Soweto Gospel Choir -- 7:30 p.m. on March 28 at Bethel College

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"The Road Home" -- 7:30 p.m. on March 29 at Friends University

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5:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

How A Devastating Tragedy Led To Real Workplace Reform

1911 drawing depicting the Triangle fire
Credit Kheel Center / Flickr / Creative Commons

In the afternoon of March 25, 1911, the New York City fire department answered a call from Greenwich Village and found smoke billowing out of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory that occupied the top floors of the Asch Building.

As smoke turned to fire, a crowd gathered below to watch as the firefighters attempted to put out a fire that had grown beyond the reach of their equipment. Inside, fear and panic mounted as the largely female workforce found their escape blocked by the fire, and the doors locked by managers who thought the women took too many breaks.

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Blues
4:23 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

King of Zydeco wraps up March feature and Best Blues Album nominee David Gogo

Clifton Chenier - known as the King of Zydeco - is among the artists wrapping up the genre's March feature.
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March 28/30

Crossroads wraps up the March Zydeco feature with music from the King of Zydeco - Clifton Chenier, one of the first zydeco hitmakers - Boozoo Chavis, zydeco star Buckwheat Zydeco, and local zydeco and Cajun favorites, the Mudbugs – then in hour two, a special tracing the history and musicians who helped create the “Zydeco Nation.”

Plus David Gogo - one of this year’s Juno Award nominees for Best Blues Album, and new music from Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Damon Fowler, and John Nemeth with the Bo-Keys.

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jazz
4:05 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Jazz strings and reeds, and more from Wichita native Greg Skaff

American tenor saxist Stanley Turrentine aka 'Mr. T'
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Sunday, March 30, 2014:

Tonight, we're back to the library to hear Gene Ammons, Jimmy Ponder, Stanley Turrentine and Buck Clayton.

Plus, more from Kansas native Greg Skaff, who we featured earlier this month:

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Gospel / R&B
3:47 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

This week on Soulsations: The classic R&B duo of McFadden & Whitehead

The self-titled McFadden and Whitehead album featured the duo's best-selling single, 'Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now'.
Credit Single Cover Art

Sunday, March 30, 2014:

Hear music by Philadelphia soul duo McFadden & Whitehead. The artists, Gene McFadden and John Whitehead, are most widely known for their 1979 signature song, "Ain't No Stopping Us Now." As writers, they wrote and produced The O'Jays' million-selling single, "Back Stabbers." The two are also creatively behind nearly all of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes' album Wake Up Everybody and penned that group's U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart No.1 single, "Bad Luck." 

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jazz
3:13 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

A showcase of jazz pianists, more from March featured artist Pat Metheny

Tuesday: Bruce Barth is among the featured jazz pianists' who have new releases.
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Monday 3.24.14

Night Train marks birthdays of vocalese pioneer King Pleasure, Oregon co-founder Paul McCandless, and pianists Steve Kuhn and Renee Rosnes (including a special in hour two featuring Rosnes along with husband Bill Charlap at the Savannah Music Festival). Plus a new Beatles jazz compilation, the latest from soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom, and more from March featured artist Pat Metheny – from his solo album, One Quiet Night.

Tuesday 3.25.14

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World Music
2:55 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Paul McCandless of jazz ensemble Oregon, 'girl group' lineups in the Global Village

Paul McCandless (second from right) pictured with chamber jazz group, Oregon, on their 2012 release 'Family Tree.' McCandless turns 67 years old Monday.
Credit Album Cover Art

Monday  March 24

Global Village marks the birthday of Paul McCandless with music he did with the group he co-founded, the world chamber jazz ensemble, Oregon – along with guest appearances he made with Bela Fleck and Nguyen Le. Plus a classic from Van Morrison and new music from Anoushka Shankar- daughter of Ravi Shankar, and the critically acclaimed Tuareg group, Tinariwen.

Tuesday March 25

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Music
2:30 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Cash, Hold Steady Return With New Music This Week

Featured Friday: Teeth Dreams from The Hold Steady

Monday, March 23 2014: Born in Memphis, Tenn., Alex Chilton was barely into his teens when he joined the band The Box Tops and scored a major hit with the song “The Letter.” By the end of the 1960s, Chilton had tired of teen fame and sought out a more mature sound in Big Star, a band that never achieved more than cult status but was remarkable for its memorable songs, many of them influenced by the sounds of British Invasion bands such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

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Education
12:02 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Lawmakers to Start Work on Education Funding Bill

This week, a House committee could consider a bill to comply with a state Supreme Court ruling on education funding. That comes after the process got off to a rocky start last week.

The bill would increase money for certain education funds that are aimed at reducing disparities between districts.

But the bill includes other education policy changes, and the lawmaker who introduced it included an expansion of charter schools in the proposal.

That surprised House Speaker Ray Merrick, a Stilwell Republican, who said charter schools hadn't been part of the negotiations.

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Education
11:39 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Senate Minority Leader Hensley Concerned About Education Bills In Non-Education Committees

The Kansas Senate Minority leader has raised questions about the chairman of the state Senate Education Committee's decision to send education bills to other committees for consideration.

Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, says Education Committee Chairman Sen. Steve Abrams has bypassed his own panel with some education bills, including a charter school bill and a measure overhauling teacher licensure.

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