Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Rollerdance, Sustainable Living, Kool & The Gang, Gadget Guru

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7 November, 2017

The legends that are Manfred Mann's Earth Band performed at the Baloise Session, playing an array of songs from their vast back catalogue. Manfred Mann told Joel Radvanyi what is truly important when you give a concert. Listen to the interview again here.






Did you know you could take Rollerdance lessons in Basel? Mathis Vass can teach you basic driving techniques, driving curves with crossovers, spins, dance steps and more! With a live DJ, no less. The classes are open to ALL skill levels. Rollerdance Courses are every Thursday from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Zollhalle St. Johann. If you haven't been, its a fantastic space for roller skating/dancing, and easily accessed via Volta and Kannenfeld Platz. It's CHF 20.- per lesson and you just turn up. Listen to the interview again here.



Our "Queen of Green" Carrie Aikman talks Christmas presents! If there’s anything that threatens to get her all “bah-humbug,” it’s the accumulation of stuff. And yet the tradition of exchanging gifts is so rooted in our culture, and we have such happy memories associated with Christmas, that it’s difficult to come to terms with the consumerism that comes with this holiday. It’s an environmentalist’s nightmare! Well, several years ago, Carrie came up with a solution and began spreading the word among her gift-giving family. Listen to the segment again to hear the answer - and for links on where to go shopping!





Our guest correspondent Lucy Oyubo sat down with the legendary Kool & The Gang, who performed a rousing set at the Baloise Session. They talked about their origins, who writes the lyrics, and how to keep up your energy levels when touring the world. Listen to the interview again here.


It’s an environmentalist’s nightmare, but we're going to talk gadgets nevertheless! If you're looking for gadgety Christmas presents, look no further: Ian the Gadget Guru talked about video games Nintendo's Mario Odyssee and Call of Duty: WWII as well as phone accessory PopSockets. Listen to the segment again here.






Our music theme this week: musicians who played at the Baloise Session, of course! We played:

Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the Light

Madness - One Step Beyond

Gilberto Gil - Andar com Fé

Nelly Furtado - Cold Hard Truth

Goldfrapp - Systemagic

Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie

Amadou & Mariam - Bofou Safou

Kaleo - No Good

Ásgeir - Stardust

Chris Rea - Let's Dance