Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how Joyful Noise has found success in super-serving fans and finding creative ways to support artists.
Listen in as I talk to a decade-long friend of mine about his fascinating first-hand, raw account of what it is like to battle Depression and come out the other side.
The Arizona Senator has no interest in listening to workers, but she's all ears for big business.
MJ Kenfel explains why police reform is not the answer as there is not a policing model that will keep Black people safe.
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The BTRtv team has has the good fortune to capture impressive performances with plenty of artists over the years. Here's a look back at a few of those that we still think back on often...

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It's been five years since we lost the epic music icon, but his legacy & inspiration lives on forever.
Some are political, some are just plain dumb. But all get at the sense of general relief that we might finally be near the end of this thing.
While COVID-19 forced most K-12 schools across the country to adopt some alternative method of instruction over the last year, many are hopeful for the fall and what that means for in-person instruction. MJ Knefel addresses the fact that in many ways, schools operating in the same way they did before the pandemic is not desirable.
As the number of Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to rise, there is still a lot of media focus on vaccine hesitancy, and the communities who won’t be getting the vaccine right away. MJ Knefel comments on why access to vaccines, and removing barriers to medical care, should be a more pressing issue.
As his approval ratings hover in the high 50s, Republicans are beginning to acknowledge that Biden is too moderate to paint as radical.
Framing necessary spending as "expansion of government" isn't just dumb, it's disingenuous.
Dena works as a sexual health educator in New York City. She recounts a time when a student came to her for counseling on how to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.
A Very Special Episode is a New York City post-punk band featuring Kasey Heisler (vocals, bass), Patrick Porter (guitar), and Chayse Schutter (drums).
Erin Frisby is a Washington, DC-based songwriter who performs in the band The OSYX. Here, she shares a solo acoustic performance of some of her own project’s music.
YITA by Fely Tchaco is a tribute to the migrants dying in the Mediterranean seas, victims of trafficking & slave trades around the world!
Electronica via Zof, Unwalk, Skamma, Ellipso, DJ Gelson, Sadash, OLIVER, Puto Foox, Huts, Esh help you work towards crushing your goals!
Today features music from Miane, Ant LaRock & Roland Clark, Stephanie Cooke, and more.
Shenna is a Syrian-African American pop artist based in New York City. Her single, “Try Another Taste,” dropped last year and is available on all streaming platforms. And she has new music on the way soon! This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
The police killings of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo, Minneapolis public schools decided to go remote in advance of the Derek Chauvin verdict, and 80% of seniors 65 and older have gotten their first shot. Photo by Chad Davis via Wikimedia Commons
It's time to recuperate from a now LEGAL IN NYC 4-20 holiday w/ some brand new tunes.