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Taking Care of Business provides unique and intimate behind the scenes access to news makers, artists, and innovators. The show focuses on great human interest stories that will fascinate you, entertain you, and provide great insight on the mechanics of business, health, science, the environment, music, and more. We travel the world - from US military aircraft carriers to the NASA exhibit about Mars. Each week is a new adventure. Topics range from the most serious and cutting edge, to the most lighthearted and entertaining.

A production of LIU Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

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Taking Care of Business provides unique and intimate behind the scenes access to news makers, artists, and innovators. The show focuses on great human interest stories that will fascinate you, entertain you, and provide great insight on the mechanics of business, health, science, the environment, music, and more. We travel the world - from US military aircraft carriers to the NASA exhibit about Mars. Each week is a new adventure. Topics range from the most serious and cutting edge, to the most lighthearted and entertaining.

A production of LIU Public Radio. Visit us at WCWP.org

    Kerry Kearney - Master of the Blues

    Kerry Kearney - Master of the Blues

    Did you know that Kerry toured with Marty Balin? You will hear some great stories from Kerry interviewed by Richard Solomon... and you will hear some great music! Kerry actually played some live acoustic material in the studios of WCWP where this piece was recorded.


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    • 54 min
    Mike Reilly from the Pure Prairie League with Richard Solomon

    Mike Reilly from the Pure Prairie League with Richard Solomon

    Mike Reilly of Pure Prarie League and Richard Solomon from My Father's Place Radio look back at an incredible career (five decades) and look forward to the current 2019 tour!


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    • 53 min
    Electronic Discovery - the basics- hosted by Richard Solomon, Esq. with guest Frank Canterino

    Electronic Discovery - the basics- hosted by Richard Solomon, Esq. with guest Frank Canterino

    This is a show designed to educated business owners and the general public (especially those using social media) on the collection of digital evidence for use in litigation whether it is civil or criminal. Beware that whatever you post online never really is deleted having an impact on employment and other endeavors far into the future. This class is also brought to you by The Nassau Academy of Law - the educational arm of the Nassau County Bar Association.


    For CLE related questions: please visit https://www.nassaubar.org
    or call 516-747-4070.


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    • 54 min
    Michael Brewer - 52 years of Brewer & Shipley

    Michael Brewer - 52 years of Brewer & Shipley

    Recognized as one of the most successful folk rock duos of the 70's, Brewer & Shipley have remained true to their original form throughout 3 decades.


    Although best known for their Top 10 signature song, "One Toke Over The Line" which permanently etched their names in rock history by becoming an anthem of the 70's counter culture, Michael Brewer and Tom Shipley were by no means a one trick pony. In all, the duo landed 3 singles on the Billboard charts and had the pleasure of working with such notables as Mike Bloomfield, Leon Russell, Jimmy Messina, and the late Jerry Garcia.


    Constantly touring Brewer & Shipley could be found performing in such notable venues as; Carnegie Hall, The Bottom Line, The Troubadour, The Roxy, Keil Opera House, and Arrowhead Stadium. Because of their broad appeal, they became a favored support act for major tours, sharing the stage with a diverse list of artists, including: Elton John, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bonnie Raitt, Electric Light Orchestra, Jethro Tull, Humble Pie, Ted Nugent and Black Sabbath among others.


    In 1979 after more than a decade of writing, traveling, and performing, Brewer and Shipley parted company to pursue personal interests. Michael Brewer continued to make music, recording a solo album for Full Moon Records entitled "Beauty Lies". This release featured guest artists such as Linda Ronstadt and J.D. Souther, and was produced by longtime friend Dan Fogelberg. Tom Shipley began working as a television producer/director, eventually forming his own production company (Tarkio Communications). He later founded the Oral History of The Ozarks Project, a not-profit organization producing documentaries about life in the Missouri Ozarks.


    In 1986, at the request of a Kansas City classic rock station the duo reunited for a concert to celebrate the stations first birthday. Unsure of what to expect having been out of the public eye for so long, the duo was overwhelmed as they walked on stage to over 10,000 cheering fans welcoming their return. Having come full circle from their days as staff songwriters living in Los Angeles, Brewer & Shipley began writing together again. Their first project? The soundtrack for one of Shipley's documentaries...the award winning, "Treehouse - An Ozark Story".


    In recent years, the duo has witnessed rejuvenated interest in their music, beginning with BMG's purchase of their catalog and subsequent re-issue of the critically acclaimed "Tarkio" release. This was soon followed by the inclusion of "One Toke Over The Line" on the "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas Limited Edition 25th Anniversary CD" (Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Rcds). The same song was later featured on the "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" motion picture soundtrack (Geffen Rcds.). In addition, the duo contribute guest vocals to their trademark song on "Hempilation II" (Capricorn Rcds.).


    Brewer & Shipley continue to tour and record regularly, having released 2 albums since reuniting - "Shanghai" and "Heartland.” Regarding Brewer & Shipley, Ron Sylvester (The Branson Note) wrote, "An actual group from the 70's still capable of making vital music...For a duo best remembered as 70's folkies, this is a solid blast into the present...undeniable proof these guys can still make evocative music".


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    • 53 min
    Rebecca Angel will be playing MFP with Jim Dawson

    Rebecca Angel will be playing MFP with Jim Dawson

    On her sultry and soulful debut EP What We Had, Rebecca draws from a fresh whirlwind of classic and contemporary influences.


    With every swaying breeze of her distinctive voice, the multi-talented artist makes each track an opportunity to dream, love and reminisce wistfully about beautiful times gone by. She weaves this laid back magic over old school soul.Renowned producer Jason Miles adds his retro sounds on the Fender Rhodes, Vox Continental and Wurlitzer.


    “I really appreciate the opportunity to work with Jason and so many incredible musicians in making the dream of recording my first full-fledged project. Their incredible musicianship and craftsmanship inspired me every time I was in the studio.”


    After opening the EP with a dreamy and sensual twist on Hoagy Carmichael’s rarely covered gem “Winter Moon,” Rebecca keeps the sense of traveling nostalgia going with “What We Had.” This lush and graceful look back at a joyful romance was penned by Rebecca, her father Dennis and guitarist Jonah Prendergast. Rebecca and Dennis also co-wrote the set’s other original “Feel Alive,” a charming declaration of love and how it changes the heart.


    Also included on the EP is Rebecca’s 2016 single of "Jet Samba,” marking the first time legendary Brazilian composer Marcos Valle’s 2005 instrumental hit was recorded as a vocal. The track received a 4 star review in the January issue of the United Kingdom's premier jazz publication, Jazz Journal.
    "Angel's vocal and her band's combined musicality masters the jazz samba and pop fusions perfectly…An expressive EP taster.”-Jason Balzarano


    “Whether I’m performing live or recording, I’ve always been driven by my desire to evoke a meaningful emotional response.It’s all about connecting with people and bringing them together to make them feel they’re not alone. Music has always been part of how I think and do things in my life, and moving forward, I simply want to touch these audiences with the stories I tell.”


    Paving the way for Rebecca’s emergence as an artist in her own right, the 22-year old singer performed gigswith her father’s band at NYC hotspots including The Iridium,The Metropolitan Room and Café Noctambulo.


    “My dad has had a huge impact on my taste musically. Growing up he would play Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis and the Beatles on my car rides to school. I loved it all.”


    Rebecca recently graduated with a degree in Vocal Jazz Studies from Ithaca College. She credits her immersive studies withgiving her the practical skills to develop her individually inspired style.


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    • 52 min
    Jim Dawson - Now and then at My Father's Place

    Jim Dawson - Now and then at My Father's Place

    With a recording career that has continued to grow since the 1970s, Jim's songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Mary Travers and Elmo (from Sesame Street)


    Jim joined the Navy in 1963. In 1968, he moved to New York City and started playing the coffeehouse circuit. He joined a band called The Good Earth.


    When Kama Sutra/Buddha records released "Songman" in 1971, The songs from "Songman" received steady airplay on WNEW-FM. "Simple Song" became an anthem for many listeners looking for some healing and gentleness.


    Jim’s second album "You'll Never Be Lonely with Me" followed the same year and produced some of Jim's most memorable songs. Soon after, Terry Cashman and Tommy West were brought in to produce Jim’s third album. Cashman and West had recently been very successful producing Jim Croce’s hit records. Jim got a new record deal with RCA and they were off and running.


    The resulting album, simply titled "Jim Dawson", is one of the classic albums in pop music history. Great songs, great singing, great production. The songs from this album still bring cheers at Jim's shows and you can always see lot's of fans singing along.


    During this time, Jim's popularity continued to grow and he sold out shows at the Bitter End, My Father’s Place and the Schaefer Music Festival in the NYC area.


    "Elephants in the Rain" was Jim’s fourth album (second on RCA) and was again produced by Cashman and West. A worthy follow up to the "Jim Dawson" album, "Elephants" introduced great new JD songs like "Rainy Sunday" that fans still request today.


    Today, Jim is performing regularly in the NYC area.


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