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Get obsessed with us. Five days a week, Pop Culture Happy Hour serves you recommendations and commentary on the buzziest movies, TV, music, books, videogames and more. Join arts journalists Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Aisha Harris - plus a rotating cast of guest pop culture aficionados. The Happy Hour team leaves room at the table for exploring a range of reactions and opinions on every bit of the pop universe. From lowbrow to highbrow to the stuff in between, they take ...
 
Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
 
Rhyme and punishment go hand in hand in America. Louder Than A Riot reveals the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. From Bobby Shmurda to Nipsey Hussle, each episode explores an artist's story to examine a different aspect of the criminal justice system that disproportionately impacts Black America. Hosted by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, this podcast is invested in power from all angles — the power the music industry wields over artists, the power of in ...
 
eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. 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 conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.
 
Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.
 
Every week on Performance Today™, Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We get one of our listeners on the phone, and our caller listens to Bruce play his Piano Puzzler™. They then try to do two things: name the hidden tune, and name the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking. From American Public Media.
 
The Blarney Pilgrims Irish Music Podcast is a weekly journey to the heart of Irish music. We interview players of Irish music about how they first came to the music and the place it occupies in their lives now. We use the word ‘heart’ intentionally, because heart is what this music, and the people who play it, are all about. It’s a funny, warm and often unexpected journey – and the tunes are crackin' too. Dominic Black has made radio shows for the BBC and NPR stations in the USA. He's also a ...
 
Since its debut in August 1995, WNCU, 90.7 FM, licensed to North Carolina Central University, has consistently fulfilled its mission to provide quality culturally appropriate programming to public radio listeners in the Triangle area. The format of this listener supported public radio station entertains the jazz aficionado, educates the novice jazz listener and disseminates news and information relative to the community-at-large. WNCU 90.7 FM is a 50,000 watt public radio station and an affi ...
 
Learn how to quickly boost your guitar playing skills with these easy tips, tricks and helpful hints from successful guitarist, instructor, author and producer, Marlene Hutchinson. Known for her popular Learn to Play Guitar in a Day! program, as seen by millions on PBS, and featured on NPR and CBS, Marlene has a wonderfully simple way of helping you move through your challenges and advance your guitar playing skills.
 
What inspires the people who inspire you? How do creative people create? Each week on Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired, Grammy-Nominated jazz pianist Judy Carmichael explores these questions with celebrated creative artists who love jazz. A wide range of talents — everyone from Billy Joel to Seth MacFarlane — discuss their creative process and how jazz inspires them. They share their favorite recordings as well as insight into their life and art.
 
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
Shaking Out the Numb is an experimental podcast from music duo Sylvan Esso and Vermont Public Radio producer Erica Heilman. This innovative series weaves together found sounds from nature, conversations, memories, and songs from Sylvan Esso’s new album Free Love to explore the creative process and beyond. Buy or stream Sylvan Esso’s new album “Free Love” at https://found.ee/SE_FreeLove
 
Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin takes listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Letterman, Barbara Streisand, Tom Yorke, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.
 
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COVID-19 response, Medicaid expansion, cash assistance programs for families in need, education and tax reform are among some of the top policy priorities that the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) is tracking during the 2021 legislative session. According to GBPI’s website, the policy priorities are tied to the  People-Powered Prosperity …
 
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to earn her medical degree​ in the United States​. Her sister Emily​ soon after​ followed in her footsteps. Janice Nimura tells the story of the "complicated, prickly" ​19th century ​trailblazers​ in her book 'The Doctors Blackwell.' ​"To me, [the Blackwells] taught me that it's really important in this momen…
 
"We want to have this multigenerational move toward social justice, and it just feels like our leaders and the party aren't doing that," says 17-year-old Aiden Kohn-Murphy. He says it's difficult to feel like he's being represented by elected officials when many are over 70. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe …
 
Trump will not deliver a high-profile, televised farewell address as some past presidents have done. Here & Now's Alex Ashlock has a report on how past presidents have said goodbye. And, Frank Langella stars as Judge Julius Hoffman in the Netflix film "The Trial of the Chicago 7." He talks about how the story resonates today.…
 
Ahead of Inauguration Day, some hotels are choosing to stay open despite increased security and calls by local leaders for visitors to avoid the area due to threats of violence. We speak with the owner of Adam's Inn on his decision to remain open this week. Also, the Save our Stages Act — $15 billion tied into the larger COVID-19 relief bill — is a…
 
The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden takes place Wednesday. Music has been central to the Office of the President of the United States, including the inaugural swearing-in ceremony. Music also has been an important face of White House cultural life, from celebrations to somber moments. WABE music contributor Dr. Scott Stewart joined “City …
 
Monday, many across Atlanta and around the world were commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many ceremonies commemorating the civil rights leader happened virtually this year. The Beloved Community Commemorative Service went online. And, the traditional King Day Holiday…
 
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new musical discoveries, with messages of love, understanding and acceptance. 1. Bernice: "It's Me, Robin" from Eau de Bonjourno 2. Nana Yamato: "Do You Wanna" from Before Sunrise 3. Darkside: "Liberty Bell" from Spiral 4. Nora Brown: "East Virginia" from Cinnamon Tree 5. Steady Holiday: "Lov…
 
Every January, in the middle of the night, thousands of volunteers and outreach workers spread out across the country to count the nation’s homeless population. They search highway underpasses, wooded areas, abandoned buildings and sidewalks to locate those who are living outside. But this year, because of the pandemic, the annual street count has …
 
As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, three big questions loom. First, can someone who has been vaccinated still spread the disease? Second, will the vaccine remain effective as the virus itself evolves? And third, how long will the vaccine’s protection last? Answers to these questions lie in our immune systems. And the answers aren’t straightforward …
 
Promising Young Woman is a revenge thriller, and a dark comedy, and a few other things, too. It stars Carey Mulligan as a woman who spends her evenings in bars being picked up by men who misunderstand who they're dealing with. Directed by Emerald Fennell, the film has been billed as a #MeToo tale, but its perspective feels timeless, and there are s…
 
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean offers a long-view take on what’s needed in this pivotal moment as Joe Biden takes office. Dean talks about vaccines, prioritizing the important while attending to the urgent, and what unity might look like for our deeply divided country. Dean has studied democracies around the world, yet much of his adult life h…
 
Honoring and celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy is nothing new for DeKalb County – it’s held such an event for the past 37 consecutive years. But this year, the virtual celebration looked unlike any of the previous 36. With the theme, “The Urgency of Creating the Beloved Community,” CEO Michael Thurmond says DeKalb singled-out COVID-d…
 
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark case, Brown vs. Board of Education, voided separate but equal public schools. Years later, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continued the push for black students, in particular, to have guaranteed equal access to quality education. Although Dr. King didn’t live to see his eldest daughter, Yolanda, attend a predo…
 
Filmmaker Sam Pollard talks about his new documentary 'MLK/FBI,' based on newly declassified documents, which exposes the ways that the FBI attempted to discredit Martin Luther King Jr. Pollard talks about how the agency bugged his phones, surveilled hotel rooms, and even sent King a letter suggesting he kill himself. Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Afte…
 
As a child, Ruby Bridges was the first Black student to desegregate an elementary school in New Orleans. She joins us to remember and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on this special day. And, a variety of new smartphone apps are being developed to help Americans navigate the pandemic. We hear about two of them.…
 
87 percent of Georgia teachers, who responded to a recent survey, say school shutdowns during the pandemic have had a negative effect on student learning. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) surveyed more than 6,000 educators across the state. More than 75 percent of those surveyed reported higher social-emotional needs among t…
 
Trumpeter, singer, and composer Keyon Harrold has played with Beyoncé, Common, Erykah Badu, Rihanna, Eminem, D’Angelo and the Vanguard, LL Cool J, and Maxwell, to name a few. On his 2017 album, The Mugician, (a play on musician & magician), the Ferguson, MO-raised, NYC-based Harrold returned to his own music, with the help of a few friends and past…
 
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to novelist Jonathan Lethem about daily writing rituals, teaching writing, and the process behind Jonathan’s latest novel, The Arrest, which imagines a world where most advanced technology stops working. After the interview, Isaac and co-host June Thomas discuss the improvisational way that Jonathan plots out his …
 
The Liam O'Flynn Award. Digging into the Irish Traditional Music Archive. Ulster hunting songs and mummers. Hare coursing. Life in Lurgan County Armagh. The Ceili House and legend of Seamus Tansey. Prehistoric cairns and building on the tradition. The magic of the session and finding inspiration in the music. In this episode Barry Plays: The Holy T…
 
On Friday, several local leaders pledged their commitment to combat the coronavirus disease by getting the COVID -19 vaccine. Dekalb County CEO Michael Thurmond and Milton Little, president of United Way of Greater Atlanta, received the coronavirus vaccine to encourage minority communities to get vaccinated. The Dekalb County Board of Health report…
 
In a matter of hours on Jan. 6, the Republican Party went from shrugging off its loss of the White House to a party in crisis. It was becoming clear just before the violent insurrection at the Capitol that the party had lost two Senate runoff elections in Georgia, making President Trump the first president since Herbert Hoover whose party lost the …
 
Cheers erupted in hospital wards across India on Saturday as a first group of nurses and sanitation workers rolled up their sleeves and got vaccinated against COVID-19, at the start of what’s likely to become the biggest national vaccination campaign in history. India aims to vaccinate 300 million people by July, though it could take an additional …
 
The fallout continues from the insurrection by an angry mob spurred on by President Trump at the Capitol last week. Trump, of course, was impeached – again. He’s the only President to get impeached twice. In Georgia, the list of residents who allegedly participated in the violent attack continues to grow as more get identified. Christopher Georgia,…
 
The Netflix docuseries 'Pretend It's a City' features iconoclastic humorist Fran Lebowitz's conversations with Martin Scorsese. Lebowitz talks about why she loves living alone, driving a cab in the '70s, and her friendship with Toni Morrison. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the album 'Cloud Script' from Joshua Abrams' quartet. Historian Kerri G…
 
A week after a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, the House of Representatives voted to impeach the president for the second time. World leaders react to the news. The U.S. has labeled Yemen's Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization and Cuba is back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. We talk about all those stories and more on …
 
We look back on the lives and careers of three people who have recently died. First, filmmaker Michael Apted, best-known for his documentary series, 'Up,' which followed the lives of a group of British citizens. He updated their stories with a new episode every seven years, from childhood through their 60s. Apted died last week. We also listen back…
 
The new sheriff of Cobb County says the office will operate in truth, trust and transparency. “I will be out front when we do right, and when we do wrong,” said Sheriff Craig Owens on Friday’s edition of “Closer Look.” Sheriff Owens, the first Black sheriff of Cobb County, was sworn-in just days before the new year. The retired army veteran, who fo…
 
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