Bikini Blues

Whatever can explain the bikini’s popularity? I mean…It’s not rocket science…or, is it?


Peter and the Wolf

In 1936 Natalya Sats commissioned Sergei Prokofiev to compose a piece for Moscow’s Central Children’s Theatre. The goal: to introduce children to the principals of the symphony. Somewhat ironically, the ...


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Ride an Old Paint

Before all the Pulitzers, Carl Sandburg’s baritone made him famous.

Classic Soundtracks: As Time Goes By

How a ten year-old song and a three year-old unpublished play combined to ...

Eleven-Cent Cotton, Forty-Cent Meat

It’s been said that farmers felt the stock market crash of 1929 ...

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On the Beat with Dr. Story Musgrave

Dr. Story Musgrave has been to space 6 different times. In his spare time he moonlighted as a trauma surgeon. And that’s just scratching the surface. Remarkable man indeed. The following interview was conducted on July 10th, 2019 by Brett Barry. Story Musgrave on “his little sweetie”, the Hubble Space Telescope. The Challenger disaster and […]

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On the Beat with Sean O’Keefe

The following excerpts are from an interview with former NASA Administrator and current SU professor Sean O’Keefe, conducted by Brett Barry on June 28, 2019. The Wright Brothers’ daring achievement and how it got us to Mars: Those overachieving Mars rovers and the argument for a base on the Moon: The Columbia tragedy and the end […]

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Old King Tut

Today’s Beat: the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb by Howard Carter and company, set to the music of “Old King Tut” by The Happiness Boys, recorded in 1923. http://soundbeat.org/episode/old-king-tut/ And just for fun…Steve Martin’s hilarious “King Tut” http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/king-tut/n8663

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