Second Lady of PA Gisele Fetterman Shares Brazilian Music Faves on WRCT

Gisele Fetterman, Second Lady of Pennsylvania (who adopted the title “SLOP”) will appear on WRCT’s From Ipanema to the World on Friday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m.

Gisele was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was 7 years old when her mother, a PHD in Brazil, took her children out of the country due to the epidemic of violent crime in Rio. They came to America as undocumented immigrants, and Gisele’s educated mother found the only work she could: cleaning houses and hotels in New York City.

“We knew no one. We were the first people in our family to emigrate. We didn’t speak English,” says Gisele. Today she is married to Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, and has amassed an impressive collection of her own extraordinary achievements.

Gisele will talk about her experiences and bring along a playlist of her favorite Brazilian music — on From Ipanema to the World, Friday September 25, at 7:00 p.m. on 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh and streaming from this very website!


Kim Simmonds In Court on Thursday!

Thursday September 10, guitar legend Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown joins Eric Jackson Lurie on WRCT’s Court’s in Session. Hear music from Savoy Brown’s new album, Ain’t Done Yet, and listen to Kim talk about Savoy Brown’s long history in rockin’ the blues!

Catch the excitement Thursday, September 10, at 8:00 p.m. on 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, or streaming from this very website!


Who was on Whiskey Before Breakfast?

WRCT’s Whiskey Before Breakfast often features interviews, live performances, and other special segments with a variety of folk artists. Did you know that since July 2019, those segments have been archived online?

This week, fiddler Vi Wickam joined the program for a fascinating discussion of the new record he and Paul Anastasio just released, Swingin’ at the Savoy. Along the way, his insights ranged from the hilarious to the profound! If you missed the conversation, you can find it posted here.

To hear other special folk music segments with artists local, national, and even international, go to Mandorichard’s Mixcloud page. Or better yet, make sure you are tuned in for Whiskey Before Breakfast every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. on 88.3 FM, Pittsburgh, or streaming from this very website!


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