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: July 23, 2017 at 4pm. 

Watching a total solar eclipse is said to be a life-changing experience. We help you make the most of Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017. No eclipse glasses? A kitchen colander is an excellent Plan B. Plus, what was at stake when eclipse fever hit the country in 1878. Also, is there still science to be done with eclipse observations from the ground? And NASA turns up the heat with a mission to skim the Sun’s surface. From Big Picture Science.

Broadcast: July, 16, 2017 at 4pm.

"The Last: Final Recordings of Jazz Greats" features both studio and live performances made by musicians who passed away shortly thereafter. Many-but not all-of these artists had struggled with substance abuse or other issues that took a toll on their health. Some knew on some level that their lives were ending; others died quite suddenly and unexpectedly. From WFIU

Broadcast: July 9, 2017 at 4pm.

School may be out for the summer, but the overambitious among us still like to accomplish tasks. That’s where we come in, with a homework-filled special holiday episode. 

Guests on Nerdette always assign listeners homework, and we’ve compiled the BEST OF THE BEST into this hour-long Nerdette summer homework special. From WBEZ.

  Broadcast: July 2, 2017 at 4pm.

So you think you don't have any plans for July 4th? WRONG! SAD! Celebrate the holiday and pick up a few classified secrets by listening to the Capitol Steps as they poke fun at today's news with their brand new, one-hour 4th of July romp. This special promises to be huge, fantastic, tremendous...believe me, believe me. If there's anything both sides can agree on, it's that we all could use a laugh. Tune out and tune in as the Capitol Steps rhyme the news of the day.


Broadcast: June 25, 2017 at 4pm.

No blues singer can escape the influence of Bessie Smith, "The Empress of the Blues." For over 100 years, this legendary singer has been and continues to be a major influence on singers and instrumentalists of today. She was larger than life, inexhaustibly creative, and undeniably distinctive. Her legacies of songs speak to everybody; she gave the music its raw, regal poignancy--and marketability.
From NPR Music.

Broadcast: June 18, 2017 at 4pm.

An appreciation of the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, generally recognized as the first pop or rock festival of all-time. It featured 33 acts in 3 days in June in 1967 and catapulted stars like Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, The Who and Jimi Hendrix into the American media spotlight. From Paul Ingles.