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Lisa Marie Pullicino / L.M. Pullicino Photography

Southwest Florida singer, songwriter, guitarist and violinist Claire Liparulo joins us to perform live in studio!  Liparulo’s distinctive vocal style is a rich blend of resounding power and soulful sweetness.  She is perhaps best known as the frontwoman for the reggae & soul band The Freecoasters.  Liparulo has recently made the transition to making music her full-time pursuit, which mean more opportunities to catch her solo performances at venues throughout the region.  We’ll learn more about her journey through music and get a first listen to some of her newest original songs.

Jesse Thorn is host and producer of the public radio show and podcast Bullseye. Listen to it if you haven’t yet. He’s also host of the podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of the podcast Judge John Hodgman. He's also the proprietor of the podcast production outfit MaximumFun.org, which currently produces and distributes 39 podcasts if Wikipedia is up to date. From the number of times I’ve already used the word podcast you can probably tell Jesse might be the closest thing we’ve got in this world to a podcast mogul.

Jesse Thorn is host and producer of the public radio show and podcast Bullseye. Listen to it if you haven’t yet. He’s also host of the podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of the podcast Judge John Hodgman. He's also the proprietor of the podcast production outfit MaximumFun.org, which currently produces and distributes 39 podcasts if Wikipedia is up to date. From the number of times I’ve already used the word podcast you can probably tell Jesse might be the closest thing we’ve got in this world to a podcast mogul.

WGCU / Mike Kiniry

WGCU has launched two new podcasts this year: Julie Glenn’s Grape Minds, which explores the world of wine with her co-host Gina Birch -- and Mike Kiniry and Richard Chin Quee’s Three Song Stories, which challenges guests to pick three songs that are deeply connected to their lives, and their memories, in order to generate biography and get them to open up about their life’s story. You can find both of them on the WGCU website, or on iTunes, NPR One, or anywhere you get your podcasts these days.

This partial episode of Three Song Stories released on Friday, November 30, and new episodes come out every Friday morning. This episode features Karen Feldman, who spent 28 years working at the News Press, and was one of the voices behind the paper’s mystery food writer, Jean Le Bouf, and who now works at Florida Gulf Coast University editing the university’s magazine. During the show, they listen to the three songs the guests’ have picked, and hear the stories they are connected to. This segment starts about halfway between Karen’s 2nd and 3rd songs.

Karen Feldman grew up in the Jersey suburbs of Philly. After getting her bachelor’s in English from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she headed to Manhattan and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she earned her master’s degree, and came to the realization that northern winters were not for her.

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