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Common Ground - Thursday, 6:30 PM

World affairs featuring the voices of world leaders, thoughtful observers and ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things. Insight and analysis into topics such as the struggle for human rights and democracy, the U.S. role in a global economy, and the use of sanctions and military force around the world.

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CounterSpin - Tuesday, 6:30 PM

CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and thoughtful critique of media, CounterSpin exposes biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; and more...

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E-Town! - Saturday, 4 PM

Live performances by some of the absolute masters in a variety of musical styles, as well as interviews with some of the most interesting authors, scientists and policy makers today. Visit the E-Town website

  • August 26: Kelly Jo Phelps & Shameika Copeland. Amazing slide guitarist and songwriter Kelly Jo Phelps appears for an encore performance. Kelly Jo is joined by the phenomenal young blues singer Shemeika Copeland (daughter of legendary bluesman Johnny Clyde Copeland).
  • September 2: Violent Femmes & Spearhead. Get ready for a wild time with the legendary American acoustic funk/punk/rock group Violent Femmes. Also, the amazing group Spearhead.
  • September 9: Taj Mahal & Cyril Pahinui, Dennis Kamekahi & George Kahumoku, Farai Chideya. An encore performance with the fabulous Taj Mahal; sharing the stage with him will be legendary slack key guitarists Cyril Pahinui, Dennis Kamekahi and George Kahumoku.
  • September 16: Joe Ely, Terrance Simien & Chris Jones. Joe Ely, the box car riding , gypsy cowboy minstrel, makes a return visit. Ely, who first appeared with The Flatlanders, saw his career skyrocket after being embraced by The Clash while on tour in England. Joining Joe is squeezebox master Terrance Simien and The Mallett Playboys, offering their own special brand of accordion and rubboard fueled tail-shakinâ roadhouse zydeco music.
  • September 23: Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys and Nickel Creek. From his days with The Stanley Brothers (with brother Carter) to singing duets with Bob Dylan and Dwight Yoakam (as well as with Ralph's current band, the Clinch Mountain Boys), legendary bluegrass icon Ralph Stanley continues to leave an indelible impression on the history of American music. While Stanley's career spans 50 years, Nickel Creek is a hot, young bluegrass group, (the average age of the band members is 20) that is forging their own brand of 'progressive new acoustic music (Bluegrass Now calls them "innovative, cutting edge, intricate and polished÷one of the best bands in the country instrumentally").
  • September 30: David Grisman & Tony Rice, Gillian Welch plus interview with Harry Tuft. Encore airing of a spectacular show featuring no less than David Grisman (instrumentalist extraordinaire whose collaborations with Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowan and numerous others are well known) playing duets with the legendary guitarist Tony Rice. Sharing the stage is the dynamic duo of Gillian Welch and her partner David Rawlings with their incredible vocal and musical offerings.

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First Hour Folkus - Friday, Noon

First Hour Folkus with John Sincock. In the first hour of Friday's Lunch With Folks, John spotlights the work of a particular artist each week.

  • August 25: Joan Baez's Ballad Book album
  • September 1: Joel Raphael
  • September 8: The Rest of the Seeger Family
  • September 15: Frankie Kennedy (of Altan)
  • September 22: D'Gary, guitar legend of Madagascar
  • September 29: Oscar Lopez

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Making Contact - Wednesday, 6:30 PM

Produced by The National Radio Project, Making Contact uses voices and perspectives rarely heard in media to focus on the human realities of politics, the connections between local and global events, and creative possibilities for people to engage in hopeful democratic change.

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Oyate Ta Olowan - Friday, 6:30 PM

When we honor and preserve the music and history of the "First Americans," we are making small, powerful movements toward restoring the order of the "soul" of this country. This program features a different Native American musician each week, emphasizing the cultural significance of his/her music within the tribe.

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Straight, No Chaser - Tuesday, 9 PM

David Utevsky plays music that is unfiltered, undiluted--music that burns or tingles the ears like a shot of whiskey does the throat--from bebop and hard-bop to the best avant-garde jazz.

  • August 29: Celebrating the 80th birthday of Charlie Parker.
  • September 5: Guest host (TBA)
  • September 12: Guest host Fred Gilbert.

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Sound & Spirit - Monday, 6:30 PM

  • August 28: Flowers. People around the world have always used flowers to express everything from physical love to ethereal meditation. Ellen invites us to experience a world of flowers, from the oldest known use of flowers to honor the dead, to a modern love song to a late-blooming rose; austere chants dedicated to the Virgin Mary, to the sensual wreaths of a traditional Indian marriage.
  • September 4: The Voice of the Lord. If God were a musical instrument, what would it sound like? Sound & Spirit explores how religious traditions from around the world have heard divinity speak through the blare of a trumpet, through the beat of a drum, in the sounds of a single flute or of a symphony orchestra, or in the silence, after sound has stopped. Ellen speaks with Quaker minister Cathy Whitmire about hearing God in silence; and listens for the voice of divinity in sounds from the bullroarers in the Brazilian jungle and the eerie call of the shofar, to Mahalia Jackson's singing about the creative power of "His Word" and Bob Franke's song, "A Still, Small Voice."
  • September 11: Spirituality of Work. From Mahatma Gandhi's idea of "bread-labor" to Matthew Fox's Christian perspective of the Reinvention of Work, spiritual traditions of the world see work as a way of connecting with the Divine. An exploration of these traditions, along with the Jewish, Muslim, Taoist and Buddhist perspectives on work; and hear how music celebrates and aids us in our work and meditation.

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Thistle & Shamrock - Saturday, noon

  • August 26: Working Life. Workers of today still find their toils and frustrations best described in song. Their verses add to a large body of work songs telling of lifestyles now extinct. Songs of these traditional and contemporary labors are offered this week, by Dick Gaughan, Karan Casey, members of the Fisher family, and a good many more working musicians.
  • September 2: Liz Carroll. Chicago fiddler Liz Carroll has long been known as a master of Irish traditional music. An All-Ireland fiddle champion and National Heritage Award winner, Liz was honored further when the Chicago's Mayor's office named a day in honor of this talented native daughter. Fiona met Liz Carroll on her first visit to Scotland, and talked about her solo album, Lost in the Loop, the first in more than a decade.
  • September 9: Western Highway. The Atlantic-worn western reaches of Ireland and Scotland have a wild and rugged character, best told of in music. Songs in Irish and in Scots Gaelic, and free-spirited instrumentals transport us to western places this week.
  • September 16: Shetland Dialect. Aly Bain, Rock, Salt and Nails, Catriona MacDonald, and Bongshang all take us to the most northerly group of islands in the British Isles, The Shetlands.
  • September 23: Brittany. Experience the unique qualities of music from France's Celtic region, with some of Brittany's finest musicians: Jean Michel Veillon, Alan Stivell, Gwenola Roparz, Soig Siberil, and others.
  • September 30: Skyedance. Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser treats us to the music of his band Skyedance, and talks about his approach to releasing the rhythms of Scottish fiddle music.

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