NPR http://wemu.org en This Is It http://wemu.org/post/it <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" id="frame-template6" style="width: 600px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><tbody><tr><td class="col1cell1-template6" style="padding: 10px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" valign="top"><div>Dear WEMU Friends:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 0.857em; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This is it. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:05:12 +0000 Molly Motherwell 43175 at http://wemu.org This Is It Rep. John Dingell on the importance of Public Broadcasting http://wemu.org/post/rep-john-dingell-importance-public-broadcasting <p>The architect of the Public Broadcasting Act, Rep. John Dingell&nbsp;spoke to WEMU advocates at the first <strong><em>State of the Station</em></strong>&nbsp;in 2013 on the importance of&nbsp;public broadcasting in the community.</p><p></p><div>John Dingell, who served a record 58 years in Congress, <a href="http://wemu.org/post/rep-john-dingell-who-has-served-record-58-years-retiring">has announced he will be retiring after his current term</a>.&nbsp;Among Dingell's many achievements in Congress, he&nbsp;helped sign the <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Broadcasting_Act_of_1967" target="_blank">Public Broadcasting Act of 1967</a></em> into law, which paved the way for the CPB, PBS and NPR. &nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:14:46 +0000 Patrik Holubik 41983 at http://wemu.org Rep. John Dingell on the importance of Public Broadcasting Aaron Neville’s “My True Story” Most-Played CD on WEMU Sweet Sixteen http://wemu.org/post/aaron-neville-s-my-true-story-most-played-cd-wemu-sweet-sixteen <p><span style="font-size: 14.4px; line-height: 16.8px;">Given the repertoire, it was only natural that Aaron Neville’s “My True Story” would be the most-played CD on</span>&nbsp;WEMU<span style="font-size: 14.4px; line-height: 16.8px;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.2em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia,'Times New Roman',Times,serif; font-size: 14.4px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 16.8px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;It is his stroll down memory lane from the “doo&nbsp;wop<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>era”, but it is also the soundtrack of so many of our lives cast through the prism of the pristine voice of Aaron Neville.&nbsp;<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p><p><embed allowfullscreen="false" base="http://www.npr.org" height="386" quality="best" scale="showall" src="http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=170012781&amp;m=170135501&amp;t=audio" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="800" wmode="opaque"><span style="font-size: 14.4px; line-height: 16.8px;">We received many requests for it plus we wanted to call attention to Neville’s interviews on “Morning Edition” from NPR and “Bob Edwards Weekend” about the authentic music and Neville’s undeniable soul.&nbsp; Pristine is also a way I’d describe the recording’s production values.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.2em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia,'Times New Roman',Times,serif; font-size: 14.4px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 16.8px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">No expense was spared in the mix or mastering.&nbsp;<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.2em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia,'Times New Roman',Times,serif; font-size: 14.4px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 16.8px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Producers Don Was and Keith Richards have created an American treasure with “My True Story”.&nbsp; If you’re looking for special Valentine’s Day dinner music, this would be perfect.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.2em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia,'Times New Roman',Times,serif; font-size: 14.4px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 16.8px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">More: &nbsp;<a href="http://aaronneville.com/video/">aaronneville.com/video/</a></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.2em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia,'Times New Roman',Times,serif; font-size: 14.4px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 16.8px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:07:24 +0000 Linda Yohn 25246 at http://wemu.org Aaron Neville’s “My True Story” Most-Played CD on WEMU Sweet Sixteen