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Music.Ideas.Community On the air since 1991, eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Twitter: @eTownRadio, Instagram: @eTown_Radio

Music.Ideas.Community On the air since 1991, eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Twitter: @eTownRadio, Instagram: @eTown_Radio
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Boulder, CO

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Progressive

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Music.Ideas.Community On the air since 1991, eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Twitter: @eTownRadio, Instagram: @eTown_Radio

Twitter:

@eTownRadio

Language:

English

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P.O. Box 954 Boulder, CO 80306-0954 303-443-8696


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Episodes

The Band of Heathens / Stephen Kellogg / Award: Jamie Van Leeuwen (Global Livingston Institute)

1/22/2020
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Austin, TX-based artists, The Band of Heathens, join us this week to share some tunes, including a few from their album ‘A Message From the People Revisited’, in which they reimagine Ray Charles’ 1972 classic of the same name. In addition, we’re joined by popular Americana/folk singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg. And we’ll talk with Jamie Van Leeuwen, this week’s eChievement Award winner, who is the founder of an organization using music to connect a diverse group of people in Africa, in...

Duration:00:59:39

Laura Veirs / Aaron Lee Tasjan / Award: Peter Mui (Fixit Clinic)

1/15/2020
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We welcome folk-pop singer/songwriter Laura Veirs for her first eTown appearance. A prolific songwriter for nearly 20 years, Veirs has garnered praise throughout the years with her exquisite folk-pop sound. Also joining us for his first eTown visit is a truly gifted, one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter, Aaron Lee Tasjan. And we’ll have a conversation with this week’s eChievement Award winner, Peter Mui of California, founder of the Fixit Clinic network.

Duration:00:59:36

Valerie June / Mick Flannery/ Award: Anne Rolfes (Louisiana Bucket Brigade)

1/8/2020
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Memphis singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June joins us for her first visit to eTown. Her unique sound is a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass. Singer and songwriter Mick Flannery, who hails from County Cork in Ireland, is our other musical guest. And we’ll hear from Ann Rolfes the founder of Louisiana Bucket Brigade an environmental health and justice organization based in New Orleans which works with communities to help them hold...

Duration:00:59:42

Delbert McClinton / Robert Finley /Award: Chris Pallister

1/1/2020
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Our first broadcast of 2020 features Grammy Award-winning blues multi-instrumentalist Delbert McClinton and blues and soul singer/songwriter and guitarist Robert Finley. Plus Nick sits down with Chris Pallister, the founder of Gulf of Alaska Keeper to learn how his organization is protecting the waters and habitat of the Northern Gulf of Alaska. It’s another “back by popular demand” re-airing!

Duration:00:59:51

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram / Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms / Interview: Nona Yehia (Vertical Harvest)

12/25/2019
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Two eTown newcomers grace the show this week: brilliant young bluesman Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, a 20 year old guitar/vocal/writing sensation; and the tasteful, charismatic singing and playing duo Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms. Plus, we’ll hear from a well-versed, passionate vertical farming advocate. It’s a classic eTown broadcast/podcast you won’t want to miss!

Duration:01:00:31

eTown’s Holiday Special

12/25/2019
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Back by popular demand – eTown’s holiday special! Join Nick and Helen as they delve deep into the eTown archives to share some of the best holiday music we’ve heard on the show over the years. There’s a little something for everyone under eTown’s musical tree this week so let’s celebrate the holidays together!

Duration:01:00:00

eTown’s Holiday Special

12/18/2019
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Nick and Helen share their favorite eTown holiday moments from a host of past eTown musical visitors.

Duration:01:00:07

Ron Pope / Pieta Brown / Award: Martin Tyner & Scout the Eagle (Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah)

12/11/2019
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First time visitor to eTown, Ron Pope, joins us with some of his original songs; plus Pieta Brown returns to eTown after several years to share some of her well crafted tunes. And a golden eagle named Scout appears on the eTown stage in person with his “personal human” (and dear friend) who has been single-handedly saving injured wildlife in Utah for decades. Watch videos at: etown.org

Duration:01:00:22

Patty Griffin / John Smith / Award: Jordan Kassalow (VisionSpring)

12/4/2019
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Veteran singer/songwriter Patty Griffin returns to the eTown stage after a long absence, and talented Brit John Smith brings his brilliant songwriting and gifted singing and playing to share during his first visit to eTown. Plus, we’ll hear a truly awesome eChievement Award story about the founder of an organization that provides glasses (and a new lease on life) for thousands of people around the world who’ve been misdiagnosed as blind. Watch videos at: eTown

Duration:01:00:26

Strand of Oaks / Anna Burch / Award: Murray Fisher (Billion Oyster Project)

11/27/2019
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One of our all time favorites, Strand of Oaks, returns to the eTown stage this week. This dynamic, gifted writer and singer (and one of the genuinely nicest people you’ll ever meet) brings his full band this time around. Coming solo to round out the musical portion of the show is young Anna Burch of Detroit, Michigan. And we’ll have an award interview with a young man who’s come up with a truly unique and natural way to clean up the polluted waters of New York Harbor.

Duration:00:59:42

Loreena McKennitt / Greg Laswell / Sue Lee (Sock It To ’em Sock Campaign)

11/25/2019
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This week’s encore program features the lovely Loreena McKennitt. McKennitt’s “eclectic Celtic” music has received critical acclaim worldwide; she’s won gold, platinum, and multi-platinum sales awards in fifteen countries across four continents. We’re happy to welcome her back. Also with us, rising star and folk-pop singer/songwriter Greg Laswell. Plus we’ll have a conversation with eChievement Award winner Sue Lee, founder of the Sock It To Em Sock Campaign, which provides much-needed...

Duration:00:59:55

Darrell Scott / Kaia Kater / Award: Becca Stevens (Thistle Farms)

11/13/2019
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The seasoned and the new meet this week on eTown: veteran songwriter, guitarist, and singer extraordinaire Darrell Scott pairs up with our other musical guest, the bright, young, up-and-coming Canadian singer/songwriter Kaia Kater. Plus we’ll share an eChievement Award story about a woman who has helped hundreds of women transitioning from prison into the every day world, a daunting task made easier by the support our winner provides.

Duration:00:59:40

Jack Johnson / The Weather Station / Interview: Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Coral)

11/6/2019
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This week brings a special encore broadcast featuring renowned singer/songwriter and avid environmental activist Jack Johnson. Jack shares some of his recent music as well as a few old favorites. Canadian The Weather Station (folk artist Tamara Lindeman) joins us as well. And we’ll hear from enviro-filmmaker Jeff Orlowski who discusses his latest film, Chasing Coral, which documents the pressing danger to the world’s crucial ecosystems housed in declining coral reefs. Its a climate-themed...

Duration:01:00:07

Damien Jurado / Laura Gibson / Award: Charles Robbins of Project Angel Heart

10/30/2019
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Two ethereal singer/songwriters from the great Northwest join us this week: Damien Jurado, native to Seattle, Washington, but more recently relocated to Los Angeles, returns to eTown for his second visit; and Laura Gibson, who grew up in Coquille, Oregon, a small logging town and now lives in Portland (a bit of trivia: Laura was the first performer on NPR’s Tiny Desk Series). And our eChievement Award winner, Charles Robbins of Project Angel Heart, is a man who founded a nonprofit to...

Duration:01:00:03

Damien Jurado / Laura Gibson / Award: Charles Robbins of Project Angel Heart

10/30/2019
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Two ethereal singer/songwriters from the great Northwest join us this week: Damien Jurado, native to Seattle, Washington, but more recently relocated to Los Angeles, returns to eTown for his second visit; and Laura Gibson, who grew up in Coquille, Oregon, a small logging town and now lives in Portland (a bit of trivia: Laura was the first performer on NPR’s Tiny Desk Series). And our eChievement Award winner is a man who founded a nonprofit to provide medically tailored meals to...

Duration:00:58:57

Tyler Childers / The Suitcase Junket / Chad Bernstein (Guitars Over Guns)

10/23/2019
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This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana/country singer/songwriter Tyler Childers. Tyler fuses gritty original song lyrics with the folk, bluegrass and rock influences of his Appalachian upbringing. Also with us is “one-man-band” The Suitcase Junket, with his one of a kind sound created from an array of instruments all played at once. Rounding things out, we have a conversation with eChievement Award winner Chad Bernstein, founder of Guitars Over Guns, an organization that...

Duration:00:59:56

The Waifs / Jim Lauderdale / Award: Andreas Karelas of RE-volv

10/16/2019
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Our musical guests this week have one thing in common: They’re all returning to the eTown stage after many years. First up are The Waifs, the dynamic Australian band headed up by sisters Vikki Thorn and Donna Simpson. Also joining us is gifted singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale, whose songs have been recorded by a Who’s Who of country stars over the years. And we’ll hear from the Andreas Karelas young founder of RE-volv, a nonprofit that enables other nonprofits around the country to go...

Duration:01:00:18

Michael Franti / Victoria Canal / Award: Dr. William Brown of One Medical Relief

10/9/2019
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Back by popular demand! This rebroadcast features prolific musician, humanitarian, filmmaker, and activist Michael Franti, well known for his amazing stage presence as well as using his music as a vehicle for positive change. Also joining us, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Victoria Canal. Rounding things out, Nick sits down with Dr. William Brown of One World Medical Relief who is using cosmetic surgery who works in 3rd world countries to give children with birth defects a chance at a...

Duration:00:59:45

The Infamous Stringdusters / Molly Tuttle / Award: Maria Rose Belding of MEANS

10/2/2019
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The high energy, Grammy winning bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters return to the eTown stage this week for their third visit, bringing a fresh crop of original songs. Also with us is Molly Tuttle, a California native who moved to Nashville a few years ago. Molly’s been performing since a young age (as a member of her family’s band, The Tuttles) and in more recent years she’s gone on to start her own solo career. Despite only being in her mid-twenties, she’s already won several...

Duration:01:00:25

Hiss Golden Messenger / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / Interview: Dr. Kenneth Lacovara

9/25/2019
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This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana/folk band Hiss Golden Messenger, whose sound is deeply influenced by country, soul, blues, and rock. We’re very excited to have them on the show for the first time. Also with us are accomplished songwriters Chris Hillman (The Byrds) and Herb Pedersen. Rounding things out, we have a conversation with renowned paleontologist, explorer, and author Dr. Kenneth Lacovara. Watch videos at www.etown.org

Duration:01:00:00