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Playful Presence Episode 2

Airs at: Mon, 03/13/2023 at 11:00pm - Tue, 03/14/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for Playful Presence
This month, we have an interview with Catherine Torpey, the director of the International Focusing Institute. Focusing is a body-mind practice that has lots of intersections with improv.  Plus some games and exercises for you to try, and of course, some improv scenes. Enj... Read more

Radio Lost and Found on 03/09/23

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2023 at 10:00pm - Fri, 03/10/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for Radio Lost and Found
A new episode of Radio Lost & Found coming from my house to yours. I've got a tribute to the recently flown away Wayne Shorter, as well as the similarly discorporated Robert Heimer, aka Artie Barnes of duo Barnes and Barnes - and lots of new music. Hope you can tune in! Read more

Radio Lost & Found for 02/23/23

Airs at: Thu, 02/23/2023 at 10:00pm - Fri, 02/24/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for Radio Lost and Found
A live episode from my frozen mountain enclave. What will I do? Who cares? Tune in to find out! Read more

Mark Wood Interview

Produced for Between Us
Mark Wood is an Emmy award winning violinist and composer who has his fingers on more than his bow.  Whether he is running a camp for budding string musicians, mentoring kids at arts schools nationwide, leading the design of cutting edge versions of the violin or composing ... Read more

All Thrills No Frills Volume Two / Happy Birthday To Mark E. Smith!

Airs at: Mon, 03/06/2023 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Mark E. Smith, Lead vocalist and the driving force behind the band, The Fall, was born on March 5th 1957.  In my opinion, The Fall was simply the greatest Rock N' Roll band to have ever existed. I put together this radio program to celebrate his birthday, and included songs... Read more

Sounds Unsound late Feb 2023

Airs at: Sun, 02/26/2023 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Sounds Unsound
New sounds for jaded ears. Read more

Early Feb Sounds Unsound

Airs at: Sun, 02/12/2023 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Sounds Unsound

Playful Presence

Every 4th Monday of the month, from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Playful Presence is a show about creativity, mindfulness, and play. Through  conversations with creatives, we learn about the thinking and feeling that goes into the creative process.  We talk about wide ranging topi... Read more

Movie Cut-Ups

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2023 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
A one hour crazy collage from the diced-up soundtracks of the several movies, including Notorious, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, 99 Homes, The Card Counter, Shadow of a Doubt, Fatal, Posessed, A Quiet Place II, Forver Mine, The Lovers, Zero Effect, Candyman and maybe a ... Read more

Talking Earth: January 9th, 2023 with Walt Curtis

Airs at: Mon, 01/09/2023 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Talking Earth
On Tonight's edition of spoken word show Talking Earth, host Walt Curtis discusses Malcolm Lowry's classic novel, Under the Volcano.  We also hear a little more from a recording Walt made with New Orleans musician Dusty Santamaria, and board-op Patrick Bocarde reads a poem. Read more