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New Sounds

World Music Ports of Call

Friday, December 19, 2014

Listen to an hour of world music which takes us to Madagascar, to Poland, and the Reunion Islands in the Indian Ocean, and to various other ports of call.

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PRI's The World

In Madagascar, invasive toads are threatening rare wildlife and frightening locals

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rumors are flying that a new toad that has shown up in a part of Madagascar can kill people and even cows. It's not true, but the imported amphibians could mean big trouble for what's left of the island's unique plants and animals.

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PRI's The World

The key to some big endangered species crime investigations is a small lab in Oregon

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Trying to figure out where that confiscated rhino horn came from? Is that guitar made from a piece of endangered tropical hardwood? You might find the answers to your questions at the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Forensic Lab in Ashland, Oregon, the only one like it in the world.

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New Sounds

New Releases, August 2013 (Special Podcast)

Monday, January 13, 2014

WNYC
For this program, listen to a whole bevy of world music: from Madagascar, Ethiopia, Poland, and India, to name a few.

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New Sounds

New Releases, August 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the month!  For this program, John Schaefer presents the pick of the piles.  There's music from Madagascar, Ethiopia, Poland, and India, to name a few.  Listen to Malagasy blues from Lala Njava, somkething from Mulatu Astatke's latest featuring Fatoumata Diawara, and Polish folk music singers accompanying themselves with kitchen instruments.  There's also a brand-new selection from the forthcoming "Red Hot & Fela" compilation as done by members of TV on the Radio, Kronos Quartet, and Stuart Bogie, the musical director of the broadway show, "Fela!" And more. 

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The Takeaway

Twittering @Madagascar

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Because of restrictions, the political crisis in the island nation of Madagascar hasn't been covered much by the global media. So those who want to follow the ongoing struggle have turned to other sources— like Twitter. The Takeaway talks to two young men who are using the micro-blogging service to compile and follow breaking news from Madagascar. We are joined by Aaron Dibner-Dunlap, a student at Columbia University who used to work in Madagascar.

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Studio 360

Introducing Vakoka

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Engineer Sean Whittaker took a job in Madagascar, thinking he would spend the next few years building and operating windmills. One day, Sean overheard the melody of a healing ceremony and it sparked an interest in music he didn't realize he had. Now Sean produces albums; his latest was ...

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Studio 360

Introducing Vakoka

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Engineer Sean Whittaker took a job in Madagascar, thinking he would spend the next few years building and operating windmills. One day, Sean overheard the melody of a healing ceremony and it sparked an interest in music he didn’t realize he had. Now Sean produces albums; his latest was a ...

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