Since our nation’s inception, governments at the local, state and federal levels have advanced programs to promote American’s health. Probably no other program has been as controversial and widely debated as the national government’s sex education campaigns. Kicked into high gear during Word War I, and begun to control the national epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases, these programs have been complicated by racist assumptions, local faith-based resistance and an inability to actually talk openly about the subject. Our guest tonight is writer ALEXANDRA M. LORD, who previously served as a historian with the United States Public Health Service. Tonight she discusses her unique and fascinating history CONDOM NATION: THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S SEX EDUCATION CAMPAIGN FROM WORLD WAR I TO THE INTERNET.
You’ve heard his distinctive guitar on Betty Wright’s “Clean Up Woman” and recordings by Timmy Thomas & Joss Stone. Little Beaver aka Willie Hale is featured on this week’s Soul Spotlight. He’s another Lost Soul that made an impact on soul music. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates his life and music. It starts at 7pm!
Jazz's wandering gypsy spirit meets the bluesy swing of Oklahoma City. Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian brought the guitar out from the rhythm section and up to center stage. Guitarists Russell Malone, Bobby Broom and Frank Vignola, bassist Peter Washington and pianist Mulgrew Miller play out the jazz guitar revolution. Musical director and drummer, Lewis Nash. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate continues to falter, government is drowning in debt and the stock market is tanking. So what is the truth? And can you handle the truth? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by noted author and Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute, Richard Heinberg.
Gordon Grimes is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Energy Practice Group. He has spent more than 30 years representing the interests of private energy generators, banks, contractors and other entities in the power-generation industry.
He played a lead role in establishing Central Maine Power’s “avoided cost” -- the price the utility would pay to private electrical generators -- in the early 1980s at the Maine Public Utilities Commission. He then represented numerous clients that developed or financed private energy projects in Maine, and in the process developed an extensive knowledge of the power industry. He continues to represent many private electric generators and related interests throughout Maine and in other states and foreign countries.
His practice includes dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings, and litigation related to all aspects of the power industry. For example, from 1989 to 1991, he served as lead counsel in nearly full-time arbitration (115 hearing days) against General Electric on waste-to-energy plant construction and design issues, obtaining an $11.5 million cash award and relief from a further $6 million debt -- then one of the largest litigated recoveries in a construction dispute in Maine’s history.
In the spirit of full disclosure, host Steve D'Agostino does public-relations work for Bernstein Shur.
“To understand the history of fish is to understand our own origins”. In fish evolution we see the origins of bone, the development of the first jaws and teeth, the first strong limbs, the first complex brains, the first lungs, the first ability to breath air and the example of copulation as a means of reproduction. It is no exaggeration to say the study of fossil fish is an exciting and dynamic field with surprising discoveries being made almost every year. Tonight on Inquiry we welcome JOHN A. LONG, Vice President of Research and Collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, author of many books including THE RISE OF FISHES: 500 MILLION YEARS OF EVOLUTION.
Inquiry welcomes back noted children’s book author MELISSA STEWART, who has written an ambitious wonderful series of books on ecology and animals for young readers to enjoy. Her latest book A PLACE FOR FISH looks at sharks, seahorses, trout and pike, what challenges they face and what children can do to help fish to continue to live. If you are concerned with educating your children or grandchildren about the environment and the creatures that live around us, be sure to listen!
The music is "El Viento (meaning "the wind), "Sky Blue featuring Steve Wilson, and "Cerulean Skies, inspired by birds flying from South America to Central Park, all by Maria.
Benny Carter should be considered among the greatest jazz alto saxists of the swing era alongside Johnny Hodges. More than merely a giant of jazz saxophone, Benny Carter was a composer and arranger, skilled clarinetist and gifted trumpet player, and an exceptionally versatile, talented musician active for more than three quarters of a century.
As a saxist his significance was teaching the alto saxophone to sing. His signature sound was smooth, flowing and graceful -- displaying ease, confidence and a clear sense of direction when soloing. It’s my impression that alto sax can be a very difficult instrument on which to develop a rich, pleasing tone, but Carter succeeded brilliantly. He had impeccable phrasing giving each note full value, even in rapid arpeggios and runs, exquisitely balancing taste, technique, freshness and emotion while making it all look easy.
RTF IV: Driven by the powerful engine of Chick Corea's keyboards, Stanley Clarke's bass and Lenny White's drums, along with bandleader legend and Mahavishnu Orchestra alum Jean-Luc Ponty on violin and fiery-fingered guitarist Frank Gambale — one word: EPIC.
Joining host Joe Zupan on Thursday promoting the RTF IV tour is Lenny White.
For more information on Return 2 Forever IV Tour, please visit http://return2forever.com/
In his storied career, pianist and composer Ray Bryant has worked with Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, and Aretha Franklin. He also has a long list of recording credits as a leader. On this 1982 session, Bryant performs "Take the 'A' Train, and duets with McPartland on "Like Someone in Love and "Billie's Bounce.
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