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Originally aired Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 11 PM

The Journey From Within is a one-hour tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The special begins with a song by Sweet Honey in the Rock and then continues with the words of Dr. Maya Angelou. Listeners will also hear from Reverend Adam Clayton Powell and philosopher Cornel West. There are important historical moments from Marian Anderson on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1965 Civil Rights speech, and the voice of Dr. King.

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In honor of Jack Bruce, bass player for the legendary band Cream, who passed away last weekend, we will air a special episode of Jazz with OT, recorded in 1974, that features some of Cream's most memorable tunes.

Reveal: There’s more to the story

Sep 25, 2014

Friday October 17 at 1 pm:
From The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Hosted by Al Letson.

This episode of Reveal is an investigation into accidents and equipment failures in the Coast Guard; a collaborative investigation into US water standards; and another in CIR's series of veteran investigations.

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Mary Ellen Tanner: Girl Singer is a two-hour tribute to the late local vocalist who loved to sing standards, orginally airing on Saturday, August 9 from 10pm to midnight on 91.7 WVXU, 88.5 WMUB, online at wvxu.org, via the free WVXU mobile app or the iHeartRadio app.  This special will be repeated because of listener response on Saturday, September 20th, from 8-10pm.

A Celebration of John Von Ohlen

Jun 30, 2014

Recorded March 2, 2009

Musicians came into the studio that day to honor the legendary drummer John Von Ohlen who has played with many jazz greats including Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Cal Collins, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, and Perry Como. He's also recorded albums with many other greats like Carmen McRae, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Poole, John Clayton, Mel Torme & the Marty Paich Orchestra, and Benny Carter. John Von Ohlen was inducted into the CEA 2005 Hall of Fame.

The Beatles In America - 1964

Jan 7, 2014
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Part 1 - Saturday, January 25th at 11pm 
Part 2 - Saturday, February 1st at 11pm

When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February of 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture.

As The Story concludes its successful run, WVXU has moved Cincinnati Edition to 1:00pm daily and added the news magazine Here & Now from 2:00-4:00pm Monday-Thursday. Here’s a rundown:

THE STORY: Host Dick Gordon decided it was time to return to his home in Canada, so The Story has come to an end.  Its final show aired on November 22nd.

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Tuesday, November 26 at 2:00 pm

Remembering Marian McPartland

Aug 26, 2013
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On Sunday, September 1 at 10:00 pm, we remember Marian McPartland with a memorial program.

Rosemary Clooney: Big Band Singer

May 1, 2013

Update: Rosemary Clooney: Big Band Singer will be re-broadcast on Saturday, August 3rd at 10pm.

This two-hour special, in honor of her 85th birthday on May 23rd, focuses on the big band career of local favorite Rosemary Clooney. Beginning with her performances with the Tony Pastor Band, the special highlights other big bands she worked with including Duke Ellington, Nelson Riddle, Woody Herman, and Count Basie. You’ll enjoy songs from Rosemary Clooney’s 1956 show, plus, interviews with some of her family and friends, including her brother Nick; friend and host of Song Travels on WVXU, Michael Feinstein;  jazz vocalist Amy London; drummer Jeff Hamilton; and Cincinnati Pops violinist Stacy Woolley. Hosted by Bill Cartwright and produced by Lee Hay.

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