Singer and pianist Marcia Ball has consistently served up her infectious New Orleans/Gulf Coast/Texas brew over her near 40 years of playing music professionally. She has been an Austin and national favorite for decades, frequently earning Blues Music Awards and Grammy nominations for her albums. She has an in-store show scheduled at Waterloo Records (where she previously recorded a live album) on Wednesday the 30th. Listen to Marcia Ball in Studio 1a.
The recent tornado in Oklahoma and the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut last year have increased people’s awareness of emergency management at school…
You can’t start a three-day weekend without a new O’Dark podcast, good people! Well, you could, I guess. It’s not illegal or anything. But really, why would you want to?
So here’s a little podcast for you. We’ve got three cool pieces for you today, and we hope you like them. First it’s a show called Sift that we’ve only just discovered. This is the “Story of Earth” segment, and they must be covering everything in detail, because it’s fourteen minutes long.
Then it’s something kind of cool and interesting — a poem about Muhammad Ali by the Poet Laureate of Tampa, Florida.
And we’ll close things down with a new installment of the homegrown Liner Notes with Rabbi Neil Blumofe. Today the good rabbi will be talking about Bud Powell. Dig it.
The BBC’s “World Have Your Say,” the global news program that works with audiences to report the news, is broadcasting three shows from Austin this week. On We…
We’re very excited to bring you an encore presentation of episode 181, because it’s our first palindromic episode since way back in the days when we brought you episode 171. I don’t even know how long ago that was, but it must’ve been a really long time ago.
What do we got this week? Tons of stuff! We got Polk Street Stories from the fine folks at Transom.org, The Bike Ride of ’76 from producer Hugh Duncan, Four Seconds: Suicide Off the Golden Gate Bridge from our pal Jake Warga, and lots of other stuff, too.
It’s nothing but O’Dark Hall-of-Famers on today’s podcast, so you’re gonna love it. You’re gonna love it so much you leave it on your iPod forever, and burn copies of it on cd to mail to your friends. That’s the current technology, right?
Batting leadoff today is Nate DiMeo with his show The Memory Palace, and the “Giants in Those Days” episode.
In the two spot, it’s our Brooklyn buddy Eric Winnick with Beyond the Rope: A Captivity’s Aftermath.
And in the three hole, we’ve got heavy hitter Rob Roshenthal and his show HowSound. Rob always gets the dirt on radio productions, and we’ve got the “My Kingdom For Some Structure” episode of that show.
On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the Honorable Shirley Clarke Franklin. The former two-term Mayor of Atlanta joined the LBJ Schoo…