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Program of the Week, Nov. 30: The Measure of Everyday Life

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Showtime: Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly interview program hosted by Dr. Brian Southwell featuring social science researchers who endeavor to improve the human condition. It airs each Sunday night from 6:30 – 7 p.m. in the Durham listening area and a podcast of each show is available online the Wednesday following the original airing. The show is made possible by RTI International. Follow @MeasureRadio on Twitter for details and updates.

 

 

 

 

Program of the Week, Nov. 23: The Funk Show

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

hburchette_lg.jpgShowtime: Saturdays from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Host Howard Burchette plays a blend of pop hits from the 70’s with some deep funk. Detailed information on musicians, bands and happenings on the funk scene during the 70’s.

To e-mail Howard Burchette, click here.

Program of the Week, Nov. 16: Snap Judgment

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

Sundays from 7 – 8pm

Host and executive producer, Glynn Washington: Winner of the public radio talent quest

Before creating the Snap Judgment radio show, Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper. Glynn composed music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several screenplays, painted a daring series of self portraits, released a blues album, and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails.

Meet the Snap team: www.snapjudgment.org/about-us

Program of the Week, Nov. 9: Reggae Scene

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Showtime: Sundays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Host DL spins traditional and modern reggae and dance hall mixes. Reggae is one of the most shows on WNCU.

Hubert Laws

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Internationally renowned flutist Hubert Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres; moving effortlessly from one repertory to another. He has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, with the orchestras of Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Cleveland, Amsterdam, Japan, Detroit and with the Stanford String Quartet. He has given annual performances at Carnegie Hall, and has performed sold out performances in the Hollywood Bowl with fellow flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal and was a member of the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestras. In addition, he has appeared at the Montreux, Playboy, and Kool Jazz festivals; he performed with the Modern Jazz Quartet at the Hollywood Bowl in 1982 and with the Detroit Symphony in 1994. His recordings have won three Grammy nominations.

Mr. Laws has been involved in unique projects such as collaborations with Quincy Jones, Bob James, and Claude Bolling for Neil Simon’s comedy California Suite, a collaboration with Earl Klugh and Pat Williams on the music for How to Beat the High Cost of Living: and film scores for The Wiz, Color Purple, A Hero Ain’t Nothing but a Sandwich, and Spot Marks the X.

There are 23 albums in Mr. Laws’ discography for such record companies as: Atlantic, CBS, CTI, including: “My Time Will Come,” and “Storm Then The Calm” for the Music Masters record label.

Session work also remains a staple of Hubert Laws’ schedule, and includes collaborations and recordings with such artists as Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Freddie Hubbard, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Sergio Mendes, Bob James, Carly Simon, Clark Terry, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.

In addition, Mr. Laws maintains his own publishing companies, Hulaws Music and Golden Flute Music, and he founded Spirit Productions in 1976 to produce his own albums and those of promising new artists. He was selected the THE #1 FLUTIST FOR 24 YEARS: Down Beat readers’ polls ten years in a row and was the critic’s choice seven consecutive years. Currently awarded Downbeat #1 flutist 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

 

Received National Endowment Jazz Masters award 2011.

Born in Houston, Mr. Laws’ musical education came from various sources. He grew up directly across from a honky-tonk called Miss Mary’s Place, his grandfather played the harmonica, and his mother played gospel music on the piano. His classical training got under way in high school. He later enrolled in the music department at Texas Southern University. During this period, he arranged to study privately with Clement Barone who Mr. Laws considers had a profound effect on his development. From there he traveled to Los Angeles with the Jazz Crusaders where he won a scholarship to the Juilliard School of music in New York City. Mr. Laws completed his studies and obtained his degree at the Juilliard School of music in New York City under tutelage of the renowned flutist Julius Baker.


Originally published at hubertlaws.com

Photo credits:

  1. Homepage – houstonjazzfestival.org
  2. Above- hubertlaws.com

Program of the Week, Nov. 2: Morning Jazz

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Showtime: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Host Aasim Inshirah blends classic straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz, and blues tracks with mainstream jazz from emerging talent.

Program of the Week, Oct. 26: The Mid Day Jazz Adjustment

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Mon – Fri from 11am- 3pm

Hosted Dr. Tim Holley, faculty member in the NCCU music department, cello player/instructor, and nephew of legendary bass player Major Holley, brings his wealth of knowledge and passion for jazz each weekday. Tim plays mainstream jazz and often includes swing and modern music to the mix.

Episode 5: Sports on the move in Durham – Podcast

Monday, October 24th, 2022

NCCU Director of Athletics Dr. Louis “Skip” Perkins joins host Shimei Cook for a discussion of the history of sports at Central, and in Durham. Perkins played Tennis at NCCU, and shares a story of the time Arthur Ashe played in Durham, and the history of the long-rumored Secret Game of 1944 when Duke’s basketball team played the Eagles on campus at Central.

 

Our theme music is by Joshua Mickens. Special thanks to Al Dawson for engineering help.

 

 

 

Program of the Week, Oct. 19: Mastering Your Money

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

efulbright_lg.jpgShowtime: Sundays at 6 p.m.

Mastering Your Money, hosted by Ed Fulbright, seeks our local and national resources to help educate people about money management. This show challenges listeners to think about spending in terms of their net income. Mastering Your Money covers all aspects of money management, from repairing credit, dealing with the IRS, starting a business, stretching advertising funds, to estate planning.

Program of the Week, Oct. 12: Legal Eagle Review

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Sundays at 7 p.m.

The Legal Eagle Review is hosted by NCCU Professors Irving Joyner and April Dawson. Sponsored by NCCU’s School of Law and the Virtual Justice Project.