We have a conversation about interactions between police and the mentally ill. Then, we hear about the latest battle over the police union’s contract with the city. Plus, a winter preview of local theatre, dance, comedy, and more from the hosts of arts podcast General Admission. And on the eve of what would have been his 100th birthday, we celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra.
Francis Albert Sinatra, arguably the biggest entertainer of the 20th century, would have been 100 years old Saturday. His life has been studied and dissected 1,000 ways. But when it’s all said and done, the Sinatra legend is built on his music.
Frank Sinatra was a beloved star in the 1940’s, but not to some students at Froebel High School. In November of 1945, the crooner visited the Gary, Indiana to sing the students out of protesting integration of the school.
For this week’s Music Thursday, Richard Steele and Tony Sarabia offer up some of their favorite space-themed songs, with tunes about flying into space, visits from space, intergalactic love, rock n' roll and space and more.