Station Announcement
2:37 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Guitarist Tom Hueston On A Taste Of Jazz

 Jazz Guitarist Tom Hueston will be a special guest on A Taste of Jazz this Monday, April 28, 2014. Tom is a teacher and very special performer. He was Matt Heister's first guitar teacher and also helped launch the career of Jeff McLaughlin. 

Tom is one of only a handful of people in the world who can play bass pedals as the same time he plays guitar! This blend of two instruments in this way will bring a unique sound to his performance. We will talk about his teaching techniques, the physics of playing two instruments at the same time, one with his hands and the other with his feet, and listen to some tracks he has recorded with other local musicians.   

Join Dave Fries this Monday following All Things Considered for an evening of the very best in jazz and a fun filled as well as informative set by Tom Hueston.

Events
4:15 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Florida Wildlife Hospital's 8th Annual Baby Shower

  

  Florida Wildlife Hospital feeds hundreds of baby animals each year, including many that need feeding as often as every 15 minutes for 12 hours a day. To help feed these hungry little mouths, Florida Wildlife Hospital is holding its 8th annual baby shower, sponsored by The Town of Palm Shores!

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Podcasts
3:14 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Sound Waves Session With Singer-Songwriter SJ

Florida-based singer-songwriter SJ come by our studio on April 23 for a live Sound Waves session before his performance at the upcoming Melbourne Art Festival.   For more photos of our live session, check out our Facebook page and don't forget to like our page for the latest WFIT updates, photos and news!

For more info on how you can catch SJ and many other talented local artists at the Melbourne Art Festival on Saturday, April 26, check out their website!

"That Is All"

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Kevin Kniestedt became the host of Morning Edition on WFAE in September of 2013. Prior to that, he spent twelve years in public radio in Seattle/Tacoma and Spokane, Washington, where you could find him on the air just about any random hour of the day. Kevin has spent time hosting both news and music, has interviewed the likes of Dr. John, Chick Corea, and Branford Marsalis, and has authored the list 1,000 Jazz Albums You Should Hear Before You Die. Kevin is also a huge sports fan, loves a good film festival, and can often be found indulging on a massive plate of nachos.

Station Announcement
11:47 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Live Session With Singer-Songwriter SJ Today On Sound Waves

  Tune in to Sound Waves today around noon to hear a live session with Florida-based singer-songwriter SJ. He blends his own type of melodic folk alternative/acoustic rock with a chill vibe to create an acoustically soulful groove and sound.

SJ has been touring nationally and has won and been nominated for more than 20 indie artist awards for his latest album, Coffee.

Enjoy a live session with Florida singer-songwriter SJ today on Sound Waves!

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Anya Kamenetz is NPR's lead education blogger. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning.

Kamenetz is the author of several books about the future of education. Generation Debt (Riverhead, 2006), dealt with youth economics and politics; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (Chelsea Green, 2010), investigated innovations to address the crises in cost, access, and quality in higher education. Her forthcoming book, The Test (PublicAffairs, 2015), is about the past, present and future of testing in American schools.

Events
4:44 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Florida Folk Festival, May 23-25

Throughout the Memorial Day weekend, you can enjoy more than 300 performances that give voice and meaning to Florida's heritage.

The 62nd Annual Florida Folk Festival takes Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 23 through 25th along the Suwannee River at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Florida. One of the "Top 20 Events" in the Southeast, the festival celebrates Florida's land, food and heritage.

Performers include JJ Grey and Mofro, Billy Dean, Ben Prestage, Albert Castiglia and dozens more.

Tune in to Bill Stewart's Folk, Bluegrass and More for a chance to win free tickets to the festival!

Podcasts
3:45 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Interview With Founder Of To Write Love On Her Arms

  Jamie Tworkowski of To Write Live On Her Arms stopped by our studio for a live interview with Todd Kennedy on April 16. 

TWLOHA began with a story and a simple t-shirt design to become one of the most successful charities to provide help for thousands of people struggling with depression, addiction and pain. We’ll hear Jamie’s vision for hope and recovery.

In this podcast, Jamie talks about the organization's local roots and how it's grown into one of the most recognizeable non-profits in the country.

He'll also talk about the second annual Run For It 5K this Saturday in Satellite Beach. Funds raised from the run will go directly toward helping people struggling with depression, addiction and pain.

Susan is the deputy news director who handles assignments and planning by the news staff. She's also a general assignment reporter who began her career at MPBN working at the State House in 1992. Since then she has covered major political and environmental stories, winning national awards for her beat reporting twice from the Society for Environmental Journalists. Her coverage of labor issues, including an investigative series on independent contractors, has also been recognized by the Public Radio News Directors, Inc and by the Associated Press. Susan is a graduate of the University of Montana where she got her first job in public radio news while still a student.

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