In the Pocket:
(all times Eastern time zone)
Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland
Sunday at 11am
Copyist, arranger, and musician Mercer Ellington (1919 –1996) worked for his father, Duke Ellington, as a horn player in Duke’s band before becoming manager of the group. He took on additional duties, such as composing for the group, resulting in his original tune, “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be.” On this 1994 Piano Jazz, he reprises some of his father’s gems, such as “In My Solitude.”
Latino USA with Maria Hinojosa
Sunday at 3pm
We take a bus to New York’s prisons and look at how young people can wind up there. We hear how a cabbie made a big difference in one cancer patient’s life. And: it’s the biggest transportation story you probably hadn’t heard of: A canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic in Nicaragua.
Jazz Potpourri: Trenton Jazz with Alex Otey
Sunday at 8pm
Tune in to the Trenton Jazz Show, every 3rd Sunday, as host Alex Otey explores the wonderful world of jazz. From blues to Dixieland, big band swing to bebop, from vocalese to cool, soul and avant-garde jazz, to afro-cuban, Ska, indo, Latin jazz and more. We're going to cover it all from Trenton, New Jersey ... the jazz capitol of the world!
Making Contact with Andrew Stelzer
The Canadian Tar Sands is the largest industrial project on earth. And the potential environmental consequences have brought together citizens from across borders, to fight its rippling effects. On this edition, the first of a two part special, on the growing resistance to the tarsands. Fighting Goliath produced by Barbara Bernstein.
51 Percent (the Women’s Perspective) with Allison Dunne
On this week’s 51%, one International Women’s Day event serves as a call to action, amid women’s resilience and ability to impact others.
Jazz Worldwide with Michael Stone
Improvisatory sounds from around the planet.