Freetown Radio is a free form, mixed bag of sounds showcasing music that is often neglected on commercial radio. Host Roger Kash exposes the intricate and subtle connections linking all genres of music from the dawn of recorded music early in the 20th Century to the so called "modern" sounds of today. Each week Roger deals with a specific theme and explores connections that transcend the boundaries of genre, exposing classifications as just marketing tools that record companies invent to sell records. Freetown Radio strives to be the epitome of non-commercial radio.
Tuesday's MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally or www.krvs.org) kicks off with tracks from the latest releases by Steve Earle and Massy Ferguson before diving into the new Sigur Ros, Kirin J. Callinan, Arjun and The National. Also: some Radiohead, Public Image Ltd., King Tuff, Charles Mingus and Jo Stafford.
Tune your get-back-to-work Monday radio dials toward 88.7FM locally (or online atwww.krvs.org) at 11am-high noon CST for THE MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN. More of that incredible new Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be featured along with the newBobby McFerrin, Valerie June and Hanni El Khatib. Also got some Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, King Khan & the Shrines, Pokey Lafarge and classic Mississippi Jook Band, Bob Dylan, Bessie Smith, Joseph Spence w/ The Pinder Family and more.
Every morning, thousands of Cajun French music lovers tune in to KRVS to start their day with Pete Bergeron and "Bonjour Louisiane." Like morning coffee, "Bonjour Louisiane" gets you up and going with traditional Cajun French favorites and the latest releases from talented newcomers. Brush up on your French, find out about the fairs and festivals, and share the "joie de vivre" of French Louisiana.
Older men are at high risk of suicide, and they're far more likely to kill themselves if they have access to firearms.
Doctors should ask relatives of older people with depression or cognitive problems if there are guns in the home, much as they might ask about whether it's time to take away the car keys, an academic paper says.
Music from the Cajun and Creole archives at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Center for Culture and Eco-tourism. Megan samples collections like the 1934 Lomax recordings, 1950's recordings by Harry Oster, 1960's recordings by Ralph Rinzler and more recent recordings from Festivals Acadians et Creoles.
Portland, Ore. tenor saxophonist Rich Halley's quartet album Crossing the Passes on his Pine Eagle label commemorates a week-long trek over the Wallowa mountain range in Northeast Oregon, where Halley's been climbing since he was a boy. We could talk about his dual obsessions with music and nature as cultivating a love of wide-open improvisational spaces; he's got one band that only plays outdoors. But all that climbing also has practical benefits: It builds lung-power.