Insight: Stockton's Heart & Spirit Run / Kushman By The Bottle / The Synthesizer


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Stockton will honor victims of violent crime as the community holds a Boys and Men of Color summit. Rick Kushman will talk about robots, birds and bubbles. And we'll take you back to the 70s and 80s with a discussion about synthesizers.

 

Stockton's Heart & Spirit Run This Saturday, policymakers, students, teachers, practitioners, advocates and parents will come together in Stockton for the Heart & Spirit Run to honor victims of violence in their community. The run is the final event for the 4th Annual Boys and Men of Color (BMoC) Summit organized by Fathers & Families of San Joaquin. We’ll talk with executive director Sammy Nunez about the summit and the purpose behind the Heart & Spirit Run. 

 

0409 Boys And Men Of Color Summit


0409 Kushman By The Bottle

Kushman By The Bottle In the next installment of Kushman by the Bottle.  Capital Public Radio’s resident wine expert Rick Kushman joins us to talk about the joys of wine tasting in Northern California.

The three wines selected for Rick's Picks are all Rioja's, meaning they are Tempranillo from the Rioja region. What makes them fun is that they are in the ascending order Rioja's aging designation. THey are similar wine, each aged longer. All of these wines can be found in wine shops and stores or online:

  • Marques de Caceres Red Crianza 2009
  • Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserve 2007
  • Marques de Caceres Gran Reserva 2004

0409 Synthesizer

The Synthesizer If you lived through the 1970’s and 1980’s you’re probably all too familiar with the synthesizer. The electronic instrument –typically a keyboard- scored horror films in the 1950’s and left its mark in songs by bands like The Beatles and Van Halen. Currently the instrument has dropped out of main stream music, but it hasn’t dropped out of the hearts’ of some fans. Mark Vail is a former editor for Keyboard Magazine and has recently written a comprehensive book on the synthesizer. Vail will be talking about his book “The Synthesizer: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Programming, Playing, and Recording the Ultimate Electronic Music Instrument” Friday at The Avid Readerin Davis. The talk will also feature a mini-synth jam.

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