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Under the Radar with Callie Crossley looks to alternative presses and community news for stories that are often overlooked by big media outlets. In our roundtable conversation, we aim to examine the small stories before they become the big headlines with contributors in Boston and New England. For more information, visit our website: wgbhnews.org/utr
 
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In January 2021, we released an online concert *exclusively* to our UTR Support team. The live music on the episode is fabulous, and so you get to hear the audio version of that concert. ------- TRACK LIST FOR EP.61 ------- * I Believe in You [LIVE] - JJ Heller * All Saints Day [LIVE] - Phil Madeira * Walk [LIVE] - Joy Ike * What Susan Said [LIVE] …
 
Get introduced to the kind-hearted, talented singer-songwriter Anthony Quails.... a podcast over a year in the making. ----------- TRACKS ON EP.37 ----------- * Life Is A Sea * I Wish I Was Him * It's Okay to Have Nothing to Say * As Long As I'm With You (All songs written and performed by Anthony Quails) ----------- CREDITS ------------ * Host/Pro…
 
When is the last time you prayed for the artists who are most meaningful to you? Garret gives us some practical things to pray over - and shares updated crowdfunding campaigns. ------- SPOTLIGHT CAMPAIGN ------- Jen Miller Music Collective - The Architect https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jenmillermusic/the-architect-album --------- OTHER CAMPAI…
 
The advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate had already documented more than 3,000 anti-Asian incidents of racism before the Atlanta murders. Worse, the March 16 murders of eight spa workers - six of them Asian women - did not stem the tide of anti-Asian racist animus. Instead, the reported episodes of physical and verbal assaults spiked. Now, Asian American…
 
This week, on our regional roundtable: In Rhode Island, public outrage over Blue Cross Blue Shield’s plan to charge patients for COVID-19 treatment; New Hampshire boots out of state college students from its vaccine program; and lead contamination revealed at the historic East Chop Lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard stirs debate about clean up and pol…
 
All of the songs focus on the cross and the empty tomb in this Easter celebration. --------- TRACK LIST ----------- * Psalm 31 (Into Your Hands) - Greg LaFollette (ft. Sarah Kroger) * Resurrection Day - Rend Collective * The Lamb Has Overcome - Luke Morton * I Will Never Be The Same - Ellie Holcomb * Remember What It Cost - JUDAH (ft. Aodhan King) …
 
The situation at the southern border worsens, but the Biden administration resists calling it a crisis; Chelsea — one of the Massachusetts communities hit hardest by COVID — gets short-changed in the new COVID relief bill; and Latino entertainers are overlooked in this year’s Oscar nominations, again. It's our Latinx roundtable. Guests: Marcela Gar…
 
The COVID-19 Pandemic pulled an estimated 8 million Americans into poverty. Millions lost jobs that kept them one paycheck away from becoming destitute, and many, like those who were formerly considered middle income, now patronize the food banks where they used to donate. There have always been poor people, but the pandemic has exposed some of the…
 
It's been one year since Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency, sending most of us inside, and upending our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined. On this sobering anniversary, Bay Staters are pausing to reflect on how living with COVID changed them. Universities and archivists are already curating last year’s memories an…
 
We not only have several hot-off-the-presses new releases, but also 1 world premiere, and we interview Ellie Holcomb, Ross King, Caroline Cobb, and Ian Zumback. ------------ TRACK LIST FOR EP.59 ------------ * Rhythm of the East - The Gray Havens * Good Trouble - Leigh Nash & Ruby Amanfu * Your Heart Was Set - Caroline Cobb * Faith, Hope & Love - C…
 
Will one studio’s decision to stream all of its movies right away be a final blow for struggling movie theaters? Plus, HBO’s Allen vs. Farrow the dramatic telling of the sexual abuse charges against famed Hollywood director Woody Allen brought by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. And Dolly Parton’s new role as vaccine ambassador. Those stories and…
 
We are delighted to share an interview with Lincoln, Isaac, & Bailey from acclaimed Americana band The Arcadian Wild... plus a 10-year rewind interview with guitar "legend" Phil Keaggy. ------------ TRACKS ON EP.36 -------------- * Silence, A Stranger (2019) - The Arcadian Wild * Winter: Will (2021) - The Arcadian Wild * Shouts of Joy (1994) - Phil…
 
One way you can be supportive of independent artists is to engage with their content on social media... Garret explains more. Plus an exclusive interview with singer-songwriter Rachel Wilhelm. --------- SPOTLIGHT CAMPAIGN -------- * Rachel Wilhelm - Requiem https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rachelrequiem/requiem-1 -------- OTHER CAMPAIGNS ------…
 
With several Boston city councilors eyeing the mayor’s office, contenders are gathering support to fill their soon-to-be-empty seats. Plus, as the April deadline of the CDC’s eviction moratorium closes in, subletters find themselves stuck in the legal margins. And Gov. Baker’s administration plans a study to re-imagine work after the pandemic. Thos…
 
We conclude our 3-episode series featuring the UTR Critics' picks for the best individual songs released in the year-gone-by. ---------- TRACK LIST ------------ * Psalm 52 - Poor Bishop Hooper * People - Jonathan McReynolds * Rainbow - SHEL * Wisdom & Grace [Psalm 90] - Rain For Roots * Trust in You - Antoine Bradford * What is the Rush? - Tina Boo…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to illuminate the glaring inequalities that already existed in Massachusetts. Rising unemployment has made things worse for families already stretched thin. Especially in Chelsea, one of the state’s poorest cities, where the COVID-19 rate of spread is the highest in the state. Since the pandemic began, families have …
 
Even as the national vaccine rollout inoculates Americans against COVID-19, climate change is already fueling the next wave of global pandemics. A new study raises concerns over the air quality of Boston subways. Plus, the Biden administration rejoins the Paris Climate Agreement. Those stories and more in our environmental roundtable. Guests: Beth …
 
It's difficult to find someone who has had more influence on faith-based music coming out of Nashville than Charlie Peacock. His new (JAN 2021) album "Skin and Wind" is brilliant, and we talk one-on-one with him about the making of his 14th career studio album. --------- TRACKS PLAYED ON EP.35 ---------- * Faith, Hope, and Love (from "Skin and Wind…
 
President Biden makes good on a campaign promise, issuing an executive order banning discrimination of sexual orientation and gender identity. Correcting the record on the historic importance of newly confirmed and openly gay Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Plus, the Human Rights Campaign highlights recent dramatic strides towards workplac…
 
PART 2 of 3 - Exploring some of the hand-selected picks by the UTR Critics Panel as the most well-crafted and most meaningful individual songs released in the last year. ---------- TRACK LIST FOR EP.57 ---------- * Half of My Time - Waterdeep * Out of My Depth - Tina Boonstra * The Last Bridge You Will Cross - Buddy & Julie Miller * Sunday Morning …
 
We are back to take a deep dive into the latest crowdfunding campaigns! Spotlight campaign: Phil Keaggy & Jeff Johnson - Ravenna https://jeffjohnsonarkmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ravenna Good Patron Challenge: Music Butler https://www.musicbutler.io/ Other Campaigns: Antoine Bradford - Light Will Find You https://www.gofundme.com/f/light-will-find-you…
 
The UTR Critics have hand-selected over 80 individual songs that made our official list of the Best Gourmet Songs of 2020. Over the next 3 episodes we will play a big chunk of that list. -------- TRACK LIST FOR EP.56 --------- * New Life - Lovkn * Stand - Jason Eskridge * Bet All I Have - Mission House * Jericho - Andrew Ripp * Fall: War - The Arca…
 
Latinas shared the spotlight at last week's presidential inauguration - with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor swearing in Vice President Kamala Harris followed by Jennifer Lopez’s bilingual medley of patriotic songs. Here in Massachusetts, demands for Governor Charlie Baker to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for Latino communities, where the …
 
They were just two of the thousands of students who each year arrive in Boston for college. He, the heir to a historic ministry, she the poor small-town girl with big music dreams. In 1950s Boston, Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott met and fell in love in what became the early stages of a lifelong commitment to each other and to the civil ri…
 
In countdown style, host Dave Trout features selections from our Critic' list of the Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2020. ----------- TRACK LIST FOR EP.55 ----------- * God is Young - John Mark McMillan (from 'Peopled With Dreams') * Two of a Million - Love Coma (from 'Love Coma') * Let it Out - Christa Wells (from 'Pacific') * More Alive - Melanie Penn …
 
A note to our listeners: We taped this segment hours before Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was tapped by President-elect Joe Biden to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. There are just days to go before President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office, as the country continues to navigate political upheavals from Georgia to Washington, D.C. What's the f…
 
We share selections from the 6 Honorable Mention albums that almost made our Top 11 list. Plus we introduce you to a U.K. artist making her UTR debut. ---------- TRACK LIST FOR EP.54 ----------- * Guiding Light - Jonathan Ogden * Meadow - Jillian Edwards * Not Finished Yet - Chris Renzema * Teach Us That One Song - Jon Guerra * Patient Kingdom - Sa…
 
This is a special encore edition of Under the Radar with Callie Crossley. This segment originally aired on October 15, 2017. Intersectionality may be a buzz word in the news, personal essays and protest marches now, but it wasn’t a well-known concept until scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw developed and presented the theory in the 1980s. Crenshaw is a lead…
 
Wow, it's been a minute! So... what is happening with the Rich Mullins Tribute album? What is happening with the future of this Podcast? We answer these questions in a quick update... PLUS... as a special gift to the Release Date subscribers... We share with you the audio of our new online concert special "Farewell to 2020" Featuring: * Cindy Morga…
 
It's our annual spinning of holiday tunes with our own Mike Wilkins, radio engineer for PRX's and GBH's "The World." All this hour, GBH’s intrepid holiday music collector shares his new finds of old songs that are quirky, weird, and just a little bit extra. These are not the traditional carols from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, or even new tradition…
 
Thirty years ago, East and West Germany reunited after the fall of the Soviet Union. It was 1990, the same year The World Wide Web debuted, plus singer Mariah Carey’s blockbuster hit, "Vision of Love," kicked off her career. And President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) banning discrimination against milli…
 
A special one-hour edition of Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club. Today, 'Saving Bookstores.' When COVID-19 forced shutdowns in March, independent bookstores saw an immediate 8 percent overall drop in book sales from last year. But soon Americans returned to reading and buying books. However, some bookstores were forced to close before they …
 
Boston’s Chinatown lost a pillar of its community this summer. MIT professor emeritus Tunney Lee, an urban planner, architect, and historian died in July of complications from cancer. Lee immigrated from China in 1938 at the age of seven. He spent his life shaping the growth of his Boston neighborhood, always working to preserve its history with an…
 
Schools shift back to fully-remote learning in Boston, while parents and teachers seek innovative solutions. Plus, COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the state, further straining healthcare staffing levels. And for the first time ever, three jurists of color will soon serve on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. These stories and more in …
 
One million people now face hunger in Massachusetts. Coronavirus has forced a huge increase across the state of residents who don't know where or how they will get their next meal. Worse, the non-profit Feeding America reports that the increased percentage of hungry Bay Staters is greater than any other in the nation. While the pandemic fuels unemp…
 
We pick out some gems in the first half, many recently released in the last few weeks, plus the second half is all listeners' Christmas requests. ----------- TRACK LIST FOR EP. 53 ----------- * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Johnnyswim * Joyful Joyful - The Brilliance * Great Things - Melanie Penn (ft. The Arcadian Wild) * Noel - Tow'rs *…
 
Texas-based singer-songwriter Caroline Cobb joins us to talk about her new Advent album "A Seed, A Sunrise." Plus some VIP guests join us to share treasured Christmas memories. -------------- TRACK LIST FOR EP.34 -------------- * Comfort, Oh Comfort - Caroline Cobb * Hallelujah, Christ is Born - Caroline Cobb * I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - …
 
Join us as we rundown all the noteworthy crowdfunding campaigns in Christian music, plus a special challenge from Garret on embracing this season of giving. ------------ SPOTLIGHT CAMPAIGN ------------- * Graham Jones - Good News, Great Joy - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grahamjonesmusic/gngj ------------- OTHER CAMPAIGNS --------------- * …
 
We countdown UTR's picks of the 6 Best Christmas Albums of 2020 - plus bonus tracks by Sandra McCracken and Russ Mohr. ------------ TRACK LIST FOR EP.52 ------------ * The Space Between - Sandra McCracken (ft. Josh Garrels) - Christmas * O Come, O Come Emmanuel - for KING & COUNTRY (ft. Needtobreathe) - A Drummer Boy Christmas * How Low Was Our Red…
 
In a year filled with difficulties, heartache, and struggle, we need to focus on the many reasons to be filled with gratitude. We've got over 70 minutes of music to help. Plus interview clips with Tim Briggs, Brettan Cox, Graham Jones, & Anthony Quails. --------------- TRACK LIST FOR EP.51 --------------- * The Thanksgiving Song - Ben Rector * I've…
 
We're excited to be hanging with 4x Grammy winner Kevin Max on his latest solo project "Revisiting This Planet" ---------- TRACK LIST FOR EP.33 ----------- * Why Don't You Look Into Jesus" - Larry Norman * I Am the 6 O'Clock News - Kevin Max * The Great American Novel - Kevin Max * Why Should The Devil Have All the Good Music - Kevin Max ----------…
 
We still don’t know who will be the next president of the United States. And it appears the outcome will remain uncertain as ballot counters in battleground states continue to work through counting the votes. Meanwhile Americans on opposing sides are issuing clarion calls from the street demanding that every vote be counted or that the vote countin…
 
By now you've probably seen them, the signs — large, small, colorful or simply black and white — with the words "Black Lives Matter." They've become a familiar sight since the wave of Black Lives Matter street protests after George Floyd was killed by a now-former Minneapolis police officer. Since then, Americans, some who never protested before, h…
 
Songwriters JJ Heller, John Tibbs, & Weston Skaggs share the inspiration behind one of their tracks. Plus new releases from several artists like Taylor Leonhardt, The Oh Hellos, & Sandra McCracken. ----------- TRACK LIST FOR EP. 50 ----------- Zephyrus - The Oh Hellos Don't Know If I Believe It - Judah (ft. Jon Foreman) Heartland - John Tibbs Happy…
 
Did you know that "stretching the thanksgiving muscle" is a great way to be a good patron? Garret shares more, plus active crowdfunding campaigns you need to know about. ---------- SPOTLIGHT CAMPAIGN ----------- * Scott Riggan - Beautiful & Terrible - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scottriggan/beautiful-and-terrible-new-music-from-scott-rigga…
 
We get to know two fantastic singer-songwriters on the show - Treva Blomquist & Matt Wheeler. ----------- TRACK LIST FOR EP.32 ----------- "Strong" - Treva Blomquist "Shape I'm In" - Treva Blomquist "Safer" - Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart "Harbor" - Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart ------------ CREDITS ----------- * Host/Producer - Dave Trout * Treva Bl…
 
LGBTQ rights advocates protest ultraconservative Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Plus, Pope Francis’ vocal support for civil union laws for same-sex couples sparks an international reaction. And the Merriam Webster dictionary updates the definition of bisexuality. Those stories and more on our LGBTQ News Roundtable. Guests: Grace Sterling …
 
Historians call it ephemera: the ticket stubs and posters that often are just thrown away or put in scrapbooks. But there are times when the humble handmade sign becomes more than a personal memory — it becomes documentary evidence of a special moment in time. That’s why Smithsonian archivists started collecting the handmade posters and other mater…
 
A panel of music-lovers joins Dave Trout to discuss what Christian Music sounded like 3 decades ago in 1990. ------------ TRACK LIST FOR EP.49 ----------- * How Long Will Be Too Long - Michael W. Smith * For The Sake of the Call - Steven Curtis Chapman * I Love Rap Music - DC Talk * Almost Threw It All Away - Charlie Peacock * Another Time, Another…
 
Eric Peters gives us an update about how his family is doing after losing their house to the Nashville tornado on 3/3/20. In the second half, Arthur Alligood joins us to tell us about a new project he is kickstarting now. ------------ TRACKS ON EP.31 ------------- "Farthest Shore" by Eric Peters "Where The Soul of Man" by Eric Peters "Ochlockonee" …
 
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