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MSPR to air specials for July 4th weekend

Music & the Spoken Word

The Privilege of Freedom

Friday, July 2 at 9:00am

In this Music & the Spoken Word Independence Day special, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform: “This is a Great Country” from “Mr. President”, “This Land is Your Land”, “God Bless the USA”, and more.

July 4 with Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops

Friday, July 2 at 10:00AM

This radio special features Leroy Anderson, America’s most popular light music composer, and the Boston Pops Orchestra, which premiered many of his short orchestral miniatures. This special explores how the two came together to make music that will be remembered for generations.

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Humankind: American Resilience

Friday, July 2 at 11:00am

An historian, an emergency-preparedness expert and others analyze the remarkable build-up of serious problems now facing America and place our predicament in the context of how past generations weathered times of national challenge, including the Great Depression and Great Recession.

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Odd Numbers Independence Day

Friday, July 2 at 9:00pm; Saturday, July 3 at 4:00pm

Join Doug Chatham, host of the comedy music program "Odd Numbers" for a special Independence Day themed episode, including "The Presidents" by Jonathan Coulton, "Freelance Fireworks Hall of Fame" by Rhett and Link, and "Too Drunk to Fish" by Ray Stevens.

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Bonnie Raitt and John Lee Hooker

Nothin’ But The Blues: 1991 Top 30 Countdown

Saturday, July 3 at 8:00pm

Paul Hitchcock is your host of “Nothin’ But The Blues” with a three-hour countdown of the Top 30 Blues Albums of 1991. Marking the 30th anniversary since their album release, tune-in for the countdown of legendary music by James Cotton, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Charlie Musselwhite, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Winter and many more.

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The Apple Seed: Independence Day 2021

Sunday, July 4 at 2:00pm

A special episode in celebration of Independence Day:

  • A reading of parts of the Declaration of Independence,
  • A story about George and Martha Washington by Lynn Ruehlmann,
  • “Its America” an immigrant story about coming across the ocean to America from award-winning storyteller Corinne Stavish,
  • "History that Dosen't Suck", a podcast featuring entertaining stories of American history, and
  • “Sourdough Starter” Madeline Pots' comical story about heritage, responsibility, and kitchen disasters.

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A Time For Tales: Moth Stories

Sunday, July 4 at 3:00pm

Carolyn Franzini hosts an hour of storytelling and music featuring stories told on stage at one of the many live Moth experiences held around the country. The Moth’s mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. The Moth promotes understanding and connection through the practice of storytelling and by elevating the art form on stages, airwaves and in workshops around the world, creating a more compassionate world where every individual story matters.

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2021 United States Air Force Band Jazz Heritage Radio Series featuring the USAF Airmen of Note

Sunday, July 4 at 7:00pm

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.

This special will include Peter Bernstein, guitar and Chris Potter, tenor saxophone.

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Mr. Jack Daniels' Original Silver Cornet Band

Mr. Jack Daniels Original Silver Cornet Band – Hometown Saturday Night

Sunday, July 4 at 8:00pm

Recorded live in the James Polk Auditorium of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Tennessee in June of 1981 and featuring Dave Fulmer as conductor and narrator.