K 12 Podcasts
Chinese music dates back thousands of years and sounds different from Western music thanks to important differences in tone, musical scale, pitch, instrumentation and individual instruments. With instruments crafted from a wide variety of materials, including, bamboo, silk, gourd, clay and stoneÃ¢â‚¬â€-and played in a diverse range of styles, from single voices to richly melodic orchestral pieces--Chinese music is as varied as the people who create it. ARTSEDGE, the online arts education project of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, has created this series with classrooms in mind. Each story explores a different aspect of Chinese musicÃ¢â‚¬â€the endangered music of the Yunnan peoples; the traditional sounds of the pipa, bamboo flute, qin and other Chinese instruments; and the creative space between them, where sounds ancient and avant-garde intersect.
By ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center’s Arts Education Network
MommyCast is a weekly talk show for and by women (and dads). A family friendly show, Paige and Gretchen talk about parenting and the never ending issues that come with motherhood. This is real talk by real moms. Paige has 5 kids and Gretchen has 2. From infant to tween to teen, they have experienced it all! But MommyCast is not just for moms! Dads love MommyCast too! Join the conversation at MommyCast.com!
By Paige and Gretchen
Produced by Home School Legal Defense Association, Home School Heartbeat is an informative two-minute daily radio program which draws upon HSLDA's considerable involvement and front-line experience in the homeschooling movement. Home School Heartbeat began broadcasting in May of 1991 and is currently airing on over 600 affiliates nationwide. Programs address a wide variety of topics - educational, legal and spiritual - all of which are of interest to any parent, whether they have made the decision to home school or are considering home education for their children.