More Rock ‘n Soul for your listening pleasure, plus this week’s features include Connecticut’s role in ending the shutdown, this week’s birthdays and events of note, and a tribute to NYT columnist and author, Russell Baker in the Marot Memo.
My my, this is starting to sound like a ‘real’ radio show! Great rock and soul, old and new, plus news from around New England, This Week in History (with some special rock and soul birthdays) and a Marot Memo. (But mostly, it’s good music).
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In today’s episode:
New England’s statehouses get busy with legislation, New Englanders gear up for winter weather and the AFC championship, and we celebrate milestones of the week, including John Hancock’s 282nd birthday.
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Radio Free New England returns with a music radio feel. We’ll feature an eclectic mix of rock, soul, indie, alternative, and jazz to help you discover the best music from New England and around the world.
We’ll also have artist and musician interviews and conversations with New Englanders. All this, plus info on upcoming music festivals and New England events.
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A number of items this week all point to a common theme: data is not to be pursued for its own sake, nor just to make a profit. If data is just about data, or about money, then it is dangerous and destructive.
As we prepare to reboot Radio Free New England, here’s a blast from the past featuring Massachusetts musician Jesse Kurn.
Today is January 27, 2013. Speaking with me today by telephone is Jesse Kurn. By day, Jesse is a music therapist, but Jesse is also a musician himself. Jesse plays the violin and other instruments for the Boston-area band Corey Road.
You can find out more about Corey Road at their bandcamp page: coreyroad.bandcamp.com.
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In today’s podcast, we discuss what it means to be a New Englander with Joseph Conforti, Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern Maine. We talk about the region’s history and what it means to be a New Englander in the 21st century.
As many of you know, I’d abandoned the Radio Free New England project at the end of 2012 when I moved to Maine, in order to focus on a more purely local podcast and site, cascobayradio. Frankly, the endeavor hasn’t been nearly as fun or inspiring to me and I am considering resurrecting Radio Free New England, with it’s companion site and show Mondays with Marot. This post is an experiment in how that reboot would work – please leave a comment or “like” this post if you’d like to see the return of RFNE.
Also, as the title suggests, this post is not simply about the return of RFNE. It’s also about a craze that started in Quebec, but is certainly a part of New England culture – specifically Franco-American New England – too. It’s called Poutine. If you’ve never had it, you don’t have Franco-American or French Canadian relatives and you’ve likely never very far north. It’s a great dish, and the Guardian is even heralding it as a hangover cure for their British readers. Check out their post here. It just goes to show that the combination of fries, gravy and cheese is a beautiful thing.
Again, please drop me a comment or “like” this post if you’d like to see RFNE return with its broader approach and outlook on New England culture. I look forward to hearing from you!
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders renews his call to pass the 2012 Farm Bill, Maine Republicans select a new party chairman, and Connecticut and Rhode Island seek federal help for disaster relief. On this date in 1859, abolitionist John Brown was hanged for organizing the raid on Harper’s Ferry and in 1867, Charles Dickens made his first US appearance at Tremont Temple in Boston.