Thursday, April 28, 2016

Brackner talking to Christopher Maloney and Claire Willson

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This program is a repeat of Alabama Center for Traditional Culture Director Joey Brackner talking to Christopher Maloney and Claire Willson, content editors for the web based Encyclopedia of Alabama.

This special radio series will air every Tuesday, 8:30 to 9:00 PM, 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

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Deborah Boykin interviews Andrew Freear, director of The Rural Studio

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Picture from an article that appeared in the February 2014 issue of Fast Company magazine


This Program is a repeat from 2009 of Deborah Boykin interviewing Andrew Freear, director of The Rural Studio, a project of Auburn University's School of Architecture. 

He discusses how this community-based program enables students to learn through projects that ultimately provide affordable homes and public spaces in rural West Alabama. (watch a video here)

This year, Andrew Freear received the 2016 American Arts and Letters Award in Architecture.

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

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Anne Kimzey interviews Dr. Kirk Curnutt, chair of the English Department at Troy University, about the 11th annual Alabama Book Festival

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In this program Anne Kimzey interviews Dr. Kirk Curnutt, chair of the English Department at Troy University, about the 11th annual Alabama Book Festival to be held Saturday, April 23rd in Montgomery’s Old Alabama Town. Dr. Curnutt will give a preview of the more than 40 authors appearing at the Book Festival plus special features such as the poetry tent and children’s area, as well as free workshops for writers. Alabamabookfestival.org

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.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Yvette Jones-Smedley talks to Rodney Clark

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Rodney Clark

In this program Performing Arts Program Manager Yvette Jones-Smedley talks to Rodney Clark, ASCA Fellowship recipient, about his life as an actor. 

Bio from Alabama Shakespeare Festival site: Rodney Clark has worked at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 17 seasons, appearing in such roles as Willie Loman, Atticus Finch, Scrooge, Cymbeline, Polonius, Captain Hook, Cogsworth (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Joe Keller (All My Sons), Robert (Proof ), Launce (Two Gents), and Duke Vincentio (Measure for Measure). He has performed at Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Baltimore Center Stage, Barter Theatre, Theatre Virginia, People’s Light, Ford’s Theatre, W. Va. Rep. Theatre and toured Europe in a production of Othello. Soap opera credits include principals on The Guiding Light, One Life to Live, All My Children, Texas, Loving, and was dubbed the “meanest” man in daytime on Another World. Films include October Baby, A Marriage: Georgia O’Keefe and Alfred Stiglitz, RudeAwakening, It Takes Two, and SweetLiberty. Rodney has also appeared in over 75 commercials.

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

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

This is a rebroadcast of a 2003 interview of Jerry Brown about the process of pottery making at his shop in Hamilton Alabama.

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Photo by Tom Pich

This is a rebroadcast of a 2003 interview of Jerry Brown about the process of pottery making at his shop in Hamilton Alabama. In the program, interviewer Joey Brackner and Jerry discuss the history of the Brown family and their roll in southern folk pottery. Jerry describes his departure from pottery making as a young adult and his reentry into the tradition in 1982.

Jerry Brown was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship in 1992. He won the Alabama Folk Heritage in 2003. A documentary about Jerry and his pottery called “Unbroken Tradition” can be seen at www.folkstreams.net

Jerry Brown passed away on March 4, 2016.

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

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Alicia Johnson-Williams founder of Make It Happen Theater Company

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Performing Arts Program Manager Yvette Jones-Smedley interviews ASCA fellowship recipient Alicia Johnson-Williams founder of Make It Happen Theater Company with its mission to bridge the gap among the cultures, promote literacy and provide positive, productive performing arts experiences for adults and children in the greater Birmingham area, as one of the Southeastern region's premiere multi-cultural theatre companies.

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

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John Savage, Damascus Steel Maker

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John W. Savage with knife

This program features Folklorist Steve Grauberger interviewing John Savage of Crossville Alabama about his art of making Damascus style steel knives and other tools. He discusses how he developed his skills as a professional knife sharpener in the poultry industry and then meeting well-known Alabama Damascus steel maker Brad Vice who helped him in his blade making endeavors.

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

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Gilmore, President of the Virginia Samford Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama.

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This program features Cathy Gilmore, President of the Virginia Samford Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama. Performing Arts Program Manager Yvette Jones-Smedley interviews Ms. Gilmore about the history and various iterations of this unique neighborhood theater and its current projects and events.
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

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

This week on Performing Arts Program Manager Yvette Jones-Smedley interviews Diedra Ruff, The Blues Diva

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Diedra Ruff

This week Performing Arts Program Manager Yvette Jones-Smedley interviews Diedra Ruff, The Blues Diva, from Birmingham Alabama about her background and career as a singer and performer.

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

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Interviews and Blues music of Johnny Shines.

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Johnny Shines in Montgomery

In this program we feature an edited version of a great Radiovisions production done in the 1990s by Russell Gulley and the Bill Wills Arts Council of Fort Payne, AL. This program features biographical interviews and blues music of Johnny Shines

Shines received the Alabama Folk Heritage Award in 1989 by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. 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

Johnny Shines (1915 - 1992) was one of the last of the old style blues musicians and a colleague of the legendary Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf and others. His life mirrored blues history from his delta beginnings to his move to Chicago where he was part of the electrification of the blues to his rediscovery during the 1970's by a generation of mostly white blues fans.

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.

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