Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A handful of links for today's show

Jane Birkin's official website
Carla Bruni's official website

Polish Chart Show

This feature is from Polish Radio, External Servic, presented by Peter Gentle.
The songs played in this week's show are listed below. Here's the link to the original webpage.

MALOWANY CHLOPAK - Janusz Radek (Universal)
PARZYDELKO - Pustki (Pustki)
MIASTO BRZYDNIE - Pudelsi (Agora)
ALARM CYKLICZNY - Hurt (Luna Music)
BUDZIC SIE I ZASYPIAC (Z TOBA) - Dorota Miskiewicz (Sony BM
PO PROSTU PASTELOWE - Strachy Na Lachy (SP Records)
KAZDEGO DNIA - Mesajah (Pink Crow)
ROSOL - Maria Peszek (Kayax)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Where's NASA's missing toolbag right now?

Find out where the toolbag is at this moment.

During STS-126 mission astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station to do repair work, but lost a bag of tools they had taken along. Capt. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper of the Navy, an astronaut on a mission to the station, was on the first spacewalk of the mission, which involves cleaning and greasing a balky rotary joint, when she discovered that a grease gun had erupted inside its tote bag. While she cleaned up that mess, the bag — containing two grease guns, scrapers and other equipment — floated irretrievably into space. NASA trains spacewalkers to tether and trap all objects they use, but it is not uncommon for the occasional bolt or single tool to be lost.

Figurines of World Leaders defecating

Check out this story and photos from The Telegraph...
The Santa Llucia Christmas market in Barcelona sells everything you could need for your nativity scene. Little statues of Joseph and Mary? Check. A little baby Jesus? Check. Donkeys, sheep and cows? Check. Defecating world leaders? You what?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pledge Drive show

Our radio station is in the Fall Pledge Drive, so there will be a bit more talk on the show today. 

But also I'll finally air the interview I did with DJ Dunkelbunt at the Earthdance festival in mid-September. And a play some of his music, and some other Balkan inspired tracks, in particular from the Putumayo compilation Gypsy Groove, which is actually a pledge premium, yours with a $50 donation.

I'll have a couple of cute news items from the Czech Republic and some news from Sweden and Switzerland, plus a bulletin of world news from Radio Deutsche Welle.

Here's a link to one of the stories from Swissinfo, an indepth study of the campaign rhetoric in the U.S.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Today: Peter Fox of SEEED has a new album, we'll hear a couple of tracks. Check
Also, a new album from Thievery Corporation, more from Phenomden and Patent Ochsner from Switzerland, and some news and stories, and a chance to learn another Czech phrase.
Tune in at

Looking for nice fall colors? Swissinfo has a slide show with some beautiful pictures.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Anti terrorism campaign in UK

"Thousands of people take photos every day," reads the advertisement being run in London's major newspapers. "What if one of them seems odd?"