Voice overs and impressions

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Considering a career in voice overs?  Ed Gyles, Jr. is a professional actor on stage and screen, and voice over work. He also teaches workshops on character voice development. In this show, he offers you a few technique tips.

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Cowboy music and heritage

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Do you know the difference between cowboy music and country music?

Ron Scoffield has always had a connection with the Old West. He repairs/restores horse drawn carriages and stagecoaches (in fact, he participated in the Bicentennial Wagon Train), and plays guitar while singing cowboy music. During the summer, his Red Mule Ranch hosts Cowboy Campfire Nights, which offers cowboy music, cowboy poetry, and a BBQ. Ron’s brother, Gary, was in town to join him on stage, so I sat down with both of them as they sang a couple of songs, and shared their stories.

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Storytelling and memories

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After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” — Phillip Pullman

Four members of the Sacramento Storytellers Guild share stories, and a little bit about themselves.

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Appalachian dulcimers and heritage

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The Appalachian dulcimer’s unique sound resonates on a cellular level with those of Irish or Scottish heritage, and is just plain lovely to the rest of us. Robert Scott of Where Ravens Fly discusses the history of the instrument, and plays a couple of songs on a Appalachian dulcimer he designed.

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Old radio shows and creativity

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With podcasts, we’ve actually returned to the good old days of radio, when there were entertaining shows – comedy, drama, suspense. Robert and Rosemarie Gerould of the Bob and Ro Radio Show re-enact old radio shows with scripts actually written during the original radio show days.

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Whistlers and Music

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What instrument does the human voice share the same range? With the approach of St. Patrick’s Day, Whistler Hall of Fame inductee Milt Briggs whistles a few Irish tunes, and provides a little insight into the life of a competitive whistler.

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Wild and Scenic

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A day or two spent with mountains, canyons, or rivers, equals a year of therapy. Under the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act (10/2/68), selected rivers of the United States “… with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or other similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition … shall be protected …”

Nevada County, California recently hosted the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, showcasing over 120 environmental and adventure films. A few people interviewed with regional and national concerns, and solutions: The Woolman Semester School (alternative school), San Juan Ridge Taypayers Association (gold miners v. clean drinking water), Sierra Club (overpopulation), Citizens Climate Lobby, Alaskans First Campaign (save the Chuitna River), American Rivers, Friends of the River, Sierra Nevada Geoengineering Awareness, and United for the Yuba. Western India farmers and lions are discussed regarding the award-winning film, “Pride.”

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