We'll remember the late singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, through his music and his own words. Then a visit to Rugby, VA for a close listen into sustainable guitars and ukuleles, made by Jayne and Wayne Henderson, of Henderson Guitars. That's coming up tonight on American Routes, starting at 9pm, on 90.5 FM WCBE.
Japan's latest nuclear catastrophe, the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant, has brought back memories for the children, grandchildren and great-grand-children of the Hiroshima A-bomb survivors, or “hibakusha.” It has also spurred some into offering help and advice to those who suffered potential radiation from Fukushima, and the uncertainty and discrimination that has come with it. That's coming up tonight at 7pm on The World, on 90.5 FM, WCBE Columbus.
We travel to the island of Ninoshima with reporter Aya Kano. Kano's first trip here was a revelation. She was assigned to cover the exhumation of bodies buried therein haste in the days after August 6, 1945. Previously bored by the Hiroshima's history, Kano became obsessed with it, and with how her own grandmother survived it. That's coming up Wednesday night at 7pm on The World on 90.5 FM WCBE, Columbus.
Sueko Hada was 7 when the A-bomb hit. She was the only survivor in her family. Now, though, she is surrounded by family including four great-grandchildren. Hada isn't bitter about what happened, but there's a sting in the tail of her A-bomb experience: one granddaughter met and married an American serviceman, and they now live in Colorado. Tune in for the next edition of this special series from The World, Tuesday night at 7pm on 90.5 FM WCBE, Columbus.
Each June 21, the one-day Make Music New York festival (MMNY) celebrates not just sound but community. It's a summer solstice gathering of the tribes for music makers and music lovers alike, with more than 1200 outdoor concerts across the five boroughs running from morning till night.
FREE and easy to do! WCBE, in conjunction with Goodwill Columbus, will be accepting old and unwanted electronics – outdated cell phones, computers, cameras, chargers, DVD players, fax machines, microwaves, monitors, MP3 players, scanners, stereo equipment, telephones, vacuums, video game systems, and more – for FREE, environmentally-safe recycling during our annual yard sale on May 30th from 9am-1pm at the WCBE studios, 540 Jack Gibbs Boulevard. All donations are tax exempt.*
9am: With Good reason: Brining Home The War Dead - Before the Korean War, American soldiers killed in the conflicts abroad were buried in overseas cemeteries. But the conflict in Korea changed that. Plus, Comedy Bootcamp is a stand-up comedy class just for wounded veterans and serves as an emotional and creative outlet. And, with it's rolling green hills and nearly 400,000 graves, Arlington National Cemetery is one of our nation's most impressive military tributes.
And help support WCBE! From now until May 29th, WCBE will be accepting donations of items that can be sold at theWCBE Yard Sale*, which will be held May 30th from 9am-1pm at WCBE, 540 Jack Gibbs Boulevard. Donations will be accepted Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm and 3-4pm** and Sun, 2pm-6pm. Donations are tax deductible (donors can request donation receipts on site) and all proceeds from the yard sale will support WCBE, central Ohio’s NPR station.