The Takeaway is a national news program that delivers news and analysis that helps you make sense of the world you live in. Host John Hockenberry, along with The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invite listeners to be part of the American conversation.
THIS WEEK: Bryan Bowers: American Folk Treasure. From his early beginnings as a “busker,” Bryan Bowers went on to become an American Folk Music Treasure. Bryan Bowers was inducted into the Frets Magazine “Gallery of the Greats” after winning the stringed instrument, open category 5 years in a row. He was inducted into the Autoharp Hall of Fame in 1993. He is credited with redefining the instrument and introducing it to a whole new generation of folk artists. Hear the incredibly talented musician and story teller and join the conversation on Sound Living.
THIS WEEK: Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism project at the Institute for Policy Studies discusses President Obama’s order for U.S. military action against ISIS and Tom Stephens, an activist with the group Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management talks about the citizen rally in Detroit to stop mass water shut offs.
Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, this weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality. This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features four of the most insightful news analysts anywhere.
THIS WEEK: Chris Hedges - Captain Ahab & U.S. Empire. The U.S. has a seemingly obsessive drive for control of oil and other resources and a relentless hunger for profits. To achieve its goals, it is garrisoning the globe with military bases and has an arrogant disregard for the environment. We continue to ignore all warnings as to the destruction we are wreaking on the planet. Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. He writes a weekly column for Truthdig.org and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute.
Want to get your global groove on? You can do it on Passport, every Friday at 7pm. Join Leilani for your entry to the countries of the world through the fusion of modern & traditional sounds. Enjoy your world tour on Passport, destination Friday night.
Lose yourself in the Tunnel - a program dedicated to independent electronic music. You'll hear experimental, ambient, trip hop, drum & bass, and underground works by producers from around the world. Rob Emery and Maire alternate hosting duties Friday nights at 10pm. The Tunnel is open! Check our MySpace page.
Tune in Saturdays at 4pm to Dusties for the best in soul and rhythm & blues music from the 1940s to the 1970s. You'll hear from the legends and unsung heroes of soul and R&B, and songs that aren't normally heard on commerical oldies stations. Whether you like your soul music served from New Orleans, Muscle Shoals, Memphis, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York or Los Angeles you'll find it all on the Dusties show.
Bryan Ollie makes it funky with the Soul & Funk Express Saturdays at
3pm, where you'll hear Rick James, The Spinners, Ohio Players, James Brown, Staple Singers, Kool & The Gang and many more.
Contact Bryan at KSER.org, or on his Facebook fan page to put in requests for your favorite artists and songs!