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Stories from around Indiana...coming to you from Garfield Park in Indianapolis.

Tim O'Brien

Host Aaron Cain speaks with Tim O’Brien, author of "The Things they Carried," about why he returned to writing for his two young sons, and created "Dad’s Maybe Book."

Kiss Me Kate

After World War II, the career of Cole Porter seemed to be mostly over. However in 1948, he scored his biggest hit to date with the award-winning musical Kiss Me Kate, kicking off a victory lap for the composer’s final years. We’ll explore these late songs of Cole Porter on this program.

Art Blakey Straight Ahead

In the last decade of his life Art Blakey continued to mentor new talent in his Jazz Messengers group, helping to elevate musicians such as Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, and Mulgrew Miller.

This week on Ether Game, we got keyed up for a quiz all about musical keys, key changes, locks and keys and keyboards. See our playlist for the show.

The Ether Game Brain Trust whispers "suite" nothings with a playlist all about the dance suite.

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Mash

We pay tribute to composer and arranger Johnny Mandel, who passed away at age 94 on June 29, 2020.

This week its Liberté! Égalité! Fraternité! as we celebrate French Independence on Bastille Day

Fritz Breithaupt

Fritz Breithaupt, director of the IU Experimental Humanities Laboratory, talks about what classical music concerts, Stockholm syndrome, Nietzsche, Schindler's List, and helicopter parents can teach us about the dark sides of empathy.

This week, the Ether Game Brain Trust wishes Gustav Mahler one hundred and sixty Happy Returns!

Carol Giacomo

Elaine Monaghan of the IU Media School speaks with Carol Giacomo, a veteran journalist and foreign correspondent who’s also a member of the New York Times editorial board.

Ahmad Jamal The Awakening

In the mid-1960s pianist Ahmad Jamal returned to the music scene after a three-year hiatus and formed a new trio that would eventually make an album now considered to be a jazz piano masterpiece.

Big sycamore tree.

On this edition of The Poets Weave, Alex Chambers reads "The Sandhill Cranes," "After the Chicken, Before the Peach," and "Among Deciduous Hardwoods."

Hygge

In celebration of the Christmas spirit, the Ether Game Brain Trust looks back at our Hygge themed Ether Game and presents an extra round of quizzing!

Lost Letters

Letters and their authors live in Jonathan Karpinos and Creighton Irons musical.

2019 into 2020

Before the ball drops, the Ether Game Brain Trust explores some important music news in the year the was!

Field of wheat.

Alex Chambers reads "Dreams of Perennial Wheat" and "Wrought."

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