Staff Recommendations http://kwgs.org en Most Sensitive HD Radio We've Found Is Now On Sale at Best Buy http://kwgs.org/post/most-sensitive-hd-radio-weve-found-now-sale-best-buy <p>Since 2004, when Classical 88.7 signed on-the-air as the first HD radio station in Oklahoma, we've tested a number of HD Radios. So far, the most sensitive model that we've found is at Best Buy (Insignia&nbsp;NS-HDRAD) and is <strong><a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hd-radio-tabletop-radio/4635744.p">currently on sale for $39.99</a></strong> with free shipping. It would certainly make a great holiday gift.</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:59:03 +0000 Frank Christel 51219 at http://kwgs.org Most Sensitive HD Radio We've Found Is Now On Sale at Best Buy Holiday Gift Guide: NPR's Favorite Books and Albums of 2013 http://kwgs.org/post/holiday-gift-guide-nprs-favorite-books-and-albums-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Choose your own adventure! Use the categories to search through more than 200 standout titles selected by NPR staff and critics. (You can also combine categories!) Then click on the books' covers to find out why we love them.</span></p><p class="p1"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2013/">See the Book List</a></strong></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:05:33 +0000 Editor 51089 at http://kwgs.org Holiday Gift Guide: NPR's Favorite Books and Albums of 2013 NPR's Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt http://kwgs.org/post/nprs-planet-money-makes-t-shirt <p class="p1">Inspired by the book <i>The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy</i>, by economist Pietra Rivoli, the NPR&nbsp;<i>Planet Money </i>T-shirt reports take you on a journey that documents every step of T-shirt manufacturing. Meet the people who grow the cotton, spin the yarn and cut and sew the fabric. Ride on the cargo ships that bring the T-shirt from factories in Bangladesh and Colombia to ports in the U.S. Learn about the tangle of international regulations that govern the T-shirt trade the whole way.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:01:27 +0000 Frank Christel 50937 at http://kwgs.org NPR's Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt Listen to the World: No Shortwave Radio Required http://kwgs.org/post/listen-world-no-shortwave-radio-required <p>There was a time when many of us in radio would <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortwave_listening">spend evenings</a> turning knobs on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortwave_radio">shortwave receivers</a>&nbsp;filled with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_tube">glowing tubes</a>, staining over the static to hear exotic music and news broadcast in foreign languages. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:48:11 +0000 Frank Christel 24097 at http://kwgs.org Listen to the World: No Shortwave Radio Required Music For Singing http://kwgs.org/post/music-singing <p>For the lover of choral music, Minnesota Public Radio offers a 24/7 online stream of choral music, a public-broadcasting first.</p><p>Professional, college, and church choirs can be heard singing selections "from Palestrina to Pärt, spirituals to Schubert." The featured ensembles include VocalEssence, Cantus, St. Olaf Choir, Choral Arts Ensemble and the National Lutheran Choir, drawn from Minnesota's choral talent.</p><p class="p1"><a href="http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/cms/choral/streams.shtml">Listen Online 24/7</a></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:06:14 +0000 Frank Christel 25391 at http://kwgs.org Music For Singing PipeDreams: Organs At Their Best http://kwgs.org/post/pipedreams-organs-their-best <p><em>Pipedreams</em>, hosted by Michael Barone, spotlights extraordinary instruments and performers in stirring works that display the variety and wonder of the pipe organ. The program has been a classical music staple on public radio for more than 30 years. Each two-hour program features a theme such as a particular performer, organ maker, composer, or period in time.</p><div>Now you can listen to&nbsp;PipeDreams anywhere and at anytime: current programs and archives are available online and are as near as any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer.</div><div> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:31:26 +0000 Frank Christel 26324 at http://kwgs.org PipeDreams: Organs At Their Best