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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.
 
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We begin celebrating our 10th season this week with this full rebroadcast from 2002. We welcome back iconic blues man/harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite. Acoustic-based blues and roots singer/songwriter Corey Harris joins us as well. The Award story this week is one of our collective favorites, featuring a senior citizen whose efforts (to suppl…
 
We continue highlights of our 2001 season, sharing a really special show with you in its entirety. This rebroadcast features the one and only time iconic musical treasure Leon Redbone shares the eTown stage, bringing his unique, outstanding guitar playing, voice, stories and persona as only he can do. Also with us, southwest songstress and songwrit…
 
We’re launching our celebration on the air of our 2001 season with the rebroadcast of an extraordinary show from that year, featuring one of the founding fathers of modern blues, Buddy Guy; plus legendary folksinger Odetta, whose rich variety of musical collaborations have included Dylan, Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte and Paul Robeson to name a few.…
 
As we celebrate our season from 2000, we can’t resist sharing this all-time classic eTown full episode, featuring musical guests Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ and Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer. Plus, Nick interviews adventurer and writer Craig Childs. And our award winner is the founder and (at the time) director of a grassroots nonprofit …
 
Our look back at our past 30 seasons continues this week as we share an incredible eTown episode, in its entirety, from the year 2000 show archives. Featuring musical guest Michael McDonald, the legendary singer-songwriter and keyboardist, well known for his distinctive, soulful voice. Other musical visitors include slide guitaristRoy Rogers in a d…
 
We continue with eTown's special 30th anniversary series, sharing highlights from each of our 30 seasons of programs. This week, we start out celebrating our 1999 season by offering a full rerun of a remarkable road show taping: eTown goes to the town of Kingston in upstate New York, where Natalie Merchant joins us for music and conversation. Also …
 
Our look back at our past 30 seasons continues this week , as we share an incredible eTown episode in its entirety, from the 1998 show archives. Musical guests Emmylou Harris (joined by her talented friends, Buddy and Julie Miller) provides stellar, one-of-a-kind live performances, plus up close and personal conversation. Our other musical visiting…
 
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital President & CEO Pamela Dunley reports COVID inpatient counts are down and the Delta variant continues to be the likely cause of most 'breakthrough' COVID infections. She shares information about the proposed merger between EEHealth and NorthShore University Medical.By Richard Reichert
 
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital President & CEO Pamela Dunley and Medical Staff President Dr. Michelle Meziere share the latest facts on COVID, vaccines, boosters, the Delta variant, and current Hospital protocol. President Dunley addresses news reports of EEHealth and merger discussions.By Richard Reichert
 
An all-time classic eTown episode from 1997, featuring two great singer/songwriters, Iris DeMent and Cliff Eberhardt. Plus Nick speaks with our special Lifetime eChievement Award winner President Jimmy Carter about his continued work on behalf of those in need.By eTown
 
As COVID-19 continues its latest surge, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital President and CEO, Pamela Dunley, shares the latest local information on the Pandemic. Newly appointed Assistant Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Marcie Lafido, describes her duties and how the Hospital values the professional and personal development of its nursing staff. Bo…
 
Join us as we continue with eTown’s special 30th anniversary series, a "look back" group of shows serving up highlights from each of eTown’s 30 seasons of programs. This week, we feature part two ‘best of 1996’, as we revisit some of eTown’s favorite moments with musical guests Joan Armatrading, Taj Mahal, Tish Hinojosa, Leo Kottke, Tuck & Patti, S…
 
We continue with eTown’s special 30th anniversary series, sharing highlights from each of our 30 seasons of programs. This week, we feature Part One of a ‘best of’ potpourri of stellar moments from our 1996 season, with musical guests Keb’ Mo’, Steve Earle, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Kate MacKenzie, Del McCoury Band, Jorma Kaukonen, Jonathan Edwar…
 
Barenaked Ladies, one of Canada’s finest (and funniest!) bands, came to eTown for their very first visit in this especially fun and informative show from 1995; it’s so great, we couldn’t resist sharing in its entirety. Our other musical guest is ethereal singer/songwriter Doug Hoekstra. We’ll also hear from PETA co-founder Alex Pacheco who eloquent…
 
We continue with eTown’s special 30th anniversary series, sharing highlights from each of eTown’s 30 seasons of programs. This week, we feature some of the very best from 1995, with musical guests Patty Larkin, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Snider, Queen Ida, Junior Brown, Tarika, Tim O’Brien and Jerry Douglas, Jules Shear, Ray Kāne and Bryan Bow…
 
As we continue to celebrate eTown’s 30 years on the air, we came across this particular episode from the archives that is just too rare to not share in its entirety. American musical icons/legends Pops Staples and Joan Baez share the eTown stage for a magical hour of conversation and song. Plus our eChievement Award story features an organization t…
 
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital President Pamela Dunley is excited to report there are currently no COVID positive patients being treated at the Hospital! In her last regular COVID interview she discusses the possibility of an end to the Pandemic as the Hospital celebrates 10 years since it moved to its current award-winning location.…
 
eTown continues its 30th Anniversary celebration this week with a look back at some key moments from the show's 1994 season. Including music and conversation with Ted Hawkins, Rose Flores, The Latin Playboys, Michael McDonald, Doc Watson and more! All of this, plus an interview with environmental activist Paul Hawken. All from the eTown stage in 19…
 
Newly elected Elmhurst Mayor Scott Levin shares his story and some of his goals for Elmhurst. He takes on the MowDown and gets a 98%! PK and Elmhurst History Museum Director Dave Oberg talk about the official birth of E-town in another edition of One Ponce a Time. LowDown food critic Slappy Sal reviews Primos Locos.…
 
We’re continuing our creation of shows with highlights from the 30 seasons eTown has been on the air. But once again, while digging into the eTown archives, we came across this episode from 1994 that was just too stellar from start to finish to even consider not re-airing it in its entirety. Guitarist (and bird watcher) extraordinaire Richard Thomp…
 
We continue to create shows featuring highlights from the 30 seasons eTown has been on the air. More often than not, when we dig into the eTown archives we come across a show that is just too unique to not share in its entirety. This eTown episode, from February of 1993, was originally a fundraising effort for the Nature Conservancy. Grateful Dead …
 
We continue with eTown’s special 30th anniversary series, where we’ll be sharing highlights from each of eTown’s 30 seasons of programs. This week, we take a look at 1993 featuring musical guests Lucinda Williams, Flaco Jimenez, The Persuasions, Rosanne Cash, Robin & Linda Williams, Greg Brown, Samite, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Sonny Landreth, Leon Ru…
 
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital President Pamela Dunley reports inpatient COVID cases are down by more than 50% as compared to two weeks ago. She also shares EEHealth's Lombard walk-in clinic has supplies of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and vaccinations at that location are available without an appointment.…
 
We continue with eTown’s special “30 Years in 30 Shows,” a ‘look back’ series, where we’ll be sharing highlights from each of eTown’s 30 seasons of programs. This week, we take a look at 1992 featuring: Emmylou Harris, Fairfield Four, Willis Alan Ramsey, Iris Dement, Townes Van Zandt, Randy Newman, Los Lobos, Julian Lennon, Pops Staples, and an int…
 
DuPage County Board Chairman, Dan Cronin, shares stories of his Elmhurst upbringing and successful political career in state and county government. He discusses many current governmental issues, including DuPage County's COVID-19 response. Cronin takes on the MowDown with a solid grade of a B+. LowDown regulars PK, Dave Oberg, Slappy Sal, Spence La…
 
Join us for this first of eTown’s special “30 Years in 30 Shows,” a “look back” series, where we’ll be giving a listen to highlights from each of eTown’s 30 seasons of programs. This week, we feature the first year of eTown, 1991, as we revisit some of eTown’s favorite moments with Lyle Lovett, Tim O’Brien, Shawn Colvin, Dave Van Ronk, James Taylor…
 
This week’s “back by popular demand” program features Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson, who grew up in Montreal; people often compare his art-music sensibilities with those of Rufus Wainwright or Gregory Alan Isakov. Also joining us is another Canadian singer-songwriter (and returning eTown visitor) Basia Bulat. Basia shares songs from a r…
 
Dr. Kimberley Darey, Chief Medical Officer of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, shares the latest best practices related to COVID vaccines for expectant mothers and COVID's effects on newborn children. She also reports COVID inpatients at the Hospital have dropped by 28% from last week.By Richard Reichert
 
We continue with eTown’s celebration of 30 years on the air with music and conversation with several of our favorite guests both past and to come: including Black Pumas, City and Colour, Nathaniel Rateliff, The War and Treaty, Bob Weir, and Lyle Lovett. Plus, we’ll visit with Senator Tim Wirth and hear a special hello from one of our Lifetime eChie…
 
It’s Part One of our special celebration of 30 years on the air, with music and conversation from several of our favorite guests, including Sam Bush, James Taylor, Sarah Jarosz, Sam Bush, Los Lobos, Rufus Wainwright, Brandi Carlile, Raquel Garcia, and more. Helen and Nick reminisce about special moments over the years, plus Nick talks with Congress…
 
This week, we revisit the 2020 “Earth Day” Special, a collection from the archives that’s so nice, we’re running it twice. The re-airing will launch eTown into its 30th anniversary. So join us for three weeks of eTown b’Earthday Celebration as we start with lots of music and conversations between eTown Host Nick Forster and inspiring activists like…
 
This week, we bring two eTown veteran performers back to the show, the legendary Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson and the inspiring husband and wife duo, The War and Treaty. Willie talks with Nick about his new record, his second tribute to one of his all-time favorite singers, Frank Sinatra, while also updating us on his life being NOT On the…
 
Elizabethtown College alumnus Bill Cave '65 studied abroad in Marburg, Germany from 1963-1964. Listen to hear about Bill's experiences abroad in the 60's, how it impacted his life, and how his experience compared to Etown student and host Samantha Seely's, who studied abroad in Germany 55 years later from 2018-2019. Subscribe to our show wherever y…
 
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