Arts & Culture

American Routes Shortcuts: Samantha Fish

May 15, 2020
Samantha Fish
American Routes

Guitarist Samantha Fish grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, where classic rock radio and a local club lead her to the stage. She studied Delta blues guitar players, as well as Bonnie Raitt and Slash, to develop a modern blues sound. Samantha has proved her ability to shred, and has released five solo albums since 2009. 



Samantha Fish: I didn’t really get into music until I was a teenager, I guess. I mean I just sort of found it. I was really shy, and it became an outlet then for me. 

New research from the British Academy of Sound Therapy proves music heals and it doesn't take long to experience  therapeutic effects.  The study caught the eye of Dr. Penny Roberts, a professor of music therapy at Loyola University. We catch up with her by phone.


Harry Shearer
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On this edition of Le Show Harry brings us News from the Land of 15,000 Princes, News of Microplastics, News of the Olympic Movement, Let Us Try, Follow the Dollar, The Appresidentice, It’s a Smart World, News of the Warm, The Apologies of the Week, music about home, and more.        

Beth Gebresilasie
Autumn Stein

Isobel Connelly grows up feeling like the stupid girl. Saya Shamdasani feels caught between two cultures.  David Lepelstat is nervous about his first kiss.  Luna Azcurrain and her grandfather create a Thanksgiving tradition.   Beth Gebresilasie tries to protect herself from her family's constant moving. 

American Routes Shortcuts: Supaman

May 8, 2020
American Routes

Christian Parish Takes the Gun, also known as Supaman, is an Apsáalooke rapper from Crow Agency, Montana. Supaman grew up in and out of foster care with alcoholic parents. He turned to hip-hop to escape from struggles he faced on the reservation. His music draws on a connection from urban style and words to cultural and spiritual life as a Native American. Supaman preserves his culture with his music and fancy dancing to express himself and uplift those around him.