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eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

Location:

Boulder, CO

Networks:

Progressive

Description:

eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast/podcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

Twitter:

@eTownRadio

Language:

English

Contact:

P.O. Box 954 Boulder, CO 80306-0954 303-443-8696


Episodes

eTown with Capitol Sun Rays, John Long, & Award Winner: Laura Stachel (We Care Solar)

3/3/2021
On this week's eTown re-airing, we’re honored to welcome the rootsy super group Capitol Sun Rays. The group is made up by the talented Luther Dickinson, Amy Helm, Grahame Lesh along with the three core members of a real eTown favorite, Birds of Chicago: Allison Russell, JT Nero, and Drew Lindsay. We also welcome eTown friend and bluesman John Long, who became immersed in the blues scene at an early age, traveling and living with blues legend Homesick James starting in 1970. Also, we’ll hear...

Duration:00:59:08

eTown with Ani DiFranco & Zoë Boekbinder (The Prison Music Project)

2/24/2021
Ani DiFranco is one of the most prolific, focused, and issues-oriented songwriters in America today. She joins Nick from her home in New Orleans to discuss and play songs from her latest record. Ani also partnered with musician and activist Zoë Boekbinder on a remarkable project to bring the issue of restorative justice and prison reform to a wider audience through creativity and music. Zoe shares stories of The Prison Music Project’s evolution, and we’ll feature some of the remarkable music...

Duration:00:59:08

eTown with Ondara & Gary Nicholson

2/17/2021
Kenya-born Minneapolis resident, Ondara, shares his quarantine inspired songs and his remarkable story with Nick. Also, Nashville songwriting superstar, Gary Nicholson, talks about his release, “The Great Divide,” an ode to the common ground that can help heal a divided nation. Two thoughtful and talented singer songwriters have similar takes on what’s happening in America, despite their different backgrounds.

Duration:00:59:07

Looking Back, Looking Forward: The eChievement Award with Ethan Zohn

2/16/2021
Host Helen Forster shares the 2006 interview with former Survivor Africa TV reality show winner Ethan Zohn, who used a good portion of his million dollar prize to help others, combining his love of soccer with a passion for preventing the spread of AIDS. Helen also talks with Ethan today about what’s developed since being on eTown, including expansion of his charitable work, personally dealing with a rare form of cancer, and his recent foray into the world of medical cannabis.

Duration:00:23:54

Looking Back, Looking Forward: The eChievement Award (Program Trailer)

2/16/2021
eTown’s new podcast, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: The eChievement Award” revisits a number of past eChievement Award winners featured on the eTown weekly radio program for the last several years. These are eTown listener-nominated individuals who’ve been doing inspiring work, benefiting folks in need or the planet itself. Podcast Host Helen Forster (professional actor, vocalist, writer, voiceover talent, producer and co-host of eTown) shares these interviews from the past, and, when...

Duration:00:03:01

eTown with The Milk Carton Kids, Rose Cousins, & Award Winner Roz Babener (Community Warehouse)

2/10/2021
This week, eTown favorites The Milk Carton Kids, the dynamic American indie-folk duo, return to eTown. Also joining us is talented Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter Rose Cousins. We’ll also hear from an eChievement Award winner who founded a nonprofit community furniture and some supplies “bank” to help those in need in the Portland community.

Duration:00:59:08

eTown with Steve Earle and The Dukes, Joe Purdy, & Award Winner Renee Boughman (F.A.R.M.)

2/3/2021
In this back-by-popular-demand rebroadcast, legendary singer, songwriter, actor, and author Steve Earle returns to eTown. Rootsy folk singer and songwriter Joe Purdy joins us, as well. Plus, our eChievement Award winner this week is a woman from North Carolina who’s come up with a unique way to feed the hungry and bring her community together at the same time.

Duration:00:59:07

eTown with Margo Price, Swamp Dogg, & Interview Guest Roger Duncan

1/27/2021
We’re excited to bring you this brand new eTown episode! Uber-talented performer Margo Price and Nick discuss her latest work, “That’s How Rumors Get Started,” an album of ten new, original songs due out soon (we’ll share some of those songs with you, too!). And Jerry Williams Jr., who performs under the name Swamp Dogg, is an American soul and R&B musician, singer-songwriter, and producer. Swamp Dogg, a psychedelic soul superhero, is often known as one of American music’s greatest cult...

Duration:00:59:33

eTown with Laura Veirs, Aaron Lee Tasjan, & Award Winner Peter Mui

1/20/2021
In this encore broadcast/podcast, we welcome folk-pop singer-songwriter Laura Veirs. A prolific songwriter for nearly 20 years, Veirs has garnered praise throughout the years with her exquisite folk-pop sound. Also joining us is a truly gifted, one-of-a-kind singer-songwriter, Aaron Lee Tasjan. And we’ll have a conversation with this week’s eChievement Award winner, Peter Mui of California, founder of the Fixit Clinic network, an empowering and sustainability-based grassroots effort that...

Duration:00:59:11

Shemekia Copeland, Kelsey Waldon, & Interview Guest Catherine Coleman Flowers

1/13/2021
Shemekia Copeland returns to eTown for her second visit, in this (first time aired!) new eTown episode. As an award-winning vocalist (daughter of famous jazzer Johnny Copeland), Shemekia started recording in 1998 at the age of 18 and is recognized as one of the most talented artists in today’s blues and roots scene. Also joining us is Kelsey Waldon, a gifted and seasoned American country singer and songwriter. And Catherine Coleman Flowers, a recent MacArthur Fellow, is the author of a new...

Duration:00:59:37

eTown with Valerie June / Mick Flannery - plus Anne Rolfes (Louisiana Bucket Brigade)

1/6/2021
Memphis singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June joins us in this “back by popular demand” rebroadcast. Her unique sound is a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian, and bluegrass. Singer and songwriter Mick Flannery, who hails from County Cork in Ireland, is our other terrific musical guest. And we’ll hear from this week’s eChievement Award winner, the founder of an environmental health and justice organization based in New Orleans which works with...

Duration:00:59:30

eTown with Rising Appalachia, Ramy Essam, & Joseph Teipel

12/30/2020
This week, we welcome Rising Appalachia, led by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith. It’s worth tuning in just for those incredible sibling harmonies alone; but you’ll also be moved by our other musician guest, Egyptian rock musician Ramy Essam, known as “The Singer of the Egyptian Revolution.” The finale collaboration between Nick, Helen, and our musical guests this week is one of the most inspiring ever done on eTown. We round things out with an eChievement Award story about a man who’s helping...

Duration:00:59:31

eTown with Ron Pope, Pieta Brown, & Award Winner Martin Tyner & Scout the Eagle (Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah)

12/23/2020
Talented singer/songwriter Ron Pope joins us, bringing some of his more recent original songs; plus the elegant performer and singer Pieta Brown returns to eTown after several years to share some of her well-crafted tunes. And a golden eagle named Scout appears on the eTown stage in person with his “personal human” (and dear friend) who has been single-handedly saving injured wildlife in Utah for decades.

Duration:00:59:23

eTown Holiday Special: The Indigo Girls, Robert Earl Keen, The Subdudes, & More

12/16/2020
It’s eTown’s brand new Holiday Special: to get you in the mood for the holidays! A look back on performances by the likes of The Indigo Girls, Robert Earl Keen, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Subdudes and many more. Join Nick and Helen Forster for some holiday cheer and memories!

Duration:00:59:29

eTown with Rufus Wainwright, Joan Osborne, & Jeff Orlowski

12/9/2020
eTown welcomes Grammy-nominated artist Rufus Wainwright, who’ll talk with Nick and also share songs from his latest album release (nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album) called “Unfollow The Rules.” Other musical guests include the remarkable singer/songwriter Joan Osborne. Plus, we’ll feature a special one song collaboration between Rufus and Brandi Carlile. And our accomplished filmmaker friend Jeff Orlowski (of Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral fame) returns to etown to talk with...

Duration:00:59:34

eTown with Nathaniel Rateliff, Colin Butfield of WWF, & More

12/2/2020
Longtime eTown friend and talented artist Nathaniel Rateliff joins us for a stunning private performance at eTown Hall, featuring several beautifully written songs from his most recent musical project. Plus, he and Nick have an up close and personal conversation. We’ll also feature musical samples from various iconic New Orleans artists from a Soul Jazz Records compilation that Nathaniel highly recommends. And Nick chats with Colin Butfield, WWF’s Executive Producer of the Our Planet...

Duration:00:58:57

Strand of Oaks / Anna Burch / Award: Murray Fisher (Billion Oyster Project)

11/25/2020
One of our all time favorites, Strand of Oaks, returns to the eTown stage this week. This dynamic, gifted writer and singer (and one of the genuinely nicest people you’ll ever meet) brings his full band this time around. Coming solo to play with the eTones and Nick for the rest of the musical portion of the show is talented young Anna Burch of Detroit, Michigan. And, for this encore broadcast, we’ll have an eChievement Award story of a young man who’s come up with a truly unique and natural...

Duration:00:58:57

The Waifs / Jim Lauderdale / Award: Andreas Karelas of RE-volv

11/18/2020
When this eTown episode first aired last year, our musical guests had one thing in common: They were all returning to the eTown stage after many years. They include the dynamic Australian band The Waifs, which normally consists of sisters Vikki Thorn and Donna Simpson and their longtime collaborator Josh Cunningham; and gifted singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale, whose songs have been recorded by a Who’s Who of country and pop music stars over the years. Plus, we’ll hear from the young founder...

Duration:00:58:57

eTown Special: From Our House to the White House

11/11/2020
This week on eTown, after a very long election season, we wanted to think about the White House in a different way – as the people’s house – and celebrate music being a part of it for decades. Many of the artists who’ve joined us at eTown have played for Presidents, too, and we’ll revisit their eTown performances along with some memories of their visits to the White House. We’ll hear from folks like Loretta Lynn, who played for every administration from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama, Mavis...

Duration:00:58:57

Tyler Childers / The Suitcase Junket / Chad Bernstein (Guitars Over Guns)

11/4/2020
This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana, country singer-songwriter Tyler Childers. Tyler fuses gritty original song lyrics with the folk, bluegrass and rock influences of his Appalachian upbringing. Also with us is “one-man-band” The Suitcase Junket, with his one of a kind sound created from an array of instruments all played at once. Rounding things out, we have a conversation with eChievement Award winner Chad Bernstein, founder of Guitars Over Guns, an organization that...

Duration:00:58:57