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January 30, 1999

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An index of this week's stories:

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC -- NPR's Alex Chadwick reports on efforts to learn more about humpback whales at the Hawaiian Islands National Marine Sanctuary. This is a "Radio Expeditions" co-production with National Geographic. 9:00

MEMORIZATIONS -- While many of the memories of this year may fade, there are some memories we make a commitment to remember throughout our lives. This year, we asked many of our guests what they have memorized and to recite some examples. We offer a sampling of the replies. Some people have committed poems to memory, while others know strange lists of things, such as all the two letter words allowed in the game of Scrabble. 4:00

BLUE MOON -- Robert Siegel takes a look at the "blue moon," a comparatively rare celestial phenomenon. We'll also hearthe use of the phrase in popular culture and in music. 4:03

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY -- This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of Blue Note Records, one of America's premier jazz record labels. Anthem co-host Renee Montagne talks to Bob Belden, a producer for the label, about "the Blue Note sound" and the influence the Blue Note organization had on the development of jazz. 8:45 NOTE: Due to Internet rights issues this segment has been modified from its original broadcast form.

RUDY VAN GELDER -- Susan Stamberg profiles Rudy Van Gelder, and visits the recording studio of the audio engineer to jazz legends. 15:10 NOTE: Due to Internet rights issues this segment has been modified from its original broadcast form.



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