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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


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Episodes

eTown Time-Capsule: John Prine, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell (originally recorded and aired in 1996)

7/21/2021
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.

Duration:00:59:13

eTown Time-Capsule: Barenaked Ladies, Doug Hoekstra, Interview Guest Alex Pacheco (PETA), & More (originally aired in 1995)

7/14/2021
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...

Duration:00:59:20

eTown's 30th Anniversary Series - Best of 1995

7/7/2021
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.

Duration:00:59:09

eTown Time-Capsule: Joan Baez, Pops Staples eChievement Award: Kids for Coral Organization (Originally AIred in 1994)

6/30/2021
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.

Duration:00:59:13

eTown's 30 Years in 30 Shows - A Look Back at the 1994 Season

6/23/2021
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.

Duration:00:59:21

eTown Time-Capsule: Richard Thompson / Sarah McLachlan / eChievement Award Winner Julie Weier (originally recorded in 1994)

6/16/2021
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...

Duration:00:59:22

eTown Time-Capsule: Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, Interview Guests from The Nature Conservancy, & More

6/9/2021
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,...

Duration:00:59:16

eTown's 30 Years in 30 Shows - Best of 1993

6/2/2021
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.

Duration:00:59:23

eTown's 30 Years in 30 Shows - Best of 1992

5/26/2021
We continue with eTown’s special “30 Years in 30 Shows,” a ‘look back’ series, where we’ll be sharing highlights from each of eTown’s 30 seasons of programs. This week, we take a look at 1992 featuring: Emmylou Harris, Fairfield Four, Willis Alan Ramsey, Iris Dement, Townes Van Zandt, Randy Newman, Los Lobos, Julian Lennon, Pops Staples, and an interview with Helena Norbert Hodge.

Duration:00:59:16

eTown's 30 Years in 30 Shows - Best of 1991

5/19/2021
Join us for this first of eTown’s special “30 Years in 30 Shows,” a “look back” series, where we’ll be giving a listen to highlights from each of eTown’s 30 seasons of programs. This week, we feature the first year of eTown, 1991, as we revisit some of eTown’s favorite moments with Lyle Lovett, Tim O’Brien, Shawn Colvin, Dave Van Ronk, James Taylor, Cheryl Wheeler, John Hartford, Norman and Nancy Blake, and Maura O’Connell.

Duration:00:59:16

eTown with Patrick Watson and Basia Bulat, and Award Winner Brandon Dennison

5/12/2021
This week’s “back by popular demand” program features Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson, who grew up in Montreal; people often compare his art-music sensibilities with those of Rufus Wainwright or Gregory Alan Isakov. Also joining us is another Canadian singer-songwriter (and returning eTown visitor) Basia Bulat. Basia shares songs from a recent album, produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. And we’ll have an inspiring conversation with this week’s eChievement Award winner, a...

Duration:00:59:07

eTown’s 30th Anniversary Celebration (PART TWO)

5/5/2021
We continue with eTown’s celebration of 30 years on the air with music and conversation with several of our favorite guests both past and to come: including Black Pumas, City and Colour, Nathaniel Rateliff, The War and Treaty, Bob Weir, and Lyle Lovett. Plus, we’ll visit with Senator Tim Wirth and hear a special hello from one of our Lifetime eChievement Award winners!

Duration:00:59:20

eTown’s 30th Anniversary Celebration (PART ONE)

4/28/2021
It’s Part One of our special celebration of 30 years on the air, with music and conversation from several of our favorite guests, including Sam Bush, James Taylor, Sarah Jarosz, Sam Bush, Los Lobos, Rufus Wainwright, Brandi Carlile, Raquel Garcia, and more. Helen and Nick reminisce about special moments over the years, plus Nick talks with Congressman Joe Neguse. And we’ll have a few surprises, too!

Duration:00:59:12

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