The Strange Boutique is Soooooo Now!

August 31, 2007 by onair

On this week’s episode of The Strange Boutique, Brian shoots from the here & now with all sounds coming from 2007 releases (or 2007 reissues), with the exception of the Cheese at 11 segment (70′s cheese pop) and the Midnight Blotter (a past & present psychedelic psoup). So, tune in and hear what’s currently cool on The Strange Boutique, Friday night from 9pm-1am only on WPVM!

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Travel in time with us …

August 29, 2007 by onair

Napoleon logoThis Week on The 74th edition of The Paris of the South Radio Hour, Francois and Stephanie invite you to travel with us in time.

       Some new facts about Napoleon:  from his actions to protect the Jews of Europe, to his alleged poisoning by arsenic, and the theory that his butler could be the one in his coffin at the Invalides …. So where is Napoleon ?

    Thanks to Radio France Internationale we will go to Paris to hear about the coronation of Napolean during 2005 bicentenial celebration.

      We also parallel the recent Utah mine disaster with one that occurred in the north of France in 1906.  It took the lives of 1181 miners (including children ) in an explosion that ran through 70 miles of tunnels.
    We discover the French writer Emile ZOLA with an excerpt from his 1886 master work “Germinal,” a social fresco of the working conditions in the mines.  Powerful writing!
      Musical breaks with Yves Montands, Jean Lapierre, Francesca Solleville, Jean Yanne, and Laurent Voulzy.
    Share our cosmic soup, a delicacy that mixes present, past, and future … it airs exclusively on WPVM.   Enjoy!
    CLick here to board on our time machine !

Afternoon Slacken Rebroadcast – Stop The Bombs!

August 29, 2007 by onair

This special edition takes a unique departure from the regularly broadcast music + variety show.

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This program contains several interviews in regards to ending nuclear weapons proliferation. Journey with Easy Mark to the August 4, 2007 rally, march, and direct action at the Y-12 nuclear weapons factory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Hear inspirational stories told by people who have acted for decades to end this threat to degradation and destruction of life on Earth. For more info visit: www.stopthebombs.org

In this show, we will also hear from world renown folk music legend, Peggy Seeger. Called “the first woman of folk” by the Village Voice, she has been a strong creative force for peace, justice, and ending greedy “nuke” insanity for over 50 years.

The Crossover Segment is an Afternoon Slacken inclusive feature which highlights another WPVM community radio show-host. This time, Tom Alba offers insight into the Radio Edition of the Asheville Global Report.

Another weekly feature is a musically remixed commentary from Mumia Abu Jamal. This time, Mr. Jamal and Bill Moyers tell us about the “legitimate” puppet rulers who are covertly installed by the CIA to serve corporate profits over economic, social and environmental justice.

Be sure to check out the programming guide for complete schedule information on all of the WPVM shows. Music shows are only archived for one week after broadcast. So get ‘em before they’re gone!

Comments? Suggestions? Email: easymark@wpvm.org

Making Progress: News for a Change, August 27, 2007

August 26, 2007 by onair

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Today we’ll talk to Katy Parker from the ACLU (not pictured above), about the recent settlement with the City of Asheville over last years May 1st demonstration, and the changes to city policies regarding demonstrations. Read the Citizen-Times story here.

We’ll talk to Micah Lee about the fast-growing Asheville chapter of Indymedia, and we’ll get a report from last weeks “Patriots Meeting” in West Asheville. Check out Asheville Indymedia here.

From the Weekly Radio Address archives (from weeklyradioaddress.com), we’ll hear from Lyndon B. Johnson, and how in 1965 we needed to “stay the course” on his now, mostly forgotten “War on Huts.”

We’ll coax Nelson from the Simpsons to once again say “Ha-Ha”, this time about the resignation of Attorney General Alberto “Francisco Franco” Gonzalez.

This local news and public affairs show focuses on underreported information and encourages civic activism. Tune in live 6-7 pm Monday (followed by the radio edition of the Asheville Global Report at 7 pm), catch the 1 pm Tuesday rebroadcast, or stream or podcast.

The Strange Boutique stays open late!

August 24, 2007 by onair

Come visit The Strange Boutique this Friday evening beginning at 9pm for your weekly dose of new sounds, as well as classic punk, post-punk, new wave, experimental, and psychedelia.

This week, a new segment rears it’s ugly head, it’s CHEESE AT 11! Brian has been threatening to do this for a while now, and tonight he finally takes the leap, playing a 15 minute block of wonderfully cheesy 70′s AM pop beginning at 11pm. Any more than 15 minutes would be criminal.

Also making it’s return will be the Midnight Blotter portion of the show which features a straight hour of audio lysergia beginning, appropriately enough, at Midnight.

All this and more on tonight’s episode of THE STRANGE BOUTIQUE only on WPVM!

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stunt-cipher-mayhem welcomes CAConrad

August 23, 2007 by onair

CAConrad stunt-cipher-mayhem is pleased to welcome Philly poet CAConrad between 2-4 PM on Friday, August 24th upon this occasion of his first visit to Asheville. We will also be joined by Lee Ann Brown for this special event.

Listen in to discover the secret of CAConrad’s War Hair; hear the inside scoop about his correspondence with the president.

 

Listen in order to grasp why none other than Samuel R. Delany refers to CA Conrad as “a poet willing to take up the task of doing ‘the living spirit dance around the deep fat fryer.’”

Why couldn’t CAConrad and friends find the Harvey Milk statue, and what’s that pink stuff in that conical glass?

This event promises an improvisational summer camp without adult supervision (guaranteed).

That’s Friday afternoon at two and thoroughly humid.

Afternoon Slacken – Peace, Love, Justice and Audio Mash Ups

August 22, 2007 by onair

What are mash ups? They are two or more songs mixed together to create a special new song. Each week, Easy Mark hosts lots of mash ups for your listening pleasure.

Archived programs are only available to stream for one week after broadcast.

In this episode, hear an interview with Charles Blair, MD and Ms Wanda Hawthorne, of the Asheville Buncombe Institute for Parity Achievement. Health care disparities among minorities is a chronic social disease with many layers. If ignored, the complications of disparities have a way of catching up to us in the long run. Listen and learn of how ABIPA is working to achieve health parity. Also learn what is happening to empower and celebrate community this year at Goombay and the YMI Cultural Center.

The Crossover Segment is an Afternoon Slacken inclusive feature which highlights another WPVM community radio show-host. This week, get to know Dr. Filth, of The Replacement Party (a music show on Thursdays from 9-11 PM).

Another weekly feature is a musically remixed commentary from Mumia Abu Jamal. This week let’s ponder whether or not we’ve learned from the lessons of history. Shall we?

Be sure to check out the programming guide for complete schedule information on all of the WPVM shows. Music shows are only archived for one week after broadcast. So get ‘em before they’re gone!

Comments? Suggestions? Flattery? Email: easymark@wpvm.org