Friday, May 27, 2016

Performing Arts Program Manager Yvette Jones-Smedley talks to Sarah Walker Thornton, Artistic Director for the Cloverdale Playhouse in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Sarah Thornton

Performing Arts Program Manager Yvette Jones-Smedley talks to Sarah Walker Thornton, Artistic Director for the Cloverdale Playhouse in Montgomery, Alabama.  

They discuss Thornton's background as an actor and director and various programs and projects currently at the Cloverdale Playhouse.

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

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Joey Brackner visits the Black Belt Folk Roots Festival in Eutaw, Alabama

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Black Belt Folk Roots Festival

When Joey Brackner visited the Black Belt Folk Roots Festival in Eutaw, Alabama he talked to festival organizers, craft artists and a Fayette County step group that performed at the event. This re-aired progam is to help promote the 2016 festival to be held Aug 27-28 on the Old Courthouse Square in Eutaw, Alabama.

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Below is a video produced by Russell Gulley about the 35th Annual Black Belt Folk Roots Festival in 2010.
This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 8:30 to 9:00 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

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Diana Green, Arts in Education (AIE) program manager at ASCA, talks with Deb Boykin

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In this program, Diana Green, Arts in Education (AIE) program manager at ASCA, talks with Deb Boykin about her work. In addition to the AIE grants program, they discuss Poetry Out Loud, the Visual Arts Achievement Program, and the Collaborating Artist Program, which brings artists into the school to work with children and teachers, integrating the arts into other subjects.

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

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Steve Grauberger interviewing Kevin Nutt of CaseQuarter Records

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Photo by Steve Grauberger

This week's program is a rebroadcast of Steve Grauberger interviewing Kevin Nutt of CaseQuarter Records talking about his research on early blues recording artist Ed Bell from Greenville, Alabama. His Tributaries article on the subject can be obtained at Alabamafolklife.org Kevin can be heard weekly, online, at WFMU with his radio program Sinners Crossroads.

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

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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

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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

Listen first hand using the link below.

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