Writer, music analyst and cultural commentator distinguished for academic essays that set rock and roll in a societal context, Greil Marcus was born on this date in 1945. His book “The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs,” provides the soundtrack for the Greil Marcus birthday to which you are invited on Crosscurrents, 6/19 at 8 am.
Please join us for a boating celebration special on KRNN radio for Walking The Blues Away, Sat.17.June at 5pm (Alaska Time)
The 2017 America’s Cup is the 35th edition of the America’s Cup yacht race. The finals will begin Saturday, 17th of June 2017. The Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand, (winner of the 2017 Louis Vuitton Cup) will race against the Defender, Oracle Team USA (winner of the 2013 America’s Cup). The contests will be piloted using hydro-foiling AC50 America’s Cup Class yachts. The past and stature linked to the America’s Cup entices the world’s best sailors and yacht engineers along with affluent financiers and promoters. It is a trial of nautical ability and boat and sail enterprise, but also of organization and financing skills.
ANNE FRANK ON CROSSCURRENTS, 6/12: A vivacious and intelligent young girl who wrote a diary while hiding from the occupation of Amsterdam during WWII, Anne Frank was born on this date in 1929. You are invited to keep hope alive by celebrating the birthday of Anne Frank on Crosscurrents, 6/12 at 8 am.
National Iced Tea Day on June 10th provides a good excuse to relax and be cool… or at least drink something which is cool. We are encouraged to combine cubed ice and brewed tea with a slice of lemon. It is also true that “dog gone it” you can use herbs and spices too.
His genius as a prodigy of intellect expressed itself in many other spheres of activity, John Maynard Lord Keynes, was born on this date in 1883. So influential was John Maynard Keynes in the middle third of the twentieth century that an entire school of modern thought bears his name. Keynes’ best-known work, ‘The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money’, was published in 1936, and became a benchmark for future economic thought. It also secured his position as Britain’s most influential economist, and with the advent of World War Two, he again worked for the treasury. In 1942, he was made a member of the house of lords.
JOHN F. KENNEDY ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/29: Born 100 years ago into a politically and socially prominent family on this date in 1917, John Fitzgerald Kennedy become the 35th US President. You are invited on his birthday to enjoy some fine new music from Ireland as we celebrate the Irish heritage of John F. Kennedy on Crosscurrents, 5/29 at 8 am.
Nothing says the “end of school” or the “start of summer” like cruising in a hot road. It will be time to do just that on Saturday, 5/27, at 10 am on KRNN Juneau Alaska radio fm 102.7. The playlist may include: Lincolns; Fords; Chevys; Pontiacs; Cadillacs; Thunderbirds; Buicks; Oldsmobiles; Hondas; Cobras; GTOs; Mustangs; Deuce Coupes.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/22: A medical doctor from Edinburgh who authored Sherlock Holmes detective adventures, Arthur Conan Doyle, was born on this date in 1859. It is “elementary my dear Watson” to partake in the Doyle birthday by tuning in Crosscurrents, 5/22 at 8 am.
Playlist may include songs by: Doyle Bramhall; Dole Dykes; John Doyle; Alan Doyle; Marie Doyle; Danny Doyle; Brian Doyle; Tim Doyle; Mark Doyle; Josh Doyle; Mark Doyle; Michael Doyle; Suzanne Doyle; … and closing with The Flower Of Scotland and of course, a wee bit of mischief.