from California: Gordon Goodwins Big Phat Band. Say 'Hello 2013' with Toast of the Nation, a mixture of live and historic performances starting at 9pm on December 31st lasting until 5am on New Year's Day on 90.5 FM!
Host Rhonda Hamilton brings us music from coast to coast this New Years Eve on Toast of the Nation! With John Scofield in Boston, Wynton Marsalis in New York, Dee Alexander in Chicago and from California: Gordon Goodwins Big Phat Band. Say 'Hello 2013' with Toast of the Nation, a mixture of live and historic performances starting at 9pm on December 31st lasting until 5am on New Year's Day on 90.5 FM!
Here's the holiday programming line up for Christmas Day, December 25th, 2012! Be sure to tune in!
9AM - Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol: A public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. In this performance of A Christmas Carol, master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy.
Here's the rundown for the day, with programs that are sure to intrigue your mind, get your fingers snappin', and assist you in the kitchen with your turkey day preparations!Thanks for listening - and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of our listeners from the staff here at WCBE!
On Thursday, November 22, help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper will be available to answer listener questions throughout the live, two-hour program. Quickly becoming a Thanksgiving morning tradition, past shows have included everything from a cross-country trucker cooking his Thanksgiving dinner on the manifold to a panicked first-time cook who didn't realize a turkey needs to be thawed. Lynne handles all questions with wit, expertise and laughter.
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We sadly inform our listeners that Selected Shorts host Isaiah Sheffer has passed away. Symphony Space shared this obituary over the weekend:
It is with both heavy hearts and a deep sense of gratitude that the staff, board, and community of artists of Symphony Space honor the life of our Founding Artistic Director, Isaiah Sheffer, who, along with his good friend and co-founder Allan Miller, transformed a crumbling building on the corner of 95th Street and Broadway into the vibrant and vital arts institution known today as Symphony Space. Isaiah's voice is recognized by millions in his role as host of Selected Shorts on Public Radio International, a show that he created as both a live stage performance and radio program, co-produced with WNYC Radio and carried on over 150 stations around the country. Isaiah's warmth, quick wit, and passion for the arts were an inherent part of what made him so special. For those of us lucky enough to have worked with Isaiah, and to have been part of a greater family under the roof that Isaiah helped to build, we are so proud to be a part of this vision made possible by an extraordinary and charismatic man who will be missed every day, and whose spirit makes our future bright. Should you wish to share thoughts or to make a contribution in Isaiah's memory, please visit www.symphonyspace.org/Isaiah .
OBAMA WINS: After a hard-fought battle with Republican Mitt Romney, President Obama has been re-elected, NPR now projects. With 10 Electoral College votes from Wisconsin now in his win column, the president has 275 -- five more than needed to be president.
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Follow The Back Channel and see what people are really talking about as we vote and count the votes during the 2012 general election. By the people, for the people. The Federal Register just released a fun new interactive on their web site! You can use the slide rule to look at maps of how the Electoral College voted from 1964 to 2008.