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 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."

Broadcast: January 21, 2018 at 4pm

We’re calling this episode “Peace Greats: Part 2” as it features memorable moments from programs we’ve done spotlighting Nobel Prize winners.

While our series goes out of its way to feature the less-heralded peace workers throughout history and in our world today, the personalities who rise to the top of world consciousness often do so for very good and powerful reasons that deserve more focused attention.

B​roadcast: January 14, 2018 at 4pm

This is a Peace Talks radio special… from the archive of the series on peacemaking and nonviolent conflict resolution. We’re calling it Peace Greats Part 1 which will feature memorable moments from episodes we’ve done spotlighting Nobel Prize winners or more famous peacemaking names from history - Mohandas K. Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Broadcast: January 7, 2018 at 4pm:

Immigration is in the news every day. But we rarely hear the stories of immigrants in their own words.

“At times of rapid social and demographic change, such as the story of immigrant America today, the need for understanding is absolutely crucial. The best way to understand is not with statistics, not with theories, not with politicians trying to stir up emotions. It’s through the simple human stories.