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Playlist: Gina's Storytime

Compiled By: Gina Loya

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Who's Your Daddy?

From Sean Cole | 19:09

This is a story about someone who asked the most beautiful man in the world for his sperm.

Default-piece-image-2 When Jenny went to Hawaii, she wasn't expecting to have the epiphany of a lifetime. And she certainly wasn't expecting to have another one upon her return. This is the story of a woman's attempt to defeat the physics of relationships, love, marriage and child-bearing, as told to producer Sean Cole.

Musician's Spotlight - Red Baraat - 604

From John Floridis | Part of the Musician's Spotlight series | 29:30

Fusing the "party" with the art, Red Baraat introduces their Bhangra Indian influenced fusion of rhythms and harmony to mainstream audiences across the globe.

Sunny_jain_on_the_dhol_small Next week on Musician's Spotlight:

John Floridis hosts Red Barat

Date of broadcast: April 30th

Contact information for producers:
John Floridis - john@johnfloridis.com

Artist description:
Red Barat's music, rooted in Bhangra wedding celebration music from the Punjab region of India, is further flavored with funk, go-go, Latin rhythms and jazz to create a sound that has become a highlight of festivals and concert venues across the world. Host John Floridis visits with the group during their tour stop in the Bitterroot valley.

Artist website & contact:
www.redbarat.com

Musician's Spotlight - Jake Shimabukaro - 632

From John Floridis | Part of the Musician's Spotlight series | 29:32

Generally regarded as the world's foremost virtuoso of the ukelele Jake Shimakuburo has seen his career sky rocket after a video of his version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" became one of YouTube's first "viral" videos. After his release of several recordings since then, he has toured internationally to bring his unique blend of traditional and contemporary ukelele sounds to the forefront of the "World Music" genre.

79-og_small Generally regarded as the world's foremost virtuoso of the ukelele Jake Shimakuburo has seen his career sky rocket after a video of his version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" became one of YouTube's first "viral" videos. After his release of several recordings since then, he has toured internationally to bring his unique blend of traditional and contemporary ukelele sounds to the forefront of the "World Music" genre.

Chris Stroffolino & The Piano Van

From David Weinberg | 16:00

Chris Stroffolino was a Shakespearean scholar, a star poet, and a musician in the band Silver Jews before an accident derailed his life and career. Today he lives in a Ford Econoline van with a piano bolted to the inside. He performs incredible original songs and covers on the streets of Los Angeles. This is a profile of Chris and his Piano Van

Pianovanb_w_small Chris Stroffolino was a Shakespearean scholar, a star poet, and a musician in the band Silver Jews before an accident derailed his life and career. Today he lives in a Ford Econoline van with a piano bolted to the inside. He performs incredible original songs and covers on the streets of Los Angeles. This is a profile of Chris and his Piano Van

What’s Going On: The Youth Radio Remix

From TurnStyle | 09:31

A behind the scenes look at the making of the Youth Radio/1-O.A.K. remix of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' for the Kennedy Center.

Bform_small Producer Brandon McFarland says:

Marvin Gaye’s album, What’s Going On, has been called one of the great soul music records of all time. The album was showcased at a 1972 concert at the Kennedy Center in Marvin’s hometown of Washington DC. The Kennedy Center commemoratated that live performance, and has asked select musicians to re-imagine “What’s Going On” — and I’m one of those musicians.

They Emerge in the Dark

From Salt Institute for Documentary Studies | 06:11

Portland is Maine’s largest city and busiest hub for travel and immigration. However, in recent years it’s become a haven for a new visitor: the bed bug.

Egatz_f10_0096_small Portland is Maine’s largest city and busiest hub for travel and immigration. However in recent years become a haven for a new visitor: the bed bug. Lucas Willard brings his story of his exploration into the warzone between man and mandible.

The WASPs: Women Pilots of WWII

From Radio Diaries | 22:42

The story of the first female pilots in WWII.

Wasp_square_small In the early 1940s, the US Airforce faced a dilemma. Thousands of new airplanes were coming off assembly lines and needed to be delivered to military bases nationwide, yet most of America's pilots were overseas fighting the war. To solve the problem, the government launched an experimental program to train women pilots. They were known as the WASPs, the Women Airforce Service Pilots.