Saturday, August 20, 2011

Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, Joyce Cauthen, recently retired director of the Alabama Folkife Association

Alabama Center for Traditional Culture Director Joey Brackner interviews Joyce Cauthen, recently retired as the director of the Alabama Folkife Association.  In this conversation Joyce discusses her many years as director of the AFA and how she developed the organization and the folklife research she accomplished over three decades as director. She also describes her work with the Birmingham Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance and her performance group, Red Mountain.

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Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, Poetry Out Loud National Champion, Youssef Biaz

In this program Diana Green, Arts in Education Program Manager interviews the 2011 Poetry Out Loud National Champion, Youssef Biaz from Auburn High School, along with his English teacher and mentor, Davis Thompson and Youssef's father and sister. more
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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Alabama Arts Radio Podcast,, Tommy Moorehead

Georgine Clarke interviews Tommy Moorehead, director and artist-in-residence at Jemison-Carnegie Heritage Hall in Talladega. He discusses the museum's educational programming for both adults and children as well as the exhibition schedule. The conversation includes discussion of his artwork and his background as an artist and artist-in-residence throughout Alabama. He describes the development of a new museum of the Creek Indian in Talladega as well as activities of the Sarah Carlisle Towery art colony in Alex City.


Alabama Arts Radio Podcast,, Dr. Virginia Gilbert, Poet

This week Anne Kimzey, literary arts program manager with the Alabama State Council on the Arts, interviews poet Dr. Virginia Gilbert of Madison about her work and her time serving in the Peace Corps in Korea. Gilbert received a Literary Arts Fellowship award from the State Arts Council in 2010 and has recently retired from the English faculty of Alabama A M University.