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.)

The Sound of Science in the Sea

Dec 4, 2019

Broadcast: Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4:00 p.m.

Acoustic Research at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Host Dave Schlom traveled to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) where he learned about many of the institute's scientific programs. In this episode we look at the use of sound to study the oceans and the life that inhabits them.

Broadcast: Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

An honest, insightful discussion of the ongoing trauma and mental health impacts from the U.S. government’s American Indian Relocation Program. 

The Relocation program was designed in the 1950s to assimilate Indigenous people into white-centric society and eliminate tribal governments and culture. Indigenous experts delve into the impacts of historical trauma in their community and the resiliency factors that empower so many to overcome persistent systems of discrimination.

Uprooted: The 1950s plan to erase Indian Country

Nov 20, 2019

Broadcast: Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

In the 1950s, government pamphlets and films promised that Native people who agreed to relocation would find a better life in cities. But when they arrived, they were met with open discrimination and struggled to find good jobs and housing. As their numbers in cities grew, however, Native Americans from hundreds of different tribes found each other and solidified their political power. They created American Indian Centers and schools, and formed activist organizations like the American Indian Movement. 

Broadcast: Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

The remarkable musical journey of Emmylou Harris is explored in this one-hour version of a special from music documentarian Paul Ingles. Guests include musicians Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Sara Watkins, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Cooper and David Gans and writers and scholars Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Holly George-Warren, Mark Kemp and Beverly Keel.  

Battlefields, Boeings, and Basketball Courts

Nov 6, 2019

Broadcast: Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
The war in Vietnam touched many different lives, in many different ways. This special Veteran's Day episode of With Good Reason shares memories from an NBA All-Star who played pickup games with the troops in the jungle; a soldier who navigated the Mekong Delta in a patrol boat while his baby daughter was born back home; a flight attendant who firmly told the soldiers, "See you on the way back"; and a young marine whose life was saved by the sacrifice of a friend.

Jazz Haunts for Halloween

Oct 29, 2019

Broadcast: Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.

Smoke dreams, sorcerors, ghosts, and stalking monsters! We'll experience those paranormal jazz encounters with those spectors through the music of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Lenny Tristano, and Red Norvo in this hour. And we'll also recount the mysterious ends of four notable jazz musicians and hear some of their recordings.

Produced by: WFIU

Broadcast: Oct. 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

Since scary movies are Hollywood's bread and butter we'll showcase examples of good and not so good remakes of classic horror films, includng Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Thing, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Carrie, War of the Worlds and a few more.

Produced by The Score with Edmund Stone.

Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

Episode 4

This episode delves into one of the most damaging spy cases this country has ever known, and explains how casinos, algorithms, and data surveillance will transform spying in the modern age.

 

"I'll Be Seeing You" is a special four-part radio series featuring original reporting on a variety of subjects connected by rapidly shifting technology.

How the U.S. Hacked ISIS

Oct 9, 2019

Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

Episode 3:
Cracking into the Most Secretive and Deadly Terrorist Organization in the World.

We go behind-the-scenes of a military unit to reveal, for the first time, how soldiers cracked into ISIS's network and launched missions against the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world.

"I'll Be Seeing You" is a special four-part radio series featuring original reporting on a variety of subjects connected by rapidly shifting technology.

Broadcast: Oct.6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

I'll Be Seeing You is a special four-part radio series  featuring original reporting on a variety of subjects connected by rapidly shifting technology.

Episode 2: Elephants & AI: Can Artificial Intelligence Save Elephants?  

We go to Malawi to look at how researchers are tailoring AI in their efforts to find poachers, and how a team at Cornell who are using machine learning to understand elephant language.

Broadcast: Sept. 29, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

I'll Be Seeing You is a special four-part radio series featuring original reporting on a variety of subjects connected by rapidly shifting technology.

Episode 1: The Mysterious Death Of The Hacker Who Turned In Chelsea Manning. Adrian Lamo was a hero in the hacker community for years. Everything changed when he began exchanging messages with U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.

Bruce Springsteen: The Story of Born to Run

Sep 18, 2019
Photo: Steve Laufer

Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

In celebrating the Boss's 70th Birthday (on September 23rd, 2019), we present this one hour documentary telling the inside story of Bruce Springsteen's classic album, Born To Run. The program also contains rare outtakes & alternate versions of songs from the Born To Run recording sessions.

Skeptic Check: Brain Gain

Sep 11, 2019

Broadcast: Sept. 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

Looking to boost your brainpower? Luckily, there are products promising to help. Smart drugs, neurofeedback exercises, and brain-training video games all promise to improve your gray matter’s performance. But it’s uncertain whether these products really work. 

Selling the Sights

Sep 3, 2019
photo: Steve Laufer

Broadcast: September 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  

William Mackintosh is the author of the book "Selling the Sights: The Invention of the Tourist in American Culture". In the early 19th century, Americans began to journey away from home, simply for the sake of travelling, giving rise to a new cultural phenomenon: the tourist. Nancy McGehee says that from public artworks to popular foodie trails, small towns and rural areas are finding ways to enrich their communities through tourism. 

City-dwellers escape to national and state parks for the beautiful sights and the fresh air. Chris Zajchowski says that, unfortunately when those tourists travel for clean air, they bring polluted air with them.

Science at Work

Aug 30, 2019

Broadcast: September 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  

It’s Labor Day, which means we’re celebrating the hard-working people who keep the engines of productivity humming. This special fexplores how science and technology are changing work and workplaces, and what we are learning about the pitfalls of different work environments. Our current healthcare conundrum certainly stems in part from the coupling of work and insurance benefits — so we’ll look at the past and future of this union. We’ll meet a woman who used science to prove that ladies should be part of the work force. Also: The psychology of snarky office emails, and the case for mandatory vacation days.

Hour 2 - Broadcast: August 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Woodstock organizers, musicians and audience members recall the 1969 music festival that rocked the world in more ways than one.  Music and memories from the historic event include interviews with with Woodstock organizers Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman, and the late John Roberts, artists Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey and Joe Cocker, and audience members Ron Petras, Vivian Goodman and Danny Diamond.  

Hour 1 - Broadcast: August 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Woodstock organizers, musicians and audience members recall the 1969 music festival that rocked the world in more ways than one.  Music and memories from the historic event include interviews with with Woodstock organizers Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman, and the late John Roberts, artists Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey and Joe Cocker, and audience members Ron Petras, Vivian Goodman and Danny Diamond.  

Broadcast: August 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Laughing rats, sorrowful elephants, joyful chimpanzees. The more carefully we observe, and the more we learn about animals, the closer their emotional lives appear to resemble our own. Most would agree that we should minimize the physical suffering of animals, but should we give equal consideration to their emotional stress? 

The Clash: Revolution Rock

Jul 31, 2019
Photo: Helge Øverås, http://www.helgeoveras.com/concertphoto.shtml CC BY-SA 3.0

Broadcast: August 4, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Paying tribute to "the only band that matters" with exclusive and archival interviews, their classic anthems, fan favorites and previously unreleased live tracks.

MUSIC: Their best-known anthems, fan favorites and previously unreleased live tracks.

INTERVIEWS: Both recent and vintage band interview clips with Clash members Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), film director Julien Temple and others are also interviewed.

Broadcast: July 28, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Celebrating one of America's most beloved and most ridiculed foods: The Hot Dog.

Join hosts Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh over a sizzling grill. The Splendid Table's Francis Lam joins them to explain his own personal love affair with the tubular steak, plus Luke and Andrew head to a minor league ballpark to see if they'd make good hot dog vendors. They also try to hunt down the best veggie alternative to the hot dog, and dip into the heated debate over proper (and improper) hot dog condiments.

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