program of the week

Program of the Week, Apr. 22: 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. 15: 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, July 31: Eagle Jazz

Wednesday from 8 -10 pm

Hosted by NCCU Jazz Studies Faculty & Ben Boddie

Program of the Week, May 8: The Loft

Showtime: Thursday from 7 – 10 pm

Host Steve Taxman plays a blend of hard bop, free bop, and the avant garde. The playlist will include the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Kahil El Zabar, Henry Threadgill, Cecil Taylor, Billy Bang, Don Cherry and many more artists who explore free expression through their music.

To e-mail Steve Taxman, click here.

Program of the Week, Oct. 25: Bops, Blues and Ballads

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

Host Aasim Inshirah

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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Debate – October 4

Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine and Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence go head-to-head in the one and only Vice-Presidential debate 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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Debate – September 26

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the first presidential debate tonight at 9pm.

WNCU will be offering, 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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