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  • THIS WEEK:  The Art of Listening Well with Leslie Shore.  Listening is a skill that we have to learn. It takes effort, attention, filtering, and practice. It’s a process that requires us to use different parts of our brain, and a process that is very rarely taught in formal education. Although it is so critical to improving our lives, it is a skill we have to learn on our own. One important result of learning to be a good listener is the deepening of relationships. And it goes both ways.

  • THIS WEEK:  Chris Hedges – Extraction Industries & Sexploitation.  Alternative Radio is an internationally syndicated, one-hour, weekly radio program, featuring serious interviews with humanitarian and progressive thinkers. Begun in 1986, it evolved from a program that journalist David Barsamian hosted on community radio station KGNU-FM, in Boulder, Colorado.

  • THIS WEEK:  Ben Wells:  Oso Aftermath – An Update.  Ben Wells is an attorney who lives in Oso. Since the devastating and deadline mudslide, he has been using his skill sets, as lawyer, as a resident, and a friend to offer whatever assistance to the community he can. It’s legal advice and help when needed, but it’s also just listening, finding help for those suffering PTSD, or putting someone in contact with the group or agency that can best address the individual’s needs. Join the conversation as Ben Wells talks about the continuing aftershocks of the Oso Mudslide. THIS WEEK: 

  • THIS WEEK:  Marrying an American; Flatlands; Sightseeing Communist History.  On this week's Travel with Rick Steves, learn about the sites you can visit in Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to get a feel for the Communist era in central and eastern Europe. We'll also explore the allure of a road trip in flatlands and hear what kind of cross-cultural issues emerge when Europeans marry Americans.

  • Democracy Now! is a daily progressive, nonprofit, independently syndicated news hour that airs on more than 1,250 radio, television, satellite and cable TV networks around the globe. Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez host. Heard at 5am, 7am and 5pm.

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, Rodney Dangerfield and Jerry Seinfeld. Join headmaster Ed Gasperini, and sometimes cohost Nigel, 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 Ron Taffi 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. 

  • Bryan Ollie, Bud Piland and others 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!