Thursday, July 02, 2015

Master Quilter Lucy Mingo

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Lucy Mingo Gees Bend Quilter

In this program, Master Quilter Lucy Mingo and her daughter Polly talk to Program Manager Anne Kimzey. This is a rebroadcast of a 2006 interview now relevant because Lucy Mingo with two other Gee's Bend master quilters, Mary Lee Bendolph and Loretta Pettway will be awarded a National Heritage Fellowship this October in Washington DC. The Arts Council is happy to include these wonderful artists in our roster of past Heritage recipients from Alabama.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Alabama Governor's Arts Award recipient Rick Hall, of Fame Records

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Rick Hall

In this program Community Arts Program Manager Deb Boykin interviews 2015 Alabama Governor's Arts Award recipient Rick Hall about his new book The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame and about various aspects of Hall's career as a record producer.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M. central, on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 

This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Joey Brackner interviews renowned folklorist Henry Glassie

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Henry Glassie

This program is a rebroadcast of Joey Brackner interviewing renowned folklorist Henry Glassie. In this program Glassie discusses his life and research of vernacular architecture in the Southern United States, and particularly in Alabama.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Danny Davis, luthier and proprietor of Tangled String Studios

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Danny Davis of Tangled Strings Studio

This week, Deborah Boykin, Community Arts Program manager, interviews Danny Davis, luthier and proprietor of Tangled String Studios at Lowe Mill in Huntsville. He describes the process of instrument making and working with customers to insure that their instruments meet their specific needs. He also talks about how the studio grew to include performance and recording spaces.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Anne Kimzey interviews author Bryn Chancellor

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photo by Christy Whitney

This week Anne Kimzey interviews author Bryn Chancellor, a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Montevallo and a recipient of a 2015 Literary Arts Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. 

Chancellor reads from her new award-winning, short-fiction collection When Are You Coming Home? and discusses her writing and how receiving the ASCA Fellowship and the 2014 Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award has affected her career.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Elliot Knight talks with Birmingham-based artist Don Stewart about his ballpoint pen drawings.

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Visual Artist Don Stewart
This week on Alabama Arts Radio, Visual Art Program Manager Elliot Knight talks with Birmingham-based artist Don Stewart about his ballpoint pen drawings. 

We will discuss how Stewart makes one large drawing out of many smaller drawings, his artistic process and how he is able to give back to his community through his artwork.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dan Sheehy, Director and Curator of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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Dan Sheehy Folkways Director

Dan Sheehy, Director and Curator of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, talks with Deb Boykin about the label’s vast catalog of traditional music from around the world and its “commitment to cultural diversity, education, increased understanding, and lively engagement with the world of sound. He highlights the Alabama recordings in the collection and explains how an innovative print-by-order process makes songs from the catalog highly accessible.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
 This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

ASCA Visual Arts Fellowship Recipient Curtis Benzle

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In this program Visual Arts Program Manager Elliot Knight interviews ASCA Visual Arts Fellowship Recipient Curtis Benzle about his work as a porcelain artist and teacher.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Noemi Oeding, Executive Director of the Montgomery Music Project

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Noemi Oeding

Noemi Oeding, Executive Director of the Montgomery Music Project talks with Deb Boykin about the after-school and summer activities for students in the region.

The Montgomery Music Project provides instruction in violin, viola, and cello for elementary and middle-school aged children. Students from these classes meet on Saturdays with students who take private lessons to provide the opportunity to play together. A two-week summer camp provides more intensive instruction.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Birmingham musician Herb Trotman

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Herb Trotman
This week we are repeating a 2009 program with Deborah Boykin interviewing Birmingham musician Herb Trotman, who talks about banjo playing and tells stories from three decades of performing old time and bluegrass music in Alabama.

Herb Trotman becomes the 17th recipient of the Alabama Folk Heritage Award during the, biennial, Alabama State Council on the Arts' Celebration of the Arts event at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival on May 20th, 2015.  

This award was established to recognize master folk artists who have made outstanding contributions to their particular artistic tradition. The award is intended to honor long-term achievement within art forms that are rooted in the traditional or ethnic culture of Alabama.

For more information on the Celebration of the Arts call 334-242-4076

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.