JoAnn Mar

Board Op/Announcer; Producer and Co-Host, Folk Music & Beyond

JoAnn Mar is a veteran radio announcer, producer and host of Folk Music & Beyond, heard every Saturday from 3 to 5 pm.  In her spare time, she is a radio documentary producer/journalist. Her news reports and features have aired on NPR, Voice of America, The Charles Osgood File, Pacifica Radio and AARP's series Prime Time Radio. Topics covered include prisons, end-of-life, women's issues, the plight of immigrants and public education.

In 2006, Mar received the prestigious George Polk award for investigative reporting on prison privatization.  More recently, she was the recipient of a 2007 media fellowship from the Open Society Institute and produced the in-depth, award-winning documentary "Prisons In Crisis: A State Of Emergency In California."

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3:48am

Tue October 23, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond ~10/27

Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma ~ Live Studio Performance!

Folk Music & Beyond welcomes master musician Ross Daly from the Grecian isle of Crete.  He draws upon a number of popular and classical idioms mainly from the Balkans and Middle East, but also from North Africa and Central and South Asia, incorporating elements of each into his compositions and renditions of traditional repertoire.

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12:00pm

Tue October 16, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond ~ 10/20

The Shook Twins

The Shook Twins

The Shook Twins are Katelyn and Laurie Shook,  identical twin sisters who also happen to be enormously talented musicians from Portland, Oregon.  They stop by the KALW studios to perform their highly original and imaginative  songs on Folk Music and Beyond this week.  Saturday, October 20 at 3pm.

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4:03pm

Mon September 24, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond ~ 9/29/12

The Legendary Judy Collins

Judy Collins

Music and conversation with folk singer Judy Collins, from an interview recorded in 1998. Collins talks about her memoir "Singing Lessons" and her struggles with alcoholism, depression and the death of her son. Musical highlights include "Send In The Clowns", "Suzanne", "Who Knows Where The Time Goes", "Bread and Roses", and "Amazing Grace."  This encore broadcast airs this Saturday 3 pm on "Folk Music & Beyond."

1:38am

Fri September 21, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond 9/22/12

Real Vocal String Quartet ~ Live in our studios!

The Real Vocal String Quartet returns to Folk Music & Beyond for another live appearance.  Their music covers a lot of territory - classical, jazz, rock, Appalachian folk, West African and Brazilian.  They'll perform songs and instrumentals from their new CD "Four Little Sisters."   Saturday at 3pm.

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3:10pm

Mon September 10, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond 9/15 3-5pm

Neil Young & The Bridge School Concerts

Enjoy the music of Neil Young and highlights from the new Bridge School Concert's 25th Anniversary recordings on this week's Folk Music & Beyond.   You'll hear some of the biggest names in rock and popular music playing their songs unplugged-Bruce Springsteen, Fleet Foxes, Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Pearl Jam, Norah Jones, The Who, and of course, Neil Young & Crazy Horse.   Saturday 9/15 from 3-5pm.  (Listen through 9/22 via KALW's Local Music Player.)

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