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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 Earth Day Special

4/20/2021
This week, we revisit the 2020 “Earth Day” Special, a collection from the archives that’s so nice, we’re running it twice. The re-airing will launch eTown into its 30th anniversary. So join us for three weeks of eTown b’Earthday Celebration as we start with lots of music and conversations between eTown Host Nick Forster and inspiring activists like Jane Goodall and even the founder of Earth Day, the late Senator Gaylord Nelson – all from the eTown archives. Where else are you going to hear...

Duration:00:59:11

eTown with Willie Nelson and The War and Treaty

4/14/2021
This week, we bring two eTown veteran performers back to the show, the legendary Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson and the inspiring husband and wife duo, The War and Treaty. Willie talks with Nick about his new record, his second tribute to one of his all-time favorite singers, Frank Sinatra, while also updating us on his life being NOT On the Road Again for the first time in decades because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Tanya and Michael Trotter talk about their latest release and touch...

Duration:00:59:05

eTown with Che Apalache, Aoife O'Donovan & Interview Guest Bea Johnson (Part 2 of 2)

4/7/2021
For part two of a two part eTown re-airing, we’re joined by eTown veteran Aoife O’Donovan of the Grammy Award-winning band “I’m With Her.” Aoife returns to eTown for a very special performance with collaborator Jeremy Kittel, who co-produced and arranged Aoife’s Bull Frogs Croon (And Other Songs) EP. Aoife and Jeremy are also joined by a string quartet. Also with us for their visit is Latin and American roots band Che Apalache, featuring three powerhouse Latin American musicians – two from...

Duration:00:59:12

Aoife O’Donovan / Che Apalache / Award: KC Curberson-Alvarado (PART 1)

3/31/2021
This week, appropriately, we have an especially international eTown show, one in which the performances and conversations were all so strong that we’re presenting it in two parts. Irish-American singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan of the Grammy Award-winning band “I’m With Her” returns to eTown, sharing pieces from her latest collaboration with Jeremy Kittel, who co-produced and arranged Aoife’s first new studio recording in four years. With us for their first visit is the Latin American and...

Duration:00:59:14

eTown with Lake Street Dive & Shakey Graves

3/24/2021
This week, eTown brings back two of our favorite musical guests - multi-genre band Lake Street Dive and Americana musician Shakey Graves. While the show was recorded remotely, we do have a very special collaboration at the end featuring a duet between Rachael Price and Alejandro Rose-Garcia (Shakey Graves). Both artists open up about the new music on their latest records and the process of staying creative during a pandemic. Expect lots of good music and conversation this week . . . in eTown.

Duration:00:59:03

eTown with Allen Stone, Nikki Lane, & Interview Guest Marc Barasch

3/17/2021
On this week's eTown re-airing, we welcome neo-soul and modern R&B artist Allen Stone. We’re also joined bye Nashville-based American country and rock singer-songwriter Nikki Lane. Nick also has a conversation with a man who discusses how a regenerative agricultural revolution could be a solution to reversing climate change. Join us this week… in eTown!

Duration:00:59:09

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram / Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms / Interview: Nona Yehia (Vertical Harvest)

3/10/2021
This week's eTown re-airing features talented guitarist and young bluesman Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, a Mississippi-native guitar, vocal, and writing sensation. eTown also welcomes the vocally driven country duo Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms from Portland, Oregon. Plus, we’ll hear from Nona Yehia, a well-versed, passionate vertical farming advocate who co-founded the nonprofit Vertical Harvest. It’s a classic eTown broadcast/podcast you won’t want to miss!

Duration:00:59:15

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