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Music of the Moment:

Close Up Needle on Record

April 1, 2015 - 6:00 am

5 brand new releases we can’t wait to share with you this month:

1. Andrew Combs  All These Dreams  (Coin) – Do people make records like this anymore?!  On one hand a throwback to classic 70s pop era singer-songwriters, yet still sounds relevant and fresh.  Andrew has a terrific voice and the record has a nice understated beauty to it. [Review by Iaan Hughes]

2. José González  Vestiges & Claws  (Imperial) – José’s first album in 7 years finds him recording these slow-burning compositions at his home in Sweden. Perfect for those mornings when you need to ease into your hectic day.

3. Pharis & Jason Romero  A Wanderer I’ll Stay  (Lula) – This British Columbia couple has been earning wider recognition in the U.S.  Not an easy feat for artists who perform old-time folk music.  This recording clearly displays why. Good songwriting, beautiful harmonies, great guitar and claw-hammer banjo make this a wonderful addition to the folk genre.

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Perspectives on Parenting

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March 31, 2015 - 11:30 am

Parenting and being a caregiver of a child can bring about the biggest joys and some of the most difficult challenges of our day to day lives. This series offers some perspectives on parenting today. Episode 1 – Local child safety expert Kim Estes  on kids and the media today Episode 2 -  Seattle based

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Bushwick Book Club: Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up


March 30, 2015 - 12:36 pm

91.3 KBCS and the songwriters of Bushwick Book Club present a wild and crazy evening of music and madcap antics inspired by Steve Martin’s memoir Born Standing Up, at Dusty Strings, Friday, April, 3rd.

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Top Ten March 23rd – 29th:

Weekly Top Ten

March 30, 2015 - 11:28 am

  1. Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch)
  2. Pops Staples Don’t Lose This (Anti/Epitaph)
  3. Bettye LaVette Worthy (Cherry Red)
  4. Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith (Ramseur)
  5. Mark Knopfler Tracker (Verve)
  6. Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter (ATO)
  7. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third (Sunday Best)
  8. D’Angelo & The Vanguard Black Messiah (RCA)
  9. The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (Capitol)
  10. Joe Pug Windfall (Lightning Rod)

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House Democrats ready to offer a state budget plan

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March 25, 2015 - 1:37 pm

By John Stang

The Washington House Democrats plan to unveil their 2015-2017 operating budget proposal on Friday, which will start to point to how this legislative session will really go.

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Top Ten March 16th – 22nd:

Weekly Top Ten

March 23, 2015 - 2:58 pm

  1. Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (AntiEpitaph)
  2. Brandi Carlile  The Firewatcher’s Daughter  (ATO)
  3. Rhiannon Giddens  Tomorrow Is My Turn  (Nonesuch)
  4. Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red)
  5. Sarah Gayle Meech  Tennessee Love Song  (independent)
  6. The Decemberists  What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World  (Capitol)
  7. Andrew Combs  All These Dreams  (Coin)
  8. various artists  Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Celebration: Rarities From The Second Decade  (Signature Sounds)
  9. Kristin Andreassen  Gondolier  (Yellowcar)
  10. Martin Sexton  Mixtape of The Open Road  (Kitchen Table)

Past Top Ten

Child Abuse

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March 18, 2015 - 2:03 pm

In 2013, the US Department of Health and Human Services reported an estimated four children die every day as a result of child abuse.  Listen to a number of perspectives and personal experiences of child abuse and child sexual assault in this series. The hotline for the Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse is

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The Steel Wheels live on Music+Ideas with Sean Donovan

March 16, 2015 - 2:11 pm


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Top Ten March 9th – 15th:

Weekly Top Ten

March 16, 2015 - 10:57 am

Brandi Carlile  The Firewatcher’s Daughter  (ATO) Rhiannon Giddens  Tomorrow Is My Turn  (Nonesuch) Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (Anti/Epitaph) various artists  Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Celebration: Rarities From The Second Decade  (Signature Sounds) Andrew Combs  All These Dreams  (Coin) Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red) Danielle Nicole  Danielle Nicole EP  (Concord) The Mighty Mocambos  Showdown  (Légére)

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