First, a bit of word association: I say executive privilege. You say (probably) either Watergate or Nixon.
And therein lies the problem for President Obama, who decided Wednesday to use the privilege to prevent Congress from obtaining internal Justice Department documents. Deservedly or not, for any president since Nixon, invoking executive privilege seems to carry a whiff of scandal about it.
WVAS-FM wishes all the biological, adoptive and chosen ones a very Happy Fathers Day. Join Milton Shirdan on Bill Boynton's SwingTown from 12 until 3PM on June 17th for a salute to fathers and a farewell to spring.
Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 5:13 pm
By Becca Pulliam
Credit Jeff Forman
Ohio-born trumpeter Sean Jones played lead for approximately five years with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis was a member of Sean's section. When was asked what he learned from Marsalis, Jones answered in two words: "work ethic."
Now 35-year-old Sean Jones is touring with the Marcus Miller group, an Associate Professor at Duquesne University and Oberlin Conservatory, Interim Artistic Director for the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and leading his group in Detroit with music fromhis album No Need for Words.
Originally published on Thu February 21, 2013 3:51 pm
By Becca Pulliam
Credit John Rogers for NPR / johnrogersnyc.com
It began with the crisis on Wall Street in 2008. Alexis Cuadrado, from Barcelona and now Brooklyn, remembered the poetry of the surrealist Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936), whom all Spanish students study in school.
Betty Carter was born Lillie Mae Jackson on May 16, 1929 in Flint, Michigan. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite this Wednesday evening for a musical salute to Betty Carter on her birthday. Listen during the 9:00 hour exclusively on WVAS-FM.
April is Public Radio Music Month and WVAS-FM gives you a look into The Art Of The Deejay, a one hour special exploring the history of radio, clips from radio personalities from the past and conversations with current deejay. Featured are Aqueelah Jam, Brian Carter, Charles Twitty, David Brent Johnson, Dyana Williams, Gene Knight, Larry "Doc" Elliott, Mel Marsjhall and Milton Shirdan. Tune in at 6;00PM on WVAS-FM or online at www.wvasfm.org.
Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite this Wednesday evening for a musical salute to Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady Of Song, on her birthday during the 9:00 hour, Exclusively on WVAS-FM.
Day 24 of Jazz Appreciation Month and Public Radio Music Month. Join Milton Shirdan on Jazz at Nite for a conversation with vocalist, composer and music educator Sheila Jordan during the 9:00 hour. Exclusively on WVAS-FM.