Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Emmaline Twist + Abandoned Bells

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Emmaline Twist & Abandoned Bells

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Emmaline Twist, Vigil and Thieves, EEMS, Bob & Una Walkenhorst, Calvin Arsenia, Marcus Lewis Big Band (feat. Kadesh Flow), Krystle Warren, Wade D. Brown, Dreamgirl, Toughies, Paddlefish, Abandoned Bells, Those Far Out Arrows, and Mary Gauthier.

At 10:30 members of the KC based Post-Punk, Darkwave, Shoegaze band Emmaline Twist join us to share details about their new full length 12” vinyl album “DISSIMULATION” on Black Site Records, and their KC Album Release Party Show, Friday, August 24, at 8:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Mysterious Clouds & Sona. We also talk about the band’s 7″ single release on eat.hear.records, and the addition of Alex Alexander to the band on synthesizers & guitar, joining Meredith McGrade on vocals & guitar, Kristin Conkright on bass, Jonathan Knecht on drums, and Krysztof Nemeth on baritone guitar. More information at

At 11:00 Members of the Kansas City three piece band, Abandoned Bells, join us to share a few tracks and details about their up coming live performance opening for Woovenhand, on August 29. Abandoned Bells are Teri Ann Quinn on vocals & banjo, Tyson Schroeder on drums & vocals, and Krysztof Nemeth on baritone guitar. Abandoned Bells open for Wovenhand, Wednesday, August 29, at 8:00 pm, at the Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, KCMO.

Show #748

Heartland Conservation Alliance

The checks in with us to bring us up to speed on all of their current endeavors.

And on World Ocean Radio:
“The Earth Has One Big Ocean With Many Features.”
So states the first principle of the ocean literacy curriculum, a series of fundamental concepts to help us better understand the ocean’s influence on us and our influence on the ocean. World Ocean Radio’s Ocean Literacy series continues this week with an overview of the various ways that the one oceanic system connects us all, with examples of the connections that occur worldwide: shipping, trade, circulation of water, watershed connections, weather, climate, food, coastal settlement, social connections, and much more. “One Big Ocean” is episode two of an eight-part series on Ocean Literacy, an anthology of reflections, examples and illustrations that represent responses to the ocean and the environmental challenges we face.

Dowland Ayres

Joe Carignan-Garcia (guitar), and Aaron Barksdale-Burns (voice) perform live from 7:00 to 7:30am

Tenor Aaron Barksdale-Burns, accompanied by guitarist Joe Carignan-Garcia, will perform a set of Dowland songs and ayres i.

The melancholic poetry and it’s double entendres, all the rave in European courts at the turn of the 17th century pairs with the beautifully somber melodies and rhythms, revealing an inthralling subtext that will bring both tears and smiles to the listener.

Routes Live!, 8/22/2018

Some great live performances in and beyond New Orleans. First, from the cavernous Howlin’ Wolf club in the Warehouse District, The Meters perform a set of their bass-heavy funk blended with R&B and Mardi Gras Indian chants. Live from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest, Randy Newman gives his satirical take on Louisiana/American life and politics; while fiddler Doug Kershaw and accordionist Steve Riley talk about bringing Cajun music from the swamp into the mainstream, and play Kershaw’s hit “Louisiana Man”— one of the first songs broadcast from the moon! Then, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks tell how they met at a New Orleans concert, and years later formed the Tedeschi Trucks Band, known for its live recordings of Southern soul-inflected roots rock a la the Allman Brothers. Now married, Susan and Derek talk about their solo careers as well as starting a family and touring band together.

Alternative Visions Revisited

This week on CounterSpin: We think all of our interviews are special, but there are some that, for one reason or another, seem to strike a chord in listeners—maybe because they engage questions that aren’t often engaged, or encourage alternative visions. In any event, we’re happy for it, and we’re going to revisit three of those conversations on this week’s show.

We’ll hear from writer and organizer Josmar Trujillo about media hyping of “gang violence,” and its destructive impact on community.

Megan Hustings is director of the National Coalition for the Homeless. We asked her about the criminalization of feeding homeless people as part of a campaign of erasure.

And finally, you might think you can’t fix your cellphone because you don’t have the know-how, not because you don’t have the right. We learned about that from Kyle Wiens, advocate of the Right to Repair.

They Remember Dvorak

This week on From The Vault we pay tribute to the great Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, with a presentation of Pacifica Radio’s 1970 Award-Winning program, They Remember Dvorak.

Dvorak was more than happy living in Eastern Europe and presenting his grand Symphonies around Europe. But in 1892, he was invited to move to America, an offer which he originally scoffed at. Why would he put his family in harms way from the savage American Indians and the hostile seas?

By the end of his 3 years living in America he befriended Algonquin Indians and African Americans and began cataloging bird and nature sounds. Indian singing, Negro Spirituals and sounds of nature would
become recurring themes in Dvorak’s music.

The idea for this program came in 1967 when then-KPFK Music Director, William Malloch, met someone who actually knew Dvorak. It inspired William to look for more and would end up recording the reminiscences of 8 others who knew Dvorak and artfully wove these stories into a three hour special.

On this program we will only cover the time Dvorak spent in America from 1892-1895, but first a little about Antonin Dvorak.

Born on September 8th, 1841 in The Austrian Empire now known as the Czech Republic, Dvorak would become one of the most prolific composers of all time. By the 1870’s he was already considered a significant composer, ultimately gaining the respect and friendship of both Johannes Brahms and Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky. As his notoriety ascended to worldwide status he would be invited to Premiere his Symphony no. 7 in London in 1885. Then in 1892, American socialite Jeanette Thurber would invite Dvorak to be the Director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City.

Our story today will deal with the 3 years Dvorak would spend in America and his music inspired by his exposure to the Native American culture and his experiences in The New World.