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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1:17pm

Sun March 25, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond Sat. 3/31 3 pm

Gabriel Yacoub on Folk Music & Beyond

Our special guest this Saturday is French  musician Gabriel Yacoub, the talented singer-guitarist who  spearheaded the French folk revival movement of the 70's and 80's with his band Malicorne.  This is an encore broadcast from 2003, featuring musical selections from Malicorne's albums and songs from Gabriel Yacoub's solo recordings.

9:56pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond Sat. 3/24

Agapi Mou on Folk Music & Beyond

Folk Music & Beyond welcomes members of Agapi Mou (“my love” in Greek), a new Bay Area band performing the songs and tunes of Greece, Albania, Turkey, and Armenia.   Agapi Mou includes violinist and singer Aya Davidson, clarinetist Greg Jenkins, Alan Davidson on laouto and Michael Garibaldi on percussion.  Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.

 

4:19pm

Sun February 26, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond

Irish Folk Musician Mick Moloney Live This Saturday on Folk Music & Beyond

Veteran Irish Folk Musician Mick Moloney and fiddler Athena Tergis will stop by the KALW studios this Saturday at 4 pm.  They'll play a few tunes and talk about Mick's research into the music of Irish-Americans and their contributions to vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley.

8:46pm

Sat February 18, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill Live on Folk Music & Beyond

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

The great Irish fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill return to Folk Music & Beyond for a live performance this Saturday February 25th at 3 pm.  Hayes ranks among the most innovative and distinguished fiddlers playing traditional music today.

3:54pm

Sat February 11, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond

Musica Pacifica Live on Folk Music & Beyond

Now on KALW's Local Music Player: Bay Area Baroque ensemble Musica Pacifica's live performance on Folk Music & Beyond. 

Members played selections from their latest recording "Dancing In The Isles: Baroque and Traditional Music from England, Scotland, and Ireland."  Judith Linsenberg on recorder, Elizabeth Blumenstock on baroque violin, Shirley Hunt on baroque cello, Charles Sherman on harpsichord, and John Loose on percussion.

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