MSPR to offer special programs for Labor Day weekend 2019

Aug 23, 2019

That Was Radio 
(Sunday, September 1 at 2:00pm and Monday, September 2 at 9:00am)

Leon Smothers hosts That Was Radio which explores the people and events which shaped classic radio broadcasting during its golden age, the 1930’s through the 1950’s.  On this program, an in-depth profile of the popular comedy show "Our Miss Brooks." The classic radio series starred Eve Arden as school teacher Connie Brooks. The series premiered on CBS Radio in 1948 and lasted until 1957. 

2019 United States Air Force Band Jazz Heritage Radio Series
(Sunday, September 1 at 6:00pm and Monday, September 2 at 12:00pm)

Throughout its long history, the Airmen of Note has regularly performed and recorded with the leading artists in the jazz world. In fact, the list of guest artists featured with the Note reads like a "who's who" of the jazz industry. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The U.S. Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Corps dance band, the current band consists of 18 active duty Airmen musicians including one vocalist. The special will feature three guest artists. Cyrille Aimee, hour 1; Kenny Barron, hour 2; and Branford Marsalis, hour 3.

A Time For Tales
(Monday, September 2 at 10:00am)

Carolyn Franzini is your host for A Time For Tales, an hour of storytelling and music. On this special edition, participants in the story writing class with the Morehead chapter of the University of Kentucky's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will share their stories. Featured storytellers include Jack McBrayer, Connie Spencer-Ackerman, Linda Hornick and Carol Campbell.

Science at Work 
(Monday, September 2 at 11:00am)

It’s Labor Day, which means we’re celebrating the hard-working people who keep the engines of productivity humming. This special from The Pulse at explores how science and technology are changing work and workplaces, and what we are learning about the pitfalls of different work environments. Our current healthcare conundrum certainly stems in part from the coupling of work and insurance benefits — so we’ll look at the past and future of this union. We’ll meet a woman who used science to prove that ladies should be part of the work force. Also: The psychology of snarky office emails, and the case for mandatory vacation days