Past Shows

Sat 06/21/2014 2:00pm
4:00pm
Ed Cactus Corners
Robyne is subbing for Buttercup for Ed this week. Be sure to tune in for great programming.

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Sat 06/07/2014 2:00pm
4:00pm
Ed Cactus Corners

We'll share some sad news and offer you a chance to help out a favorite artist. Avant-garde cellist Zoe Keating's husband has just begun a battle against cancer.

zoekeating.com

She has a San Francisco show on June 20th, which we hope you'll attend. In any case, please keep her and her family in your hearts and consider supporting them in their time of trial.

We enjoyed Jeremy Denk's article on Charles Ives in the current issue of the New York Review of Books.

Jeremy Denk, Ives Wins!

This will be our last regular show until sometime in the fall. Thank you for your support over the past five years. Please support KDVS and freeform radio. 



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Sat 05/24/2014 2:00pm
4:00pm
Ed Cactus Corners

We'll be pre-empted this week for Aggie sports. We'll return at this time next Saturday, so please tune in then.

 

 

Cactus Corners, October 4, 1939
Photo courtesy of Curtis Carroll

 



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Sat 05/10/2014 2:00pm
4:00pm
Ed Cactus Corners

 American composer Milton Babbitt was born this date in 1916. A music theorist, teacher, and mathematician, he was among the most rigorous of mid-20th century composers, with notable achievements in serial and electronic music.

Milton Babbitt Obituary (NY Times, January 29, 2011)

 

The first trans-continental railroad was completed on this date in 1869, when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railheads met at Promontory Summit, Utah. Thirty-five years later, trans-continental passenger service was rerouted over a 100-mile cutoff across the Great Salt Lake.

A gold spike cast for the occasion is on permanent display at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento, along with Thomas Hill's painting, The Last Spike (1881). The Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit was established in 1965 and is managed by the National Park Service.

Golden Spike National Historic Site

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Sat 04/19/2014 2:00pm
4:00pm
Ed Cactus Corners

Christine subs for Ed this week.

Christine and Ed will both be on air at this time next Saturday for our annual fundraiser show. It'll be your chance to support all the great music you hear on Staff Paper Project and Cactus Corners as well as your freeform community radio station, KDVS. Be sure to tune in then and support KDVS.

First LSD trip: On this date in 1943 Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman intentionally ingested what he calculated to be a threshold dose of lysergic acid diethylamide to test its recently discovered psychedelic effects.

Hoffman bicycled home with a colleague when the dose proved to be dramatically higher than threshold level. The anniversary has been observed as Bicycle Day since 1985.

 



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Sat 04/05/2014 2:00pm
4:00pm
Ed Cactus Corners
On this date in 1242 Alexander Nevsky defeated the Teutonic Knights in the Battle on the Ice, saving Russia from invasion. The victory inspired Sergei Eisenstein's 1938 film with musical score by Sergei Prokofiev.

Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Twentieth-century American monologist and humorist Lord Buckley was born this date in 1906 in Tuolumne, California.



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