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Ann Delisi's Essential Conversations

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For decades, Detroit radio host, Ann Delisi, has been talking with people whose creative spirit drives them. With some Midwest charm, she talks with everyone from Saxophonist Dave Mac Murray, Musician Iggy Pop, NPR Correspondent Don Gonyea.

Latest Episodes

EP 27: Jeff Mills: Electronic Music Pioneer and Co-founder of The Underground Resistance

Jeff Mills is one of the pioneers of electronic music. He talked with Ann Delisi about co-founding The Underground Resistance in Detroit, the early days of radio, and the challenges of working with Classical musicians.

33 min1 w ago
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EP 27: Jeff Mills: Electronic Music Pioneer and Co-founder of The Underground Resistance

EP: 26 John Sinclair: Revolutionary activist, poet, and writer

John Sinclair co-founded the White Panthers, managed the MC5, and was at the center of a landmark 1972 wiretapping case that went all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. Sinclair joined Ann Delisi to talk about his revolutionary life and work in Detroit as an artist and activist.

38 min3 w ago
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EP: 26 John Sinclair: Revolutionary activist, poet, and writer

EP 25: The War and Treaty

The War and Treaty are a vocal powerhouse with a story as moving as their music. The husband/wife duo spoke with Ann Delisi about how they met, writing music while deployed in Iraq, and playing Saddam Hussein’s piano. Blue Note Records president Don Was also joins the conversation and remembers the first time he heard them sing.

26 minOCT 16
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EP 25: The War and Treaty

EP 24: Remembering the day Jeff Buckley played at WDET

Since his tragic death in 1997, Jeff Buckley's music and legacy has only increased in popularity. Those who worked with him remember an incredibly talented, charismatic artist. In this episode, Ann Delisi talks with former WDET staffers about the day in 1994 that Buckley and his band performed live at WDET, and what it took to get him there.

25 minOCT 2
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EP 24: Remembering the day Jeff Buckley played at WDET

EP 23: Billy Mann

Billy Mann has worked with pop heavyweights like Carole King, P!nk, Cher, and Ricky Martin. In this episode of Essential Conversations, Ann Delisi talks with Mann about his longstanding songwriting relationship with P!nk, working with iconic musicians, and the bets big record companies make on new talent.

38 minSEP 17
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EP 23: Billy Mann

E22: Adam White, Author of “Motown The Sound of Young America”

Adam White co-wrote this book with Barney Ales, who was Berry Gordy’s partner at Motown Records. While Berry handled the artistic and creative side of Motown, Barney Ales made sure the records got played on the radio, that they were distributed to the buying public and that Motown got paid.

28 minSEP 4
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E22: Adam White, Author of “Motown The Sound of Young America”

EP 21: Journalist, News Anchor, Documentarian Emery King

Emery King recalls covering the Carter and Reagan Administrations as the NBC White House Correspondent, how race played a role in the trajectory of his career and moving to Detroit to cover local news.

36 minAUG 13
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EP 21: Journalist, News Anchor, Documentarian Emery King

EP 20: Tina Sinatra

Episode Description In December of 2015, Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 years. His daughter, Tina Sinatra, talked with Ann Delisi about her famous father. TinaSinatra

24 minAPR 27
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EP 20: Tina Sinatra

EP 19: Alice Cooper, Jack White and Detroit Tiger, Kirk Gibson

These 3 Detroiters sat down in front of an audience to talk with Ann Delisi about music and sports at the Shinola Hotel in Detroit to benefit the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s

26 minAPR 17
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EP 19: Alice Cooper, Jack White and Detroit Tiger, Kirk Gibson

E18: Iggy Pop & Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch

In October of 2016, Ann Delisi talked with Iggy Pop & Jim Jarmusch in front of an audience at the Detroit Film Theater following the premiere screening of the film “Gimme Danger” about The Stooges.

29 minMAR 28
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E18: Iggy Pop & Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch

Latest Episodes

EP 27: Jeff Mills: Electronic Music Pioneer and Co-founder of The Underground Resistance

Jeff Mills is one of the pioneers of electronic music. He talked with Ann Delisi about co-founding The Underground Resistance in Detroit, the early days of radio, and the challenges of working with Classical musicians.

33 min1 w ago
Comments
EP 27: Jeff Mills: Electronic Music Pioneer and Co-founder of The Underground Resistance

EP: 26 John Sinclair: Revolutionary activist, poet, and writer

John Sinclair co-founded the White Panthers, managed the MC5, and was at the center of a landmark 1972 wiretapping case that went all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. Sinclair joined Ann Delisi to talk about his revolutionary life and work in Detroit as an artist and activist.

38 min3 w ago
Comments
EP: 26 John Sinclair: Revolutionary activist, poet, and writer

EP 25: The War and Treaty

The War and Treaty are a vocal powerhouse with a story as moving as their music. The husband/wife duo spoke with Ann Delisi about how they met, writing music while deployed in Iraq, and playing Saddam Hussein’s piano. Blue Note Records president Don Was also joins the conversation and remembers the first time he heard them sing.

26 minOCT 16
Comments
EP 25: The War and Treaty

EP 24: Remembering the day Jeff Buckley played at WDET

Since his tragic death in 1997, Jeff Buckley's music and legacy has only increased in popularity. Those who worked with him remember an incredibly talented, charismatic artist. In this episode, Ann Delisi talks with former WDET staffers about the day in 1994 that Buckley and his band performed live at WDET, and what it took to get him there.

25 minOCT 2
Comments
EP 24: Remembering the day Jeff Buckley played at WDET

EP 23: Billy Mann

Billy Mann has worked with pop heavyweights like Carole King, P!nk, Cher, and Ricky Martin. In this episode of Essential Conversations, Ann Delisi talks with Mann about his longstanding songwriting relationship with P!nk, working with iconic musicians, and the bets big record companies make on new talent.

38 minSEP 17
Comments
EP 23: Billy Mann

E22: Adam White, Author of “Motown The Sound of Young America”

Adam White co-wrote this book with Barney Ales, who was Berry Gordy’s partner at Motown Records. While Berry handled the artistic and creative side of Motown, Barney Ales made sure the records got played on the radio, that they were distributed to the buying public and that Motown got paid.

28 minSEP 4
Comments
E22: Adam White, Author of “Motown The Sound of Young America”

EP 21: Journalist, News Anchor, Documentarian Emery King

Emery King recalls covering the Carter and Reagan Administrations as the NBC White House Correspondent, how race played a role in the trajectory of his career and moving to Detroit to cover local news.

36 minAUG 13
Comments
EP 21: Journalist, News Anchor, Documentarian Emery King

EP 20: Tina Sinatra

Episode Description In December of 2015, Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 years. His daughter, Tina Sinatra, talked with Ann Delisi about her famous father. TinaSinatra

24 minAPR 27
Comments
EP 20: Tina Sinatra

EP 19: Alice Cooper, Jack White and Detroit Tiger, Kirk Gibson

These 3 Detroiters sat down in front of an audience to talk with Ann Delisi about music and sports at the Shinola Hotel in Detroit to benefit the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s

26 minAPR 17
Comments
EP 19: Alice Cooper, Jack White and Detroit Tiger, Kirk Gibson

E18: Iggy Pop & Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch

In October of 2016, Ann Delisi talked with Iggy Pop & Jim Jarmusch in front of an audience at the Detroit Film Theater following the premiere screening of the film “Gimme Danger” about The Stooges.

29 minMAR 28
Comments
E18: Iggy Pop & Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch
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