program of the week

Program of the Week, Dec. 7: Hallelujah Praise

cryals_lg.jpgwhatcher_lg.jpgShowtime: Sundays from 6 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Carolyn Pettiford Ryals and Walter “Country Boy” Hatcher present Hallelujah Praise, three hours of traditional gospel, from quartets to large choirs, from classic favorites to new releases and an extra added special, church news.

Program of the week, Nov. 30: Fresh Air Weekend

Sundays from 9-10 pm

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for the weekend. Interviews will feature writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. Many of the most popular reviewers from the weekday Fresh Air can also be heard on Fresh Air Weekend, sharing insights into recent movies, music, and books. And there’s more… special segments, including reviews of recently released videos, have been added to the program for additional weekend appeal.

Program of the Week, Nov. 23: Evening Jazz

GradyShowtime: Monday – Thursday from 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Host Ken Grady plays jazz from mainstream to avant garde, mixing classics with jazz from young talent new on the scene.

Program of the Week, Nov. 16: 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, Nov. 9: 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, Nov. 2: Bops, Blues and Ballads

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

Host Aasim Inshirah

Program of the Week, Oct. 26: 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

Debate – October 19

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the third and final Presidential Debate of the 2016 general-election campaign, tonight at 9pm.

WNCU will offer, in REAL TIME, a debate transcript and INSTANT FACT CHECKING from NPR reporters and editors.

The NPR politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, will be live, annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact checking from NPR studios.

Get the facts as they happen from WNCU and NPR.

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Program of the Week, Oct. 19: 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, Oct. 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.

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