The Big Something Holiday Spectacular 2010

Tune in to KRCC today at 2:15 p.m. (or stream by clicking the play button above) and come away with us on a journey of holiday stories full of dirty old sandals; divorce and toaster ovens; forgotten panties and batteries; trick-or-treating on Christmas Eve; Cuba and [...]

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As you may or may not have noticed, we’ve had some glitches with KRCC’s daily Big Something emails and we appreciate your patience with us. We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve just moved our email list to Copilot Creative, a local provider with lovely, actual humans to help us work out the kinks if they arise.

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The Birth of a Station

On September 28, 2010 By

A few months ago, we had the pleasure of meeting Donald Montgomery, a veteran of the 10th Mountain Division, a Colorado College alumnus, and one of the student broadcasters for KRCC in the mid-1950s shortly after the station was set up on campus by “Chief” Tyree.

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Executive Director of the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, Susan Edmondson shares a heartfelt and most earnest plea.

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Art Guffaw: "I Was a Mime"

On September 27, 2010 By

It’s day 6 of the fund drive, and the Manitou Art Theater’s Babette and Art Guffaw reflect on the importance of KRCC to their relationship.

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Theatre ‘d Art’s Jonathan Margheim & Brian Mann Embettered by KRCC

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CultureTron is joined by Art Guffaw and Babette from the Manitou Art Theatre in this very special Culture Cast Weekend Roundup.

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It’s that time of year again: when we ask those of you who enjoy the great programming, news, music and all the great local content we’ve been unearthing on The Big Something to join our community. As a bonus thanks to those of you who join online, we’re offering a special six-song mix of music we recorded here at KRCC in the studio or at one our many fabulous concerts over the past six months including Great Lake Swimmers, Diane Cluck, Lo-Fi Cowboys, Lukas Nelson, Edith Makes a Paperchain and Alexandra Hope.

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This Saturday is KRCC’s pre-drive “Pick Up Your T-Shirt Day” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’ll be at the station in Colorado Springs, at Mother’s Bistro in Buena Vista from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at the Boathouse Cantina in Salida from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by and join or renew and pick up your t-shirt!

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We’re really incredibly proud of this episode of Western Skies. It’s heavy on the information and an attention grabber all the way through. If you care about the food you eat and where it comes from, we guarantee you’ll learn something great. If you missed it, you can listen to the whole thing [...]

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If you missed him at the Triple Nickel last week or at the World Arena earlier this year with his father, Willie Nelson, here’s a brief in-studio visit with Lukas Nelson who was touring with his band, The Promise of the Real.

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Conversations about the importance of sports and fitness to our local economy, a look at Yoga as both sport and spiritual practice, a visit to the United States Anti-Doping Agency, a look back at Colorado Springs’ first professional baseball team and more on this month’s edition of Western Skies.

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It’s been a great summer for Blues in the Pikes Peak Region and it’s getting even better this weekend as Muddy Waters’ son Big Bill Morganfeld and His Band stop by the Whole Foods Market. The BBQ will feature Lasater Grasslands Beef from eastern Colorado and all proceeds from the BB sales will go to KRCC.

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Diane Cluck at KRCC

On July 21, 2010 By

It was our great privilege to have New-York-based chanteuse Diane Cluck here at KRCC two weeks ago before her performance at Motif. Here, for those of you who may have missed the on-air version or her performance, is a video of her in-studio performance.

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This is it, Blues fans: Blues Under the Bridge 2010 is this Saturday at 3 p.m. under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 218 West Colorado Ave. You can get your tickets at KRCC (912 N. Weber) up until 5 p.m. on Friday or Independent Records Outlets or at ticketweb.com. Tickets are $18 [...]

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If you missed Western Skies on the topic of the Colorado Springs city budget this past Sunday, have no fear: you can listen to the entire show or browse through the segments on the Western Skies page of KRCC.org.

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.. and here are the answers to Friday’s NPR celebrity doppelganger quiz set to the tune “Faces” by Addiquit from the Free Music Archive.

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One of the most jarring experiences a public radio listener can have is to see the photograph of a well-known radio personality upon whom she has inevitably projected an imaginary face.

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(Many thanks to our Flickr Pool members and Christian Murdock of the Gazette for the photos in this slideshow set to “She Comes to Me in Dreams” by the Great Lake Swimmers”)

Whether you attended the Meadowgrass Festival at La Foret over the Memorial Day weekend, you’ll be glad to know that, [...]

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Whether you heard this week’s inaugural episode of the relaunch of Western Skies or just want to hear it again, you can access the entire show and its various segments and lots of Web extras at the Western Skies page on KRCC.org.

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Both cynic and prophet, Chuck Snow is nothing if not a Quixotic keeper of the flame of the Southern Colorado rock scene that must often be rekindled from embers, even when it when it means stoking the fire with cover songs at a happy hour on Tejon Street. We’re certain that Chuck will be both honored and dismayed to hear the plaintive, leathery melodies of the Lo-Fi Cowboys, his new band, described as a decidedly Colorado Springs sound.

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The much beloved news magazine Western Skies returns after several years of dormancy. Produced by KRCC News Director Andrea Chalfin and The Big Something‘s Noel Black, the hour-long, monthly show will air beginning this Sunday at 11 a.m. Shows addressing a single topic facing the region and the west will follow on the first Sundays of each month.

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Meadowgrass, which starts this evening, isn’t the only reason to go to La Foret as you will see in this video tour of the campus with Abby Sienkiewicz.

Speaking of Meadowgrass, congratulations to Michael Comora who won the two weekend passes to Meadowgrass by leaving this fantastic little brush-with-fame story on our new [...]

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News

WUNC
October 31, 2014 | WUNC · North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · There’s potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.
 

Arts & Life

HBO
October 31, 2014 | NPR · “I’ve made a career of playing small supporting roles,” McDormand says. And in a four-hour HBO miniseries she plays Kitteridge, a supporting character who “should be a leading lady.”
 

University of Alabama Press
October 31, 2014 | NPR · There’s nothing like a good ghost story on Halloween — and some of the best tales were told by the late storyteller and NPR commentator Kathryn Tucker Windham.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · “The more carny it got, the better I liked it,” King says of his new thriller, Joyland. King talks with Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.
 

Music

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · In an interview with NPR’s Melissa Block, Swift addresses what’s changed since she began her career — not just for her, but for the teenaged girls that have always been her biggest supporters.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · The Metropolitan Opera will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow in a new production starring soprano Fleming. But its greatest incarnations have been on film.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Hear music for the season and spine-chilling Scottish tales, narrated by host Fiona Ritchie.
 

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