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Dr. Janet Kavandi is a three-time shuttle astronaut, former Director of Flight Operations for NASA, and currently serves as director of NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. In addition, she was recently inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Dean Regas and Anna Hehman are proud to welcome Dr. Kavandi to this episode of Looking Up.

 

Lonesome Miles is the latest album by country-rock masters Root Cellar Xtract. The band’s mission is to continue the Laurel Canyon music tradition that gave us such artists as The Eagles, Pure Prairie League, Buffalo Springfield, Canned Heat, Jackson Browne and many more.

Lonesome Miles is a follow-up to their 2017 album Rear-View Mirror Eyes and clearly demonstrates the band’s fellowship as well as their individual virtuosity. It also provides an excellent compare-and-contrast reference for how the band has developed and grown over the past few years.

This week on Start Hear:

  • With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus: Take a seat with Lauren as she passes off her hosting duties to a new funny friend every week.
  • The Chernobyl Podcast: Peter Sagal and Craig Mazin discuss the true stories that shaped the scenes, themes and characters.
  • Speech Science Podcast: Interviews with leaders in the field of speech and language therapy and individuals who are making a difference in the lives of others with disabilities.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Good One: A podcast about jokes and the people who tell them.
  • Daily Breath with Deepak Chopra: Where we pause the hectic world around us, refocus ourselves and expand our minds.
  • Auto Sausage: Auto Sausage grinds automotive awesomeness into a brief but satisfying podcast.

What started as a hobby, to create a website about his passion for amateur astronomy, has now turned into a 20-year career.

Fraser Cain, proprietor of the Universe Today website, Astronmycast podcast, and the live Weekly Space Hangout, joins Dean Regas and Anna Hehman to talk about the evolution of these projects and what continues to make it fun after all this time.

Comprador: Important

May 21, 2019

Comprador’s third album Important is a surreal adventure that balances original music with both subtle and overt musical homages. The subject matter of the album ranges from the apocalyptic to the irrational. It is simultaneously a strange amalgam of solo compositions by Charles D'Ardenne and beautifully-intertwined guest appearances.

All the while, Important is loosely based on the exploration into “the abject horror of internet dating in 2018.”

I sat down with Charles D'Ardenne in the studio to talk about Important, the challenges of performing Comprador’s music in a live setting and why this is probably the last Comprador album we’ll see in Cincinnati for a good, long time.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Big Pond: A multifaceted image of life in Germany and in the US.
  • The Oath: A series of revealing, one-on-one conversations with thoughtful former American public officials.
  • High Heels and Politics: Join Mary Anne Christie as she interviews the leaders of today and tomorrow.

This week on Start Hear:

  • 30 for 30: Original, high-quality sports stories in the likeness of the acclaimed 30 for 30 documentaries, but made exclusively for audio.
  • Sports Wars: Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what's the real story behind these epic battles?
  • The Unruly Sports Fan: Covering the latest news and headlines in the sports world while sampling some high quality craft beer.

The first picture of a black hole was a worldwide phenomenon, but what is our fascination with these astronomical mysteries?

Dean Regas and Anna Hehman welcome Nathaniel Scharping, an editor for Discover magazine who wrote about the black hole photograph for Astronomy magazine and astronomy.com.

Not many people would trust a tarot card reading they bought with a Groupon, but for a musician like Wonky Tonk, it just seems to resonate with that special part of who she is and where she finds herself on her journey.

A tireless performer and songwriter, Wonky Tonk is preparing to release her second full-length album, Lessons Not Lovers, this summer.

It took some relentless pursuit, but after a few years of trying, I was finally able to get her to sit still long enough to spend some time with me in the studio. As we sat down together, I wasn't sure where our conversation would go, and though I resisted asking about "being a girl in a band," it just naturally went in that direction. I found myself fascinated by her stories, her view on music, life, and everything.

This week on Start Hear:

  • After On: A dive deep into the science, tech, and social issues explored in the novel "After On."
  • Stupid Genius: In every episode Emma Chamberlain takes a puzzling question and is given three guesses to try to solve it.
  • Hear Cincinnati: Hear journalists and reporters share the stories behind some of Cincinnati's biggest news stories.

Softstone Hearts describe their music as "Indie Pop Rock (with Lots of Cello.)"

Longtime friends Chase Jeffries and Lisa Newell started the band, which included Abby Depp to round out the vocal harmonies and provide keys and saxophone, in 2018. With the addition of Tom Harlan on drums and John Botter on bass, they gained not only a rhythm section, but additional tools for songwriting, recording and production.

When they went into Marble Garden studio to record their EP, String Or a Bow, they met up with CCM cello student Chris Park who quickly became a permanent member of the band.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Out on the Wire: Join cartoonist Jessica Abel as she breaks down the principles of storytelling.
  • Witness History: History as told by the people who were there.
  • The Dragonfly Effect: Heartwarming and informational stories about pediatric cancer patients and their families and our community.

Imagine that you have years of experience behind the bar at a club that celebrates uniquely-crafted cocktails. Add to that over 60 years of rock-n-roll and rhythm & blues history, a dash of funk, a twist of serendipity, garnish with spontaneity and serve super-cool.

Now you have the recipe for Rocktails - a new compendium of concoctions by local musicians Kristen Kreft (The Perfect Children) and Mayalou Banatwala (Heavy Hinges).

NXNS - North By Northside

Apr 25, 2019

50 musical acts at 7 venues over a 2-day period.

That is exactly what you can experience at the North By Northside festival --- happening this Memorial Day weekend.

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Did you know that there is an observatory at the Vatican? Did you now that the two men in charge of the research and operations taking place there are both from the Midwest? 

In this transatlantic conversation, Dean Regas and Anna Hehman learn about the Vatican Observatory from its director, Brother Guy Consolmagno (from Detroit) and head of the Jesuit community at the observatory, Father Paul Mueller (from Cincinnati, a St. Xavier High School graduate).

This week on Start Hear:

  • 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy: Tim Harford tells the fascinating stories of inventions, ideas and innovations which have helped create the economic world.
  • American Hysteria: Exploring our moral panics, urban legends, and conspiracy theories, how they shape our psychology and culture, and why we end up believing them.
  • Cincinnati Soccer Talk: A podcast devoted to FC Cincinnati.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Sticky Notes: A classical music podcast for everyone, whether you are just getting interested in classical music for the first time, or if you've been listening to it and loving it all your life.
  • Classical Classroom: There's a rumor going around that classical music is hoity toity. At Classical Classroom, we beg to differ.
  • Around Cincinnati: Greater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati keeps you up to date with the cultural and arts organizations and events that make Cincinnati special.

LSST Project/NSF/AURA

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will, when it's operational, conduct a 10-year survey of the sky to provide an amazing amount of data to help answer ongoing questions about our universe.

This week on Start Hear:

  • Circle Round: Carefully-selected folktales from around the world with an eye towards inclusivity.
  • Bad Reputation: Bad Reputation tells stories about women in rock. The lost stories. The complicated stories. The good stories.
  • Victor Street Fiction: Every month, Adam Pettit and Aaron Collins release a hybrid of music and narrative, where, barring serials, each episode takes on its own genre and musical style.

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