Death Valley Radio

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

Death Valley Radio can be heard on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM ET on WNTI.

Program 1,044 features Conor Oberst name-checking Jane Fonda, Ronald Reagan, Christopher Hitchens, Oliver Sacks, Robin Williams and Sylvia Plath; more social and political commentary (John Mellencamp with Carlene Carter, Buddy Miller, Peter Case); the music of Will Oldham (Candi Staton, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Joan Shelley); Philip Glass's score to Godfrey Reggio's film "Visitors"; songs about friends (Blake Mills, Meshell Ndegeocello); black feminists (Jill Scott, Jamila Woods, Erykah Badu); and something new from Bon Iver, Martin Simpson, and Michele Rabbia with Gianluca Petrella and Eivind Aarset.

That's Death Valley Radio, where the party never ends....

"I am like a room where things once happened and now nothing does. I want everything back, the way it was." — From Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (Houghton Mifflin, 1986)

Death Valley Radio is dedicated to the memory of my wife Valerie. And sometimes I miss Maria Alessandra more than words can say.

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