On the Bluegrass Review, we track Bluegrass evolution, and the Bluegrass creative process. You’ll hear it all; from the old time string bands and family groups that preceded bluegrass in history, to the classic, first-generation recordings, and to the bands that today are creating the second golden age of bluegrass. Make sure you catch our produced segments, which mix commentary and song slips. Also, the show’s artist interviews reveal nuances about the music and contain insight not available any other way.
If you’re passionate about bluegrass, the Bluegrass Review pushes forward the discussion about bluegrass. If you’re not, give it a listen. You’ll find out that bluegrass has more variety than you might have thought, and once you give the show a shot, you might get hooked. For more information, go to www.bluegrassreview.com.
Beale St. Caravan
Beale Street Caravan is a one hour non-commercial radio series broadcasting live recordings of Memphis music and its derivative forms to an international audience of 2.4 million worldwide weekly listeners on over 400 stations around the globe. Hosted by Pat Mitchell, each program presents seasoned veterans alongside up and coming artists recorded at festivals and venues throughout the United States. Music industry experts and celebrities liven up each program with serialized inside commentary about the history & process of the music.
CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories, sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.
Alternative Radio is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and on short-wave Radio for Peace International. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. Established in 1986, AR is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting, which urge that programming serve as “a forum for controversy and debate,” be diverse and “provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard.” The project is entirely independent, sustained solely by individuals who buy transcripts and tapes of programs. Its “headquarters” is situated to correspond with its position in the mainstream mass media: down an alley, behind a house, on top of a garage in Boulder, Colorado. From this rarefied location, AR’s programs manage to reach over 125 radio stations and millions of listeners. AR is part of the non-profit Institute for Social and Cultural Change.
Art of the Song
Art of the Song is a one-hour independently produced radio show with music and interviews exploring inspiration and creativity through songwriting and other art forms. The program is heard on over 160 stations worldwide. Learn why songwriters and artists create, how they become inspired, and how you can tap into that creative source in every aspect of your life. Art of the Song is not just for songwriters and musicians, as it explores universal truths common to all creative expression. We talk with writers of folk and roots music as well as novelists and visual artists. Our mission is to inspire listeners to find and express their unique creative voices, and to connect and grow the worldwide community of creative people. The show is hosted by performing songwriting duo John & Viv and originates in the Creative Heart of the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Bioneers, founded in 1990, is a nonprofit organization that promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring the Earth and communities. “It’s All Alive, It’s All Intelligent, It’s All Connected.” Bioneers offers pragmatic solutions that honor the living web of the natural world as the most fertile source of inspiration and models. It’s all alive. One of the beauties of biology is that its facts can become our metaphors, and these underlying codes serve as inspiring parables for how we can organize a more just, humane and authentically sustainable society. It’s all intelligent. Interdependence also teaches us that there are no single issues because it’s one whole that can be addressed only by bringing together all the parts. Bioneers gathers people at the crossroads of ecological restoration, human health and social justice. It’s all connected. The bioneers span all fields, cultures, ages and walks of life. The work ranges from science to spirit – local to global – academia to the grass roots – farm to city – business to public service – art to engineering. We celebrate the gift of life in all its diversity and mystery, conjuring a change of heart to renew our empathic connection with the web of life and the Earth, our home. It’s all relative.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375); and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular on the web.
Tune in every weekday at Noon for Democracy Now!
etown is a mission driven non-profit creating a strong community aware of social and environmental issues through music and conversation. Like old-time radio variety shows, every etown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today’s top musical artists as well as conversation and information about our communities and our environment. By featuring diverse music and interviews with a wide variety of authors, poets and policy-makers, etown creates a constantly expanding “community on the air.” With the addition of inspiring e-chievement awards, listeners all over the country are reminded that individual efforts really do make a difference. etown is a place where respect for each other and our natural environment go hand in hand.
New Dimensions explores the emerging possibilities for global transformation. Informed by an expanding awareness of the interconnectedness of all life, and the potential available through creative insights, innovative thinking, cross-cultural traditions and the human spirit, it is an original and powerful forum for innovative and inspiring voices and views on a wide range of timely and timeless topics.
Pulse of the Planet
Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound. Pulse of the Planet is broadcast over 320 public and commercial stations around the world and on the Voice of America and the Armed Forces Radio Network, reaching over one million listeners daily. The series is presented by the National Science Foundation.
Jim Hightower, national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of If the Gods had Meant us to Vote They Would Have Given us Candidates, has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks. Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower believes that the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom, and he has become a leading national voice for the 80 percent of the public who no longer find themselves within shouting distance of the Washington and Wall Street powers at the top.
Each week, Planetary Radio visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, advocate or writer who can provide a unique perspective on the quest for knowledge about our solar system and beyond. We also showcase regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face.
Your Own Health
Your Own Health and Fitness is a critical, independent voice on the politics and practice of health. Your Own Health And Fitness is produced at KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley, California.
Old-Time Radio Hour
WoodSongs – Folk Singer Michael Johnathon’s Old-Time Radio Hour. Our worldwide multi-media celebration of grassroots, Americana music. Get ready to explore the beautiful world of folk, bluegrass, songwriting, new artists, literature, worldwide radio, television and concerts.
Making Contact “An international radio program that links people, vital ideas, and important information.” Making Contact, produced by National Radio Project, is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on over 200 radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Ireland. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems.
Putumayo World Music
Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures, now heard internationally on more than 150 commercial and non-commercial stations around the world. Hosted by Putumayo’s CEO and Founder Dan Storper and KFOG personality Rosalie Howart. Putumayo World Music Hour playlists include well-known names like Bob Marley, Sting, Loreena McKennitt, and Santana, along with exceptional, underexposed international artists. The one-hour radio program also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne, and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music.
Midnight Special “Oh, Yeah, that’s the Midnight Special…” folk music and farce… showtunes and satire… madness and escape…
Thomas Jefferson Hour
The Thomas Jefferson Hour programs’ goal is to tease out the truth of each topic in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson – the founding father educated in Enlightenment ideals and considered by many to be the visionary of the founding of our nation. Humanities scholar and author, Clay S. Jenkinson, adopts the persona of Jefferson each week to comment on current events and answer questions you may have about Jefferson’s thoughts on any and all topics. Clay has portrayed Thomas Jefferson for more than two decades. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities highest award, then called the Charles Frankel Award, for his humanities-based first person interpretation methodology.
With Good Reason
Each week on With Good Reason, our ever-curious host Sarah McConnell takes you along as she examines a wide range of topics with leading scholars. Featured guests have included Julian Bond discussing race in America, Bruce Greyson sharing his study of near death experiences, Mike Seeger exploring American folk music, Aniko Bodroghkozy tuning in on sixties television, Bryan Caplan on the “myth of the rational voter,” Nikki Giovanni reading from her poetry, and Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison. You may discover the traditions of the samurai warrior, hear about the ways we pre-judge others based on their accents, or laugh at the surprising history of Hawaiian shirts.
This Way Out
This Way Out is the award-winning internationally distributed weekly GLBT radio program, currently airing on over 150 local community radio stations around the world. The half-hour “magazine”-style program is produced in Los Angeles and distributed via the Public Radio Satellite System and Pacifica Radio’s KU satellite to stations in North America, and via satellite in Australia on the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s ComRadSat. “This Way Out” is also heard via direct satellite to home and cable outlets across Europe, South America, and in the Middle East/Africa and Asia/Pacific regions on the World Radio Network, and is heard globally on short wave station Radio For Peace International and online at Out in America. The program is also postal-mailed to non-satellite stations and to individual subscribers. Despite the limitations of a “tattered shoestring budget”, “This Way Out” programming has been honored with multiple awards from the U.S. National Federation Of Community Broadcasters and the Radio and Television News Association, by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Parents, Families and Friends Of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG), the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), and internationally by Tupilak (the organization of lesbian and gay cultural workers in the Nordic area). On the air since APRIL 1988!