We asked authors, actors, politicians, philanthropists, scientists, musicians and others to tell us their five all-time favorite books to read to their children. We'll be posting a few entries each week (and we'd love to hear from you, too).
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L to R: Jack, Candice Kirk-Howell, Dr. Wallace Chandler
From the Jazz Sunday Facebook page, "Friday, August 7th marks the 80th birthday anniversary of Columbus,Ohio-born Rahsaan Roland Kirk. KC and I are thrilled and privileged to shine the spotlight on RRK, his courageous life and his undeniable musical genius on the August 9th broadcast of Jazz Sunday. Share in Rahsaan's amazing aural array by listening to our program."Bright Moments" will abound! "(Jack)
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.