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A Way with Words

A Way with Words

Hosts,  Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette

About ‘A Way With Words’

A Way with Words is an upbeat and lively hour-long public radio show and podcast about language examined through history, culture, and family. Each week, author/journalist Martha Barnette and lexicographer/linguist Grant Barrett talk with callers about slang, old sayings, new words, grammar, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. They settle disputes, play word quizzes, and discuss language news and controversies. The show, on the air since 1998, is heard weekly by more than a half-million listeners over the air across the United States and around the world by podcast. The show is produced by Wayword, Inc., a small independent nonprofit unaffiliated with any station or network.Other pages you might be interested in:

What You’ll Hear

What it is: Martha and Grant are the teachers you wish you’d had. The show is upbeat, lively, conversational, fresh, contemporary. It’s a positive, information-based look at what is really happening with all aspects of modern language and communication, using anecdotes, culture, relationships, and families as starting points. There’s a lot of first-hand, primary research and professional language experience that informs the dialogue. It’s of high value to native and non-native speakers alike, including ESL and ELT teachers and students.

What it’s not: The show is not a couple of cobwebbed school-marms giving lectures. There’s almost no chiding, tsk-tsking, or finger-wagging. Nor is it simply a recitation of what one could easily find in a Google search. There’s also no ranting about language going to hell in a handbasket or the slang of kids today. In fact, what Martha and Grant have to say about the state of the English language may surprise you.

You’ll hear conversation about:

  • new words from pop culture, sports, science, music, and art

  • the language of current events

  • political jargon and other words in the headlines

  • the latest language breakthroughs

  • family expressions and linguistic heirlooms — old-fashioned things your grandparents and parents said

  • books, literature, reading, and writing

  • word games, puzzles, and quizzes

  • proverbs, idioms, folklore and catchphrases

  • word histories, slang, and new words

  • language in the classroom, including English as a second language

  • dialects, accents, and vocabulary of regional and ethnic groups

  • speaking, speech, and pronunciation

  • grammar, syntax, and semantics

The Nonprofit and its Mission

The radio program is produced and distributed by Wayword, Inc., a California-incorporated 501(c)(3). The organization, through the radio show and podcast of A Way with Words, through live events, and through its online presence, promotes better human communication and understanding. It does this by looking at language through the lenses of family, history, and culture, and by revealing human connections across eras, generations, cultures, and languages. Read more about its mission, vision, and values here.

Wayword, Inc., is not owned or operated by any other company. It receives no funding or support from NPR or any other radio network, nor from any radio station.

The nonprofit is primarily funded through listener, foundation, and corporate donations, and through corporate sponsorships. Additional secondary income is earned from public events.

Episode Archives

All Mixed Up

Your Host, Peter Bochan

The Village Voice “The Best of NYC” survey names Peter Bochan of ‘All Mixed Up’ radio fame: “Best (and Most Eclectic) Radio DJ.”

Describing his year end assessment of 2015: “Hacking through the slag heaps of information surrounding us all, Bochan mines those sublime nuggets of noise that embody the emotions of another year lost to history.” -Village Voice

All Mixed Up is an eclectic mix of arts and information, featuring mood-driven music mixes and interviews with figures from the worlds of literature, film, television, theater, and the visual arts.

Visit ‘All Mixed Up’ for recent play lists

All Mixed Up
Alternative Radio

Alternative Radio

Host, David Barsamian

Alternative Radio , established in 1986, is an internationally syndicated, one-hour, weekly radio public affairs program, airing on over 175 radio stations  in the U.S., Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, and in-depth analyses and views not covered in mainstream media, featuring interviews with humanitarian and progressive thinkers.



Hosted by journalist David Barsamian on community radio station KGNU-FM, in Boulder, Colorado.

Notable guests: Tariq Ali, Jello Biafra, Andrew Bacevich, Lester Brown, Robert Fisk, George Galloway, Amy Goodman, Seymour Hersh, Bill Moyers, Arundhati Roy, Joseph Stiglitz, Howard Zinn.  Perhaps the best known of Alternative Radio interviews have been with dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky.

“An essential service for the communication needs of a democratic society.– Ben Bagdikian, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Media Monopoly

“…a source of constant high-quality radio broadcasting that challenges conventional political wisdom.” — The Progressive

“…a ray of light in the media darkness featuring voices of proposals to strengthen our democracy.” — Ralph Nader

“David Barsamian is the Studs Terkel of our generation.” — Howard Zinn

“In conversation [with David Barsamian], Chomsky is more relaxed, tentative, and discursive than he is in his books or his public speaking engagements.”– Vancouver Sun

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Anothe Nascar Program

Another NASCAR Program

Your Host, Romero Ramirez


Our local budding radio producer from Siuslaw High brings you all the highlights of NASCAR racing.

Art of the song

Art of the Song

Host-Producers, John Dillon and Vivian Nesbitt

Art of the Song is a one-hour public radio program heard on over 150 stations across North America.

The show explores universal truths common to all creative expression. We hope you’ll find useful tools and information here to help you explore your own creative process, whether it be music, writing, visual arts, or just living your life as a work of art.


We all have a song to sing…

John Dillon & Vivian Nesbitt are a performing songwriting duo and members of the blues/rock band, El Rito Rhythm Kings.

Vivian Nesbitt has acting credits which include Broadway and national television, and an active creativity coaching practice. She was co-producer, writer and narrator for a 26 part television series about Buddhism for Mongolian National Television, and is active in the New Mexico film and television industry.

John Dillon is featured as a keynote speaker delivering inspiring talks about creativity laced with entertaining and relevant live music.  He has been dedicated to music and song writing all his life and recorded his first solo CD, Piece of Paradise, in 1998. His second release, Callin’ Me Home, which chronicled his return to the West, received 7 New Mexico Music Award nominations.

Arts Express Radio

Arts Express Radio

Host, Prairie Miller

This program is a vibrant anthology mix of cultural news, views and interviews with an accent on film, and the organic and intricate ways that art always intertwines and fuses dynamically with political currents of the day. Prairie is the recipient of the International Writers And Artists Association’s Excellence in Journalism Award ( for ‘distinguished literary, intellectual, artistic and humanistic contributions’) for her radio coverage of Javier Corcuera’s film, Back Of The World (La Espalda Del Mundo).  Prairie has two published poetry collections, including Arguments With America (Pemmican Press), and Legends (John Brown Press).

Prairie has written articles and poems here and internationally. Arts Express is broadcast across the Pacifica Radio Network Affiliates, and syndicates on Indiewire, Rotten Tomatoes, Internet Movie Database, Newsblaze Newswire, World News Report Newswire and Access Interviews. Prairie is also the recipient of the International Writers And Artists Association’s Excellence in Journalism Award for her WBAI coverage, an award  bestowed for “distinguished literary, intellectual, artistic and humanistic contributions.” Prairie has two published poetry collections as well, including Arguments With America (Pemmican Press), and Legends (John Brown Press).


WBAI Archived Shows

Attitued with Arnie Arnsen

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen

Your Host, Arnie Arnesen


Arnie Arnesen is the host of The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen on WNHN 94.7 FM in Concord, NH. is well-versed in politics. Her programs and commentary focus on policy, politics and people that make a difference in our lives. Arnesen also contributes as a political analyst on WGBH Public Radio Boston, Iowa Public Radio and three other stations in New Hampshire.

The first woman in New Hamsphire state history to receive gubernatorial nomination by a major party in 1992, Arnesen was also the Democratic nominee for Congress in 1996. She has also served as a key political speaker for Leadership NH, the National Education Association, and the Kennedy School at Harvard University and appears regularly as a political analyst on WBUR’s “Greater Boston,” TV Ontario’s “The Agenda,” SBS-TV Australia, and Al Jazeera. In 2000, Talkers Magazine recognized her as one of the 100 most powerful talk show hosts in America.


Arnie is a regular college commencement speaker. In 2006 Arnesen was chosen to join 8 members of the national media to tour Israel and the Palestinian territories. She was a religion major at St Olaf College and received her JD from Vermont Law School.

Background Briefing

Your Host, Ian Masters


Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media. A unique radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers and critics with analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural and social issues.

Four days a week,  Background Briefing asks knowledgeable and thoughtful experts to explain the complexities behind major news stories in long-format interviews.

Ian Masters is an Australian-born and BBC-trained journalist and filmmaker. He has made a career of asking provocative questions of the most informed thinkers in order to bring light to the day’s most important news stories. Since 1980 his Sunday program,Background Briefing, has aired on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. In 2009, the program expanded to five days each week.

Background Briefing Archives

Background Briefing
Baroque and Beyond

Baroque and Beyond

Your Host, Michael White

Baroque and Beyond is two hours of Baroque music from the Pacifica Network.

It  debuted on KPVL in Postville and Decorah, Iowa, and now broadcasts on non-commercial radio stations in Washington, Oregon, Iowa, Minnesota, New York and Vermont-New Hampshire, and downloaded in multiple countries around the world.

Baroque and Beyond show archives


There is an extensive Play List on the website, and Michael White invites you to contact him with questions or suggestions for the show, at:

Best of Swing

Best of Swing

Your Host, Good Time Charlie

A Big band swing Music program of the 20’s through the 50’s. Charlie shares  stories about the music and musicians of the Big band swing era.

Good Time Charlie is a WWII veteran and has been an Oregon resident for over 80 years. He’s traveled extensively, but happy to call Florence home. When asked how long he’s liked Big Band music, Charlie answers: “All my life, and now with KXCR I can share that joy of the Big Band era with others who share my passion”.

Between the lines

Between The Lines

Producer, Scott Harris

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine, celebrated its 25th year on the air in 2016.  It is one of the relatively small handful of independent, syndicated, progressive radio programs in the U.S. that operates in the interest of countering propaganda.

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine is a place to go to find the voices who effectively engage in the existential fights ahead to defend our democratic values and shield the nation’s most vulnerable.


The Bioneers

Hosts, Cheryl Dahle and Jason F. McLennan


An award-winning radio series, The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature, features social and scientific innovators. Enjoy this show, featuring Cheryl Dahle and Jason F. McLennan providing a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators.

Radio Series Archives

Bluegrass Review

Bluegrass Review

Host, Phil Nusbaum


Phil Nusbaum is a radio professional thoroughly immersed in Bluegrass music and culture. His ability to present bluegrass in multiple perspectives comes from his diverse Bluegrass-related experiences.

Performance credits include

  • Plays the banjo professionally. One of his groups, Urban Renewal Bluegrass, won a Minnesota Music Academy award for quality

  • Produced a CD, “Traditional and Original”

  • Plays the banjo and sings with the Bluegrass Pals

Research credits

  • Holds a PH.D. in Folklore from Indiana University

  • Author of several articles about bluegrass music

  • Has taught about and lectured about Bluegrass music to audiences of all ages

  • Teaches aspiring players and radio producers at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota

Blues America

Blues America

Host, Drew Verbis

Drew Verbis’s “Where the Blues Talks” is a non-profit listener supported community program.  Blues America provides listeners with a rare opportunity to have access to the narrative and stories of blues artists who otherwise felt like untouchable figures.

The listener can imagine the guest artist speaking directly from their living room which provides contexts to the music.

Broadcasting weekly from the Chico Chism Memorial Studio in Phoenix Blues America venerates a tradition of American roots music born from the African-American folklore which created today’s modern popular music. Guests have included B.B. King, Ruth Brown, Shemekia Copeland, Bobby Rush, Joe Louis Walker and many more.


The ‘Jerry Lawson Legacy Project,’ an exclusive series for Blues America, explores the history of Jerry Lawson and the legendary Persuasions in chronological order. Jerry Lawson is arguably one of the most important figures in the genre of a’cappella singing.

For more then 40 years, Lawson was the lead singer, producer, arranger and founding member of The Persuasions, the most famous a’cappella group to date, and the only performers of their genre to earn worldwide mainstream success. Jerry Lawson and the Persuasions have undoubtedly done more to popularize a’capella then anyone else before or since. Lawson launched a solo career in 2004 soon after releasing an album with Talk of the Town and appearing on CBS’s the Sing-Off. At the age of 71, he is releasing his first solo album on Nashville Red Beet Records, ‘Just a Mortal Man.’

Blues Station

Blues Station

Your Host, Fritz Homans


Weekly blues show from WERU 89.9 FM in Blue Hill, Maine. Fritz Homans, plays some great blues, featuring local, regional, and nationally known artists from around the country.

The Blues Station playlists

Book waves


Co-hosts Richard Wolinsky and Lawrence Davidson

A Radio Program About Books, Bookwaves started in 1977 on KPFA-FM in Berkeley, as an hour-long program about science fiction and science fiction writing called “Probabilities Unlimited.”  The first program was hosted by Lawrence Davidson, with Richard Wolinsky at the controls. One of the guests was novelist Richard A. Lupoff. A couple of months later, Wolinsky and Davidson became co-hosts and co-producers for the second program.

Richard Wolinsky co-hosted and produced “Probabilities,” a program devoted to science fiction, mystery and mainstream fiction, from 1977 to 1995 on KPFA-FM. From 1995 through 2001, he co-hosted and produced the Thursday edition of “Cover to Cover,” taking the program solo in early 2002, and renaming the show “Bookwaves”.

Along the way, he has spoken with most of the English speaking world’s leading authors, including Peter Carey, Joseph Heller, William Kennedy, Margaret Atwood, Anne Rice, Gore Vidal, James Ellroy, Joyce Carol Oates, Norman Mailer, Salman Rushdie, E.L. Doctorow, and many others.

Bookwaves archives

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Cat Beast Party

Cat Beast Party

Host, Angie Dorin


Surf, Punk, Garage and all your favorites! It’s party time in Nashville as the two hour show featuring punk and surf music blankets Music City spinning effortlessly under DJ Angie Dorin’s light touch.

Cat Beast Party Facebook page

Catskill review of books

Catskill Review of Books

Your Host, Ian Williams


“We Read the Books”

The Catskill Review of Books has come back to life! Begun as an online magazine of reviews, poems and stories,  Catskill Review of Books became a radio program, on WJFF Radio Catskills, and airs now on KXCR fm.

Catskill Review of Books – Archives on SoundCloud

Celt in a twist

Celt In A Twist

 Producer Cal Koat, Host, Patricia Fraser 



Celt In A Twist  is an hour of delightful celtivity, bringing you the latest in celtic music and interviews with its brightest stars.

Think of it – thousands of world music CDs, tens of thousands of songs, all catalogued and archived.  It’s magnificent. 

Celt in a Twist Achives on Calcopyrite

Cal has been working in multicultural broadcasting for about 25 years. And he’s loved music all his life, so it is a pretty good synthesis for him to be working with world music.

Cal writes and produces the radio program, as well as writing music reviews.

Patricia also has a background in radio, but now works in the marketing department of an educational institution.  She is the host of Celt in a Twist, and works very hard to keep up with technology. Technology always manages to pull ahead just as she thinks she is closing in on it.

charlies place

Charlie’s Place

Host, Charles Walker

This is Charlie of Charlie’s Place…

a friendly neighborhood bar where it’s always late. We’re located at the corner of your fondest memory and your wildest dream. The laid back, late night, atmosphere and music are your keys to our world. So, we’d love to have you join us any Wednesday night at 9:00 Pm for an hour of the best in quiet jazz and blues.

For those in the Florence area, our address is:  KXCR, 90.7 on your FM dial.

See ya…… Charlie’s Place!

city club of florence

City Club of Florence

The City Club of Florence aims to provide interesting programs for its members as well as visitors and guests.

The club invites a broad range of speakers to their meetings, the first Friday of each month at the Ocean Dunes Golf Course club house.

Presenters have been local luminaries such as Coast Range forest activist Chuck Willer, from Eugene, Register-Guard sports reporter Austin Meek, and Portland social activist Rick North. Some have come from as far away as Colorado… for example, Alternative Radio’s David Barsamian.

A lively Q&A session follows the presentation, inviting pros and cons.

Classical Guitar Alive

Classical Guitar Alive

Your Host, Tony Morris

Classical Guitar Alive is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the love of classical music with the guitar to the widest possible audience, and in ways that have the greatest impact and benefit to all. Classical Guitar Alive reaches and serves local, national, and international communities with many innovative projects and programs that are not repeated elsewhere.

Classical Guitar Alive is achieving its mission by reaching and serving more people than any other guitar nonprofit organization in the world.

Tony Morris, Executive Director of Classical Guitar Alive and producer of the American Classic TV program for PBS stations nationwide. He also directs Classical Guitar Alive’s Music In Medicine community outreach program, which presents classical music performances at no cost to audiences in hospitals and hospices.

He is a 3-time performer at the White House in Washington, DC, and served as a US State Dept. Cultural Envoy abroad (Paraguay, South America) in 2010. His blog about the trip resulted in a commission to write a screenplay, “Mangoré,” based on life of Paraguayan bohemian artist/musician Agustin Barrios Mangoré. His 2nd screenplay, “Marfa Ghost Stories,” based on legends from West Texas, was recently green-lighted for production by award-winning Polish film director Elzbieta Szoka’s Perryloop Productions, and is slated for filming in June 2016. He served as professor of guitar at Texas Lutheran University (2006-2011), and is a frequent classical guitar performer, lecturer, educator, and adjudicator.



Hosts, Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall  and Peter Hart

CounterSpin is FAIR’s weekly radio show heard on more than 130 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada. It provides a more critical examination of major stories than what might be found in mainstream media. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial.

CounterSpin Program Archives

Janine Jackson

Steve Rendall

Host/Producer & Distribution:
Peter Hart


CPR News

CPR News

Colorado Public Radio

Our Mission

Colorado Public Radio enriches the Colorado community by providing news, information and music for people who want to be informed, enlightened and entertained.

Our Vision

Colorado Public Radio will be the primary source for Colorado of in-depth news and information, and classical and independent music, through: fostering a better understanding of community issues; promoting music enjoyment and education throughout the region; and leading collaborations in production, distribution, and fundraising.

Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Your Hosts, Karen Hazelwood and Christine Delgado 



We're two spontaneous, opinionated women and we're usually right! Every week we bring you edgy, new, alternative, and world music, and we mix it up with electronic, goth, or anything else we feel like at the moment.

Tune in on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. and blow up your world!

Karen Hazelwood and Christine Delagado.j
Deep Water Melodies

Deep Water Melodies

Your Host: Jake The Shark

Deep Water Melodies is music from the depths of ProgRock.

I bring you everything progressive from the late 60’s through the early 90’s, with trips to side currents.  This may include American Musical Theater,  Wagnerian Opera, Country, both old and new, Classic Rock and RB/Blues/Jazz.

This is not the music your parents warned you about.

Democracy Now

Democracy Now

Your Hosts, Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez


Democracy Now a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides access to independent and international journalists; grassroots leaders, peace activists, artists, academics and analysts reporting perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press.

Democracy Now! Show Archives

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman Host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,300 public television and radio stations worldwide. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press.

Juan González

Juan González, Co-Host, has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years, a staff columnist at the New York Daily News since 1987, and the first reporter in New York City to consistently expose the health effects of the September 11, 2001 attacks. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010).

Down the Road

Down the Road

Your Host, Robert Sherman

Discover the voice of On The Road

Down The Road celebrates the music and musicians of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. We play Traditional Jazz, Rhythm N Blues, Brass Band, Rock N Roll, Blues, Soul, Funk, Swing, Gospel, and whatever else we can find, including some things that cannot be easily categorized. Down The Road is produced in Baton Rouge at WHYR, but is created for the rest of the world…

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Archives on Mixcloud



Your Host, Alexis Sallee

Modern Music From Native America

Earthsongs gives public radio listeners the chance to explore Native influences that help shape and define contemporary American music….a one-hour weekly modern mix of today’s Native artists who are setting new directions in Blues, Folk, Jazz, Country, Reggae, and Hip-Hop.

The program is produced by Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC), a nonprofit, Alaska Native governed and operated media center located in Anchorage, Alaska.  

Earthsongs Archives page

Alexis Sallee grew up in Anchorage, Alaska of Iñupiat descent.

Her love for film and music start at an early age and found its focus in radio when she joined the KNBA team after graduating high school. After working as an Earthsongs sound editor along with Shyanne Beatty for two years, she attended college at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. There she earned a Bachelors of Science in Recording Arts. 

Alexis now resides in Los Angeles where she hosts Earthsongs and is involved in the audio post production industry.

El Sur En El Norte

El Sur En El Norte

With contributors from Europe and the Americas


El Sur En El Norte – Spanish language news, information and entertainment. A half-hour national and international news program with reports from contributors from more than 30 countries of America and Europe. ‘El Sur En El Norte’ focuses on: labor, women, Indigenous Peoples struggles, and matters of war and peace. ‘El Sur En El Norte’ examines the root-causes of white supremacy, discrimination, racism, and the impact of neo-liberal policies.

El Sur En El Norte provides “noticias relevantes de la semana.”

Economic Update

Economic Update

Host, Richard Wolff


Economic Update is a weekly program hosted by Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics. Begun on a single Pacifica station in March 2011, it is now regularly played on 45 stations nationwide. Wolff’s specialty on this program is to take complex economic issues and make them understandable, empowering listeners with information to analyze not only their own financial situation but the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life – wages, jobs, taxes, debts, interest rates, prices, and profits – the program explores alternative ways to organize markets, and government policies.

Economic Update – Show Archives

Professor Richard Wolff, Wolff and guests will discuss the current state of the economy, both locally and globally in relation to the economic crisis. Wolff focuses on wages, jobs, taxes, and debts – and on interest rates, prices, and profits.

Entertaining Ideas

Entertaining Ideas

Host, Peter Boyer

Philosophical adventurer and retired world traveler who suspects beliefs are the greatest obstacle to knowing who we are.

Now Peter is offering lectures and interviews on a range of topics mostly spiritual, philosophical and sociological, laced with music from around the world. Don’t miss Dante’s journey with Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, U.G. Krishnamurti, Malcolm Gladwell, and more.



Hosts, Nick and Helen Forster


eTown is a place where music brings us all together and we work (and play) together to make things better. eTown is also an independent radio program that seamlessly blends great live music from top musicians with conversation about the health and welfare of our communities. eTown has been on the air from coast to coast for more than two decades.

The shows are recorded in front of a live audience, usually in eTown’s own solar powered theater, eTown Hall, in downtown Boulder, Colorado.

iTunes podcasts / eTown broadcasts



Host, Michio Kaku


Exploration is an hour-long science program heard nationally on the Ku national radio satellite. Topics covered include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extra-terrestrial life, dark matter and dark energy, the future of space travel, genetic engineering, the aging process, the future of medicine, the human body shop, artificial intelligence, the future of computers and robots, as well as topics from science fiction. 

The show features half-hour commentary and interviews with top scientists and environmentalists.

Archived Shows

Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics in the City College of New York of City University of New York, a futurist, and a communicator and popularizer of science. He has written several books about physics and related topics; he has made frequent appearances on radio, television, and film; and he writes extensive online blogs and articles. He has written two New York Times Best Sellers, Physics of the Impossible (2008) and Physics of the Future (2011).

Featured Artist

Featured Artist

Host, Jerry Schneider

Welcome to Featured Artist


I’ve designed this program to help raise awareness of the arts, both locally and regionally, by getting to know the artists through open conversation and questions that help to reveal what drives their creativity. Perhaps, along the way, we’ll demystify the creative process and have a better sense of what it means to pursue the creative path, and how to overcome the doubts and fears of choosing such a path.

For example, the listener learns from artists:

    • How and when creativity struck.

    • What got the artist started down this particular path.

    • Who influenced them.

    • Why this particular art form was chosen.

    • When did they realized this particular form of creativity was for them.

    • What they wan to achieve from their creative works.

    • Why they do what they do.

These and other insights are just the tip of the iceberg on our half hour journey into the creative mind.

In sculpture, music, painting, ceramics, photography, bead work, dance, poetry and everything in between…my hope is that listeners will be supported to take the first step on their journey into the creative life with confidence. And I hope that you, the artist, find this one half hour experience inspirational as well, and will take satisfaction in knowing you have inspired just one other person to become a Featured Artist.

Follow our pathways to creativity on these previous interviews:

John Gavin

Tom Lederle

Ynana Rose

Mike Schwartz

Karen Nichols

Linda Devenow

Craig Shreeve

Edie Carhart

Jerry Schneider,

Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat

Based on President Franklin Roosevelt’s popular 1940s radio series

In a COVID world, the question was what we can do to inform our community, our friends and our neighbors about the associated cost of the pandemic as it relates to education, health, housing and other critical areas to the rural coast. It is information that matters to us. So, the ‘Fireside Chat,’ which is broadcast live, came about after reflecting on the positive and successful attributes of a previous administration,

President Roosevelt initiated the Fireside Chats in 1933 in order to share his thoughts and plans to deal with the serious financial challenges of the post-Depression era with Americans across the country. The chats continued until 1944 and Roosevelt delivered a total of 30 addresses over the 4,422 days of his presidency. 

The calmness and strength of Franklin’s presentations assured the country that the serious challenges presented by the depression, growing fascism and wide-scale unemployment could — and would — be handled by the administration. Roosevelt often began his chats with the now familiar phrase “My fellow Americans.”

For KXCR, what better way to interact and convey this massive new information received every day to our listeners? The Fireside Chat is a perfect platform!  

First Voices Indigenous

First Voices Indigenous

Host, Tiokasin Ghosthorse


First Voices Indigenous Radio brings to the airwaves the experiences, perspectives and struggles of Indigenous people who have been almost totally excluded from both mainstream and progressive, alternative media.

Our purpose is to help ensure the continuance and survival of Indigenous cultures and Nations by letting the People tell their own story, in their own words, and often in their own languages and ways of speaking. And with as little outside interference and interruption as possible to bring you the latest discussion, updates and ideas, even threats of extreme to typical bias, prejudiced and privileged racism at its worst, especially against Mother Earth.

First Voices Indigenous Radio – Program Archives

Flo Town

Flo Town

Your Host, ‘G’ Gareth Butler

Hip hop, Reggae and Rap

Folk Scene

Folk Scene

Your Host, Roz Larman

FolkScene is a syndicated music program established in 1970 with husband Howard Larman, featuring recorded music and in studio live performances. We are grateful to all our listeners around the world who help our once humble radio show, heard only in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas, to now accommodate a global audience, and several more stations. Our newest station is Highland Radio part of in Glasgow, Scotland. is dedicated to providing the highest quality music and information to the Folk and Acoustic Community – locally, nationally, and globally.

Howard eloquently broadcasted to us for 37 years and passed away in 2007. We are forever thankful for everyone’s well wishes and loving support. Now with me, Roz at the helm, we’re onto many fabulous future seasons of FolkScene. My aim is to continue the tradition that Howard started on February 3, 1970, our very first broadcast. is dedicated to providing the highest quality music and information to the Folk and Acoustic Community — locally, nationally, and globally. Our website will feature articles by performersaudio clips of some of our recent guests, and a calendar of local performances, which will be of interest at first to our Southern California listeners..You will still find all our KPFK schedule & play lists and syndicated station play lists, and the same information that you are used to getting at We intend to become a full-service folk and acoustic music site. We welcome your comments, and we have provided a place for that.

We have been receiving so many generous offers for financial support from you, our listeners. We need your support to be able to carry on the FolkScene tradition.

Here are our FolkScene friends from left to right Phil Parlapiano, Steven Barker (we’ll miss you Barker – peace be with you), Roz and Howard, Eric Lowen, Dan Navarro and Peter Cutler


You can buy the FolkScene Collection CDs. We have a limited number of t-shirts and sweat shirts. When this batch is gone, we won’t be ordering any more. Visit our store, now functioning.

You can also make donations there as well. You can also make your contributions to FolkScene with a check, and mail it to:

FolkScene Inc.
P.O. Box 707
Woodland Hills, CA 9l365 USA

FolkScene Archive Project

Food Sleuth Radio

Food Sleuth Radio

Your Host, Melinda Hemmelgarn


Melinda Hemmelgarna is a registered dietician.  She explores our food and health as a direct byproduct of a healthy agricultural system, and the importance of promoting a food system literacy.

Archives on PRX  / Food Sleuth on Blogspot

From the Vault

From the Vault

From the Archives of Pacifica Radio


From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, a

nd past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.

We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.

From The Vault – Pacifica Radio Archives

Full Moon Hacksaw Jazz

Full Moon Hacksaw Jazz

Host, Tom “Hacksaw” Coulson

The“Leader in independent and local jazz radio.”…….

Full Moon Hacksaw is a weekly two-hour radio series spotlighting an eclectic mix of classic and modern Jazz and Blues music.

Tom “Hacksaw” Coulson is a Phoenix-based drummer, radio personality, and entrepreneur who began his broadcasting career nearly 40 years ago at Jazz radio station KXTC in Phoenix. In 2011 he joined community radio station Radio Phoenix and launched the weekly “Full Moon Hacksaw” program.

Full Moon Hacksaw archives

Full Moon Hacksaw features great stories, rare and emerging recordings, as well as conversations with musicians and aficionados.

Geezer Rock

Geezer Rock

Producer, Jeffery Lindholm


“Geezer Rock” is a weekly, one-hour radio program that plays new music by geezers who rock. For our purposes, that’s anyone age 50+ (AARP eligible).

On “Geezer Rock,” it’s the musicians who are the “oldies,” not the songs! Yep, we play all-new songs by all of your favorite “touch of gray” rock stars from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s who are still hitting the stages and putting out new albums of new rockin’ tunes.

We’re talking about Joan Jett, Foghat, Randy Bachman, Neil Young, Robin Trower, Patti Smith, 10,000 Maniacs, Black Sabbath, Pat Benatar, Robert Plant, Jeff Beck, the Bangles, the New Riders, Aerosmith, the Yardbirds, Black Sabbath, Yes, Marianne Faithfull, David Crosby, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, the Who, the Rolling Stones, Heart, Hot Tuna, Steve Miller, ZZ Top, Dr. John, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, Little Feat, the New York Dolls, Devo, the B-52s, Gregg Allman, various members of the Grateful Dead, Commander Cody, Elvin Bishop, Cyndi Lauper, John Mayall, Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Pat Benatar, Bruce Springsteen, and many, many more who have not given up their guitars! Hey, you know they’ve gotta be good; they’ve had 30 or so years to practice.

These songs rock, and they deserve to be heard!

“Geezer Rock” is brought to you by WGDR/Goddard College and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. • Logo by Dobey Design.

Contact Info: | 802-223-2247

Golden Age of Radio

Golden Age of Radio

Classic Broadcasts of Comedy, Drama, and Entertainment

Golden Age of Radio…When America Listened

In the days when actors stood behind microphones reading from scripts, the magic of imagination swept our country. Script writers, sound effects specialists, musicians and directors brought us stories from new worlds of cowboys and private eyes, situation comedies and erie science fiction tales. Evenings were spent huddling around the radio to catch every snippet of the latest episode.

Thankfully, thousands of these shows were captured on tape and can be heard again.

In 2014 KXCR was offered access to an extensive archive of old time radio dramas, comedy shows and news from the golden age 30s, 40s, 50s decades. It was a treasure trove of the very best shows of the era.

In addition to that contribution Larry Herr has since been lending his meticulous producing skills to Saturday’s “The Best of Swing” show at 7:00 pm which precedes his “Golden Age of Radio” selection at 8:00 pm. The pair has become the highlight of KXCR’s locally produced programming.

Larry epitomizes the volunteer spirit that keeps 90.7 fm on the air. When one tunes in, who knows what we might hear. The Shadow? Fibber McGee? or an on-the-scene report from Edward R. Morrow.

Thanks, Larry!

Guns & Butter

Guns & Butter

Host, Bonnie Faulkner

Guns & Butter investigates the relationships between capitalism, militarism and politics. Maintaining a radical perspective in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, Guns & Butter reports on who wins and who loses when the economic resources of civil society are diverted toward global corporatization, war, and the furtherance of a national security state.

Guns and Butter Archives

Bonnie Faulkner  produces and hosts this weekly, one-hour public affairs program on KPFA and WBAI radio stations, part of the Pacifica Network of non-commercial, listener-sponsored radio.

The Health and Fitness Show

The Health and Fitness Show

Host,  Tracy L. Markley

Tracy L. Markley grew up in Long Beach California. She owned her own fitness studio in Huntington Beach for 17 years before she relocated to Florence Oregon in 2013. Tracy has been working and studying in the fitness industry for 25 years. She is the author of 9 books and an educator for professionals in the industry. She has been recognized worldwide for her work, writings and speaking on stroke recovery. She is a Certified Health and Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer, Dance & Group Exercise Leader, Fitness & Nutrition, Biomechanics Specialist, AFAA Group Exercise Examiner, BOSU® Master Trainer, Reiki Master-Teacher, as well as a Pilates and Yoga Instructor. 

     Tracy was one of the three finalists for the 2020 IDEA World Personal Trainer of the Year Award. She was the 2019 Medical Fitness Professional of the Year, 1st Runner up. Tracy was listed in the National Fitness Hall of Fame Book and Web site as one of the 2019 top Personal Trainers. In July of 2018, she was asked to be on the Fitness Education Advisory Board for the Medfit Foundation and to write a CEC course for professionals called "Stroke Recovery and Exercise". She also wrote and created the Stroke Recovery Training CEC course for the Functional Aging Institute. Tracy is available for speaking events, book signing and training. She speaks at stroke support groups and she began the stroke support group here in Florence Oregon in 2020. If you would like to learn more about Tracy or contact her, you can do so through her web sites at: 


Her books are also available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon at

Youtube Channel – Tracy L. Markley Fitness

If that Ain’t Country

If that Ain’t Country

Host, Western Red

If That Ain’t Country, a weekly traditional country radio show.

Each week ‘If That Ain’t Country’ features the very best in traditional country music from the biggest charting artists and singles…from Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn and George Jones to Alan Jackson, Bob Wills and George Strait, with a few gems that radio hasn’t worn out.

With a genuine love, deep knowledge and respect for the roots of country music, ‘If That Ain’t Country’ isn’t your average classic country radio show.  Combining unique segments, anecdotes and commmentary, we tap into the authenticity and rich story-telling heritage of country music with a mix you’ll find nowhere else – and all with a uniquely Aussie approach to a US tradition.

Western Red

It’s For Folks

It’s For Folks


Host, “Dr. K” Ken  Nagelberg

It’s For Folks is a weekly program which features guests and speakers of Traditional and contemporary folk music, with an emphasis on new recordings. 

Part I presents new folk music releases, mostly by independent artists. 

Part II is a mix of old folk favorites and recent recordings. 

Part III is a collection of old and new songs about a timely topic for the week. 

Hosted by Ken “Dr. K” Nagelberg, who has been a folk music DJ since 1971 and was a Professor of Mass Communication from 1979-2015. 

 Ken Nagelberg

The Jazz Scene

The Jazz Scene

Host, Jake Longwell

The best in classic and contemporary mainstream Jazz like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, and Django Reinhardt, among many others. The show also features fresh, up and coming singers and instrumentalists.

Quality Radio Productions

Journey Without Maps

Journey Without Maps

Journey Without Maps brings vintage, rare, and underground global music from uncharted sonic territories. Every week, I unearth and showcase a new musical landscape: African soul & funk, Latin rhythms, Iron Curtain electronica, Middle East psychedelic, Asian surf rock … and more.

Archived shows on Mixcloud
Juke In the Back

Juke In the Back

Your Host, Matt The Cat

Juke In The Back presents the soul that came before rock n’ roll: 1950s rhythm and blues. Each week, this underrated and rollicking music plays on that old Rockola Jukebox in the back.

These songs are the building blocks of rock n’ roll. These are the records that inspired Elvis and single-handedly led to the rock n’ roll explosion of the mid-1950s. Big Joe Turner, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Wynonie Harris, LaVern Baker, Roy Brown, Joe Liggins, Professor Longhair and many more take center stage on The Juke In The Back. Matt The Cat hosted a similar program on XM Satellite Radio called “Harlem” and now he brings this great music and information back to radio.

Matt The Cat has spent the last 20 years in radio, beginning at the tender age of 13 when his career began, hosting an Oldies radio show on the little 710 watts community radio station WBMT in Boxford, MA.  He attended Emerson College in Boston, where he hosted a weekly classic soul music show called “The Soul Bucket.” It was there he interviewed the legendary Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band. Others included Barrence Whitfiled, Bernie Worell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson, and Otis Clay.

My radio career began at WBMT-FM 88.3 in Boxford, MA. I was 13 years old. I hosted a show called “Friday Night At The Oldies” from 6-10pm every Friday Night,on WBMT. It ran from January, 1989 until June of 1994.  It was here that I learned what worked and sounded good and what didn’t. I wouldn’t be anywhere today if it wasn’t for Glen Walker, the general manager of WBMT for giving me a chance to open a mic and discover what came out. We all have to begin somewhere and it’s really too bad that everyone can’t have access to a radio station like this to start out on. Where’s the radio talent of the future going to learn how it’s done?

Juke In The Back Archives

Kensington Premium Blend

Kensington Premium Blend

Host, Larry Kensington


I have been in broadcasting since the mid 1980s, and have spent most of my career in public radio. My work has been largely in classical music and jazz formats, and I have exhaustive knowledge of both genres. I am an accomplished interviewer, writer, and producer of both short-form arts features and long-form audio documentaries. My voice work has chiefly been for books on tape and educational videos.

Kensington’s Premium Blend comes to you through the Pacifica Audio Port, a global community of local programming

KXCR Community Conversations

KXCR Community Conversations

Community Conversations is produced and hosted by a variety of KXCR broadcasters on a rotating schedule. Recent hosts include Larry Bloomfield, Richard Koehler, Pip Cole, Maggie Bagon, Kathy Lenox, Jack Kepner, Dave Craddock and Ann Waters.

An easy way to learn about your neighbors; what interests them and how we may just get along knowing we’re not all that different. Hosted by volunteers in the Florence Area, KXCR “Conversations” airs two different discussions four times a week.

Check out our  shows here:

KXCR Grab Bag

KXCR Grab Bag

Mondays Are Unpredictable


Grab Bag is a weekly forum for budding KXCR producers.  You could call it the “commons” of community radio.  It’s an hour of air time set aside every Monday afternoon from 4PM to 5PM for programs produced by you, our community participants.

Whatever your subject is, we can help you get it on air.  For more information call our station manager at (541) 997-5252.

Latin Waves

Latin Waves

Host, Sylvia Richardson


Latin Waves makes critical political connections while covering local/national and international issues. We bring our listeners in-depth coverage of issues with a focus on history of an issue and what it means for us today and most importantly what we can do to move society forward in a healthy way. In short our show is focused on building community across borders. Positive social change has only come through communities of interest working together and Latin Waves wants to mediate this change and create a more just equalitarian society. Many citizens have given up on change. What is needed is a new political imagination. We are non corporate which means we can cover any story we wish unfiltered and uncensored and are beholden only to the public interest.

Latin Waves podcasts on iTunes


On Air:

  • Wider View


  • Making Contact


Looking at Motown

Looking at Motown

Host, Jim Negri

Jim has had a lifelong passion for Motown and is happy to have the opportunity to share his music and knowledge regarding Motown. He will take a look at the hit singles, “B” sides, album tracks and songs from the vaults along with information about the artists, writers and musicians.

Making Contact

Making Contact

Radio Stories and Voices to Take Action



Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Ireland.

We distribute Making Contact to non-commercial radio stations and online listeners without charge. We train independent journalists and community members in radio skills, improving popular access to the media. Through our community collaborations, Making Contact increases the media capacity of community groups and helps amplify the voices of those working and organizing for social justice.

Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems. Making Contact is FREE to noncommercial stations.

‘Making Contact’ archives

Notable guests on the show have included

Mind’s Eye

Mind’s Eye

Your Host, Greg Williard


MindsEye Radio serves people who cannot read the printed word.  Some listeners are totally blind. Others have low vision from macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, trauma or glaucoma. There are listeners who can no longer turn the pages of a newspaper because they have had a stroke or have Parkinson’s disease. Still others are unable to read because of learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. Anyone who cannot read a traditional newspaper because of a disability is eligible for service from MindsEye.


How we began: In the early 1970’s, there was no good way for blind people to get the contents of the newspaper. WMRY’s Talking Book was born in 1973 through a partnership of Oblates, Lions Clubs, other community organizations and many dedicated individuals. The region finally had a way to provide readings of newspapers and magazines to thousands of people who were blind. It was the third reading service of its kind in the world.  Now at Mind’s eye Radio, poets, artists, producers, and directors collaborate to create a visionary hour for your imagination to explore.

MindsEye Listener Login for past shows

Gregg Williard’s fiction, essays and visual art have appeared in Barge, Diagram, Kill Author, DeComp, Artocratic, and Anemone Sidecar, among others. He lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin.

Montana Maggie

Montana Maggie

Producer and Host,  Maggie Bagon


"Montana Maggie, AKA Maggie Bagon, has been in Florence since 2012. Maggie is a retired Child Welfare Social Worker who currently keeps active by producing her weekly bluegrass program. Maggie has long had a love of bluegrass music and she also plays dulcimer and autoharp. You can catch her show on Fridays at 6am and 1pm.

Maggie also serves on the City of Florence Public Art Committee; Maggie is also part of the Siuslaw Vision Team, past president, and current KXCR board member. Maggie also displays her homespun knitted goods at Florence Regional Arts Alliance, and volunteers with First Step Transitional Housing Program."

Motherland Influence

Motherland Influence

Host, Graybeard, Daudi and Amemo Amemo

The Motherland Influence brings you African, Latin & Caribbean music from wherever we find it… Nigeria, Colombia, Haiti Europe and the USA. Soukous, Calypso, Rai, Reggae, Afrobeat, Salsa, Cumbia, Chaabi… the list goes on. We do it because it needs to be heard and we love it. We think you will too.

The Motherland Influence Archives

Music For the Mountain Bluegrass

Music For the Mountain Bluegrass

Host, Jon ‘Chip’ Colcord


Music For The Mountain Bluegrass is a weekly Bluegrass radio program featuring that hard-driving Bluegrass sound, with classic and new tunes running the gamut from Bill Monroe to Sierra Hull.

Musical Family Tree archives and playlists

New Dimensions Radio

New Dimensions Radio

Your Host, Justine Willis Toms


The primary activity of the New Dimensions Foundation is the independent production of broadcast dialogues and other quality programs that explore creative solutions to urgent challenges facing humankind.

The purpose of New Dimensions Radio is to deliver life-affirming, socially and spiritually relevant information, practical knowledge and perennial wisdom through the voices and visions of those who are asking new questions and are looking at the world in positive and inspiring ways. It is through the exchange of ideas and information that we can be empowered and enabled to meet the future with greater energy and clarity

The most visible project of the Foundation has been the radio program series initiated in September 1973. Nationally recognized and highly acclaimed for its original and innovative programming. New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network has been broadcasting continuously for more than three decades, addressing the cultural shifts and changing landscapes in our society, and helping to bring original ideas into the mainstream culture. New Dimensions programming is broadcast in the U.S. on more than 300 communities over public radio stations and trans-nationally via satellite (including 300 stations in Australia), Reading for Life Radio, and on the worldwide web at More than one billion listeners now have access to New Dimensions’ programming.

From global issues to space colonies to solar energy; from new economic alternatives to new business paradigms; from childbirth to death and dying; from remote healing to integral medicine; an infinite array of practical and creative choices are presented through the broadcast programming and other New Dimensions’ endeavors. Over the years, a wealth of practical knowledge and perennial wisdom has accumulated in the audio archives of New Dimensions, a virtual treasure trove of timeless wisdom.

New Dimensions explores the emerging possibilities for global transformation. Informed by an expanding awareness of the interconnectedness of all life, and the possibilities available through creative insights, innovative thinking, cross-cultural traditions and the human spirit, it is an original and powerful forum for innovative and inspiring voices, and views on a wide range of timely as well as timeless topics.

New Dimensions Radio – Program Archive

Justine Willis Toms, D.H.L.  is Co-founder and Managing Producer of New Dimensions Radio, a nonprofit, public benefit, tax-exempt educational organization. She has hosted many radio series including In Her Company: Deep Dialogues with Women of Wisdom, and produced many award-winning radio series including Deep Ecology for the 21st Century, and Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature. She also serves as host of New Dimensions Radio, which is distributed worldwide. She serves as Editor-In-Chief of the New Dimensions E-Newsletter.

Besides her radio work she leads workshops on Living Life On Purpose. She is co-author with Michael Toms of True Work: Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do and author of Small Pleasures: Finding Grace in a Chaotic World. She is a founding convener of the Millionth Circle Initiative and has been actively involved in circle work since 1980, including being a founding member of a mixed circle of men and women who have been meeting regularly since 1980. This circle has been witness to all the life cycles, including birth and death and everything in-between. She also participates in other circles, including several women’s circles. She was bestowed an honorary doctorate from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, an accredited graduate school in Palo Alto, CA.

New World Notes

New World Notes

Your Host, Ken Dowst


New World Notes is both a blog and a weekly radio program. Each examines political & social issues from a Progressive perspective with humor. The content includes my own commentary … recorded talk by people who do this better than I … stories from the alternative press read aloud … graphics … and music with a message.

Examining political & social issues from a Progressive perspective and with humor, recorded talk of people, stories, the alternative press read aloud … graphics … and music with a message.

New World Notes on blogspot

Odd Duck Radio

Odd Duck Radio

Your Host, Tom McSweeney


On the air 7 PM Sunday night.

Paddling in the wake of Peter Bochan’s All Mixed Up, Odd Duck Radio takes the baton from classic radio innovators in the relay race of eclectic programming.  Put on your water wings and join me in the deep end for the program that mixes everything!

Contact me at for show information.  Cheers! –Tom

On Being

On Being

Your Host, Krista Tippett


Krista Tippett, creator and host of the public radio show “On Being,” has been honored with the 2013 National Humanities Medal. Tippett received the award from President Obama at a White House ceremony, along with nine other Americans whose work has broadened the nation’s cultural understanding and engagement with the humanities. It covers a broad range of topics, drawing out scientists, theologians, poets, artists, and activists.

In announcing the award, the White House cited Tippett’s achievements in “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. On the air and in print, Ms. Tippett avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of all faiths, no faith, and every background to join the conversation.”

“On Being” is heard on more than 330 U.S. public radio stations and globally by podcast. The program and its multi-media platforms, originally called “Speaking of Faith” when it launched weekly in 2003, has garnered multiple other honors, including a Peabody Award and three Webby Awards. Tippett also is the author of two books, including the New York Times bestseller, “Einstein’s God.”

“I am so honored by this recognition,” Tippett said. “It’s an affirmation of the vision behind our project of the past 10 years, that it should be possible to create intelligent, robust conversation about meaning and morality, across our divides — to open imaginations and possibilities rather than shutting them down.”

On Being – Program Archives

Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods

Host, Jon ‘Chip’ Colcord

Out of the Woods is an independently-produced weekly radio program of a variety of acoustic music, new and old.  We are syndicated on a variety of internet and air stations across the U.S. and around the world.

Acoustic music has been our  programming focus since 1993. Out of the Woods, a mostly acoustic program, began in the fall of 2009 on WNEC-FM, leaving for WSCS-FM at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire in 2011.

You can find updated links and information his facebook page.

Out of the Woods – Archived Shows



Space Music Produced by Marc Patrick Norman

For the ultimate in electronica and  high quality ambient music. Marc Norman features artists from all over the planet and beyond. Relax and be inspired by an evening of exclusive releases, interviews, and deep-space adventures.

Phonoscape Shows on Mixcloud

Poets West

Poets West

Your Host,  J. Glenn Evans


A Seattle-based nonprofit literary organization that links the poet with readers and listeners in the broader democratic community. Although poets write their poems in solitude, they do take pride in their craft and usually want to share their poems with an audience.


J. Glenn Evans, founder and director of PoetsWest, is the author of two novels, Broker Jim, and Zeke’s Revenge, and four books of poetry, Window In The Sky, Seattle Poems, Buffalo Tracks, and Deadly Mistress.

Barbara Evans, editor of Poets Table Anthology, writes and/or edits much of the web content, and does whatever else needs to be done. She is co-recipient of the 1999 Faith Beamer Cooke Award by Washington Poets Association in recognition of service to the poetry community of Washingto

PoetsWest coordinates a variety of reading venues, provides a network for poets and poetry, and produces a weekly radio program of poetry, stories and music from the studios of KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, Washington. These radio programs are syndicated through the Pacifica Radio network on its website and made available to nonprofit and community radio stations around the globe. Along the way, PoetsWest learned a few things about what the gift of poetry means to the community and how the poet connects to that community and to the larger world.

PoetsWest Radio Programs

Project Censored Show

Project Censored Show

Co-hosts, Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips


The Project Censored Show was born in 2010, as a public affairs program. Project Censored educates students and the public about the crucial role of a free press for democratic self-government. Over the past three decades, more than 2,500 college students have developed their critical thinking and media literacy skills by conducting investigative research in Project Censored programs. Their affiliates program links together teachers and students from dozens of college and university campuses across the country and around the world.

Project Censored Archived Shows

Radio Ecoshock

Radio Ecoshock

Your Host, Alex Smith


Radio Ecoshock is a weekly radio program and podcast syndicated to over 87 college, community and commercial radio stations on three continents. Host Alex Smith interviews top scientists, authors and activists.

In the December 16th 2015 show titled ‘Return of Economic Collapse’, guest expert Michael T. Snyder says that extreme rainfall events are cropping up around the world. In England, once in a thousand year floods have repeated 3 times now, in five years. Records are falling in many countries. In a warmer world, we’ve gained 7 percent more water vapor in the atmosphere and explains warning signs that the global economy is crashing, no matter what others say.

Radio Ecoshock Archives

Radio Thrift Shop

Radio Thrift Shop

Your Host, DJ Frederick


DJ Frederick is celebrating 16 years at WSCS  and 40+ years on the airwaves. Radio Thrift Shop is a lo-tech show produced by DJ Frederick and broadcast on WSCS 90.9 in New London NH and online at, Saturday evenings at 10 PM eastern time. Radio Thrift Shop is a homegrown mix that features vinyl  records, 78s, 45s, LPs, private press releases, and a variety of tapes and homemade CDs. Each edition features a free form playlist of music released between the early 20th century and next week. Some editions of Radio Thrift Shop include documentaries about the history and culture of music and/or radio.

Radio Thrift Shop Playlists and Archives



Your Host, Andy Senior


A weekly 2 hr. program hosted by Andy Senior featuring great music from 1900 through 1940. station broadcasts

Rag Man

Rag Man

Host, Pip Cole

What would it be like to understand the depth of Dylan, the intensity of Leonard Cohen…. or the barbed wire feeling you get after decades of being sold by corporate media?  These are the roads The Rag Man travels – and as his passenger, young and old alike will find this a familiar ride

RockaBilly ‘N’ Blues Radio Hour

RockaBilly ‘N’ Blues Radio Hour


Your Host, Jammin’ James Riley

The term “old soul” has been used more often than not to describe James Riley. His mom’s Elvis albums and movies, like American Graffiti and The Buddy Holly Story helped shape his musical tastes as a kid in the 70’s in Louisville, KY.  Those influences continue to this day. Riley has a BA degree in Communication Arts at Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY, where he took an active role at WRVG on campus. He’s been a fixture in the radio promotions scene since moving to Nashville in 1993.

He has worked for a variety of Christian record companies, such as Word, Provident, Inpop and R.E.X. Records and now heads up “Old Fashioned Radio Publicit” to focus Ameripolitan, Americana, Blues and other roots radio formats. James began Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour in early 2014, continuing to expand his musical passion.

The show is a unique blend of modern and vintage rockabilly, blues, Ameripolitan, Americana, surf, early country and rock & roll. It’s now heard on over 150 stations worldwide each weekand, and airs exclusive interviews with artists such as Dion, John Fogerty, Billy Gibbons (ZZTop), Duane Eddy, Brenda Lee, The Beach Boys, Billy Burnette, Dale Watson, Dick Dale, Reverend Horton Heat, JD McPherson, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin (The Blasters) …and many,many more.

In 2016, Riley was nominated for DJ Of  The Year at the Ameripolitan MusicAwards and  won the award in 2017. He can often be seen doing MC duties at various festivals and concerts, sometimes sharing air time with new and heritage artists who tell their stories to keep this great music alive!

For more information, check out:


RWs Kountry Kaleidoscope

RWs Kountry Kaleidoscope

Host,  RW Marshal


RW Marshall has been behind the mic for over 35 years,in radio and theatrical entertainment, in California, Tennessee and Oregon (including Lincoln City at KBCH/KCRF). He worked for several years in East Tennessee for Dolly Parton at her radio station and theme park during most of the ’90s.

He describes Kountry Kaleidoscope as a …”mixed variety of Country-ish music, heavy on Classic Artists, mixed with novelty and cross-genre variety. These are edited versions of once longer shows, re-mixed for a new audience and based upon the original playlists of ‘RWs Nite Owls’, first broadcast in the 1980s.”

Root Stock Radio

Root Stock Radio

Host, Theresa Marquez

A pioneer of the natural foods movement, Rootstock Radio host, Theresa Marquez, has been a passionate advocate for organic farming and organic foods since 1978. Well known for her unwavering belief that organic is the key to solving many of the challenges we face today, Marquez has demonstrated that organic can make a difference for farmers, citizens and the planet. In 2010, the Organic Trade Association honored Marquez with the Organic Leadership Award for her outstanding initiative and devotion to organic.

Scholar’s Circle

Scholar’s Circle

Your Host, Maria Armoudian


Maria Armoudian is the author of Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World, a lecturer at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and the host and producer of the syndicated radio program, “The Scholars’ Circle”. Her articles have been published by the Columbia Journalism Review, New York Times Syndicate and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, The New Zealand Herald, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Progressive,, Truthout, Alternet, Inc., Daily Variety, and Billboard. She is currently working on a book about war correspondents and the challenges they face in reporting from some of the world’s most perilous places. Maria is also a song-writer & musician. Her CD is Life in the New World.

Archive of past interviews

The Shortwave Report

The Shortwave Report

Your Host, Dan Roberts


The Shortwave Report Is a 30 minute review of news stories recorded from a shortwave radio. The show focuses its reports on significant recent events in countries across the globe. Times and frequencies for English-language programs are included to encourage you to listen on your own. It’s easy. There is a new show posted every Friday morning, record it in mono!

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Siuslaw Pioneers – Yesterday and Yesteryear

Siuslaw Pioneers – Yesterday and Yesteryear

Tune in to Yesterday and Yesteryear at 1:00PM on Thursday to reconnect with your past, and learn more about our development from early cannery and timber boom town to the present.

The Pioneer Museum Thespians’ “Old Time Story Telling” at City Lights Cinemas kicked off a season of theatrical performance on KXCR fm for a great look back to the roots of our little town.  The Museum houses a deep archive of stories and events from the past that are the source for all things historic in Florence…people, places, events…the beginnings and the ensuing middle of the story that reveals the web of community that led to our today.

One of the latest Story Telling episodes for the History of Florence was just recorded at the museum.  Called the “Renaissance of Bay Street”, five of the early “pioneers” in the rehabilitation of Florence’s derelict waterfront told their stories about coming to this area and enlisting theirs and the the creativity of others to bring Old Town back to life and make it a viable living and working environment, visited by people from all over the world. The following link gives you the audio of that discussion:

60 Watts

60 Watts

Host,  Tony Rocky Horror


“Coming straight from the United States’ grunge capital itself”, 60 Watts is Public Radio’s weekly underground and alternative rock specialty program.

Tony Rocky Horror guides you through a unique selection of underground rock bands, many of whom are highly underrepresented throughout the mainstream media landscape. 60 Watts aims to meet the need for more in-depth coverage of alternative music at large; often including many artists from the host’s home region of the Northwest.

Explore the cutting-edge sounds of noise rock, grunge, hardcore, metal, and alternative from around the world!”

Song of the Soul…Northern Spirit Radio

Song of the Soul…Northern Spirit Radio

Host, Mark Helpsmeet

Mark Helpsmeet explores the relevance and meaning of his guests’ music in relation to their experience. Some guests are musicians, perhaps sharing their own music, but most guests are simply sharing music they’ve been impacted by, written and performed by others.

Song of the Soul promotes world healing by broadcasting inspirational and educational voices of peace and social justice using the language of personal story, music, and spirituality.

Song of the Soul  invites you to a soul-level encounter with the music that has charted the steps of  spiritual journeys, provided a touchstone in the soul’s dark night, and sung the hearts awe and joy when it comes to the Light.

Northern Spirit Radio Episodes

Sonic Cafe

Sonic Cafe

Host, Scott Clark


The Sonic Café – is an intelligent, eclectic mix of music, comedy and pop culture showcasing thirty to sixty years of content within each episode. The program is produced and hosted weekly by Scott Clark.

You can find the Sonic Café on Facebook ( where you can instantly stream current as well as the entire back catalog of Sonic Café episodes to your device. Plus find complete show notes and playlist information for each episode.      Listeners can also reach the show producer via email at (

Soul Deluxe

Soul Deluxe

Your Host, Byron Fenix



Soul Deluxe is a weekly, two-hour radio program featuring eclectic mix sets by Phoenix-based DJ Byron Fenix. The show spotlights Soul music and various genres that either gave rise to or were influenced by it, including Electronic, Disco, Funk, Hip-Hop, House, Jazz, and R&B. In addition to the music, the show exposes listeners to a variety of emerging urban-themed artists and musicians.

The program has its genesis in “Unity Vibe,” an earlier mix show launched in late 2008 on community radio station Radio Phoenix, which was hosted by Phoenix-based DJ RMC (Ruben Candelaria). One of RMC’s regular co-hosts was an emerging mix DJ by the name of Byron Fenix. When RMC decided to end “Unity Vibe” in mid 2010 to focus on his family, Byron took over his old time slot and launched the weekly radio program now known as Soul Deluxe. Since “Unity Vibe” focused on spotlighting house music, the early days of “Soul Deluxe” followed in the same direction.

As time went on, Byron decided to focus his mixes on more soulful cuts from a variety of genres including electronic, disco, jazz, and R&B. The show also began to spotlight emerging urban artists and musicians. Past guests on the show have included dance music artists Mochico & Boogie, Native American artist Damien Jim, and Byron’s former co-host DJ RMC.

Soul Deluxe is produced by Radio Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona, and is distributed nationally by Native Voice One (NV1).

Soul Deluxe Playlists

Sounds from the Global Village

Sounds from the Global Village

Your Host, Jason ‘Jake’ Longwell

Sounds From the Global Village is a weekly musical trip around the world. The program offers a mix of traditional and contemporary musical genres from every corner of the globe, along with in depth background on the selections, artists, and countries of origin. You can tour the world without ever leaving the comfort of your own home by tuning in to Sounds From the Global Village.

Quality Radio Productions (QRP) is the brainchild of Jason ‘jake’ Longwell, a veteran radio program presenter and producer from the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Based in Geneva, NY, QRP offers six top quality radio shows to any non-commercial radio station or webcaster free of charge. These shows focus on genres of music that are often times ignored by mainstream media. These genres include Jazz, Classical, and World music.

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Spiritual Unity Today

Spiritual Unity Today


Host, Larry Bloomfield

How you see yourself and how you connect to that view, in the world..



Distributed by Pacific Radio


Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country.

The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio. Older shows can be found in their archives here. 

Team Human

Team Human

Produced by Luke Robert Mason and Josh Chapdelaine

With Douglas Rushkoff


Autonomous technologies, runaway markets and weaponized media seem to have overturned civil society, paralyzing our ability to think constructively, connect meaningfully, or act purposefully. It feels as if civilization itself were on the brink, and that we lack the collective willpower and coordination necessary to address issues of vital importance to the very survival of our species.

The simplest way to understand and change our predicament is to recognize that being human is a team sport. We cannot be fully human, alone. Anything that brings us together fosters our humanity. Likewise, anything that separates us makes us less human, and less able to exercise our will.

Team Human is a podcast striving to amplify human connection. Each week we are engaging in real-time, no-holds-barred discussions with people who are hacking the machine to make it more compatible with human life, and helping redefine what it means to stay human in a digital age.

This is a syndicated show and all episodes are available at this address:

The Lost Tapes

The Lost Tapes

Host, Reggie Périgord

“Greetings and salutations!

Tune into The Lost Tapes with your humble host of audio oddities, Reggie Périgord on Fridays at 7pm! Playing all hits that should have been from genres possibly yet unknown and unfathomable with a bit of esoteric music history on the side!”

For questions, comments and/or music submissions, email me at: And for more information about the artists and their music, check out my companion blog, “Lost and Found”  at:

The Piano Men

The Piano Men

Host, Stanley Karr


The host of The Piano Men, Stanley Karr, is pursuing a career in broadcasting. For further inquiries and suggestions contact Stanley at

The Piano Men features a wide variety of piano masters beginning from the classical period to the modern era.

The show is syndicated on various community radio stations across the country. The mission of the show to celebrate the rich history of the instrument and its greatest players.

The Shortwave Report

The Shortwave Report

Your Host, Dan Roberts


The Shortwave Report Is a 30 minute review of news stories recorded from a shortwave radio. The show focuses its reports on significant recent events in countries across the globe. Times and frequencies for English-language programs are included to encourage you to listen on your own. It’s easy. There is a new show posted every Friday morning, record it in mono!

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The Thom Hartmann Show

The Thom Hartmann Show

Your Host, Thom Hartmann


The Thom Hartmann Show is a national and internationally syndicated talk show available in over a half-billion homes worldwide.

Thom Hartman is a New York Times bestseller, and a four time Project Censored Award winning author of 24 books in print, in 17 languages on five continents. He was born and grew up in Michigan.

Thom Hartmann Radio Podcasts 

This Way Out

This Way Out

Producers Greg Gordon, Lucia Chappelle and JD Doyle


An award-winning internationally distributed weekly LGBT radio program. “This Way Out” leads off each week with “NewsWrap”, a summary of some of the major news events in or affecting sexual minority communities, compiled from a variety of media outlets around the world.

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This Week In Water

This Week In Water

Journalism about water and the Environment…..


The H2O Radio VISION:
Raise awareness about threats to water supplies in order to protect this most vital resource on which all life depends.

The H2O Radio MISSION:
Create programs that generate conversations about local, regional, and global water issues; educate about water efficiency and water quality protection; and inspire audiences to engage around sustainable solutions.

Compelling, fresh, and relevant stories about everything water. Soak in some stories from H2O Radio at: 



Going, Going…Gone? The Most Abundant Tree in Hawai’i Is Dying
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Terrified, Yet Optimistic. How Young People Are Responding to Grave Warnings About Climate Change
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Girl Genius: This 12-year-old invented a device to detect lead in water—and as far as science goes—she’s just getting started.
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Do Future Generations Have Rights to a Healthy Planet? A Current Human Says They Do—and He’s Walking on Their Behalf.
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Listen in at 12:45 Sunday morning after Spiritual Unity Today.

Trance on the Porch

Trance on the Porch

Host, DJ Mark


DJ Mark has an extensive list of accomplishments both as a club DJ and a radio DJ. He’s been on the air ever since high school back in the 1990s.  He pioneered a trance and progressive radio show while a student in college, and since then has spun at clubs and events all across the Midwest.

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TUC Radio

TUC Radio


TUC Radio is a regular weekly program on over 60 radio stations and can be heard in many rural communities as well as in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle, Cleveland, Houston, Taos, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Vancouver and many other cities – as far as Cape Town, South Africa and into North Africa via Milano, Italy.

TUC Radio does not accept funding from government agencies or corporations. There is no financial backing from any radio station or even a non-profit. TUC Radio is free to air what I believe you find important. PLEASE support TUC Radio with your donation. Thank you!

Independent Radio on CDs, DVDs and the Internet on the untold story – the impact of big corporations on society……

Are you looking for a program you just heard on the radio? Find it in the NEWEST PROGRAMS section.


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Host, Gregg McVicar

Gregg Mc Vicar provides, a thoughtful yet playful freeform music mix of Rock, Folk, Blues, Reggae, Dub, Electronica, HipHop, World and Roots music, and an excellent selection of contemporary Native artists. podcasts

UpBeat Music Hour

UpBeat Music Hour


Host, Gary Flannagan

Gary Flanagan has been doing DJ and voiceover work for over 20 years. He is the host of the Upbeat Music Hour, which focuses on hits from the past. He was also the founder of Nightwaves, a zine dedicated to the underground electronic musician. He has been writing and recording original music since 1999, releasing more than 10 albums. His music has been released by indie labels around the world. He is also very passionate about photography. He lives with his wife Janelle in Saint John,New Brunswick, on the east coast of Canada.

Upstate Radio Theater Project

Upstate Radio Theater Project

Producer and Host, Jake Longwell

KSVR Skagit Valley Community Radio presents an anthology series of Dramas, Mysteries, Comedies, Adventure, and series like The Mysteries of Doctor Throrndyke, FuturePast; dramatizations from the golden age of science fiction, Crime Thrillers and Classic Stories.

KSVR-FM Show Archives

Up Front Soul

Up Front Soul

Your Host, Sanguine Fromage

Join us! Sanguine Fromage gives us the best in funk, soul, and jazz. UpFront Soul, the show formerly known as The Nightfly, is 120 minutes of soulful sounds to which you may get down!

Producer and host Sanguine Fromage, WERU Dj since 2005, serves up a weekly blend of funk, soul, and jazz, plus sprinklings of R&B, gospel, and hip-hop. UpFront Soul showcases obscure artists and back-catalogue offerings from more familiar names. You’ll find West African funk, funk-enriched jazz, deep soul, and only the best modern music.

WERU Community Radio shows

Voices From The Circle

Voices From The Circle

Producer and Host, Jim DeNomie




Voices From the Circle: Native American Radio began as a Sunday night, 30-minute show in Milwaukee on WYMS-FM in 1997 and moved to Sunday mornings, expanding to one hour. It was picked up by American Indian Radio in 1999, and is now part of the Native Voice One family.

This weekly program highlights Native news, music, issues, entertainment and storytelling from reservations and urban communities. Co-hosts Jim DeNomie (Bad River Chippewa), Barbara Jersey (Menominee/Potawatomi) and Shadow (Radio Dog) bring you traditional and contemporary Native music, entertainment, storytelling, poetry, powwow trail information, and a calendar of events with an emphasis on the Western Great Lakes, Canada and North East.“Live, Laugh and Sing”

Wider View

Wider View

Host, Charles Dunaway

Wider View is 30-minute program that originates with KEPW 97.3 Community Radio in Eugene, Oregon. We interview activists and analysts who present perspectives outside those found in the mainstream media. Were focused on the US role in the world and the political situation in the country that maintains that role.



Women’s International News Gathering Service

Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS) is an all-woman independent radio production company producing and distributing news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. WINGS programs are used by non-commercial stations, women’s studies, and individuals.


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Host, Michael Johnathon


Michael Johnathon is a folksinger, songwriter, concert performer, an author who created and hosts the worldwide broadcast of theWoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour with a radio audience of over a million listeners each week on more than 500 public radio stations, PBS-TV coast-to-coast, and American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations. He has also created the world’s first multi-camera weekly music series broadcast on the internet.

Michael is also a playwright.His play Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau, has over 8,000 registered performances in 42 countries and has been translated into four languages. 

Michael’s current release is his live concert album, Looking Glass, recorded in theatres from Arkansas to Dublin Ireland. His latest studio CD release is “Front Porch” and his third book, “WoodSongs III – A Folksinger’s Social Commentary and Front Porch Manual” will be released in the fall of 2016.

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Your Call with Rose Aguilar

Your Call with Rose Aguilar

On KALW 91.7 fm, San Francisco Public Radio, Rose Aguilar, Your Call’s host, is a Native journalist who talks about social issues and confronting history, finding inspiration and taking time to breathe.

She is the author of Red Highways.

To listen to her podcast or show archives, visit her homepage at KALW SanFrancisco

KALW’s call-in show: Politics and culture, dialogue and debate. And every Friday, the Media Roundtable. Join the conversation by e-mail, or tweet us @yourcallradio. Subscribe to the Your Call podcast on iTunes.


On Air:

  • The Thom Hartmann Show


  • Project Censored Show


Youth Speaks Out

Youth Speaks Out

Produced by Dan Roberts



Hosted by high school students in Mendocino County California, and produced by Dan Roberts.

Youth Speaks Out! is a monthly public affairs show by, for and about young people, with a Brief call-in section. 

Youth Speaks Out! show archives

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