program of the week

Program of the Week, May 24: Democracy Now!

Showtime: Monday – Friday from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Hosted by award winning reporter Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! is one of the hottest national daily radio programs on the air today. Started as an election year show in 1996, Democracy Now! expanded into a hard-hitting investigative news magazine. Democracy Now! provides the kind of news and information that is crucial to public participation in the political life of the country. With cutting edge reporting and challenging views, Democracy Now! aims to hold those in positions of power accountable for their decisions and to inspire grassroots action for social change.

Program of the Week, May 17: Close to Thee

Showtime: Sundays from 12 – 2 pm

Join your host, Carolyn Satterfield, for two hours of great and inspiring gospel music by some of the most beloved artist of all times. The show will include quartets, choirs and music from new and traditional artists.

Contact Carolyn Satterfield by clicking here.

Program of the Week, May 10: Bops, Blues and Ballads

Showtime: Mon. – Thurs. from 12  – 5 pm

Host Aasim Inshirah

Program of the Week, May 3: Bonjour Africa

bndiaye_lg.jpgShowtime: Sundays from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Host Bouna Ndiaye, a native of Senegal, brings music from the motherland. Bouna plays new and traditional sounds from each country in Africa.

Visit the show’s website: www.bonjourafrica.com

Program of the Week, Apr. 26: Blues Unlimited

Saturdays from 7 – 9pm

Hosted by “Sleepy Boy” Hawkins

Blues Unlimited has already been called the best radio show of its kind, and has established a loyal, worldwide audience.

Blues Unlimited is a two-hour weekly radio show devoted to the wonderful world of the blues, and its history, heritage, and rich cultural traditions. Each installment of Blues Unlimited is typically designed to be a self-contained episode, and explores some topic or aspect of the blues universe – piano players from New Orleans, harp blowers from Chicago and Los Angeles, the blues revival of the ’60s, or the origins of famous blues songs – while other shows focus on regional styles: Detroit, Memphis, the Mississippi Hill Country, Shreveport, Texas, and the East Coast. Profiles of classic record labels like Imperial, Sun, Chess/Checker, Arhoolie, etc., are also included

Important historical milestones are often recognized – such as a two part-series on the American Folk Blues Festival Tours and an unprecedented four-part series on the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals. Sometimes, a series of albums are featured – such as Harry Smith’s “Anthology of American Folk Music,” or “Chicago/The Blues/Today!” – produced by Sam Charters for Vanguard in the mid 60s.

Steve Franz (who is known on the airwaves as Sleepy Boy Hawkins) has been a blues fanatic, researcher, historian, radio programmer, and scholar for 30 years. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, “The Amazing Secret History of Elmore James,” having earned his Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Memphis.

Program of the Week, Apr. 19: Afternoon Jazz

Mon – Fri from 3 – 7 pm

Hosted by DL Underdue

Program of the Week, Apr. 12: All Blues Central

Showtime:
Saturday from 9 – 11 p.m.

You will be able to hear a variety of this genre that we call BLUES…From Chicago-style blues, Accoustic blues, Delta blues, Funk blues, Classic Rhythm & Blues, New Orleans blues and Zydecco music. Hosted by Al Dawson.

Program of the Week, Apr. 5: 8 Track Flashback

Showtime: Saturday’s from 12 Noon – 4 p.m.

Host Jim Davis is a veteran announcer with an amazing library of songs from the late 40’s to the early 60’s. Some of the best R&B you ever heard, including original versions of your favorites. Jim also follows the billboard charts for the hits of the era.

Visit the show’s website: www.8trackflashback.com

Program of the Week, Mar. 29: The Tavis Smiley Show

Sundays from 8 – 9pm

Prepare to be enthralled. Each week, the incomparable Tavis Smiley and Cornell West welcome a variety of guests to be part of a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight.

The Smiley/West Show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations on topics ranging from presidential power to reparations for slavery, from campaign finance reform to miscegenation in music videos — all with a special focus on black America.

www.smileyandwest.com

Program of the Week, Mar. 22: The Measure of Everyday Life

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.

 

 

 

 

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