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Produced by Music Mountain
A series of 16 Chamber Music Concerts recorded in Gordon Hall at Music Mountain.
Most recent piece in this series:
Matt Haimowitz, Cello and Geoffrey Burleson, Piano
Suite #3 In C Minor For Unaccompanied Cello, Bwv 1009 By Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata In A Minor For Arpeggione & Piano, D 821 By Franz Schubert
Figment I For Unaccompanied Cello By Elliott Carter
Figment Ii For Unaccompanied Cello By Elliott Carter
Sonata In C For Cello & Piano, Opus 119 by Serge Prokofieff
-Allegro ma non troppo
ENCORE: Phillip Glass: The Orchard
HISTORIC ENCORE: Schubert: String Quartet in E flat major, Opus 125 #1 performed by the Ludwig String Quartet (partial)
From The Center for Documentary Studies | 54:00
Radio-making isn't just for professionals. Every summer, several dozen people from across the country converge on the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to learn the skills of audio documentary work -- recording, shaping and crafting a piece, and mixing it on the computer. From Center for Documentary Studies.
Radio-making isn't just for professionals. Every summer, several dozen people from across the country converge on the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to learn the skills of audio documentary work -- recording, shaping and crafting a piece, and mixing it on the computer. They get guidance and inspiration from seasoned producers. (They also tend to eat good barbecue and see a Durham Bulls baseball game.) This show pulls together seven of the best works made by those students -- many of them first-time producers. "Southern Slices" is hosted by CDS audio program director John Biewen.
From Philosophy Talk | 53:59
What's the most transformative book you've ever read?
From America's Test Kitchen Radio | 53:56
***Hour special available to all stations on June 27. ***
This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we investigate the roots of barbecue and take a trip from Texas to the Carolinas with Robb Walsh, the author of Barbecue Crossroads. We’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse, and we’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Blueberry Bundt Cake. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
America's Test Kitchen Summer Holiday Special: Desperately Seeking Great Authentic BBQ
In this hour:
—Host Christopher Kimball investigates the roots of barbecue and take a trip from Texas to the Carolinas with Robb Walsh, the author of Barbecue Crossroads.
—Call-Ins with Host Christopher Kimball and Culinary Expert Bridget Lancaster: Chris and Bridget take calls from listeners and answer their cooking questions.
—Wine Tasting with Stephen Meuse: Wine expert Stephen Meuse challenges host Christopher Kimball to a blind wine tasting.
—Hot or Not: Gadget guru Lisa McManus explores what is hot and what is not in the world of kitchen gadgets.
—Recipe Challenge: Test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making the best Blueberry Bundt Cake.
Andrew Forsthoefel set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that said, "Walking to Listen". This hour, co-produced with Jay Allison, tracks his epic journey. It's a coming of age story, and a portrait of this country - big-hearted, wild, innocent, and wise.
From Andrew Forsthoefel:
I decided to walk across the country for several reasons. Producing an hour-long radio essay about it was not one of them. When I left home, I had no idea what would become of the tape I hoped to record.
At the beginning of the walk, I thought it would be a good idea to have a focus question for the interviews. The question was about transformation. What does it mean to you and when have you experienced it? I was at a transformative time in my own life, so that question seemed right.
I quickly abandoned the idea, though. It seemed too contrived or constraining. Instead, I just started talking to people about their lives and, sometimes, what their lives had taught them. I’d ask people about the idea of home, aloneness, family, love, death; all sorts of stuff.
I thought people would be resistant to being interviewed. Not so. The vast majority wanted to be heard, and they didn’t mind the recorder. Nearly every time, they had something they wanted to share. I was wearing a sign that said “Walking to Listen,” and there was no shortage of people to listen to.
Support for this work comes from National Endowment for the Arts and the Transom Donor Fund:
WTF with Marc Maron (Series)
Produced by WTF with Marc Maron
Perfect for late-night summer listening. Marc Maron's conversations with fellow comics and the voices in his own head.
Most recent piece in this series:
Mel Brooks. Nothing we write here can do this justice. So just listen to Mel and Marc take you through the life of a legend, from his youthful days in Brooklyn and his time served in World War II to his triumphs on the big screen, the small screen and The Great White Way. It’s Mel Brooks. What more is there to say?
And then, with a little help from Mel, Marc is able to sit down for a chat with another legend of comedy, Carl Reiner. They talk about the origins of the 2000 Year Old Man and Carl’s journey from writing to acting to directing.
But the best part of both interviews happens at the end, off mic. Marc will tell that story at the end of the episode.
Free to all stations. This summer marks 45 years since the Monterey International Pop Festival (June 16-18) -- a coming out party for Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Otis Redding.
Join Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot as they remember the festival and explore landmark releases by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Love, and the Velvet Underground.
If rock and roll was born in the 1950s, then by 1967-for better or worse-it had grown up. Sound Opinions celebrates this influential year in a one hour special: 1967: Rock & Roll Comes of Age. Perhaps no year saw more pivotal changes that continue to resonate today. 1967 was the year that the recording studio as an instrument changed the way music is created; that the album as a united concept changed the way it is heard; that the festival experience remade the way music is celebrated live. Pop music became big business.
Tune in as Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore landmark releases by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Love and the Velvet Underground. Out went the teen-driven single...in came the album as art. They also look back at the historic Monterey International Pop Festival-a coming out party for Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding that said to the world, "Rock and roll is here to stay." It's two renowned critics talking about one of the most important years in music. Guests include Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, British invasion producer Joe Boyd and Monterey historian Harvey Kubernick.
So whether you are a casual music fan who remembers this era fondly, or an underground maven who wants to understand where it all started, join us for 1967: Rock & Roll Comes of Age.
This Sound Opinions EVERGREEN special is available free to all stations with current PRX memberships, even if they aren't signed up to get the show weekly. Learn how to get the show weekly at prx.org/soundopinions.
New England Summer Festivals (Series)
Produced by WGBH Radio Boston
Classical New England serves up the full flavor of the places, personalities, and great performances of New Englands’s first-class summer music festivals.
Most recent piece in this series:
The VSO’s annual Made in Vermont festival marks the “unofficial” end of of summer in the area, as surely as the new crimson tinge setting the maple trees aglow, and telltale piles of firewood being stacked up on porches. Every year at the end of September, the Orchestra takes its their show on the road to offer concerts at more than half a dozen of Vermont’s historic auditoriums and opera houses.
Tony Princiotti is Principal Guest Conductor of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Since 1998, – he’s led the Orchestra from one end of the state to the other with varied programs that include classics, favorites, and always – newly commissioned works by Vermont composers that celebrate some iconic aspect of the state’s history or culture. Princiotti describes the Orchestra's annual tour "like booster shots, one after the other." And, he adds, "There IS something really, really bonding about the experience of touring together.” We'll catch up with the VSO on their annual festival tour, during this hour of New England Summer Festivals.
Georges Bizet: Jeux d'enfants ('Children's Games')
Vermont Symphony Orchestra; Anthony Princiotti
Peter Hamlin: Green Mountain Variations
Vermont Symphony Orchestra; Jaime Laredo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 6 in D Major, K. 239 ‘Serenata notturna’
Vermont Symphony Orchestra; Jaime Laredo
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, 'L'inverno (Winter)'
Jaime Laredo, directing from the violin; Vermont Symphony Orchestra;
A variety of music, sounds, and summer facts take you to the beach, the mountains, summer movies, baseball games, and summer camp, all with a dash of lightning and a cool summer breeze.
Recent recordings by jazz artist Lisa Hilton and new age composer Steven C., classics by Seals & Crofts, The Brothers Four, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, The Beach Boys, and John Denver. Popular movie themes from John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, James Horner, Randy Newman, Peter Nero, and Percy Faith. and one of the funniest recordings ever, by Allen Sherman. Plus some sound clips from summer movies and classic baseball moments.
In time for the summer Olympics, Spectrum Radio takes listeners around the globe to find the fastest things on earth.
Olympic Gold Medal winner and world record holder Usain "Lightning" Bolt is the fastest human on Earth, but what's the fastest fish? Fastest car? Fastest train? As a prelude to this summer's Olympic Games, IEEE Spectrum Radio takes your listeners around the globe to find the fastest on earth.
Summer tourism with a twist. In Nepal, we follow a street vendor who sells an exotic musical instrument to support his wife and four children. If you’re in Shanghai this summer be sure to go see “Peasant DaVincis.” That’s an art exhibit of robots made by farmers.
And we discuss “poverty tourism” -- tours through slums to see and experience how people live in much of the developing world.
0:00 - 0:59 - Billboard
1:00 - 5:59 - No Audio
6:00 - 6:29 - Music Bed
6:30 - Sarangi Seller
10:12 - Peasant DaVincis
14:51 - Poverty Tourism
19:00 - 19:59 - Music Bed
20:00 - Poverty Tourism (continued)
29:46 - Sterotypes
33:14 - Ackee and Saltfish
39:00 - 39:59 - Music Bed
40:00 - No More Water
46:50 - Global Guru
49:39 - New Delhi Tour Guide
55:56 - Buying a Camel
58:59 - End
Host Larry Massett spends a "Long Day on the Road" with ex-KGB in the Republic of Georgia. Scott Carrier starts in Salt Lake and ends on the Atlantic in this cross-country "Hitchhike." Lemon Jelly adds beats to the life of a "Ramblin' Man." The band Richmond Fontaine sends musical postcards from the flight of "Walter On the Lam." And Mark Allen tells a tale of a tryst with a "Kinko's Crackhead. From Hearing Voices.
This is an episode in the series Hearing Voices from NPR now being offered as a standalone special.
Host: Larry Massett of Hearing Voices
Summary: Host Larry Massett spends a "Long Day on the Road" with ex-KGB in the Republic of Georgia. Scott Carrier starts in Salt Lake and ends on the Atlantic in this cross-country "Hitchhike." Lemon Jelly adds beats to the life of a "Ramblin' Man." The band Richmond Fontaine sends musical postcards from the flight of "Walter On the Lam." And Mark Allen tells a tale of a tryst with a "Kinko's Crackhead."
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0:15 On-Air Promo Text: This week on Hearing Voices: "Road Trip," Travelers’ Tales, it's a Road Trip, with ex-KGB in the Republic of Georgia, and a cross-county hitchhike.
One-hour program of classic jazz. Ted Gioia, author of THE BIRTH AND THE DEATH OF THE COOL, joins the program for a look at the relationship between "cool" and jazz. Music of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Bix Beiderbecke, Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan is featured.
For many decades jazz was an arbiter of cool in 20th-century American culture. And while it's never been cool to talk about coolness (true cool subscribes very much to the Taoist edict that "those who know do not speak"), certain artists, albums and movements have become such iconic talismans of cool that a prominent jazz historian has now written a book about them.
Ted Gioia, author of The History of Jazz and West Coast Jazz, argues in his new book The Birth (and Death) of the Cool that what many think of as "cool"-the attitude, sound, look, and way of life-came about in large part because of jazz, and that the notion of cool has now been co-opted and commodified in a way that's nearly drained the term of its meaning.
Gioia joins us on this edition of Night Lights to talk about the influence of jazz artists on notions of cool, as well as other cultural figures and forces such as DJ Symphony Sid Torin, novelist Jack Kerouac, and the Blue Note record label that helped shape the birth of the cool in the mid-20th century.
Artists heard and discussed on the program:
- Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke
- Saxophonist Lester Young
- Bandleader and composer Duke Ellington
- Saxophonist Charlie Parker
- Trumpeter Miles Davis
- Saxophonist Gerry Mulligan
- Trumpeter Chet Baker
- Pianist Thelonious Monk
- Saxophonist Ornette Coleman
- Pianist Vince Guaraldi
- Drummer Shelly Manne
From Charles Spira | 50:59
Prepare to be dazzled by the music, voices and artists in this whirlwind tour of French language popular music. This program was specially created for English-speaking audiences. A fun selection for summer in general or Bastille Day on July 14. Want more? There are also over 50 pieces in the Bonjour Chanson series.
We like to think of French Popular Music as a colorful tent. In the center stand srong pillars, representing the legendary artists from the 1950's. A bit further from the center we find the pillars of the next generation of Artists. At the periphery there is constant movement. Young artists are coming into the tent and immigrants are bringing their traditions, adapting them to the idiom of French Popular Music. You'll take a Grand Tour of this beautiful genre in less than an hour. The commentary is in English, but you'll be surrounded by beautiful melodies and voices singing in French. Prepare to be dazzled. This program is perfect to mark Bastille Day.
If you enjoy this program, then you will love the "Bonjour Chanson" Series which will bring you many hours of French Language Music.
In this program you'll hear extracts from:
Najoua Belyzel, (France), Au Feminin
Edith Piaf, (France), Cri du Coeur
Georges Brassens, (France), Les Passantes
Charles Aznavour, (France), Emmenez-moi
Jacques Brel, (Belgium), Amsterdam
Mouloudji, (France), Un Jour tu Verras
Barbara, (France), Du Bout des Levres
Charles Trenet, (France), Vous Qui Passez Sans Me Voir
Francis Cabrel, (France), La Robe et L'Echelle
Francoise Hardy, (France), Je Suis Moi
Alain Souchon, (France), Ecoutez d'Ou Ma Peine Vient
Jean-Jacques Goldman, (France), On Ira
Calogero, (France), En Apesanteur
La Grande Sophie, (France), Quelqu'un d'Autre
Renan Luce, (France), Nantes
Clarika, (France), La Venus en Caoutchouc
MC Solaar, (France), Caroline
Olivia Ruiz, (France), La Femme Chocolat
Isabelle Boulay, (Canada), Chanson Pour les Mois d'Hiver
Les Cowboys Fringants, (Canada), Les Etoiles Filantes
Lara Hurni, (Canada), Coeur Assassin
Claude Nougaro, (France), Le Coq et la Pendule
An hour-long program of thoroughly entertaining and tasty-to-the-ears grilling tips, recipes, music and more!
We're heading outside to the grill to enjoy the warm temperatures and bright sunshine for Earth Eats Grilling Extravaganza.
Chef Daniel Orr will be preparing the feast, which will include a traditional French side dish with peas and bacon, Mexican grilled corn, and a Caribbean-inspired coleslaw. He’ll give you tips for how to best work a grill to get the tastiest results while cooking some duck, pork, and lamb.
To drink, we have three kid-friendly beverages that use fresh herbs picked right from the garden. And, the sweet ending to our meal will be a rhubarb and strawberry tart. Summer grilling doesn’t get much more local and seasonal than this!
A program of jazz and American popular song celebrating spring and summer with songs about baseball.
Afterglow salutes warmer weather and the beginning of the baseball season with a tribute to America's national pastime. Stepping up to the plate are Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelley, Les Brown, and Sarah Vaughan, with Count Basie, Vince Guaraldi, and Dave Frishberg on deck as well. We'll also hear Mickey Mantle join Teresa Brewer for a call-and-response on "I Love Mickey," the Treniers serenading the "Say-Hey Kid" Willie Mays, and comedian Phil Foster issuing a humorous but passionate 1957 plea to "keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn." Perfect for spring or summertime programming!
Music inspired by the summer season.
Cool off with "Summer Nights" ("Les Nuits d'Ete") by Berlioz, "Summertime" by Gershwin, "Summer" from "The Four Seasons" by Vivaldi (in a version for harp and orchestra), Alfven's "Midsummer Vigil" (in a version by the composer for piano, four hands), the theme from "Summer of '42" by Michel Legrand, and the theme from "A Summer Place" by Max Steiner. Complete script with playlist available here and at www.compactdiscoveries.com.
From Hugh Duncan | 27:45
Two young children and their dad try to bike across the country before the Fourth of July.
Midway through his career, a college professor decided to act on his lifelong desire to take a grand adventure. His plans became more complex when his two young children joined him. While trying to meet a summer deadline, they discovered some interesting things about family, freedom and the Fourth of July.
From the mouths of kids and the memories of grownups comes a rambunctious portrait of a peculiarly American institution. From Helen Borten.
The producer takes lessons from one of Montana's legendary fly fishers and in the process visits the towns, streams, history and indoor watering places (saloons), hears whopping fish stories and catches a trout in the Land of the Big Sky. From Helen Borten.
The producer takes lessons from one of Montana's legendary fly fishers and in the process visits the towns, streams, history and indoor watering places (saloons), hears whopping fish stories and catches a trout in the Land of the Big Sky.
The piece is 29:00 with a minute of silence on the end that can be removed for air.
From B-Side Radio | 23:00
A cure for the dog days of summer, this edition of B-Side bring you the best of the season of watermelon and warm nights. From B-Side Radio.
Nothing says summer like a daytime baseball game in the middle of the week. On this edition of B-Side, Tamara Keith goes to an A's game with friends. We explore summer love, summer camp, the air conditioner repair business and one very long road trip. Liner Notes "Summer Lovin'" Shawn Wen: You've seen it in a million teen movies and TV specials. In fact, you've probably been there before. A few times. Now, B-Side Producer Shawn Wen takes a look back. As far back as the 8th grade. To tell the story of her string of summer romances. "Camp Winnarainbow" Tamara Keith: Wavy Gravy famously said at Woodstock: ?What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000!" He was also the guy who warned Woodstock attendees not to use the brown acid because it was bad. Has been operating a summer camp called camp Winnarainbow since 1974. "AC Repairman" Rene Gutel: Next we have a story about the unsung heroes of summer. We're talking about air conditioner repairmen. You don't think of them until your A/C unit breaks and the temperature in your house keeps on rising. The hottest city in the country to be an A/C tech has to be Phoenix, Arizona. B-Side's Rene Gutel went out the rounds one recent morning with an A/C serviceman to learn more about the job. "Cross Country in a Minivan" Tamara Keith: This story is about the ultimate family vacation ? a cross-country drive in a minivan. When Tamara Keith was 15 her family drove thousands of miles, through 32 states ? on a quest to discover America. At the time, Tamara was a columnist for the local newspaper in the small California farm town where they lived.
From Lilly Sullivan | 11:41
Whales are highly social and usually travel in groups. So when scientists discovered a whale that seems to swim alone, they were surprised. The whale calls out regularly. And, to our knowledge, no other whales respond. Some people have taken to calling him “the loneliest creature on earth.” Scientists call him “52 Hertz.” Lilly Sullivan produced this piece as part of the Transom Story Workshop.
In 1989, Naval stations on the Pacific coast picked up unidentifiable sounds in the ocean. At first they thought it might be a submarine. Listening more closely, they realized it was a whale. This whale’s song, however, was completely different from any other whale song they’d ever heard. This whale vocalized at a different frequency altogether. Whales are highly social creatures, and they use sound to communicate. But when this whale calls out, he never gets a response. Scientists theorize that he’s unable to hear, or be heard by, other whales.
Year after year, he swims alone. To a whale, sound is everything. They use it to navigate, find food, and communicate. While most species follow a predictable path with their pods, this whale’s path changes each season. He always seems to be alone, but he continues to call out regularly. Great whales live almost 100 years, so people call him “the loneliest creature on the earth.
Joseph George was part of the team that tracked this whale for thirteen years. Just recently, Joe has decided to start looking for the whale again.
Lilly Sullivan produced this piece as part of the Transom Story Workshop.
From Louisa Jonas | 07:42
From the red eyes of a periodical cicada looking out: a bug's first person rendition from emergence til death.
So begins this story as told through the red eyes of a female periodical cicada about to emerge from the earth for the first time in her 17 years. Billions of periodical cicadas are currently emerging and singing up and down the East Coast of America, the only place in the world periodical cicadas emerge. The press hasn’t covered this story: that of the female cicada told in first-person perspective as she emerges to become an adult, be wooed by a mate, lay her eggs and die. It's an audio montage/science story weaving back and forth from three perspectives: #1 The cicada as she experiences emergence to death #2: Cicada expert Dr. John Cooley, biologist (University of Connecticut) and #3: David Rothenberg a musician and philosopher and author of the new book Bug Music. Science with a little humor and bug music thrown in.
Note: The piece is ends at 7:00 with a tale of music at the end to be used under outro if wanted.
From Long Haul Productions | 08:03
On August 31, 1987, one of baseball's most peculiar plays took place in the minor leagues in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It was a variation of the age-old hidden ball trick, except it involved a hidden potato. In this story, we hear from the man responsible for the play and two people who witnessed it.
On August 31, 1987, one of baseball's most peculiar plays took place in the minor leagues in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It was a variation of the age-old hidden ball trick, except it involved a hidden potato. In this story, from producer Dan Collison, we hear from the man responsible for the play and two people who witnessed it. The Potato Ball Caper was orignially broadcast in 2002.
From Julia Barton | 05:00
Renaissance festivals are olden, but they're also getting old. Many of the velvet-costumed, jousting, and sword-wielding performers at these festivals are now pushing 50. What happens as they get older? Producer Julia Barton, the daughter of "Rennies" herself, visits a Ren Faire outside Dallas to find out.
From Salt Institute for Documentary Studies | 06:50
Funtown/Splashtown USA is the largest family-run amusement park in the Northeast. Half a million people visit the park in Saco, Maine every summer.
From KBOO Youth Collective | 07:15
A summer day gone wrong.
From Hans Anderson | 08:47
Jake and Camille search the mud for lost treasure every day each summer until a life-changing moment. From Hans Anderson.
From Sara Curtis | 05:00
On a hot summer afternoon three ten year old kids push around a soccer ball style sorbet maker and concoct elaborate stories to make their mundane task more interesting. Immerse yourself in the playful, imaginative, and humorous logic of young friends.
From John Kessler | 03:41
A weekly musical excavation of rarities, classics & oddities, this week it's songs about Summertime with Marilyn Monroe, Janis Joplin, Baz Luhrman and a special appearance by Mrs. Miller.
From Sarah Elzas | 03:39
Explore the pastry kitchens of the Grande Epicerie de Paris in August, where — with the help of giant industrial freezers — pastry chefs prepare Christmas pastries in the heat of summer.
Walk into any pastry shop in Paris in August (if you can find one open!), and you will see fresh summer fruit tarts. But behind the scenes, the chefs are thinking ahead to the busy Christmas season. This piece explores the pastry kitchens of the Grande Epicerie de Paris in August, where - with the help of giant industrial freezers - pastry chefs prepare Christmas pastries in the heat of summer.
From Dmae Roberts | 04:04
A courageous grandmother near Witchita, Kansas, with humor and sensitivity goes in quest of a swing set so her severely disabled eight-year-old granddaughter can enjoy the outdoors. From Dmae Roberts.
A courageous grandmother near Witchita, Kansas, with humor and sensitivity goes in quest of a swing set so her severely disabled eight-year-old granddaughter can enjoy the outdoors. This piece is written and told by Gayle Montanez for Stories1st.org.
From Marjorie Van Halteren | 09:15
A poem about summer from Marjorie Van Halteren.
From Alaska Teen Media Institute | 02:41
One teen looks into options for summer jobs. From Alaska Teen Media Institute.
From Dmae Roberts | 04:55
Oregon Shakespeare Festival kicks off its 75th season with a fresh take on Hamlet.
One of the largest regional theatres in the country is located in a small college town. The Tony-award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival started off as outdoor summer theatre back in 1935. Now its budget hovers around $27 million dollars. And while nonprofit theatres struggle in hard times, OSF finished last season in the black. Dmae Roberts talked with Artistic Director Bill Rauch, Actor Anthony Heald, Exeuctive Director Paul Nicholson and several theatre-goers about what makes this theatre company a success. This piece features a modern "Hamlet" with a hip hop beat.
This 5 minute piece originally aired on NPR's Sunday Edition.
Jenee Darden reports on the hip-hop leadership camp, which is a free summer program where kids learn the business side of the hip-hop industry. From Next Generation Radio.
Interstitials (Under 2:00)
Mark Sullivan remembers working summers on a tobacco farm in the late 1950s. From StoryCorps.
Mark Sullivan grew up in Connecticut during the late 1950s. It was a time when the state produced huge amounts of shade leaf tobacco, used to make cigar wrappers. Sullivan recounts the summers of his childhood when he and other local teenagers went to the fields.
From Curie Youth Radio | 01:58
Tonette sends an audio postcard from her favorite Chicago block: we eavesdrop on the guys at the corner, see Ms. P come out onto her porch, and hear the birds announce summer's arrival. From Curie Youth Radio.
Tonette shows us snapshots of the neighborhood, from the new "spying cameras" on the streetlamps to the guys on the corner, guarding a vacant lot. This is one of Tonette's favorite places to hang out during the summer. This piece was broadcast on "Eight Forty-Eight" on WBEZ 91.5 on July 5, 2005.