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“Welcome to another edition of melodically challenged. This week’s show is all about small towns: the towns that are our homes, or the towns we dr...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:05:09
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Benjamin Franklin said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” but James Thurber said, “Early to rise and early to...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2017
  • Length: 02:05:00
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Is life really just like a rock you keep pushing up a hill so it won't roll back over you?

  • Added: Oct 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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On this week's Art Beat we visit with Sharon Mansur, a Winona based contemporary dance and visual artist who's performance/installation, Dreaming U...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 30:40
Caption: Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler in Noah Baumbach's 'The Meyerowitz Stories'
The characters in writer/director Noah Baumbach’s films are neurotic, hyper-articulate and often have unresolved issues with their dads. It’s true ...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB, WMUU-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Miguel Sisters
Forty years ago, Muriel Miguel co-founded Spiderwoman Theater the first Native-American women’s theater. It's still going strong!

  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite in Sean Baker's 'The Florida Project'
One of the surprising success stories of 2015 was “Tangerine,” an indie shot on iPhones about a pair of transgender prostitutes who spend their Chr...

Bought by WQCS, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WRST-FM Oshkosh, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Junot Diaz, Credit: Nina Subin
The National Book Award winner talks about author Julia Alvarez, Oscar Wao, and the wonder of reading.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 24:59
Caption: Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen
Documentary filmmakers Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen look at a small Tuscan village where each year life is translated into art.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner 2049'
Thirty-five years after the original “Blade Runner” brought its influential tech-noir vision of the future to movie screens, the highly anticipated...

Bought by WQCS, KMRE-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, GCR (Global Community Radio), WNJR and more


  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Tom Cruise in 'American Made'
Tom Cruise has been cranking out high-profile motion pictures at the rate of one a year for more than three decades now. His latest is "American Ma...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, WQCS, GCR (Global Community Radio), WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 25:12
Caption: Colin Firth, Pedro Pascal, and Taron Egerton in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'
In 2015, the comic book adaptation “Kingsman: The Secret Service” opened to divisive -- but mostly favorable -- reviews. Some critics appreciated t...

Bought by WRIR, WQCS, KMRE-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Jennifer Lawrence in Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!"
Since his startling 1998 debut "Pi," Darren Aronofsky has used his intense, visceral style to tell stories about damaged and obsessive characters. ...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, WQCS, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Brian Jarvi
This Saturday evening, Grand Rapids-based and world-renowned artist Brian Jarvi will unveil his latest work, a 32 foot long arc that includes more ...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 11:08
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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR pays tribute to the Past American Voice of John Ashbery. The poet, critic, and translator, who died on September 3rd at age ...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Former actress talks about her journey into fine art photography

  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Author Sam Stephenson talks with us about the legendary photographer W. Eugene Smith and the ways in which his life intersected with New York City'...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusuf Komunyakaa -- The stories behind John Sargent’s portraits -- How rock became a white genre -- Racial paradoxes in...

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusuf Komunyakaa -- The stories behind John Sargent’s portraits -- How rock became a white genre -- Racial paradoxes in...

Bought by WCWP, KMRE-LP, WCMU, WRGY, WAMC and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Yusuf Komunyakaa -- A new book explores the stories behind Sargent's portraits

Bought by KRZA, WCQS, WUGA (part of GPB), WVAS, KMUN and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
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During the Gilded Age, to be painted by John Singer Sargent was the thing to do. He captured high society in all its glitz and glam. But the storie...

Bought by WAMC and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Pennywise from the new adaptation of Stephen King's horror classic 'It'
Stephen King’s first book “Carrie” came out in 1974. Brian De Palma's film followed two years later. Then came Kubrick's "The Shining" in '80. Sinc...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WUTC, WQCS, KMRE-LP, WRGY and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 11
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This week, as promised, I’m continuing my discussion of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles’ famous debut film from 1941. Last time I talked about why the f...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Thomas Bena, Island Filmmaker, Credit: The Picture House
Guests Include: Island Filmmaker Thomas Bena, Fisherman Chris Murphy and a segment on SUPER BOWL 51!!

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 28:22