Motown and Movements

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Motown and that “Motown sound” continues to be a powerful influence on musicians and songwriters, and it’s just plain funMotown on Mondays (“MOM”) is truly a party for all ages, with 18 current locations, and looking to spread the joy into Europe. This week, I speak with a few of the Sacramento Motown on Mondays gang – Ginnie Jester, Chris Hopkins, and DJ Epik – about this unique ongoing event.

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Classic and coal

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Could you become a 1950’s DJ without any training? Ron Harrison shares his first-hand experience in a small coastal town in 1955

Also, we visit The National Coal Heritage Area in West Virginia.

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Music healing and hawks

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Music affects all parts of our brain. I talked with Tara McConnell of McConnell Music Therapy Services about the different aspects of music healing.

And, we visit Acadia National Park.

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Silent movies and arches

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What does a hog sound like on a 1,000 pipe unit orchestra organ? Dave Moreno, technician/organist, demonstrates instrument sounds and special effects on this 80+ old organ used during the silent movie era. And, we visit Zion National Park.

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Blues and Kings

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This week I talk to Liz Walker of the Sacramento Blues Society about its Blues in Schools program, which includes kindergarten students.

Tree guitars and clowns

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This week I interview Linda Wood of Sacramento Klown Alley and talk all things clowns, includingthe ongoing debate: fun or scary?