KAZU Sunday Sound Adventures

Sundays, 4-5 p.m.

One hour every Sunday at 4 p.m. on KAZU, we take our listeners on a Sound Adventure, whether it be a musical documentary, historical / scientific journey, or just something current that we hope our listeners will enjoy. 

Current and recent programs, see below.
For older programs, see archives page.

(KAZU reserves this time slot for public radio documentaries and seasonal programs.)

Broadcast April 1, 2018 at 4pm:

You own a cat, or is it vice versa?  Family friendly felines have trained their owners to do their bidding.  Thanks to a successful evolutionary adaptation, they rule your house.

Find out how your cat has you wrapped around its paw.  And it’s not the only animal to outwit us.  Primatologist Frans de Waal shares the surprising intellectual capabilities of chimps, elephants, and bats.  In fact, could it be that we’re simply not smart enough to see how smart animals are?

Broadcast March 25, 2018 at 4pm:

Singer, guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a rare person to emerge in the music world. Her musical legacy includes early Rhythm and Blues and Gospel. She was a master guitarist and could have entertained her audiences with just those skills. We will never see another one quite like her. This one hour program explores her music with Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra with she being the lead singer and guitarist and of course her timeless classic gospel recordings. Your listening audience will enjoy "I Hear Music Above My Head! Sister Rosetta Tharpe."

Broadcast March 18, 2018 at 4pm:

Celebrate St Patrtick's Day with the Irish Heartbeat of Van Morrison and the new duets he recorded with his friends including Steve Winwood, the late Bobby Womack, Mark Knopfler and Michael Buble.

Broadcast March 11, 2018 at 4pm:

This weeks special is from Joyride Media...In 2006, Bruce Springsteen put his own stamp on the legacy of legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger. The big band that Springsteen assembled tore through the protest songs, spirituals and stories that Seeger wrote or passed down from the generations. Anyone who saw the tour knew that Mr. Springsteen knows how to put an amazing band together.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. It’s nearly impossible to fake a laugh. Yet, humans will laugh even if something isn’t funny. Discover the evolutionary function of cracking up and meet the other species that love to giggle (and monkey around).

Also, hilarious science comedy. Yes, science comedy. Plus, teaching machines to write punch lines… and stretching – and splitting – your sides with laughter yoga.

Broadcast February 25, 2018 at 4pm:

Music of the Civil Rights Movement Professional music critics Jim and Greg discuss influential and game-changning music from the 1960s that provided a soundtrack to the civil rights movement. They analyze tracks by artists like Sam Cooke, The Staple Singers, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and more. They also chat with former Chicago WVON DJ Herb Kent.

Broadcast: February 18th, 2018 at 4pm

Written and produced by David Freudberg, this one-hour documentary examines a time when the United States faced an unprecedented refugee crisis: 4 million slaves had been emancipated, primarily from plantations where they’d been held captive, following the bloody Civil War. Most possessed no more than the clothes on their backs and were now suddenly homeless and jobless. Where would they go? How would they reunite with loved ones, who may have been sold to a distant owner and never heard from again?

Broadcast: February 11, 2018 at 4pm

This week's special is from the House of Blues Radio Hour. In this episode, Elwood bends the heart strings with Blues for Valentines Day. Includes music from B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Shemekia Copeland, and many more.

From: Ben Manilla

B​roadcast: Febraury 4, 2018 at 4pm

Starting in the 1950s, Black radio stations around the country became the pulse of African-American communities, and served as their megaphone during the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. "Going Black" examines the legacy of Black radio, with a special focus on the legendary WDAS in Philadelphia.

Hosted by Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) music producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Kenny Gamble, a 1-hour version and 2-hour version of this documentary special are both available.

Broadcast: January 28, 2018 at 4pm

This week's special is from Joyride Media...Pink Floyd experienced a lot of growing pains in its early years. Drummer Nick Mason walks us through the formation of the group and its steady evolution from 1967 to 1972.

From the contributions and eventual firing of frontman Syd Barrett to being banned by the BBC on its first single to creating avant garde theater, there's a lot of history behind the band before it broke out worldwide with the album "Dark Side of the Moon."