1/31/08 interesting articles this week…

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Check out the first paragraph of this article:

 FINALLY SOME GOOD NEWS—someone is going to help me play music with whales instead of warning me that it’s against the law. According to the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act, all “harassment” of marine mammals is illegal, including my idea of playing live music to them just to see what happens. But there are still places beyond the grip of the law.

Read it all here, and hear Marc interview the author, David Rothenberg, at about 1:30 today.  For more of David’s writing, check out this piece on www.terrain.org.

Before that, after the news at 1pm, join us to discuss genetically modified food.  Seems like it was something that was really in the public eye, along with lots of outrage and uncertainty, a few years ago, but all of that has subsided a bit, here in the US, at least.  It certainly didn’t go away, though, as more genetically modified crops are being grown worldwide than ever, and the highest percentage of any country is right here in the States.  Yes, if you’re not sure, our food supply is flush with genetically modiefied ingredients.  We’ll discuss the details, focusing on the company at the center of it all, Monsanto, with Brian Hindo.  He wrote the article Monsanto: Winning the Ground War in Business Week.

Every Thursday from 1-2pm for the past few weeks, we’ve been featuring interviews with the authors of articles that we’ve come upon and found particularly interesting.  If you’ve caught any of these segments, what do you think?  Would you like to see this continue as a regular, weekly feature on the show?  Also, comment here with suggestions for articles that you’ve read and would like for us to consider featuring!

-Justin

1/10 Primary Review

At Noon today, we welcome you to add your opinion to the never ending analysis of the 2008 Presidential election and the results of the Iowa caucus, the New Hampshire primary, and the Wyoming GOP primary.  From Obama’s surprise victory in Iowa to Hillary’s emotional moment to Edward’s attempts to keep from becoming completly irrelvent, the Democratic primary has been providing some exciting times. On the GOP side, things are no less exciting, as McCain attempts to accomplish what at times has seen inevitable and at times completly out of the question-to become the Republican candidate for President.  Will he be able to get the Republican base to trust him?  Only time will tell. 

Poll: If the Democratic primary in Maryland were today, who would you vote for?

Poll: If the Republican primary in Maryland were today, who would you vote for?

-Jessica

12/17-12/21 HOLIDAY MUSIC

Time for our annual Holiday Music week.  Here is what is coming up!

Monday, December 17th

12-1 pm Lea Gilmore shares her favorite music.  Want to check out some of what she played?  Here is the playlist.

  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside, performed by Eric Byrd and Lea Gilmore
  • Santa’s Got the Blies, by Denise Lasalle
  • Please Come Home for Christmas, by Charles Brown
  • Santa Baby, by Eartha Kitt
  • All I Want for Christmas is You, by Mariah Carey
  • This Christmas, by Donny Hathaway
  • Give Love on Christmas Day, by the Jackson 5
  • So This is Christmas, by John Lennon
  • Mary Did You Know, by Clay Aiken
  • I am Not Forgotten, by Israel and New Breed
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing, by Norman Hitchens
  • Silent Night, by Mahalia Jackson
  • What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong

1-2 pm, Tom Hall shares from of his favorite music.

  • Oh Come, All Ye Faithful
  • Come Colors Rise
  • Thank you, by Dave Brubeck
  • Gabriel’s Message
  • Yvette in English, by Joni Mitchell
  • I Wish You Love
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Never Will I Marry
  • Nine Crimes, Damien Rice
  • Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel
  • Hallelujah Chorus

Tuesday December 18th

12-1 pm Jon Carney is the Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and he brought some of his favorite classical music for us.  What did he play?

  • Edward Elgar conducting the London Symphony- 1st movement of violin concerto featuring Yehudi Menuhin at age 16 – 1931
  • Vivaldi – Largo from “Winter” of the Quattro Stagioni, Jon’s recording w/ the Royal Philharmonic – 1992
  • Camille St. Saens – from his “organ” symphony (#3) – Jean Martinon and French Radio Symphony – 1975
  • Michael Nyman – Prospero’s Books (miranda) – 1996
  • Beethoven – slow movement from his opus 135 String Quartet – Guarneri Quartet 1987
  • Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra – last movement – RPO w/ Danielle Gatti – 1997
  • Bach – Chaconne for Partita #2 in D minor for solo violin – Henryk Szerying
  • Fritz Kreisler – “La Gitana” for violin and piano – Jon’s own recording w/ his mother on piano – 1995
  • closing music: Michael Nyman – Quartet #4 – track 14

1-2 pm Jason Willett is the co-owner of the True Vine Record store in Hampden, as well as a member of a litany of fine bands including Leprechaun Catering and Half Japanese.  We asked him to bring his favorite Christmas music, and this is what we heard – not quite in the order we heard them, go figure –

  • James Brown – Santa Claus, Go Straight to the Ghetto
  • Culturcide – Depressed Christmas
  • Frieder Butzmann – White Christmas
  • Hybrid Kids – Good King Wenceslaus
  • James White and the Blacks – Christmas With Satan
  • The Jethros – I’m Dreaming of a Wide Christmas
  • Rotary Connection – Opening & Silent Night Chant
  • finally, 3 awesome song poems called Snowbows, Santa Came on a Nuclear Missile, and Santa Goes Modern

Wednesday, December 19th

12-1 pm Keith Covington is the owner of the New Haven Lounge, one of the best places around to see live jazz.  He brought us the gift of great holiday jazz music; here they are in order:

  • Slim & The Supreme Angels – Precious Lord
  • Selah Jubilee Singers – When Was Jesus Born
  • Kenny Burrel – Merry Christmas Baby
  • Ramsey Lewis – Christmas Blues
  • David Benoit – Christmas is Coming
  • Ramsey Lewis – Merry Christmas Baby
  • Chris Botti – Ave Maria
  • Dianne Reeves – Carol of the Bells
  • The Swan Silvertones – I’m Not Tired Yet
  • Ramsey Lewis – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Bobby Durham – Jingle Bells
  • Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately?
  • The Original Five Blind Boys of Alabama (not to be confused with the Unoriginal Five Blind Boys of Alabama, seriously they’re better) -This May Be the Last Time

1-2 pm Rock and Roll has had something to say about Christmas since the 50’s.  Former disc jockeys Toby Bray and Michael Butscher came by and spun the following tunes.

  • Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
  • Father Christmas – The Kinks
  • Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney
  • Step Into Christmas – Elton John
  • Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Chicago
  • White Christmas – America
  • The Christmas Song – Linda Ronstadt
  • The First Noel – Air Supply
  • Merry Christmas, Baby – Southern Culture on the Skids
  • Merry Christmas – The Ramones
  • Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
  • Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
  • Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles
  • River – Joni Mitchell
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen
  • Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby & David Bowie
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Shawn Colvin
  • The Christmas Song – Nat “King” Cole
  • Jingle Bells – Frank Sinatra
  • Let It Snow – Dean Martin
  • It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas – Perry Como
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town – The Jackson Five
  • Christmas Isn’t Christmas (Without the One You Love) – The O’Jays
  • This Christmas – Donny Hathaway
  • L’il Saint Nick – The Beach Boys

Thursday, December 20th

12-1 pm Ed Polochick is a busy guy.  He’s conductor of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra in Nebraska, Artistic Director of the Choral Artists of Baltimore, and Director of Choral Activities at the Peabody Conservatory.  He was good enough to find time to come in and share his favorite classical and choral Christmas Music.

  • The First Noel, from the album Crystal Carols by Dean Shostak
  • The Holy Boy by John Ireland, from the album A Christmas Garland
  • Adeste Fideles, by Liszt, performed by Walker Marshall
  • Many Moods of Christmas, Suite 2, by Robert Shaw, from the album Festival of Carols
  • Candlelight Carol, from the album Christmas Night: Carols of the Nativity, conducted by John Rutter
  • Christmas Night, Christmas Night: Carols of the Nativity, conducted by John Rutter
  • Many Moods of Christmas, Suite 3, by Robert Shaw, from the album Festival of Carols
  • Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah, performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Concert Artists Symphonic Chorale
  • Worthy is the Lamb That Was Slain performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Concert Artists Symphonic Chorale

1-2 pm Hopefully you’ll have some time to relax during the holidays.  And if you do, maybe you’ll want to go to the movies…but what to see?  Never fear, we’ve brought together a great panel of film critics to tell you what to see.  We’ll talk to Violet Glaze of the Baltimore City Paper, Mike Speir from Variety, and Michael Sragrow from the Baltimore Sun.

We really hope you enjoy all of this music and special programming.  Happy Holidays!

-Jessica, Justin, Marcus

12/13/07 Helicon

 

Time for one of our annual shows. HELICON, a great band that reunites once a year to play an annual winter solstice concert, will be in the studio today from 1-2 to bring you some great music.  We’ll be hearing Ken Kolodner on hammered dulcimer, hammered mbria and fiddle; Chris Norman on wooden flutes, tin whistle, small pipes and piano; and, Robin Bullock on guitar, cittern, fiddle and piano.

 The guys will be playing their 22nd annual concert at Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College, on Saturday, December 15 at 3:30 pm and 8 pm.  Go here for more information.

You are psyched.  Don’t deny it.  The hammered dulcimer is hardcore. 

Join us today!

-Jessica