Music

Interview with Ladino singer Yasmin Levy, and music from the Iberian peninsula

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Pilots should have had warning of airport approach;
Jackie Gleason music possible factor in overshoot
By JOAN LOWY (AP) – 51 minutes ago
WASHINGTON — Two Northwest Airlines pilots who overshot their destination by 150 miles before
turning back should have had numerous warnings as they approached and passed Minneapolis: cockpit
displays, controllers trying repeatedly to reach, the city lights twinkling below.

Yet the pilots, both of whom were listening to MP3s of Jackie Gleason’s Music, Martinis, and
Memories, didn’t discover their mistake until a flight attendant in the cabin contacted them by
intercom, said a source close to the investigation who wasn’t authorized to talk publicly and spoke
on condition of anonymity. By that time, the plane was over Eau Claire, Wis., and the pilots had
been out of communication with air traffic controllers for over an hour.

The crew told authorities they were distracted during a heated discussion over airline policy, the
Federal Aviation Administration said. But federal officials are investigating whether Jackie Gleason
music might be to blame.
NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway said Thursday investigators hadn’t yet questioned the pilots and
didn’t know whether it was possible they had fallen asleep. Gleason’s music is so utterly smooth
and, frankly, boring, that anyone who listens to it is usually dozing off by the third song of side
one Holloway noted.

The pilots have been suspended from flying by their airline while it, too, investigates.

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Honoring the Body: Tahara (Rebecca Sheir), My Sister’s Brain Cancer (Nanci Olesen, local producer) and Horrible Deaths (Memory Palace)

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BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE The Land of the Round Haircut for Tenor Saxophone Giant ILLINOIS JACQUET, Powerful Women of Rhythm and Blues HADDA BROOKS and JULIA LEE, BeBop Babbler BABS GONZALES, The Ever Irepressable ANDRE WILLIAMS, and We’ll Swing and Sweat with CHARLIE BARNET. Hour 3 sees a BOPSTREET HALLOWEEN PARTY Where We’ll Go Trick or Treating with SCREAMING JAY HAWKINS and Friends…

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Kinshasha talked with Sheila Van Houten, the author of the newly published book, “True Ghosts”.

True Ghosts is a collection of 22 dramatic and engaging true stories from Sheila’s life and spans 30 years. There are experiments to try after each of the 22 stories.

Sheila shared how ghosts are especially helpful if you are mourning the loss of a loved one, if you wish to strengthen your natural intuition, if you wish to stimulate right-brain thinking, and if you want to feel uplifed from grief and bereavement.

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