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Joy To The World

From Linda McSparin | 59:00

One-hour holiday jazz program

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Joy ToThe World is a one-hour live performance holiday jazz program hosted by pianist Bob Thompson.  Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting in Charleston, West Virginia for 16 years, the show is performed before a consistently sold-out audience at Charleston’s Culture Center Theater.  Joy To The World has traditionally been the kickoff to the holiday season in Charleston.

 

Each year Bob invites a guest vocalist to join his band to add some swing to the holiday special.  This year’s Joy to the World features special guest vocalist Dwight Lenox.

Growing up in New York, Dwight honed his talent in the church choir. He went on to study and perform musical styles as diverse as country and rock 'n' roll. But his gospel roots, combined with such childhood influences as Nancy Wilson, Nat Cole and Sarah Vaughn, made jazz a natural showcase for his talent.

For Joy To The World, Thompson applies his expansive jazz vocabulary to some favorite holiday tunes, adding a fresh perspective to the songs that evoke those well-known feelings of the season. The individuality of the guest vocalist always plays a unique role in the interpretation and arrangement of the holiday material, making each year’s performance as fresh as the season’s first snow.

 

The Black Experience

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting | 01:57:00

Dr. Della Taylor Hardman made it her mission to talk to influential and promising African Americans inside and outside of West Virginia. Her interviews became the local Charleston radio show "The Black Experience." A professor, artist, poet, columnist, and photographer, the title radio host was just one of many hats she wore. Narrated by Peabody award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

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Narrated by Peabody award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, this documentary revisits some of Dr. Hardman’s interviews from that time and offers reflections on her life from friends and family. 

Interviewees include Ralph Abernathy, Ann Baker, William Warfield, Gwendolyn Brooks, Scatman Crothers, Clint Thomas, Mary Thomas, Dr. Margaret Cyrus Mills, Carmen McRae, and Dorothy West.

Major funding for The Black Experience comes from the West Virginia Humanities Council.  Additional funding provided by West Virginia American Water.

As Renewables Boom, California Struggles to Quit Coal

From KQED | Part of the QUEST: Coal at the Crossroads series | 05:09

California is known for its "green" reputation. Just look at all the new solar and wind farms popping up around the state. So it might be a surprise that residents in Southern California still depend on coal power when they turn on the lights. The region's utilities are struggling to wean themselves off coal energy. As Lauren Sommer reports for our series Coal at the Crossroads, utilities around the country may soon be facing the same battle.

Coal-plant_-_preusch_small California is known for its "green" reputation. Just look at all the new solar and wind farms popping up around the state. So it might be a surprise that residents in Southern California still depend on coal power when they turn on the lights. The region's utilities are struggling to wean themselves off coal energy. As Lauren Sommer reports for our series Coal at the Crossroads, utilities around the country may soon be facing the same battle.

HOB Radio: Jimi Hendrix, West Coast Seattle Boy

From Ben Manilla | Part of the House of Blues Radio Hour series | 59:01

Elwood celebrates the new Hendrix anthology

6293954_tml_small The House of Blues Radio Hour is a weekly syndicated program hosted by Elwood Blues (a.k.a. Dan Aykroyd).  In this episode, Elwood features previously un-released recordings from Jimi Hendrix, part of the new four CD box set, West Coast Seattle Boy.  Includes rare interview footage with Jimi Hendrix himself, as well as clips from his sister Janie and author John McDermott. And of course, tons of great music!

Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child (Series)

Produced by Bill Childs

Most recent piece in this series:

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From Bill Childs | Part of the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child series | 50:25

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1st set  
They Might Be Giants - It’s Spare the Rock
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They Might Be Giants - Zeros
Dan Zanes & Friends - Shine On
Lunch Money - Tricycle
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Jeremy Messersmith - Snow Day
Louis & Dan & the Invisible Band - Snow Day (new)
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Trip Shakespeare - Snow Days
[KUTX - Rodrigo y Gabriela - Orion
[WJFF/KCMJ -Rodrigo y Gabriela - Orion/Readeez - Boomba Boom
2nd set
Apex Manor - White Christmas (new)
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They Might Be Giants - Don’t Spare the Rock
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Nena - 99 Luftballons
Mr. Doug - I Love Ice Cream
The Jolly Pops - I Want a Puppy
Kath Bee - I Love Life (new)
The Deedle Deedle Dees - Rancher Ants
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3rd set 
Elizabeth Mitchell - Reggae in the Fields
Nathalia - La Iguana Pepa
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Diet Cig - Together We Can Conquer Whatever
Ziggy Marley - Take Me To Jamaica
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They Might Be Giants - High Five!
They Might Be Giants - Spare the Rock

My Mic is Hot with Michael Eric Dyson (Series)

Produced by New Visions, New Voices

Most recent piece in this series:

Angela Davis & Myrlie Evers-Williams

From New Visions, New Voices | Part of the My Mic is Hot with Michael Eric Dyson series | 02:59

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Political renegade, freedom, bone deep beauty, and justice are some of the words that come to mind when one hears the names Angela Davis & Myrlie Evers-Williams.      From afros worn to liberate black identities to the spunk and fire within those committed to justice, Michael Eric Dyson talks about women leaders from our past and present.

Earth Eats: Specials (Series)

Produced by WFIU

Most recent piece in this series:

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From WFIU | Part of the Earth Eats: Specials series | :29

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Joy to the World 2014 with Bob Thompson, featuring Heather Masse

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting | Part of the Joy to the World series | 59:00

Pianist Bob Thompson welcomes guest vocalist Heather Masse to join him for the 21st annual "Joy to the World" from West Virginia Public Radio. This holiday jazz celebration features fresh arrangements of classics like "The Christmas Song," "Jingle Bells," as well as an original by Heather, "Mittens." The Bob Thompson Unit features saxophonist Doug Payne, drummer Timothy Courts, guitarist Ryan Kennedy and bassist John Inghram.

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Joy to the World 2014

Joy to the World is a free 1-hour live performance holiday jazz program hosted by pianist Bob Thompson. From the producers of Mountain Stage and West Virginia Public Broadcasting, the 21-year tradition is performed before a consistently sold-out audience in Charleston, West Virginia’s Culture Center Theater. The production has recently begun additional live road shows around the Mountain State.

Thompson and his band apply his expansive jazz vocabulary to some favorite holiday tunes, adding a fresh perspective to the songs that evoke those well-known feelings of the season. This year’s Joy to the World premiere features special guest vocalist Heather Masse, a member of the Billboard-charting folk group, The Wailin’ Jennys. A New York singer-songwriter, Masse grew up in rural Maine and began singing at an early age. Trained at the New England Conservatory of Music as a jazz singer, she is steeped in the jazz tradition, which informs her distinct approach to singing folk, pop and bluegrass.

Masse has been a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, and has appeared on Mountain Stage with the Wailin’ Jennys and as a member of fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing. Masse has played at top venues, sharing the stage with the world’s most acclaimed pop, classical and jazz acts, including Elvis Costello, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Her affection for these songs of the season is reflected in her cheerful performance with Thompson and his band.

You are invited to air an hour of holiday cheer on us. Season’s Greetings from West Virginia Public Broadcasting!

Joy to the World 2014 is available at no cost via PRX and Content Depot. For more information including marketing materials, go to:  

http://wvpublic.org/JTTW  

 

JOY TO THE WORLD

c/o - WV Public Broadcasting

600 CAPITOL ST CHARLESTON, WV 25301

304.556.4900 FAX 304.556.4980

EMAIL:  KGEORGE@WVPUBLIC.ORG / aharris@wvpublic.org

 

Joy to the World 2015 featuring pianist Bob Thompson and vocalist Mollie O'Brien

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting | Part of the Joy to the World series | 58:00

Pianist Bob Thompson of Mountain Stage welcomes special guest vocalist Mollie O’Brien for this year's holiday jazz show "Joy to the World." Hear some of the season's most beloved tunes, and a few new songs, sure to keep you warm.

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Pianist Bob Thompson welcomes guest vocalist Mollie O’Brien to join him for the 22nd annual "Joy to the World" from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. This holiday jazz celebration features fresh arrangements of classics like "Up on the Housetop," "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer," as well as a swinging rendition of “Cool Yule” led by Mollie.  The Bob Thompson Unit features saxophonist Doug Payne, drummer Timothy Courts, guitarist Ryan Kennedy and bassist John Inghram.

Joy to the World 2016

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting | Part of the Joy to the World series | 57:14

Jazz pianist Bob Thompson, and the Bob Thompson unit have been featuring holiday classics at Christmas time for more than 20 years. Join Bob, his band, and guests for an hour of holiday cheer, from West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

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JOY TO THE WORLD

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Featuring pianist Bob Thompson and vocalist Lena Seikaly.

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2016

 

Total Running Time- 57:15

 

Incue:  “From West Virginia Public Broadcasting. . . “

 

“I Saw Three Ships”                                                                         Bob Thompson & Band

“Angels We Have Heard on High”                                             Bob Thompson & Band

“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”                                              Lena Seikaly

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas”                                                       Lena Seikaly

“Santa Baby”                                                                                      Lena Seikaly

                                                                                                               

29:14-30:14                        60 Second ID Opportunity

 

“Jerusalem”                                                                                        Bob Thompson & Band

“Christmas Time Is Here”                                                              Lena Seikaly

“Sleigh Ride”                                                                                     Lena Seikaly

  “Mele Kalikimaka”                                                                          Bob Thompson & Band

                                                                                                               

51:52-52:52                        60 Second Closing Credits

 

“White Christmas”                                                                           Lena Seikaly

 

 

Outcue:  “…This Is West Virginia Public Broadcasting.”

Us and Them : Hillers & Creekers

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting | Part of the Us & Them Podcast series | 35:14

Americans tend to sort themselves into tribes that share similar culture, ideas and values. Trey recalls kids at his West Virginia high school sorting themselves into different camps and how one dressed was a defining factor, right down to the shoes.

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Joy to the World 2017 with Bob Thompson and Guest Meredith Dean Augustin

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting | 59:00

Pianist Bob Thompson welcomes vocalist Meredith Dean Augustin [August-in] for the holiday jazz celebration Joy to the World. You’ll hear songs of the season in fresh new arrangements, like “Winter Wonderland,” “The Christmas Song,” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

Questions, suggestions, requests concerning this promo,
contact [Adam Harris], [aharris@wvpublic.org], [304.556.4989].

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JOY TO THE WORLD w/ Bob Thompson

600 CAPITOL ST CHARLESTON, WV 25301

304.556.4900 FAX 304.556.4980

EMAIL:  aharris@wvpublic.org

Joy to the World 2017 –FEED 11/15/2017

TOTAL TIME:      59:00:00

 

00:00:00              INCUE:   “From West Virginia Public Broadcasting. . . .”

59:00:00               OUTCUE:   [APPLAUSE]

“It’s Beginning to Look

A Lot Like Christmas”                      5:06        Bob Thompson Band

“The Christmas Song”                     4:58        Meredith Dean Augustine

“Mary Did You Know”                     4:24        Meredith Dean Augustine

“We Three Kings”                             5:21        Meredith Dean Augustine

“Welcome Christmas”                    4:24        Bob Thompson Band

 

26:34 – Underwriting Credits

 

60 Second ID Opportunity at 00:27:05

 

“The Holly And The Ivy”                 6:30        Bob Thompson Band

“Winter Wonderland”                    3:59        Meredith Dean Augustine

“Hallelujah”                                        4:34        Meredith Dean Augustine

“Rudolph The

Red Nosed Reindeer”                       4:37       Meredith Dean Augustine

“Caroling, Caroling”                          5:00       Bob Thompson Band

 

00:53:20-00:54:39           Credits

 

“What The World Needs Now”   4:00        Meredith Dean Augustine

 

OUTCUE:              [APPLAUSE]