News

  • THIS WEEK:    Richard Wolff - The Market: A Paragon of Virtue. We don’t have a really free market because there is massive government intervention to prop it up through bailouts and subsidies, tax breaks and loopholes. The system generates more and more monopoly and concentration. The crucial question: how do we create an economy which is responsive to people’s needs, meets social goals of equality and protects the environment? Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and currently a visiting professor at the New School in New York.

  • THIS WEEK:  Calling On The Spirit of Artemis with Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. The Greeks have given us a wealth of folklore and myths that are full of meaning for our lives. Their myths are rich with complexity, just like life itself. They give us clues as to how to navigate the zig-zags of our life path. Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known speaker.

  • A griot is an African storyteller who shares and preserves the culture of his people by passing along the myths, wisdom and heritage to others. Our Global Griot program expands that task world wide, bringing the stories, music, poetry, culture and myths of the world’s cultures to you, Sundays at 9am.

  • The Takeaway is a national news program that delivers news and analysis that helps you make sense of the world you live in. Host John Hockenberry, along with The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invite listeners to be part of the American conversation.

  • A magazine for your ears with a focus on North Puget Sound. The program brings a daily offering of local commentary, national perspectives, Snohomish and Island county events, people and stories into your car and radio. From environmental issues to political discussions to interesting ideas and people, Sound Living is a look at the places we call “home.”

Music

 

  • Saturdays at 7am, the Academy of Comedy curriculum is strictly for laughs with vintage radio comedy, humorous songs, and general silliness. You'll be schooled in the classics, like Abbot & Costello, Bob & Ray, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld. Join headmaster Ed Gasperini for two hours of good fun, ribald songs, and amusing oddities.

  • Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, The Dorseys and all the rest!  Steve Ward brings you the best in swing music from the 1930s and '40s every Saturday at 9am. You'll hear the great bands, the classic songs, and you'll know why Duke Ellington said, "It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing!"

  • Join Jim Hilmar Saturdays at 11am for great guitar music on Frettin' Fingers. Swing, pop, jazz, blues and rhythm & blues, vintage country & rockabilly, surf - acoustic or electric. Steel guitar too. Whether you like Alvin Lee, Leon Rhodes, Bucky Pizzarelli, James Burton, Dick Dale or Dimebag Daryl - you'll hear it all on Frettin' Fingers.

  • Juke Joint host Jon Noe brings you jump blues, doo wop, crooners, boogie woogie, the New Orleans sound, guitar slingers, unsung heroes of early rock, and all the honking, wailing, screaming saxophones you can stand. All that and more on The Juke Joint. Email Jon at backtracklives@gmail.com and join the Facebook fan page!

  • Bryan Ollie makes it funky with the Soul & Funk Express Saturdays at 3pm, where you'll hear Rick James, The Spinners, Ohio Players, James Brown, Staple Singers, Kool & The Gang and many more. Contact Bryan at KSER.org, or on his Facebook fan page to put in requests for your favorite artists and songs!