City Lights: Jazz From Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood; Phoebe Robinson; And More

Many of the "Beyond The Neighborhood" album songs were written by Fred Rogers.
Many of the "Beyond The Neighborhood" album songs were written by Fred Rogers.
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Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:18: Jazz musicians Kevin Bales and Keri Johnsrud join Lois Reitzes to talk about their new album, “Beyond The Neighborhood.” The recording features songs that were performed in the PBS show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” many of which were written by Fred Rogers himself.
  • 20:26: Reitzes speaks with the Center for Puppetry Arts’ Artistic Director Jon Ludwig about their annual production “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
  • 28:32: Puppet creator Bonnie Erickson joins Reitzes to talk about her work at the Jim Henson Company, which included designing and creating the characters of Miss Piggy and Statler and Waldorf.
  • 34:35: Phoebe Robinson, podcast host, author, actress and more, joins Reitzes and producer Myke Johns to talk about her new book “Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay.”