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"You Need to Hear From the People:" Communicating From Haiti's Refugee Camps

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Almost two million people out of a population of nine million are currently homeless or displaced. Recently, one 22-year-old woman took it upon herself to let the world know what life is like in Haiti's camps.

How to Kill Classical Music?: Discuss It to Death on the Radio

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lennard Davis

It's Saturday morning, and I've got the radio tuned to a classical music station. I want to hear Vivaldi or Mozart or Bach, and instead I am hearing two wonks discussing the minutiae of musical performance.

Ten Songs Radio Never Should Play Again

Tara Dublin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tara Dublin

The number one complaint I always got when I was on the air was the repetition. WHY do radio stations play the same songs over and over, until they're basically embedded into your genetic code?

Joan Armatrading Continues 'Charming Life'

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

"Is she the one that sounds like Tracy Chapman?" That's a question often posed when explaining the musical wonderment of Joan Armatrading.

Eminem Is Alive, Well and Living in Paris: Rap Thrives in France

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

The pundits have been saying for the past couple of years that the declining sales in rap music translates to a move away by music fans. Not so fast. It ain't dead yet.

Cathy Hughes Strikes Back on Paying Artists for Radio Plays: "Dionne Warwick Is a Lobbyist"

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

The record labels want AM/FM radio to belly-up for beats. The future of black radio may be at stake, industry folks say.

Univision Agrees To Pay $1M In Payola Settlement

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Univision Communications Inc. has agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations that the company's radio stations and its employee...

STREAMING: Art On The Air, Direct From NY's Clocktower

Art On Air | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

AIR, Art International Radio, is a non-profit Internet radio station, free online cultural archive, and media arts center. Producing over 500 new radi...

Beck Trashes Olbermann On Radio Show: 'Joke'

Huffington Post | Lindsay Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck responded to Keith Olbermann's special comment Thursday on his radio show. Beck played audio of Olbermann, who had returned temporarily fr...

Texan Racer Making America Proud

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Charles Karel Bouley

Ben Spies is no stranger to America or American titles. To the motorcycle racing world he's a first class champion; what a NASCAR champion is in America. And yet no Wheaties box for Spies; at least not yet.

Removed Laugh Track Version of 'The Rush Limbaugh Show' Identifies Unseen, Hate-Filled Side to Program

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

While audiences are used to heartily laughing at Limbaugh's blasphemous jokes, people were dumbfounded by the seemingly new angry, racist angle that is usually masked by rousing laughter.

RADIO NO MORE: NPR Drops 'Radio' From Name

Yahoo! News/Upshot | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

National Public Radio believes it's moved beyond just radio. So the nonprofit network's dropping the "radio" designation in its company name--so 20th...

Digital versus Traditional Advertising? Wrong Question - BANK 2.0

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

There is a debate that has been raging in Advertising quarters for almost a decade now - which is better Digital Media or Traditional Advertising. The...

America the Absurd

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

We have to be numb. Otherwise, the largest energy program in our history would be underway to get rid of the 1/3 of the oil we pump ourselves and replace it with wind, solar, geothermal, tidal energy and more.

Radio Helping Out World Cup Fans in Jordan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Daoud Kuttab

Ingenuity and media entrepreneurship, helped out by technological changes, provided a rare opportunity for many Jordanians to follow their favorite teams vying for the World Cup.

Unable to Pay World Cup TV Fees, Jordanians Use Ingenuity With Help From a Local Radio Station

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Some used broadcasts from Israel and some European countries to watch the game, putting the TV on mute and listening to the commentary from the local radio station.

Anthony Shadid: Questions a Reporter Asks Himself (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

I find it almost painful to come to the States... I tell you, part of me is convinced that the legacy of this war is that Americans come away thinki...

An Emerging Musician You Should Know About: Marina V

Mike McCready | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mike McCready

I spend a lot of time listening to new music and helping emerging artists get the good stuff into the hands of decision-makers in the music industry -- so get ready for a series of introductions.

Time to Step Back and Feel All of This

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

If we don't start to feel more pain, outrage, and a need to sacrifice to make things better, then we'll have sold our lives and souls to corporate America and like all of our gadgets our battery life as a nation will running out.

Glenn Beck Vomits Over Nancy Pelosi (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nancy Pelosi has made Glenn Beck vomit — or at least pretend to. Beck pretended to heave on his radio show Tuesday as audio of Pelosi speaking pl...

Broadcasting Women's Voices in Haiti's Reconstruction: Women's Community Radio

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Haitian women have been increasingly vocal and active in social, political, and economic issues since the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in 1986. T...

David Hoffman: A Walking Tour of YouTube Nation (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Lydon

David Hoffman produced 88 PBS documentary features and five feature-length films over a forty-year career. But that was then. And this is a guy whos...

Radio Gives Payola a Facelift to Stay Afloat

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Schmitt

Radio will take a bone wherever one is thrown and major labels have paid an arm and a leg to have their songs played frequently on stations across the nation.

Time for the Ultimate Intervention, We're Ready Mr. President

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

We need President Obama to be as done with oil as we now are and force industry to give us the alternatives they've had for years and facilitate the transition through an enormous governmental push.

James Kwak: The Problem is Bank-o-cracy (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

James Kwak extends Michael Lewis's point and feeds my fascination with apocalyptic hysteria and helpless torpor as the twin markers of American politi...