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Music
12:37 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

MC5 Guitarist Wants Music Behind Bars

Guitarist Wayne Kramer, founder of the band the MC5, plays one of the instruments that will be provided to jail inmates as part of the Jail Guitar Doors USA initiative, Jan. 2012.
AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

Wayne Kramer was the guitarist of the protopunk 60s band, the MC5. When the band broke up, Kramer drifted into addiction and drug dealing which landed him in a federal prison with a four-year term. Today he works on a program called Jail Guitar Doors, working to get music into prisons.  Ross Reynolds talks with Wayne Kramer about music programs in prison.

Politics
9:00 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Porterfield Challenges Reichert For Washington's 8th District Seat

We speak with Karen Porterfield, candidate for Congress in Washington's 8th District, and Priya Guha, Britain's top diplomat in the Northwest. Plus, we hear live music from members of the award-winning Roosevelt High School Jazz Band and get a weekend weather forecast from Nick Bond.

Choral Singing
4:57 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Seattle's Tudor Choir: Twenty Years Of Vocal Excellence

Seattle's Tudor Choir sings choral music from Renaissance England and colonial America.
Credit Photo courtesy Tudor Choir

Seattle’s Tudor Choir is a 20 year-old institution founded by a University of Washington student with a passion for music and history. During his years at the University of Washington, Tudor Choir founder and artistic director Doug Fullington put together a group of fellow students to sing English Renaissance music associated with the Tudor Monarchy of the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Music Recommendation
12:26 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Timeless Protest Songs From The Inspirational Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown
(Image courtesy of Pat Thomas)

Local record producer and writer Pat Thomas recently compiled a collection of music written by and for the Black Power movement,  "Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1965–1975." One of the musicians he discovered in putting the album together is a woman named Elaine Brown. She was the head of the Black Panther party during the mid '70s. Today, she's most well known for her activism for prisoners, but Pat thinks her music from the late '60s and early '70s has a message that still applies today.  He recommends listening to "Seize The Time," "The End of Silence" and "Until We're Free."

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Seattle Hip-Hop
11:15 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Ben Haggerty Is Better Known As Macklemore

Macklemore (left) and Ryan Lewis at Sasquatch music festival, 2011. (Flickr Photo: Chris Dube)

Seattle native and MC Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis sit down with Ross Reynolds to discuss their careers, upcoming album and involvement with Washington’s pro same-sex marriage campaign. 

Music
9:00 am
Tue October 2, 2012

A Conversation With Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews performs in Milan, Italy, in 2010.
(Photo/Cifo aka Big Cif)

Musician Dave Matthews has a new album called “Away From The World.” He's just home from tour and joins us to muse on everything from the upcoming presidential election to avoiding wheat. Tune in for an off-the-cuff conversation between Dave and Steve, and pledge your support for KUOW.

Seattle Public Schools
3:53 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Marcus Pimpleton Builds A Family Through All-City Band

Marcus Pimpleton, director of the All-City Band, shares his thoughts with the band at a rehearsal during the summer of 2012.
Kristin Viray

Marcus Pimpleton talks a lot about family. When he's teaching music, Pimpleton might compare a decrescendo to the way teens yell at their parents: they start loudly, but quickly get quiet when they realize it's a bad idea.

"People [in the band] appreciate you and treat you like family," Pimpleton told RadioActive's Farhan Vohra. He was describing the close-knit group of 150 students and mentors from the greater Seattle area who participate in the All-City Band. "They make it a comfortable place to be who you are."

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