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The leading man of Bridges of Madison County and The Robber Bridegroom joins us live in the studio for a musical journey though his career, including his recent stint as Billy Bigelow in Carousel. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

“The Order of Time" by Valerie June is this week's featured album on the Afternoon Ramble. Click here to listen to the song “Astral Plane" from her record, and tune into AR Monday through Friday from 1 - 5 pm to hear more.

On Friday evening St. Patrick's Day the WPPB Hosts, Staff and Supporters all gathered together to support Long Island's Only NPR Station during a live broadcast of Friday Night Soul. Hosted by Ed German. The station was live fundraising during the event and it was a unique opportunity for listeners to see the behind the scenes activities at the station. All of the local WPPB hosts were in attendance including: Bonnie Grice, Ed German, Brian Cosgrove and Michael Mackey. Wally Smith made remarks about the importance of public radio.

Friends, today is the last day of our On Air Fund Drive and we ask you to consider the importance of this Long Island’s Only NPR Station. My staff and I work tirelessly each day to provide you with high quality local and NPR programming that makes a difference. As you know many Federal programs that support the arts and culture are under fire and I am asking you all to take this into consideration when making your donation this year. It is more important now than ever that we keep this local NPR station local.

To welcome our new and generous sponsor, the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund, we're looking at the s'wonderful legacy of lyricist Ira Gershwin, first with songs composed by his brother, George; then paired with other composers from his later career. Performers include Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Jo Stafford and more. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.