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Artist Profiles - Bassist Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke is a jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and bass guitar as well as for his numerous film and television scores. He is best known for his work with the fusion band Return to Forever.

Clarke was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June, 1951. He was introduced to the bass as a schoolboy. He is a graduate of Roxborough High School in Philadelphia. Having graduated from the Philadelphia Musical Academy. During the...

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Al Jarreau, a versatile vocalist who defied categorization for decades, died Sunday morning at the age of 76. Earlier this week, Jarreau had been hospitalized in Los Angeles "due to exhaustion," according to his official Facebook page.

The country's largest African-American beauty show turns 70 this weekend. The hair product company Bronner Bros. holds the show at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.

The event's formal name, the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show, might sound masculine. But behind it is a league of black women. They overcame Jim Crow laws to lay the groundwork for the industry.

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President Trump recently described Frederick Douglass as "an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice." The president's muddled tense – it came out sounding as if the 19th-century abolitionist were alive with a galloping Twitter following – provoked some mirth on social media. But the spotlight on one of America's great moral heroes is a welcome one.

What's Race Got to Do with Medicine?

Feb 10, 2017

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Getting Better

About Dorothy Roberts' TED Talk

Doctors often take a patient's race into account when making a diagnosis--or ruling one out. Professor Dorothy Roberts says this practice is both outdated and dangerous.

About Dorothy Roberts

The Fred Hersch Trio brings a seductive and crafty intelligence to its version of "We See," the Thelonious Monk tune. Articulating its melody at the piano, Hersch slips in a few leisurely pauses, which slow down and stretch out the form. Then, in the bridge, he ratchets up to twice the speed, evoking the frenetic whir of the factory machinery in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times.

Ooo-Whee: It's Been a Full One

Starting with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on Thursday evening to not intervene to lift the temporary restraining order of District Judge James L. Robart. The Seattle-based judge instated the TRO to allow continued travel for people from the seven predominately Muslim countries. The three-panel jurists' decision was unanimous. The president reacted by tweeting "I'LL SEE YOU IN COURT."

In an interview with Detroit's NBC affiliate Local 4 news on Tuesday, Aretha Franklin said she is planning to retire... kind of.

Three stories beneath the streets of Washington, DC, I stood on the bottom level of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture — for just a moment alone — as people flowed in all around me.

In front of me stood a stone block. Dating from the 19th century, the block, made of marble, once could be found in Hagerstown, Md. On it, enslaved people brought to the U.S. from Africa were sold at auction.

To go to space we need math. Lots of it.

Most of us look in awe at the towering rocket ship strapped to the launching platform and forget the tremendous amount of work it took for it to get there — and, from there, to get into Earth's orbit and beyond. Engineering, math, physics, chemistry, computer science: It's all there, waiting for blast-off.

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Jazzy 88.9 WCSU Salutes Black History Month

February is Black History Month and Jazzy 88.9 WCSU is paying tribute to African-Americans who have made a difference in the Miami Valley. Today we salute Wayman A.M.E Church .

Tune in for The Acid Jazz Experience Sundays At 2 PM

Join Trent Darby for upbeat, fresh and a rhythmic defined style of jazz with a different groove featuring artists from all over the world.

Listen for a special Bob Baldwin's New Urban Jazz Lounge this weekend

The loss of Al Jarreau stunned the jazz world. Bob Baldwin has packed in 2 hours of great collaborations with David Sanborn, Bob James and George Benson this Saturday at 8 PM & Sunday at 6 PM.

Jazzy 88.9 WCSU Presents

Get ready for a Jazz explosion on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 when the Fusion special meets the contemporary spotlight in jazz from the likes of Patrice Rushen and Weather Report.

Keep WCSU wherever you go. Download the WCSU Public Radio App. The WCSU Public Radio App allows you to conveniently listen to your favorite jazz and news programs on your favorite mobile device.

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