Rathke, community radio: KABF Documentary is a Winner

Little Rock      JT Tarpley approached us out of the blue three years ago with a wild and crazy idea.  He wanted to make a documentary about KABF, our 100,000-watt noncommercial radio station broadcasting throughout central Arkansas. …

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When restaurants close, Americans lose much more than a meal

The Big Texan restaurant, Amarillo, Texas. Carol M. Highsmith, Library of Congress by  Rebecca L. Spang, Indiana University March 20 Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted a video of himself on March 15 saying: “No more restaurants.” Seated in…

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Inside the Beatles’ messy breakup, 50 years ago

  by  Tim Riley, Emerson College April 10 Fifty years ago, when Paul McCartney announced he had left the Beatles, the news dashed the hopes of millions of fans, while fueling false reunion rumors that persisted…

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Customers hate tipping before they’re served

 – and asking makes them less likely to return Nathan B. Warren, University of Oregon and Sara Hanson, University of Richmond Imagine you’re in line at a coffee shop. You order your usual cappuccino and swipe…

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Mary Farfisa's Outer Space Adventures: Episode 10: Time Out!
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The Outer Space Adventures of Mary Farfisa – ep 10 – Time Out!

TIME OUT! – The perky Mary Farfisa and the petulant Jayne Sarrah! are forced to endure each other’s company in this interstellar tale of mistaken identity. A children’s radio series written and produced by Jim Cheff….

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Come, My Fanatics: Kaufman at it for 25 years

Flagstaff    There’s a “Dirty” Steve Kaufman in every town.  The kind of true believer in underground music who has spent decades working tirelessly to bring obscure and not-so obscure bands from around the country into…

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Mary Farfisa is back!

Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Adventures is a series of radio plays written and produced in Flagstaff by Jim Cheff for children. With 40 complete half-hour episodes in the can the Meteor will be home to the…

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Adventures of Mary Farfisa, Space Girl: Episode 3, The Ballad of Mary Farfisa

Episode 3: THE BALLAD OF MARY FARFISA – A children’s radio series, episode 3, in which Briscoe tells the story of how Mary Farfisa became an audio wrangler, after her parents are accidentally lost somewhere amongst…

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