Wednesdays @9pm
Nick & Helen Foster

eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast heard from coast to coast on NPR, public and commercial stations. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. At eTown, we build community through music.

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  • Friday, May 15, 2015 11:52am

    It’s one of those places worthy of a pilgrimage if you’ve never been. When I was very young, I used to sit in my grandmother’s attic apartment and listen to my brother’s cassette tape of U2’s live concert that was recorded there. I remember later seeing that same concert on TV and being amazed at […]

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  • Friday, May 8, 2015 6:04pm

    There’s no doubt about it – where you are can have a huge effect on who you are as a person at any point in time, as well as who you become as you continue to grow older. The same goes for music. Place plays a huge role in how music is formed. An environment […]

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  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 7:19pm

    A little bit can go a long way. Many times so much further than “a lot.” An old friend that was my first Afro-Cuban drumming teacher back in the 90’s taught me that, and it has stuck with me ever since. I’m reminded of that lesson time and time again working here at eTown. I […]

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  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:46pm

    The cool thing about eTown is that if you hang around in this solar-powered musical clubhouse for long enough, you’ll see some artists come back to visit a few times. They get paired with different folks, and musical magic happens. Every time, it feels like family, and that is such a cool thing to witness. […]

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  • Friday, April 17, 2015 12:26pm

    Every now and then, an unlikely pairing of artists at an eTown taping reminds me of just how magical things can go down during production. On the surface, pairing an 84-year-old composer, writer and poet with a singer/songwriter like Steve Earle might seem like an ambitious undertaking, and while it certainly was in some aspects, […]

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