Arts & Culture

Today’s program carries on from last week’s focus on South Africa as a continuation expanding out to even more voices & styles of music from Africa.

“Christmas In Dub” (Part 1)

Kicking off the yuletide season in style…. Lots of Christmas reggae from the likes of Alton Ellis, Granville Williams Orchestra, Toots & the Maytals, Horace Andy, Likkle Mai, Yellowman, Jah Iriest Artists, The Tamlins, Michelle Gordon, Brent Dowe, Joe Gibbs & the Professionals, and more… Even a nice new reggae cover of “Silent Night” from Noble Vibes. On top of this we mixed in some classic and new Christmas and seasonal sounds (mostly remixed) from Mel Torme, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Teresa Brewer, Redtenbacher’s Funkestra, Skafish, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mercer, Ed Calle/Arturo Sandoval, and Billie Holiday. But with a Christmas show this week and next, we mixed in a bit of music that had nothing to do with the holidays…including Dubblestandart, Capital Letters, Jah Wobble/Bill Laswell, Richie Phoe, Ill:Esha, and Kid Creole & the Coconuts.

We speak with Michael Gruber about his new novel The Return. He is the author of The Good Son, The Book of Air and Shadows, and The Forgery of Venus, among many other works.

We also talk with Oliver Potzsch about his new novel The Ludwig Conspiracy. His Hangman's Daughter books have sold more than half a million copies in English.

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Annual “Songs of Winter” special, celebrating your favorite acoustic Christmas and Solstice songs!

The Biggest Secret of the New Age

Part Two
These times are difficult and confusing. The world seems in turmoil. Educator and counselor, Dick Larson provides information that helps explain our rapidly changing reality. He helped us to understand how the qualities of the New Age are impacting our lives and our world.

He directly challenges the millennial gloom and doom so prevalent now with a fresh new hypothesis: a message concerning the arrival of a great teacher who will inspire us to create a future of peace, justice and cooperation.

Flight of the Bumble Bee, Part 2 – light-hearted sci-fi from the Radio Repertory Company of America. Starring Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: TNG).
And short silliness from Fearless Comedy Productions’ Big Fun Radio Funtime!