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Make KSUT part of your July 4th festivities
June 30, 2009, 6:57 pm
Filed under: Arts & Culture, KSUT programming, music, NPR programming

KSUT has some special programming scheduled for the holiday weekend, beginning Friday afternoon at 3:30 Capitol Steps with the “Politics Takes a Holiday July 4th Edition”.  capsteps

Joe Biden has announced that the Capitol Steps July 4th Radio show is ‘the finest radio program since President Ben Franklin debated George Washington Carver, inventor of the peanut, on Morning Edition.’ So join Joe, Arlen Spector, and several Somali pirates as we tape our radio special in front of a large audience in a confined space.  It’s the July 4th Edition of “Politics Takes a Holiday.”  Made possible by legislation contained in the Political Satire Recovery Act of 2009.

Saturday noon-2 PM
Back to the Garden: Woodstock Remembered

WoodstockWoodstock organizers, artists and audience members recall the 1969 music festival that rocked the world in more ways than one. Music and memories from the historic event include interviews with Woodstock organizers Michael Lange, Joel Rosenman, and the late John Roberts, artists Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey and Joe Cocker, and audience members Ron Petras, Vivian Goodman and Danny Diamond.  Music performances from many of the artists are featured: Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, CSNY, The Who, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez and many more.

2 PM  Tune-in for KSUT’s July Community Voices featuring San Juan Citizens Alliance, followed by “Glitter And Doom: Tom Waits In Concert, Live from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta”, from NPR Music.

Bob Butler for Public Image Photography

Bob Butler for Public Image Photography

Waits delivers a stunning and epic performance, including songs he says he’s never attempted outside of the studio before. Backing Waits is a five-piece group featuring Seth Ford-Young (upright bass), Patrick Warren (keyboards), Omar Torrez (guitars), Vincent Henry (woodwinds) and Casey Waits (drums and percussion). “They play with racecar precision and they are all true conjurers,” Waits says. “They are all multi-instrumentalists and they polka like real men.”

3 PM Writer’s Almanac, followed by “Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Demos Radio Special”.  This broadcast goes behind the scenes of this just released collection, featuring new interviews with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. The band members talk about the songs, their 40th anniversary tour, being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and more.

4 PM A Prairie Home Companion’s 35th Anniversary July 4th Special
This week A Prairie Home Companion celebrates the 4th of July and observes its 35th anniversary in Stearns County – about as close to Lake Wobegon as you can get – in the town of Avon, Minnesota, on the Lake Wobegon bike trail. Featuring a brass band, speeches, acoustic blues and rock ‘n’ roll, some reminiscences by old-timers, surprise guests and the whole big crowd singing the National Anthem.  


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