Ash Wednesday

Mike Murphy provides music for the soul in the wake of the Mardis Gras. Also, The Collaborations CD, and Michael Brewer & David Bromberg doubleteam Jim Hightower.

Philly Soul Folks & Louisiana Swamp Pop

While they don’t all have blue-eyes, the white soul and swamp pop guys and gals from Philadelphia and South Louisiana have created distinctive regional sounds of national significance. In Philadelphia, we sample soul roots of the famed band Hall & Oates; and learn from John Oates that — despite years of pop music, big hair and synthesizers– at heart he is also a folkie into to country blues and flat-picked guitar a la Doc Watson and Mississippi John Hurt… which he plays live for us! The angelic-voiced Daryl Hall, on the other hand is more disciple of the Temptations who we’ll hear along with the Orlons, The O’Jays and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. In south Louisiana the simmering pot of music that draws on Cajun, R&B, soul and country ends up as a tasty dish called Swamp Pop. Johnnie Allan (Guillot) is a Cajun Swamp Pop chef extraordinaire with hits like “South to Louisiana” and a version of the “Promised Land” played on the French accordion. He’s surrounded by music from Earl King, Cookie & the Cupcakes, and Slim Harpo. Tasty indeed!

Timing and Cues

American Routes Program #16-06

00:00 Open Hour 1
segment A: INCUE: “(music) This is AR I’m NS in New Orleans…”
“Blue Railroad Train” Doc & Merle Watson
“I’m Satisfied” Mississippi John Hurt
“Kokomo Blues” Bonnie Raitt
“Dance Hall Girls” John Oates
OUTCUE: “…grew up appreciating when AR returns.”
cutaway 1: “See See Rider” Jimmy Smith
segment B: INCUE: “I’m NS out conversation with…”
“South Street” The Orlons
“This Train” Sister Rosetta Tharpe
“Love Train” The O’Jays
“Don’t Ever Want to Lose Your Love” Barbara Mason
“You Make My Dreams” Daryl Hall & John Oates
OUTCUE: “…on Hall & Oates when AR returns.”
cutaway 2: “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” The Funk Brothers
segment C: INCUE: “I’m NS coming up my conversation with…”
“The Way You Do the Things You Do” The Temptations
“Good-Bye” The Temptones
John Oates interview
“Sitting on Top of the World” John Oates
“Miss the Mississippi and You”
John Oates & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
OUTCUE: “…I’m NS and this is PRX.”
cutaway 3: “So Long Blues” Preservation Hall Jazz Band
1:00:00 “So Long Blues” end
00:00 Open Hour 2
segment D: INCUE: “This is AR I’m NS in New Orleans…”
“Allons Rock and Roll” Lawrence Walker
“Okie Dokie Stomp” Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
“I Hear You Knockin’” Lazy Lester
“Fais Do Do” Rod Bernard
“Basic Lady” Coteau
“Cajun Twist” Lil’ Band O’ Gold
OUTCUE: “…Johnnie Allan when AR returns.”
cutaway 4: “Wang Wang Blues” The Revelers
segment E: INCUE: “I’m NS this is AR (music start)…”
Johnnie Allan interview
“Those Lonely, Lonely Nights” Earl King
“Un Autre Soir d’Ennui” Belton Richard
“I’m a Fool to Care” Joe Barry
OUTCUE: “…Slim Harpo when AR returns.”
cutaway 5: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” The Revelers
segment F: INCUE: “This is AR I’m NS with a bit more…”
“Rainin’ in My Heart” Slim Harpo
“You’ll Lose a Good Thing” Barbara Lynn
“Got You on My Mind” Cookie and the Cupcakes
“Evangeline” Feufollet
“See You Later Alligator” Bobby Charles
OUTCUE: “…for AR from PRX (music fade out)”
59:00 end

Forum: “Where is Public Transportation Headed in Greater Kansas City?” with Ron Achelpohl

MARC, KCATA and other partners are updating the Smart Moves plan. RideKC will provide better transit access to jobs, support development in activity centers and corridors, and provide intra-city mobility—suburbs and core—throughout the region. Ron Achelpohl, MARC’s director of transportation and environment, will discuss the RideKC plan to redefine transit in the region.

Women’s Disaster Radio In Haiti

The theme of World Radio Day 2016 is “Radio Broadcasting In Times Of Emergency And Disaster”. A good example is AMARC member Rezo Fanm Radyo Kominote Ayisyen (REFRAKA) – the Women’s Community Radio Network of Haiti. After the devastating earthquake that destroyed its headquarters, REFRAKA recovered – again training and empowering women broadcasters and distributing programs with music, news, and life-saving information through community radios across the country.

We Are the Bomb: Boots Riley and Dave Zirin Talk Activism and Politics

Rapper and grassroots organizer Boots Riley‘s recent book is titled Tell Homeland Security: We Are the Bomb. Riley appeared at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington DC, where he was interviewed by author and Edge of Sports blogger Dave Zirin.

Special thanks to Politics and Prose Bookstore & Coffeehouse.

Featured speakers/guests:

Boots Riley, Tell Homeland Security: We Are the Bomb author; Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports blogger


Host: Andrew Stelzer
Producers: Andrew Stelzer, Laura Flynn, Jasmin Lopez, Monica Lopez
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Kwan Booth

Manning Marable — By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X

The singular voice of Malcolm X speaks today to more people than ever before. He endures as a powerful and inspirational figure. It’s not hard to understand why. With his mesmerizing oratorical style and cadence it was Malcolm who redefined the discourse on race. He moved the discussion from notions of “prejudice” and “discrimination” to racism. It was Malcolm who articulated concepts like “community control” and “white power structure” and “the field Negro and the house Negro.” It was Malcolm who made it clear that Blacks were the victims of a system of domination and exploitation that was not regional but national, not superficial but structural, not episodic but ongoing and intentional. His uncompromising critical analysis gave Malcolm his moral authority. He was assassinated on February 21, 1965, but as new generations discover him, his ideas live on.

Featured speaker:

Manning Marable, a renowned scholar, was professor of public affairs, political science, history and African American studies at Columbia University. His syndicated column “Along the Color Line” appeared in over 400 newspapers and journals worldwide. He’s the author of many books including How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America, Living Black History, and his masterwork Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Manning Marble died in New York in 2011.

Extinction Dialogues

By now, climate change is hopefully a widely accepted phenomenon by most everybody, but perhaps many don’t realize how close we are to seeing drastic consequences of such changes.

On today’s episode, we’ll examine what could be a near-term mass extinction on planet Earth. We’ll hear from Dr. Guy R. McPherson, Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, interviewed by Barry Vogel of Radio Curious.

Prof. McPherson, co-author with Caroline Baker of Extinction Dialogues: How to Live with Death in Mind, presents overwhelming scientific evidence in support of an oncoming mass extinction of human life as we know it.

Science News & The Skeptic Society

This week on Exploration, we review the latest science news:

-5 planets that can be seen at night

-A breakthrough in Alzheimers

-New blood test for cancer

-What is the 4th revolution?

Later, Michael Shermer, founder of the Skeptic Society, talks of UFOs, aliens, psychics, etc.