Alice Woelfle

Program Director

Alice is the Program and Music Director at KZYX. She is the host of Music Without Borders Mondays from 10-noon, a show featuring new music across all genres. She is also the co-host of Trading Time each Saturday at 11. Alice grew up in Venice, Ca the daughter of a children’s author and an artist. She attended college in Pittsburgh PA, and London, England. Following that she spent eight years in sustainable agriculture working with sheep, cattle, goats and horses on ranches in Oregon and California. Alice has worked as a musician, teacher, chef, youth mentor, activist, and rancher. In addition to her work at KZYX she operates a small sheep ranch in Anderson Valley.

On Wednesday March 28th on Forthright Radio, our guest is Bournemouth University (UK) Professor of Media and Communication, Anna Feigenbaum. We’ll be discussing her work and her books, PROTEST CAMPS and most recently,  TEAR GAS: FROM THE BATTLEFIELDS OF WORLD WAR I TO THE STREETS OF TODAY. 

Billy Jones is a jazz drummer from Philadelphia. His latest album 3’s A Crowd consists of ten duets with ten different instruments. The music is both improvised and written out and Jones used different sticks and techniques in every track to match not only the sound of the instrument, but the nature of the musical relationship. The challenge was to raise the drums from its role of accompaniment to that of partner. Communication and empathy create the thread from track to track. Billy Jones new album is 3’s a Crowd, the track we’re hearing is Song for Meg.

Musique Noire is a group of four black women from Detroit. Their music reflects the whirlpool of languages, cultures, and musical heritage projected through the lens of that resoundingly black former industrial city. Their new album Reflections: We Breathe celebrates women warriors of the arts through the unique instrumentation of violin, viola, percussion, and guitar, fusing elements of Jazz R&B, African, Latin, and Middle eastern sounds. The album is a unique offering from a group of women with several decades of collective musical heritage.

Gary Lewis works as a teacher of high-risk students for the Ft Bragg school district. In this interview he speaks about High Risk students. Who are they? What are his experiences with this group of students? How does he approach educating them and how his classroom differs from mainstream school.  He also talks about the risks and challenges faced by teachers, schools, parents, and the community in supporting these students.

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What's it like to be naked with James Franco? how do you mentally and physically prepare yourself to be encased in Plaster for three hours? and most importantly, why are there 267 words for Love in Sanskrit? Elyse Poppers is the guest on XXWhy.