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Ann Delisi's Essential Conversations

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.

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E13: Prince’s Audio Engineer Susan Rogers – Part One

Ann Delisi talks with Prince’s longtime audio engineer and Berklee College of Music Professor, Susan Rogers, about meeting him for the first time, the song she loved that he made her erase and the rehearsals for the Purple Rain Tour

43mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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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

26mins

16 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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EP 2: MC5 Guitarist and Author Wayne Kramer

Wayne Kramer talks Ann Delisi about his memoir “The Hard Stuff”, how the MC5 began, the genius of lead singer Rob Tyner and their legendary album “Kick Out the Jams."

44mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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E:16 NPR Political Correspondent Don Gonyea - Part Two

Ann Delisi continues her conversation with NPR Political Correspondent, Don Gonyea who talks about what it’s like to be a reporter at a Trump rally, covering Barack Obama when he spoke to 250,000 people in Berlin, being at The White House on 9/11 and the phone conversation he had with his wife that day.

44mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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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.

29mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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EP 4: Pete Souza

In 2018, Ann Delisi sat down with Official White House Photographer for the Obama Administration, Pete Souza, in which they talked about his access to sensitive information, his favorite day in the White House and the night they caught Osama Bin Laden.

42mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #6

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E: 12 Dave McMurray

Saxophonist Dave McMurray recalls his work with fellow musician and producer, Don Was, working with The Rolling Stones and his Blue Note Records debut album “Music Is Life”

17mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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E14: Prince’s Audio Engineer Susan Rogers – Part Two

Ann Delisi continues her conversation with Prince’s longtime audio engineer and Berklee College of Music Professor, Susan Rogers. In Part Two, they discuss the two musicians whose tour support he anonymously paid to keep their careers going, how he created his own competition and when she realized it was time to leave.

42mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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EP 3: Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding

Jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and Jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding talked with Ann Delisi when they performed together at the Detroit Jazz Festival in 2018. They talk about teaching, performing and being jazz artists.

14mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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E15: NPR Political Correspondent Don Gonyea Part One

Ann Delisi talks with her longtime friend and colleague, Don Gonyea, about getting the call to cover The White House for NPR, the protocol for the daily press briefings, the logistics of being in the press corps on Air Force One and covering President Donald Trump.

43mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #10