Hilltown Families

Guest DJ Jason Didner invites you for an hour of “fun in the sun” themed music by today’s great children’s musicians and a few well renowned classic rock and reggae...

This week on the HFVS, Kb Whirly takes us on a funky musical journey. From dancing like a rooster in the kitchen with Pete Seeger, to celebrating all the critters with...

This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, family music artist Eric Herman serves up a smorgasbord of fun food songs. From chocolate-covered brussels sprouts to a thousand tiny doughnuts, Eric...

Keith Terry from Crosspulse Ensemble is our Guest DJ this week! Keith’s program is about World Music AND Music of the World - not only songs from artists around the...

The immediate and primal power of music to illicit emotional response is hard-wired into us as humans. Whether we’re conscious of it or not, we listen to music for many different...

Moona Luna’s Sandra Velasquez takes you on a Latin American bus adventure. Based on her own travels by bus through Latin America, she provides you with a soundtrack for a...

Danny Weinkauf from They Might Be Giants is our guest DJ, demonstrating though song examples and commentary his love of science and education, and how it has influenced his favorite songs...

Being accessible to everyone, everywhere, at all times, the sky is the ultimate community-based educational resource! And astronomical events can be a catalyst for learning, like the upcoming transit of Mercury....

Sustainability: the River Knows the Way Biology tells us that water is life. Religion tells us that life is sacred. Biology does not want to admit that life is sacred (because...

This special Earth Day show by Charity Kahn from Charity and the JAMband highlights songs and concepts that explore compassion, kindness, and our interconnectedness with Earth and all beings. The episode...

Under the Hat: Independent Music Education with 2015 Latin Grammy Award winner, two time Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner, western MA-based Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer).

A River Is Always In Synch Like tiny submariners bursting up and out of the bottom of the brook, breaking into wings and soaring for a short time above the world...

Liz DeRoche is our Guest DJ with Musical Diversity Episode. Liz will take listeners on a musical adventure exploring diversity in music. She showcases a wide variety of genres that are...

Mama Doni celebrates the Jewish holiday of Purim on Hilltown Family Variety Show! Celebrating the universal theme of Purim: standing up to adversity, having a voice, self empowerment, Mama Doni...

Now in its 9th year, Earth Hour is a worldwide event intended to make a symbolic statement about climate change. Participants – from families to entire cities – are asked to...

Get ready to get up, get down and get FUNKY! Guest DJ, Chris Wiser (a.k.a. Boom) from Sugar Free Allstars hosts a show all about funk, soul and R&B music....

Steve Denyes of Hullabaloo creates the "Hullabaloo Animal Zoo" this week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, playing his favorite animal songs by his favorite artists. Plus, Steve tells the world's...

Michael Napolitano of Michael & the Rockness Monsters and Preschool of Rock brings to you an educational show spanning years of family music this week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show....

Children’s book author and musician Johnette Downing and Grammy Award winning producer Scott Billington offer a carnival of Louisiana roots music; a showcase of Cajun, New Orleans Rhythm and Blues, Zydeco,...

Go on a musical hike with guest DJs Jeff and Paige to explore insects this week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show! Through music and story you’ll learn: how to identify...

Deep from our archives we're rebroadcasting our 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Episode. Music by Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Dan Zanes, Elle Jenkins, The Deedle Deedle Dees and many other...

This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, David Grover is our Guest DJ with a History through Stories & Songs Episode. David puts together an eclectic mix of favorite folk...

Guest DJ Jason Didner, a children’s musician, leader of the Jungle Gym Jam, spins a collection of holiday music that he and his family enjoy. You’ll hear performances by independent...

Join Sonia De Los Santos (from Dan Zanes and Friends) as she presents this episode on "The Sound of Mexican Music Made in the USA”. She'll play some of her favorite...

Join Sugarcrash Kids as they guest DJ on the Hilltown Family Variety Show. The songs range from dance party to camping trip, and the Sugarcrash Kids crew talks about the importance...

The Heart of Chanukah hosted with Mama Doni (Doni Zasloff Thomas) Guest DJ Playlist with special guests Millie, Alexander, and Chris Thomas.

Andrew & Polly spin their favorite songs about being home and away. They'll play some of their childhood favorites, some quirky holiday songs, and a grab-bag of tunes about traveling...

Our Thanksgiving episode classic by Charity Kahn from Charity and the JAMband explores, through music and story, some of the many, many things we have to be grateful for in our...

Serving as the sequel to 2011's Race to Nowhere, director Vicki Abeles' Beyond Measure offers a heartening look at the possibilities for meaningful change within the American education system. Pairing real-life...