Airs Monday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. In this episode of Radiolab, strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray, knock them off balance, and, sometimes, propel them to do amazing things. We hear from a kid whose voice was disguised from himself, relive a surreal day in the life of a young researcher who was hijacked by her own brain, and try to keep up with an ultra-athlete who, after suffering terrible seizures, gained extraordinary abilities through removing a chunk of her brain.
Airs Friday, June 22 at 10:00 p.m. The folks behind the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival have produced a two-hour special marking its 45th anniversary. This special contains songs and interview clips from The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and others. The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. Monterey was the first widely promoted and heavily attended rock festival, attracting an estimated 55,000 total attendees with up to 90,000 people present at the event's peak at midnight on Sunday. The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large scale public performance of Janis Joplin, and the introduction of Otis Redding to a large, predominantly white audience. Tune in for this journey back to this extraordinary music festival on Red River Radio.
Airs Thursday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. Growing up in the South Carolina low country, Shannon Whitworth was always surrounded by water, before she decided to make her home in the North Carolina mountains. It's the reason that the themes of water and mountains surface regularly in her songs, alongside the women about whom she writes. There are women who run, who hope, who love the wrong man, and when true love is present, women who return.
Airs Monday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. This hour, we dive into the messy mystery in the middle of us. What's going on down there? We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core through the story of a human science experiment, listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain, and talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless.
Airs Monday, June 18 at 11:00 a.m. The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a long history of bringing world-class music to the charming town of Norfolk, Connecticut. Ellen Battell, generous benefactor and wife of a man with family ties to Yale School of Music, left her estate to a private trust that ensures that it be used for Yale University’s summer music school. The festival has grown since its humble beginnings in the 1930s and now features 30 concerts in just nine weeks. True to its roots, the festival employs the best professional musicians and offers a chance for young musicians to learn and practice their craft.