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Music and insights on coffee and controlled substances that are mood fixers, elixers, mental enhancers or downright downers. From Absinthe to Zoloft, listen in to hear what we brew up in this stimulating realm that’s part of everyday life in America.


The music of Mardi Gras across the Americas, with glances at the history and customs surrounding it, featuring the sounds of New Orleans’ famed celebration: brass bands, parades, Mardi Gras Indians, Creole cowboys and more. Music includes Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Ry Cooder, and Beau Jocque.


Scanning the dial in search of great voices, characters and shows that grace the airwaves locally and nationwide, today and yesterday. Included are an old-time country station based in a Mt. Airy, North Carolina log cabin, sounds from the US-Mexican Border, the mellow grit of New Orleans R & B, and Rev. Isiah’s “spiritual workshop” from Jackson, MS.


It’s a back porch visit with Jerry Lee Lewis, the undisputed king of country boogie piano. He talks about the music that influenced him growing up in Ferriday, Louisiana, all the way to Sun Records in Memphis. Plus other great piano players: Fats Domino, Jelly Roll Morton, Moon Mullican and Ray Charles, and Thelonious Monk.