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  • THIS WEEK:  Thoughts On Dying Well In A Death-Phobic Culture with Stephen Jenkinson.  What constitutes dying well in a death-phobic culture? Stephen Jenkinson looks squarely in the eye of death. It is his experience from working with hundreds and hundreds of people who are actively dying, that, for the most part, we are encouraged by those around us not to let our dying be a big part of our life.

  • THIS WEEK:  Naomi Klein – The Radical Lead.  Political organizers are aware of “wedge issues” that divide us and “web issues” that bring us together. What could be more unifying than saving the planet? Clearly, it is going to take mobilization from below to radically change the fossilized attitudes of the fossil fuel industry and the politicians that they bankroll. Naomi Klein of Canada, an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker, is in the forefront of environmental activism. She is the author of the bestseller This Changes Everything.

  • THIS WEEK:  Bringing the Grizzly Bear back to the North Cascades.  Wildlife experts estimate that fewer than 10 grizzly bears remain in the North Cascades, making it the most at-risk bear in North America.  But there is hope.  A recent poll of Washington voters suggests 80 per cent of register voters support efforts to restore the grizzly to the North Cascades.  To find out more, join the conversation with Elizabeth Ruther, a biologist and Northwest Representative for Defenders of Wildlife, who has spent the last six years working on habitat issues in the Northwest.THIS WEEK: 

  • THIS WEEK:  Those Friendly Canadians; Pacific Conflicts; Summer in Slovenia.  NPR correspondent Eric Weiner tells us that every country could learn some good manners from Canada. Author Simon Winchester explores how the nations of the Pacific Rim are defining the 21st century. And guides from Slovenia help plan a relaxing getaway to their small country, "on the sunny side of the Alps."

  • Democracy Now! is a daily progressive, nonprofit, independently syndicated news hour that airs on more than 1,250 radio, television, satellite and cable TV networks around the globe. Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez host. Heard at 5am, 7am and 5pm.

Music

 

  • Saturdays at 7am, the Academy of Comedy curriculum is strictly for laughs with vintage radio comedy, humorous songs, and general silliness. You'll be schooled in the classics, like Abbot & Costello, Bob & Ray, Bob Newhart, Rodney Dangerfield and Jerry Seinfeld. Join headmaster Ed Gasperini, and sometimes cohost Nigel, for two hours of good fun, ribald songs, and amusing oddities.

  • Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, The Dorseys and all the rest!  Steve Ward brings you the best in swing music from the 1930s and '40s every Saturday at 9am. You'll hear the great bands, the classic songs, and you'll know why Duke Ellington said, "It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing!"

  • Join Jim Hilmar Saturdays at 11am for great guitar music on Frettin' Fingers. Swing, pop, jazz, blues and rhythm & blues, vintage country & rockabilly, surf - acoustic or electric. Steel guitar too. Whether you like Alvin Lee, Leon Rhodes, Bucky Pizzarelli, James Burton, Dick Dale or Dimebag Daryl - you'll hear it all on Frettin' Fingers.

  • Juke Joint host Ron Taffi brings you jump blues, doo wop, crooners, boogie woogie, the New Orleans sound, guitar slingers, unsung heroes of early rock, and all the honking, wailing, screaming saxophones you can stand. All that and more on The Juke Joint. 

  • Bryan Ollie, Bud Piland and others 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!