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Artist Profiles - Trumpeter Mike Wade

Mike Wade began playing trumpet in his pre teen years. While attending the Duke Ellington School of Arts in Washington, D.C., he received a National Symphony Fellowship to study with symphony trumpeters. He attended Howard University for one year before transferring to Central State University on full scholarship, where he received his bachelor’s in music education. Mike attended The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Mastering in Classical Trumpet for a year. He is no stranger to the titles of...

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Meet The Expert: Esther Perel

2 hours ago

In this edition of Meet the Expert, Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another at The Bell House in New York, talks Esther Perel, a renowned couples therapist and host of the podcast Where Should We Begin?. Having just finished its third season, the podcast documents Perel as she leads live counseling sessions with real couples coping with sexlessness, infidelity, and loss.

Michael Ian Black Is Back, All Right!

2 hours ago

Among comedian, actor and author Michael Ian Black's weirdest accomplishments? Starting a joke feud — and ostensibly, the first "Twitter war" — with LeVar Burton, actor and host of the PBS children's series Reading Rainbow. "When LeVar Burton and I did that, it was all fun and games, and a desperate ploy to get followers," Black told Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. "It wasn't the personal, vitriolic attacks that I engage in now on a daily basis."

In 1993, a 24-year-old woman named Lorena Bobbitt reacted violently to what she said was a long-term pattern of marital abuse — sexual and otherwise — by severing the penis of her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt, then driving away and tossing the remnant out her car window.

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Bias and Perception.

About Yassmin Abdel-Magied's TED Talk

Yassmin Abdel-Magied says people often make assumptions about her because she wears a hijab. She challenges people to recognize this as an unconscious bias—and learn to look a little deeper.

About Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Andreas Ekström: Can We Solve For Bias In Tech?

5 hours ago

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Bias and Perception.

About Andreas Ekström's TED Talk

We think of search engines as unbiased sources of information. But they're not—and they can be manipulated. Andreas Ekström asks: who should hold the burden of addressing bias in search engines?

About Andreas Ekström

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Bias and Perception.

About J. Marshall Shepherd's TED Talk

Why do many people dismiss issues like climate change, despite strong scientific evidence? Climatologist J. Marshall Shepherd examines how different forms of bias shape how we perceive science.

About J. Marshall Shepherd

Tony Salvador: How Does Bias Affect How We Listen?

5 hours ago

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Bias and Perception.

About Tony Salvador's TED Talk

Experimental psychologist Tony Salvador says we often hear only what we want to hear. He asks us to move beyond selective listening and be open to hearing all ideas—even ones we don't agree with.

About Tony Salvador

Our list of the best albums out this week includes the first new music from funk and R&B legend Chaka Khan in 12 years, the cinematic, transporting sounds of Yann Tiersen, bubblegum punk from Sir Babygirl and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Lauren Onkey and Stephen Thompson as they share their top picks for Feb. 15.

Featured Albums:

  1. Chaka Khan: Hello Happiness
    Featured Songs: "Like Sugar" and "Too Hot"
  2. RY X: Unfurl
    Featured Song: "Untold"

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, James Cameron worked for Roger Corman, the king of fast-and-cheap exploitation moviemaking. But in the flaming nightmare dystopia of A.D. 2019 Los Angeles, he now takes so long to make movies that the three-to-10-year lifespans of Hollywood trends scarcely trouble him. Case in point: The Cameron-co-written-and-produced — but Robert-Rodriguez-directed — Alita: Battle Angel, which the King of the World first announced his intention to make some 20 years ago.

Live-Action Short Films

If the theme of this year's animated short Oscar nominees was "parenthood," the theme of 2019's live-action shorts is "boys in trouble."


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Arby's/WCSU Fundraiser

Join us on March 19, 2019 at Arby's 160 West Main Street, Xenia, Ohio, 45385 from 5PM- 8PM.

Tune in to Jazz In The Morning - Mon-Fri At 8 AM

Trent Darby now brings you upbeat jazz to energize your morning at 8 AM.

Fridays at Noon

"The Soul of Jazz" combines the best in classic and contemporary soul/jazz, international rhythms, dance music and other genre-bending styles with host Jamal Ahmed.

Listen in to The Funk Excursion Saturdays At 8 PM

The Funk Excursion, with Brieze Thompson, hosts your journey through the history, culture, and music of THE FUNK.

Listen To Sunday Morning Gospel at 10 AM

Brother Ronald L. Murray, Your Soldier For The Lord, will get you up and moving with the best in traditional, contemporary and inspirational music.

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