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The Spin with Esther Armah
Main Event: High School Police Ask Judge for Continued Use of Pepper Spray
Hot Topic #1: In Prison & Your Right to Vote
Hot Topic #2: God and Gun Control
Monifa Bandele - Activist, Consultant for MomsRising.org
Professor Blair Kelley - Scholar and Author
Block Party Radio with Kim Scott
Block Party Radio is an upbeat, urbane show, with a host that is brimming with enthusiasm about the Contemporary Jazz scene today. New to radio, Kim is a fresh voice and an advocate for the new artists of her generation. And she introduces us to many of them in the show each week.
MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer
Women After All by Dr. Melvin Konner... has been described as "what future historians will surely recognize as one of the momentous transformations in the human saga: the decline of men’s political dominance, and with it many deplorable practices and belief systems. Engagingly written and persuasively argued, it shows how an acknowledgment of human nature combined with a long view of history can advance the human condition. (Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University)
12th Street Jump with Pearl McDonald & Pete Weber
Celebrating the Birthday of Charlie Parker: This archive episode of 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of Charlie Parker with our special guest, Dan Thomas. We play "Ask the Professor" with our own Joe Cartwright and we hear why football gives Eboni the blues.
The Saturday Morning Mix with Carl Hemmingsen
Every week, Carl features an engaging mix of jazz, blues and gospel, old and new.
Cadillac Blues with Ron Ungarini
Sit back on your Saturday evening and enjoy a full hour of nothing but the Blues.
Beale Street Caravan with Pat Mitchell-Worley & Kevin Cubbins
The band Lucero carries the Memphis banner with them every time they hit the stage. The bands 17-year career has been a steady stream of sonic textures taken from the Bluff City playbook and wrapped around an inimitable core of wistful anthems and bombastic rockers. Their new record, All a Man Should Do, comes out Sept 18th. This week's performance comes from their most recent Lucero Family Picnic, a local celebration of their extended musical family and friends.
Latin Perspective with Tony Vasquez
Latin Perspective radio show features the best in contemporary and classic Latin Jazz Music. Presenting music from the contemporary artists of today who continue the tradition along with the early pioneers and innovators, the prominent figures and architects who created the music. In addition it informs its diverse audience about the roots and history of the music and the multitude of rhythms and musical styles that define the tradition and make it a rich and dynamic music genre.
Café Jazz with Gene Knight
Three hours of Big Band, Bebop and Beyond Café Jazz is a mix of original vinyl recordings with contemporary jazz releases on CD. The show is energetic, classic and classy. It is filled with lots of fulsome big band sounds, with horns that swing so hard you can almost see the suited gents moving in sync. The show also features the very best of the Bebop era and Straight Ahead jazz. It's a feel-good program that is all about having a good time with the music.