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59 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
eTown Time-Capsule 2000: Michael McDonald, Roy Rogers and Shana Morrison
Our look back at our past 30 seasons continues this week as we share an incredible eTown episode, in its entirety, from the year 2000 show archives. Featuring musical guest Michael McDonald, the legendary singer-songwriter and keyboardist, well known for his distinctive, soulful voice. Other musical visitors include slide guitaristRoy Rogers in a duo set with vocalist Shana Morrison (daughter of Van Morrison). Plus, the eChievement Award goes to a dedicated humanitarian for her work saving, feeding, and educating children in Haiti.
59 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
eTown Time Capsule 1999 - Krist Kristofferson / Jesse Winchester
eTown continues the dig into the 30-year archives with this gem of a show from 1999, featuring Kris Kristofferson and Jesse Winchester, plus a great eChievement Award story about a man making a difference in his New York community.
59 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
eTown‘s Best of 1999
Join us as we continue with eTown’s special 30th anniversary series, a group of shows highlighting eTown’s 30 seasons of programs. This week, we revisit some of our favorite moments from 1999 with musical guests Chris Isaak, Bruce Cockburn, Kim Richey, Dave Alvin, Kelly Joe Phelps and Hawaiian slack key guitar masters, Cyril Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi and George Kahumoku. Plus, Nick interviews journalist Farai Chideya and they have a conversation about the shift in the U.S. population in terms of diversity.
59 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
eTown Time-Capsule 1999: Natalie Merchant, Rick Danko & Garth Hudson, Pete Seeger
We continue with eTown's special 30th anniversary series, sharing highlights from each of our 30 seasons of programs. This week, we start out celebrating our 1999 season by offering a full rerun of a remarkable road show taping: eTown goes to the town of Kingston in upstate New York, where Natalie Merchant joins us for music and conversation. Also with us, the late but great Rick Danko of The Band fame. And folk icon and activist Pete Seeger is our very special interview guest for this program. Truly a classic eTown episode you won’t want to miss revisiting!
59 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
eTown Time-Capsule 1998: Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell with Jerry Douglas and Viktor Krauss
Our look back at our past 30 seasons continues this week , as we share an incredible eTown episode in its entirety, from the 1998 show archives. Musical guests Emmylou Harris (joined by her talented friends, Buddy and Julie Miller) provides stellar, one-of-a-kind live performances, plus up close and personal conversation. Our other musical visiting unit is the wildly gifted guitarist Bill Frisell (who brings Jerry Douglas and Viktor Krauss). Plus, the eChievement Award goes to Gibson Guitars, for their efforts to shift to building guitars using environmentally friendly woods.
60 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
eTown‘s Best of 1998
We continue with eTown's special 30th anniversary series, sharing highlights from each of our 30 seasons of programs. This week, we feature some of the very best from 1998, with musical guests, Janis Ian, Son Volt, The Klezmatics, Gordon Lightfoot, Phoebe Snow, Babba Maal, The Campbell Brothers and Mollie O’Brien. Plus, Nick's compelling conversation with Aboriginal Australian elder Bob Randall is one you'll definitely want to hear.
59 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
eTown Time Capsule 1997 - Robert Cray / Johnny Long
This week, we revisit a great show from 1997 to fill on with some blues. Legendary blues guitarist Robert Cray is with us, plus country blues artist Johnny Long, and an excellent vintage eChievement Award story about someone making a real difference.
59 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
eTown Time-Capsule: Iris DeMent and Cliff Eberhardt and interview guest President Jimmy Carter (originally aired in 1997)
An all-time classic eTown episode from 1997, featuring two great singer/songwriters, Iris DeMent and Cliff Eberhardt. Plus Nick speaks with our special Lifetime eChievement Award winner President Jimmy Carter about his continued work on behalf of those in need.
59 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
eTown's Best of 1997
This week we continue our deep dive into the archives to bring out some key moments from our 1997 season. This episode features music and conversation with Arlo Guthrie, Ben Harper, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Bobby McFerrin, Peter Rowan and Jerry Douglas, Suzanne Vega, and more.
60 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
eTown Time-Capsule: Willie Nelson and Angélique Kidjo
What an incredible show from 1996! We had to share it with you in its complete form. It features the legendary Willie Nelson and the wonderful singer and performer Angélique Kidjo. Plus we hear from a person who is helping children and communities in Guatemala.
59 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
eTown's Best of 1996 - PART TWO
Join us as we continue with eTown’s special 30th anniversary series, a "look back" group of shows serving up highlights from each of eTown’s 30 seasons of programs. This week, we feature part two ‘best of 1996’, as we revisit some of eTown’s favorite moments with musical guests Joan Armatrading, Taj Mahal, Tish Hinojosa, Leo Kottke, Tuck & Patti, Sweet Honey in the Rock, David Lindley, and Karla Bonoff. Plus, we’ll hear from one of Helen’s most favorite award winners, Sweet Alice Harris of California.
59 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
eTown's Best of 1996 - PART ONE
We continue with eTown’s special 30th anniversary series, sharing highlights from each of our 30 seasons of programs. This week, we feature Part One of a ‘best of’ potpourri of stellar moments from our 1996 season, with musical guests Keb’ Mo’, Steve Earle, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Kate MacKenzie, Del McCoury Band, Jorma Kaukonen, Jonathan Edwards and Joan Osborne. Plus, Nick’s conversation with Michael Moore is one you’ll definitely want to hear.
59 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
eTown Time-Capsule: John Prine, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell (originally recorded and aired in 1996)
With the recent passing of the legendary singer-songwriter John Prine (October 10, 1946 - April 7, 2020), eTown host Nick Forster revisits an impactful show that was originally recorded and aired in 1996, with John Prine and singer/songwriter Sarah Elizabeth Campbell.
59 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
eTown Time-Capsule: Barenaked Ladies, Doug Hoekstra, Interview Guest Alex Pacheco (PETA), & More (originally aired in 1995)
Barenaked Ladies, one of Canada’s finest (and funniest!) bands, came to eTown for their very first visit in this especially fun and informative show from 1995; it’s so great, we couldn’t resist sharing in its entirety. Our other musical guest is ethereal singer/songwriter Doug Hoekstra. We’ll also hear from PETA co-founder Alex Pacheco who eloquently discusses the importance of cruelty-free treatment of animals. And our award winner from Wyoming is the cofounder of an organization dedicated to informing the public about how mindless clear-cutting negatively effects the precious Medicine Bow old growth forest. Truly a classic eTown episode you won’t want to miss revisiting!
59 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
eTown's 30th Anniversary Series - Best of 1995
We continue with eTown’s special 30th anniversary series, sharing highlights from each of eTown’s 30 seasons of programs. This week, we feature some of the very best from 1995, with musical guests Patty Larkin, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Todd Snider, Queen Ida, Junior Brown, Tarika, Tim O’Brien and Jerry Douglas, Jules Shear, Ray Kāne and Bryan Bowers. Plus, Nick’s conversation with the late actor and activist Russell Means.
59 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
eTown Time-Capsule: Joan Baez, Pops Staples eChievement Award: Kids for Coral Organization (Originally AIred in 1994)
As we continue to celebrate eTown’s 30 years on the air, we came across this particular episode from the archives that is just too rare to not share in its entirety. American musical icons/legends Pops Staples and Joan Baez share the eTown stage for a magical hour of conversation and song. Plus our eChievement Award story features an organization teaching kids about the importance of coral reefs for the environment, while giving them various opportunities to help protect them.
59 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
eTown's 30 Years in 30 Shows - A Look Back at the 1994 Season
eTown continues its 30th Anniversary celebration this week with a look back at some key moments from the show's 1994 season. Including music and conversation with Ted Hawkins, Rose Flores, The Latin Playboys, Michael McDonald, Doc Watson and more! All of this, plus an interview with environmental activist Paul Hawken. All from the eTown stage in 1994.
59 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
eTown Time-Capsule: Richard Thompson / Sarah McLachlan / eChievement Award Winner Julie Weier (originally recorded in 1994)
We’re continuing our creation of shows with highlights from the 30 seasons eTown has been on the air. But once again, while digging into the eTown archives, we came across this episode from 1994 that was just too stellar from start to finish to even consider not re-airing it in its entirety. Guitarist (and bird watcher) extraordinaire Richard Thompson joins us, as does gifted Canadian performer Sarah McLachlan (who was on her very first tour of the US at this time). And we hear from eChievement Award Julie Weier, of Wisconsin, cofounder of The Midwest Renewable Energy Association, which educates the public about energy conservation through a number of yearly events.
59 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
eTown Time-Capsule: Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, Interview Guests from The Nature Conservancy, & More
We continue to create shows featuring highlights from the 30 seasons eTown has been on the air. More often than not, when we dig into the eTown archives we come across a show that is just too unique to not share in its entirety. This eTown episode, from February of 1993, was originally a fundraising effort for the Nature Conservancy. Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, Rickie Lee Jones and Leo Kottke are the musical guests; and Bob Weir is the recipient of the eChievement Award, for his continual support of environmental and social causes. Plus, we hear from two environmental collaborators (working with The Nature Conservancy).
59 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
eTown's 30 Years in 30 Shows - Best of 1993
We continue with eTown’s special 30th anniversary series, where we’ll be sharing highlights from each of eTown’s 30 seasons of programs. This week, we take a look at 1993 featuring musical guests Lucinda Williams, Flaco Jimenez, The Persuasions, Rosanne Cash, Robin & Linda Williams, Greg Brown, Samite, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Sonny Landreth, Leon Russell, Buckwheat Zydeco, and a conversation with American poet and writer Allen Ginsberg.
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