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Now in its second season, CHQ&A is the flagship podcast of Chautauqua Institution, featuring interviews with prominent guests who participate in Chautauqua's summer season of programs in the arts, education, interfaith dialogue and recreation. Hosted by Jordan Steves, Chautauqua's director of communications, with interviewers from around the Chautauqua community.
 
Fearing that her son, Robert, will grow too intellectual to relate to his parents, Mrs. Fenton starts a "Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle" in the town of Centreville. The C.L.S.C. draws in members from all strata of society - from the maid of a well-to-do family and 3 lazy, wild youths to society girls and the eminent Professor Monteith. We follow various members of the Circle as the studies at home and the social interactions and programs at the actual Chautauqua in New York shape an ...
 
American Public Media's Word for Word is a one-hour weekly program featuring the very best of the nation's recent speeches. Speakers address current events and issues and are drawn from the National Press Club, the Chautauqua Institution, the Aspen Institute and other notable institutions. It's updated every Friday.
 
"Ben Franklin for President" is a Podcast by G.Robin Smith (produced by Ehren Ziegler of www.InYourEarShakespeare.com) featuring the life, times, thoughts and ideals (and failings) of our greatest Founding Grandfather - Benjamin Franklin. G.Robin Smith portrays Benjamin Franklin in a first-person presentation "Benjamin Franklin LIVE! & On Tour" www.Ben-Franklin.org for information. All thoughts, views and mistakes are the responsibility of the Franklin Scholar and Speaker, G.Robin Smith. (c) ...
 
Join us every week for great stories that explore history, folklore, science, art and ecology. These fun, family friendly programs might celebrate the life story of a famous scientist or artist, another may be folk tales about trees or birds, or just one long ghost story. Storyteller Brian "Fox" Ellis has been traveling the world for more than 40 years telling and collecting tales. He will be inviting friends and plans a segment where you can share a favorite short story. Every episode inclu ...
 
The one-stop Western Maryland vacation station for visitors, residents, and everyone in between. Learn about & celebrate the history, culture, music, and outdoor/recreational opportunities in these beautiful Appalachian mountains. Find out the latest on new businesses, upcoming events, the real estate/lake residential market, and so much more. And most importantly; Stay Wild, My Friends! All at www.wildful.wordpress.com and on all the major social and podcasting sites.
 
Rabbi Michael E. Harvey of the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, was ordained by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 2015. He earned a Master’s degree in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion & a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston University. Throughout his tenure at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Harvey served congregations, small & large, in Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, Alabama, Mississippi, & Texas.Certified as a Prepare & Enrich marital & p ...
 
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This week on Tent Show Radio, we have two great groups who played under the Big Top Tent in 2008. In the first half of the show, the award-winning Cowboy Junkies rocked out with us here in Bayfield during their 2008 international tour promoting their new album Trinity Revisited, which was a 20th anniversary of their original recording of the Trinit…
 
This week on Tent Show Radio, living legend, songwriter and singer, Arlo Guthrie. Mr. Guthrie has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall too, well, just about everywhere! Born in Coney Island, Brooklyn, Arlo is the eldest son of America’s beloved singer, songwriter and philosopher Woody Guthrie. Arlo grew up surrounded by dancers and musicians lik…
 
From houses of worship to houses of blues, Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. And with a soul-filled voice honed in Texas churches, she can move audiences to tears or ecstasy – sometimes in a single song. Her two albums, 2009’s The Truth According to Ruthie Foster and 2012’s Let It Burn, moved the Recording Academy to deliver Best Blue…
 
If joy were a person, he’d bring both peace and frenzy. He’d be full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, wire-rim glasses in place, mandolin pressed against his ribs, joy would be Sam Bush on a stage (info from @sambush). For this week's Tent Show Radio episode, we bring to you The Best of The Sam Bush Band…
 
Joan Baez is a singer, songwriter, musician and activist, whose music encompasses genres including folk, rock, pop, gospel and country. Joan performed music for over 60 years and released over 30 albums, in which her first three achieved gold record status. A long and impressive list of awards, Joan has received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the …
 
In 1980 the Lost Nation String Band moved to the Bayfield Peninsula and quickly became the band to see and dance to. In 1986 at the founding of Big Top Chautauqua they were the heart of the shows. Come join us as we celebrate their legacy with members of the original group and special guests. Kathy Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass …
 
Broadcasting music, stories and happiness wrapped in canvas since 1994, Tent Show Radio is a weekly one-hour variety series showcasing national and regional acts in live performance at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, Wisconsin. This episode features classic Blue Canvas Orchestra performances. Tent Show Radio is hosted by bestselling aut…
 
An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980's in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13…
 
In 1957 The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco’s North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. During the late 50s & early 60s, the Trio enjoyed unprecedented record sales and worldwide fame, while influencing the musical tastes of a generation. …
 
Bill Miller is an award-winning Native American recording artist, performer, songwriter, activist, painter, and world-class native flute player. Over the entirety, Miller has produced over a dozen albums, received three GRAMMY® Awards, numerous Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMA) awards (including a “Lifetime Achievement” Award) and l…
 
Nickel Creek is an Americana music group, formed in Southern California in 1989. The group consists of Chris Thile (mandolin) and siblings Sara Watkins (fiddle) and Sean Watkins (guitar.) Since its formation, the group has released six albums and have earned a number of Grammy and CMA nominations. Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by mandolinist/si…
 
The Whites is an American country music vocal group from Fort Worth, Texas. It consists of sisters Sharon White and Cheryl White, and their father, Buck White. Active since 1972, the group has recorded multiple albums and charted multiple songs on the Hot Country Songs charts. Delano Floyd McCoury is an American bluegrass musician. As leader of the…
 
Blue Canvas OrchestraJoin us for our own unique brand of shows that feature songs and stories performed by Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra and Singers that bear the hallmark of exquisite musicianship illustrated by big-screen visuals. The Blue Canvas Orchestra (BCO) is Chautauqua’s house band that, together with Co-Founder and Visuals Director Bett…
 
Nanci Griffith got an early start on her path to performing and songwriting. At the age of 6 she began to write songs, thinking of it as “part of the process of learning how to play guitar.” While she doesn’t remember many of her earliest songs, she does recall that “the first original song my mother commented on…was a song about Timothy Leary.” Th…
 
Roy Clark was an American singer and musician. He is best known for having hosted Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1997. Clark was an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and in helping to popularize the genre. This recording is from his 2004 performance at Big Top Chautauqua. Duri…
 
The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgement of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It’s a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music, but on American music as a whole. He performed under …
 
In 2019 we cut the band loose on some of their favorite songs from the season and from summers past. Severin Behnen leads the famed house band that has graced the Big Top stage since its founding in 1986. They are an eclectic blend of string instruments, driving rhythm section, and stunning voices that together rock the tent with their unique fusio…
 
This week, Drifferent Drums of Ireland joins us on Tent Show Radio. Different Drums brings the indigenous drums of Ireland, the Lambeg and the Bodhran together for the first time ever in celebratory performance. The music also features the Uilleann or elbow pipes,whistles, guitar, snares, long drum, 4 voices and is driven by the engine of the Afric…
 
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This week's Tent Show Radio performance is from August of 2019 when Rosanne Cash came to play under the pearl grey and blue canvas tent! One of the country's preeminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums, winning her four GRAMMY Awards and 11 nominations as well as 21 top 40 hits, including 11 No. 1 singles. First broadcast in …
 
Multi-Grammy Award winners: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country rock band that has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California in 1966. The group's membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years, including a period from 1976 to 1981 when the band performed and recorded as the Dirt Band. Constant m…
 
Join the Corps of Discovery in this exciting blend of stories and song, journal excerpts and American Indian folklore. Equal parts stand-up comedy and musical theater, this program focuses on the scientific discoveries of the Corps of Discovery. Encountering grizzly bears and collecting soil samples, capturing prairie dogs and hunting for antelope,…
 
The Blue Canvas Orchestra has been the Big Top Chautauqua's house band since its founding in 1986. Severin Behnen has led the famed house band to include an eclectic blend of string instruments, driving rhythm section, and stunning voices that together rock the tent with their unique fusion of bluegrass, folk and jazzy blues. This 'Best of' show ha…
 
Suzanne Vega's music career spans almost 40 years and we were lucky to have her in the summer of 2009. As an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer, Vega is best known for her folk-inspired music and big hits during the 80's and 90's: "Luka," "No Cheap Thrill," and "Tom's Diner" to name a few. In 2007, Vega released the Grammy awa…
 
Available for free and hosted by Michael Perry, Tent Show Radio this week features two amazing artists, Tommy Emmanuel recorded at the Big Top in 2006 and Leo Kottke recorded in 1998. Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian guitar virtuoso known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. A…
 
This week on Tent Show Radio, we have two great groups who played under the Big Top Tent in 2008. In the first half of the show, the award-winning Cowboy Junkies rocked out with us here in Bayfield during their 2008 international tour promoting their new album Trinity Revisited, which was a 20th anniversary of their original recording of the Trinit…
 
Historian, Author and Bradley University Professor, Dr. Romeo B Garrett was a pioneer in African American Studies, a champion of the cause and friends with a who’s who in the African American Hall of Fame. He authored two books, 'Famous First Facts about Negroes' and 'The President and the Negro,’ an in depth look at every president and their relat…
 
This week on Tent Show Radio, living legend, songwriter and singer, Arlo Guthrie. Mr. Guthrie has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall too, well, just about everywhere! Born in Coney Island, Brooklyn, Arlo is the eldest son of America's beloved singer, songwriter and philosopher Woody Guthrie. Arlo grew up surrounded by dancers and musicians lik…
 
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of our little Utopia on the Prairie, Bishop Hill, Illinois. Jonas Olson was one of the founding members. His personal story is also a universal story of the struggles and successes of all immigrants seeking a better life here in America. August 28, 2021 I will be performing a longer version of t…
 
From houses of worship to houses of blues, Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. And with a soul-filled voice honed in Texas churches, she can move audiences to tears or ecstasy – sometimes in a single song. Her two albums, 2009’s The Truth According to Ruthie Foster and 2012’s Let It Burn, moved the Recording Academy to deliver Best Blue…
 
Here is what one reviewer called a blend of Monty Python and Benny Hill, Darwin explains his rEvolutionary ideas with a slight whiff of droll British humor! With his birthday just a few weeks away and my new book available on Amazon, I thought I would share my portrayal of one of the world’s most influential thinkers whose ideas changed the many as…
 
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I finally got to interview the person who introduced me to the concept of financial independence and early retirement in the first place… Jacob Lund Fisker from Early Retirement Extreme! To my mind, Jacob is the founder of the modern-day “FIRE movement” so hope you enjoy the interview! Highl…
 
If joy were a person, he’d bring both peace and frenzy. He’d be full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, wire-rim glasses in place, mandolin pressed against his ribs, joy would be Sam Bush on a stage (www.facebook.com/sambush). For this week's Tent Show Radio episode, we bring to you The Best of The Sam Bus…
 
Joan Baez is a singer, songwriter, musician and activist, whose music encompasses genres including folk, rock, pop, gospel and country. Joan performed music for over 60 years and released over 30 albums, in which her first three achieved gold record status. A long and impressive list of awards, Joan has received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the …
 
In 1980 the Lost Nation String Band moved to the Bayfield Peninsula and quickly became the band to see and dance to. In 1986 at the founding of Big Top Chautauqua they were the heart of the shows. Come join us as we celebrate their legacy with members of the original group and special guests. First broadcast in 1994, Tent Show Radio is a 59-minute …
 
Episode 20-26: Supaman, also featuring Trampled by Turtles About This Episode "Supaman" is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Apsáalooke Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope and faith through hip hop music. Christian's presentation combines Native American and urba…
 
The tent may be all tucked away in hibernation for winter, but the Blue Canvas Orchestra is brimming with the magic of Christmas. Hearken back on old memories with songs the Blue Canvas Orchestra has been performing for years, and hear some new songs too. There’ll be holiday classics, instrumentals, and maybe even an audience sing-a-long. The Blue …
 
Tonight the Big Top Chautauqua makes way for two Singer-Songwriters making music about love, life, and laughter. This episode brings together Adam Melchor’s “angelic vocals and poetic lyrics” with David Blong’s soulful songwriting and many musical influences. First broadcast in 1994, Tent Show Radio is a 59-minute weekly radio program assembled fro…
 
It’s Big Top’s traditional season kickoff night to conjure the blue magic with top musicians. Our own house band the Blue Canvas Orchestra will play favorites old and new. Severin Behnen leads the famed house band that has graced the Big Top stage since its founding in 1986. They are an eclectic blend of string instruments, driving rhythm section, …
 
About This Episode: For years, Bill Miller’s music has moved audiences around the world. He’s an icon of the Native American music community, having won 3 Grammys in the last 4 years. Bill is an accomplished artist whose paintings are exhibited nationwide. Yet, in the view of singer, composer, flutist, painter and storyteller Bill Birdsong Miller, …
 
Acclaimed country singer-songwriter Steve Earle was a protégé of legends Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark. His 1986 debut album Guitar Town shot to number one on the country charts. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others. Steve's latest release GUY i…
 
After seven years, three albums, innumerable sold out shows, and countless beers, bluegrass mavericks Horseshoes & Hand Grenades appropriately consider themselves a “family” on a wild, wonderful, and often whacky roller coaster. The bond between the quintet—David C. Lynch [harmonica, accordion, spoons, vocals], Collin Mettelka [fiddle, mandolin, vo…
 
Come sail the Great Lakes and the Seven Seas with Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra. Their fantastic production draws on the bountiful collection of sea shanties, sailing songs and rowdy sailors-in-port songs that have come down through time from those that roamed the great waters aboard vessels of wood with canvas sails. Of course not all…
 
Through relentless touring and terrific word-of-mouth support, Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have established themselves as an in-demand live act, particularly in America. they sold out the Hollywood Bowl (two nights) and the Red Rocks Amphitheatre as recently as summer 2018. They have also sold out multiple nights at the Roya…
 
Last year, I conducted an experiment in Ultralearning that I hoped would help me achieve a lifelong dream of mine of writing and releasing an album. I’m happy to say it was far more successful than I ever imagined it would be! As I mentioned in the initial Ultralearning podcast episode, the hope for the 3-month experiment was that it would accelera…
 
Meet Lincoln's Law partner Billie Herndon, the brilliant scientist Charles Darwin, and one of the most successful yet less well known Civil War Generals Black Jack Logan. It is Chautauqua Season! Please subscribe to Fox Tales International, it costs you nothing and means so much to me! Share the link with your friends. Support this channel directly…
 
About This Episode When it comes to making music with both extraordinary passion and exceptional chops, few acts today can surpass the sheer excellence of The War And Treaty. Newly signed to Rounder Records—and named the 2019 Emerging Act of the Year by Americana Music Association—the husband-and-wife team of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Tr…
 
One of my favorite financial writers, Morgan Housel, is on the Financial Independence Podcast today! I’m not the one conducting the interview this time though (all is explained in the episode). Morgan’s insight into how to handle uncertainty, market crashes, and this weird stock boom that we now find ourselves in is invaluable so hope you enjoy it!…
 
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