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October Audio

John Ono Lennon (HV-101)

John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1980, the year John Lennon was murdered (photo by Jack Mitchell)

John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1980, the year Lennon was murdered (photo by Jack Mitchell)

John Lennon signature and drawingBorn: John Winston Lennon, October 9 1940
Died: John Ono Lennon, December 8 1980

John Lennon singingA public-radio memorial and celebration, much of it told in Lennon’s own words and musics, from interviews, albums, outtakes, antics and poetics. The hour features: “All We Are Saying” by Barrett Golding- Lennon sings, talks, and testifies about peace, family, and art. And “The Day John Lennon Died” with members of the generation jolted by Lennon’s death recalling how they heard the news and how deeply this ex-Beatle’s life affected theirs. Hosted by NPR’s Lynn Neary. [more…]

“John Ono Lennon” (52:00 mp3):


Home Team (HV-073)

Baseball players on cover of Spalding's official base ball guide, 1930

Spalding’s Official Base Ball Guide, 1930

For the weeks leading to the World Series, baseball stories from the Public Radio Hall of Fame: Host Gwen Macsai takes a swing at singing the National Anthem. Composer Phillip Kent Bimstein plays ball with the St. Louis Cardinals’ “Bushy Wushy Beer Man.” Barrett Golding spends a season with the Rookie League. Singer/playwright Terry Allen defines the many meanings of Dug-Out, amid the emerging early 1890s sport of professional baseball. [more…]

“Home Team” (52:00 mp3):


Bloody Hell (HV-074)

Herrade von Landsberg, Hell, Hortus Deliciarum (Garden of Delights). Abbaye Mont Sainte-Odile (Abtei Hohenburg). circa 1185

Herrade von Landsberg, Hell, Hortus Deliciarum (Garden of Delights), circa 1185

An hour of horror for All Hallows’ Eve, the first half is bloody, the second goes to hell: ESP, dreams and intuition drip “Blood on the Pulpit” by David Greenberger. La Llorona, the crying woman, is Mexico’s bogeyman. ZBS adapts Cherokee writer Craig Strete’s “The Bleeding Man.” FM Einheit delves in Dante’s DivineComedy in a “Radio Inferno.” A woman narrates her found-sound trip to hell with Jesus. Shel Silverstein introduces us to “Monsters I’ve Met.” And the 90 Second Cellphone Chillin’ Theater wonders what’s in “The Box.” [more…]

“Bloody Hell” (52:00 mp3):