Tag Archives: Helen Forster

The passing of Richie Havens

Dear friends, We are indeed saddened to hear of the passing of eTown friend Richie Havens. He was a sweet, present, kind-hearted, gracious and elegant man. He will forever be remembered, both for his incredible music (so many recognize him as an iconic symbol of Woodstock – who can forget his improvised song ‘Freedom’) and […]

Senator Udall Swings By . . Plus the Scoop on this Week’s Show!

As Nick sometimes says, “Holy Samolians!” Have we got a show for you this week! World-class artists Marcia Ball and Paul Thorn join us for a program steeped in the musical traditions of the American south, with a generous serving of great conversation to go along with the music: Marcia Ball is an old friend, one we’ve known […]

Old Friends . . Of All Kinds, including our Musical Guests

I’m sitting here at my office, it’s a bright, beautiful day. I’m lucky to have a big window right by my desk and I’m marveling at the sky that is so clear today; its that “Colorado blue” (if you’ve never been to our state you won’t know what that means, but if you’ve ever experienced […]

Back from California in time for a really great show . . .

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Nellie McKay are our musical guests for this week’s broadcast/podcast, two truly fantastic acts, I must say. Here’s a little bit about them: The huge sound of California swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is guaranteed to get you moving. These guys have close to two decades of playing and […]

The scoop on this week’s airing, featuring Dar Williams, Slaid Cleaves and James Balog of the movie ‘Chasing Ice’. Plus . . The Red Violin comes to eTown Hall!

Two movies rank among my top ten favorites: “Chasing Ice” and “The Red Violin.” What do these two very different films have in common you might be wondering? They’re both linked through eTown Hall. I’ll tell you more about that in a moment; but first, here’s what’s in store for you on the air this […]

Good Stuff This Week, On the Air and in the Area of Justice:

This week is a very special one: Dr. Jane Goodall returns to eTown for her second visit with us. Wow!! She was one of our ‘Lifetime E-Chievement Award’ recipients more than a decade ago; this week she joins us for a chat with Nick, to catch us all up on the good works she’s doing […]

We did it!! Plus the scoop on this week’s eTown broadcast

Hello all, Hurray! Great news: We met our $100,000 matching grant! Huge thanks to all of you who took the time to make a tax-deductible donation to eTown. Many of you know, but some may not, that eTown is produced each week by a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a forum for in-depth, respectful dialogue. […]

A Great Show . . And a Sad Affair in Boulder

Man oh man, have we got a show for you this week! First of all, remember when I told you to check out hot new singer/songwriter Elle King? Many of you did and reported back that you were blown away by her (as well you should be). Well, this week we’re featuring another up-and-coming artist […]

Marley’s Ghost / Elle King on eTown . . and holiday wishes:

Happy holidays, my friends. I’m down with a horrendous cold, so this will be quick. I hope you’ve been having a little time off, that you are getting a chance to relax and enjoy wherever you are and whomever you are with. I have to say that so far, overall, it’s been a great holiday […]

It’s Time to Start Celebrating the Holidays

Woke up to a dusting of snow this morning, totally unexpected, hadn’t heard it was coming. I always do the same thing every year: As Autumn fades, I develop a subtle but growing dread of the winter season that lies ahead. Then, when the first snow hits, I’m like a little kid who can’t wait […]