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Dweezil Zappa's Dilemma

Jan 6, 2017

Dweezil Zappa discusses his ongoing legal dispute over the use of his family name. Improvisations  host Todd Steed and Dweezil also discuss details on guitars, teaching and his upcoming performance at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville. 

In in the early 1950s, a girl named June Kent borrowed an encyclopedia volume – the letter A. Reading that volume, she learned about astronomy, aeronautics and a new field called astronautics – sending machines and people into space. Years later, June Kent would marry test pilot Dick Scobee, and the two of them shared an excitement about Dick’s role in the space shuttle program.

U.S. Geological Survey

In September, I invited the University of Tennessee's Dan Feller over to talk about the latest printed edition of The Papers of Andrew Jackson. The hefty volume includes Jackson's letters, other correspondence and handwritten minutiae from the year 1832.

Jeff Wolfe And Aaron Smyth Talk Nutcracker

Dec 9, 2016

Afternoon Concert host Garrett McQueen speaks with "ballerinos" Jeff Wolfe and Aaron Smyth about their roles in Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" ballet, presented by the Appalachian Ballet Company, with live music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

Songwriter Todd Burge stops by for an enjoyable performance and chat on Studio 865.  Todd discusses his history on Mountain Stage and life in West Virginia. 

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