Higher Ground – World Music with African Roots and More…

Dr. O’s World Music Broadcast Airs on the NPR News and Classical Network of Wisconsin Public Radio

The NPR News and Classical Network primarily broadcasts classical music but carries news and information programs, including NPR‘s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air and Weekend Edition, as well as APM’s Marketplace, along with A Prairie Home Companion. The network also carries weekend jazz, folk and world music programming – including Higher Ground, hosted by Dr. Jonathan Overby on Saturday nights (this program is also heard on WPR’s Milwaukee-based Ideas Network Station WHAD). Other forms of music such as blues, new-age, and Native American music can be heard regionally. A few Ideas Network stations in areas not served by this network carry the above programs in place of the master Ideas Network schedule.  The flagship station of the NPR News and Classical Network is WERN in Madison.

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The Higher Ground Theme Song was written and composed by Jonathan and features the Lighthouse Chamber Singers – Recorded in Madison, WI @ Edgewood College 1994

Each weekend, tune in to Jonathan’s celebration of world music with African roots and more.  It’s the stage where international music traditions – old and new – come together.

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Jonathan airs a live outdoor broadcast from the UW-Madison campus – Memorial Union Terrace, July 2012

From his research and independent travels around the globe, and as a means of increasing understanding of diverse groups, each edition of Hg features a culturally-inclusive blend of varied styles and artists from around the globe – some legendary and others emerging.

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Jonathan @WPR in the FM Combo studio at Wisconsin Public Radio, 2012

Saturdays 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Central (or listen to live broadcasts in real time).  Details at: wpr.org/higherground/

Each weekend, tune in to Jonathan’s celebration of world music with African roots and more.  It’s the stage where international music traditions — old and new — come together.

From his independent travels around the globe and as a means of increasing understanding of diverse groups, each edition of Hg features Jonathan’s culturally-inclusive blend of varied styles and artists – some legendary and others emerging from little known and familiar regions around the world.

Hear Jonathan’s four-hour world music mix that includes various genres and artists from around the globe Saturdays 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Central (or listen to live broadcasts in real time).  Details on WPR homepage.   You can also view the playlist during broadcasts.  More information at; http://www.wpr.org/programs/higher-ground

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Pics of the Hg variety show production staff, with Deb Scalissi, pianist 2005