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New Voices Around Us® Podcasts

“Voices Around Us®” aims to amplify the community’s voices and share diverse stories and backgrounds.TOLEDO, OHIO – August 3, 2023 –WGTE Public Media’s “Voices Around Us®” podcast series officially launches on Tuesday, August 8th with six brand new podcasts at www.wgte.org/vau. WGTE is working with community experts and voices to launch these new podcasts that cover a variety of important topics. Read More

On Tony Bennett

By Kim Kleinman
Jazz Spectrum Contributing Writer
 

I primarily mourned Tony Bennett’s death by finding his two albums with the revered Bill Evans from right around the time I saw Evans with Eddie Gomez at the Antibes Jazz Festival and later at home in Kansas City. That said, I did not get or even listen to them back in the day. Read More

This Week on Jazz Spectrum - 7/29

By Fritz Byers This week on Jazz Spectrum, an homage to Tony Bennett.  I posted earlier this week a brief reflection on Tony’s music, which was elevated by his taste and his commitment to the meanings of the lyrics, married to the melodies and harmonies of the best songs in the canon.

On the show this week, we’ll hear Tony in various settings. Read More

Tony Bennett (1926-2023)

By Fritz ByersTony Bennett, who died last Friday at 96, sang for us for more than 70 years. We didn’t always listen as closely as we should have. As happens when the crowd is surfing the zeitgeist, the culture took its eyes and ears from Tony for a while –he endured a long dry period as folk, rock ‘n’ roll, and their variants pushed him and his favored music to one side. Read More

This Week on Jazz Spectrum - 7/22

By Fritz ByersThis week on Jazz Spectrum, selections from a cascade of new releases reflecting the vitality of current jazz.  Among them:

*   The Venezuelan-born pianist Edward Simon, abetted by his stalwart bandmates, the drummer Adam Cruz and the bassist Reuben Rogers, programs his new release, Femininas, as an homage to female Latin American  songwriters. Read More

Raising Up Ohio's Women Podcast

“Raising Up Ohio’s Women” aims to share the stories and historic accomplishments of some of the most influential women in Ohio  TOLEDO, OHIO – July 6, 2023 –WGTE Public Media has launched a new FM 91 broadcast and podcast series “Raising Up Ohio’s Women.” The series will air 26 episodes for 26 consecutive weeks each highlighting a woman from Ohio. Read More

WGTE's Iconic America Screener

We want to thank all 82 guests that attended our sneak peek screener event of Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories David Rubenstein! Host Cathy Kamenca enjoyed the in-depth conversation, answering a slew of great questions, giving away tons of prizes, giving a tour of WGTE's facility, and interacting with our incredible community.  You can always check out our events page to see what is coming up next and how else to engage with WGTE.  Any questions? Read More

WGTE's Endeavor Screening Event

We thank all 69 guests that attended our sneak peek screener event of MASTERPIECE: Endeavor!  Host Cathy Kamenca enjoyed the in-depth conversation, answering a slew of great questions, giving away tons of prizes, giving a tour of WGTE's facility, and interacting with our incredible community.  You can always check out our events page to see what is coming up next and how else to engage with WGTE.  Any questions? Contact us Read More

Visit Fort Wayne, Indiana

This contest has ended. Thank you to everyone who entered.  Read More