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From “A Sunday Kind Of Love” all the way to “Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night of the Week),” we’re exploring days of the week as detailed in the Great American Songbook.

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Turning the spotlight on the music of Joni Mitchell.

Ilana Gershon

A lot of people who’ve quit jobs lately thought they were sticking it to the man. But their employers - and coworkers - apparently didn’t realize. This week, anthropologist Ilana Gershon on power in the workplace and what it means for democracy. Plus, a conversation with singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.

Janiece Jaffe

A musical and conversational remembrance of Bloomington singer Janiece Jaffe, who passed away on November 23, 2022 at 64. Jaffe friends and collaborators Dave Bruker, Peter Lerner, and David Miller discuss her life and legacy, and we hear some of Jaffe's concert and studio recordings as well.

Miles Davis and Bill Evans

In 1958 trumpeter Miles Davis brought a new pianist named Bill Evans into his sextet who stayed only a few months, but whose influence helped spark one of the most artistically notable and commercially successful albums in the history of jazz.

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from Gerrit Dou's A Woman playing a Clavichord

Before recorded sound, one of the primary ways we enjoyed music was by making it ourselves. After you’ve enjoyed your supper and a glass of port, pick up a lute and sing some tunes. This week on Harmonia, we’ll explore soft sounds for small spaces. Our featured release is Regina Angelorum with Ensemble Vox Archangeli.

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Steve Henn reads his poems "Columbia, Misery," "Poem for the Mother of My Children," and "Dissociation."

Hoagy at Piano Close

We’re celebrating the songbook of Bloomington’s own Hoagy Carmichael, including “Star Dust,” “Skylark,” and “The Nearness Of You,” as sung by some of the best jazz and pop singers.

Vintage postcard of an automat in NYC

Cash money rewards conscious action in the moment. You have it. You spend it. Or not.

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Vintage postcard of an automat in NYC

Cash money rewards conscious action in the moment. You have it. You spend it. Or not.

Graham Reynolds

Graham Reynolds has composed for film, ballet, theater. He also leads a band that puts on great live concerts. And he wrote a rock opera about Pancho Villa. This week, we talk about all that with Graham. Plus, poet Ross Gay, delighted.

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Hoagy and Lauren Bacall in To Have And Have Not

Hoagy Carmichael was already a successful songwriter when he moved to Hollywood in 1936, but it was the movies that made him a familiar face to millions,

No submissions this week while our staff is away. Please play along at home!

Giorgio Vasari’s painting “Musicians”

In Renaissance Europe, loud instruments were heard in large cathedrals, at dance parties, and outdoors… and this week things are getting loud on Harmonia! We’ll hear celebratory, brash, awesome sounds of slide trumpets, shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, and more.

Corn on the cob

Joe Betz reads "Knuckle Up," "Against the Wind," and "Sweet Corn."

Vintage postcard of the "little school house where O. Henry went to school."

More than anything else, story helps us define what is true and what is worth remembering.

Puppets of Bart Everson and Christy Paxson

Two performances: the trials of Oscar Wilde on stage, and a puppet wedding. And more.

Episode 511

Quantum innovations at IU, a master wood carver, and a surprising Buddhist refuge.

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Mouton's page in the Dodecachordon

This hour, we’re exploring opposites. First up, Jean Mouton, a court composer who writes music “smoothly flowing with melody.” In contrast, our featured release is Carlo Gesualdo: La Légende Noire, music by a complex count, composer...and murderer.

Bronislava Volkova

Bronislava Volkova reads "Dawn spreads its transparent fingers," "It is time," "Human love sails forth," "I love the quiet," "Once upon a Time," "I have arrived," and "To be caught up in a briar-patch can suddenly become."

Chris Connor Atlantic

This week, we celebrate the smoky voice of jazz singer Chris Connor, who got her start with Claude Thornhill’s band in the 1940s, and went on to record some of the best cool jazz vocal records of the 1950s.

Greyhound Bus Terminal and Restaurant in Scranton, PA.

The steps taken immediately before a leap will determine the distance covered.

Antoinette Pompe van Meerdervoort (Hansel), Daesung Choi (Witch), and Kayla Kramer (Gretel) in a scene from IU Opera Theater’s Production of Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck

IU Opera Theater explores the wisdom and the excitement of fairy tales.

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