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.
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.
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.
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