Music
9:37 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Big Band Swings, February 15

Lee Kleinpeter takes you back in time to the music of the Big Bands and more. Always interesting with a nostalgic radio sound.

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Music
9:08 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Zydeco Stomp, February 16

Great Louisiana music, including Zydeco, Cajun, Swamp Pop, and Blues. 

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The Salt
9:03 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Fake Food George Washington Could've Sunk His Fake Teeth Into

Stargazy Pie, a cornish dish named for the way the fish heads poke through the crust towards the sky.
Courtesy of Sandy Levins

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 2:02 pm

If you want to see what George Washington might have munched on, then Sandy Levins is your gal. All the foods she whips up look scrumptious, but if you sneak a bite, you'll get a mouthful of plaster or clay.

Levins is one of a handful of frequently overlooked artisans who craft the replica meals you see in the kitchens and dining rooms of historic houses and museums. Adding faux food to a historical site can help visitors connect to the past, she tells The Salt.

"It's something everyone immediately identifies with, because everyone eats," she says.

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Music
8:44 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Sound Club Radio, February 16

Late night fun with dance remixes, jazz, rock, alternative, sound collage and more.

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Music
8:36 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Encore, February 17

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.

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Music
8:30 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Born on the Bayou, February 16

Swamp Pop, Zydeco, Creole, Cajun, Louisiana R&B, Blues and more.

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Music
8:27 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Bluegrass Highway, February 16

Classic and contemporary Bluegrass from Bill Monroe to Josh Williams.

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Music
8:22 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Blues Box, February 15 (Hours 3 & 4)

The Blues Box presents a comprehensive overview of American Blues; it's history,it's artists and it's development from the 1920s to the present. You can expect to hear urban and rural blues from the 1920s to the present. Blues from the Mississippi Delta, The East Coast, Chicago, New York, the West Coast, Texas, Louisiana and all areas that have developed a significant Blues Scene. 

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The Two-Way
6:57 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Book News: Amazon Fires German Security Firm After Claims Of Intimidation

Books in an Amazon warehouse in Bad Hersfeld, Germany.
Jens-Ulrich Koch AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon February 18, 2013 7:02 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Around the Nation
6:34 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Maker's Mark Really Misses The Mark

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renée Montagne. The makers of Maker's Mark really missed the mark when they went public with a plan to water down the very popular bourbon. Last week, Maker's Mark announced it was going from 90 proof to 84 proof, to stretch supplies in the face of a steep rise in global demand. Loyal customers did not dilute their anger on Twitter. And after a rocky few days, the brand reversed itself yesterday. Cheers. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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