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Brenau University Public Radio Broadcast 89.1 WBCXFM
Mardi Gras Around the World
March 09, 2013 09:16 AM PST
Lenten meanings: through global celebration from New Orleans Mardi Gras to German Fashing Nacht to Carnivale in Rio De Janario, Brazil- South America. Traditions merge across three continents around the world. Make your samba move with lesson by Lanier Dance Club. Enjoy music with a Latin beat, as well as Polka, and Russian folk song. Discover the connection of a mysterious dragon and creative egg decoration. HUMOR: The word LENT is mistaken by children as the word LINT- so our own Ron Wells invented a hilarious radio theater story with sound effects about a journey in space to Planet Lint. Hear the young voice of talented 4th Grader Omelio. ART IMAGE: Portrait in profile by Atlanta photographer Mario Bazan.Black History- Underground RR & Afro- inventions
February 23, 2013 09:50 AM PST
Learn from Living History re-enactment radio theater of a courageous woman- Harriet Tubman. Hear how she led this secret network of safe-houses that created the Underground Railroad to provide a journey to freedom. Story and song reveal how music of Negro Spirituals- made a code to guide dangerous passage to the Northern free states and Canada. Black History has more secrets! Be amazed how many useful tools you use every day at your house were invented by black inventors and scientists. Program presented by Andre Cheek, Eddie Walker, and Ron Wells. Artwork- Bronze Sculpture original expression by Jane Dedecker, on view at Brenau University Library, Gainesville, GA.LOVE: Valentines & Presidents!
February 16, 2013 08:19 AM PST
We celebrate LOVE with guest host Hillary Gronas and her friend & mentor storyteller Sister Susan Ancaro. STRETCH with Yoga Heart Opener pose taught by creative artist Marsha Richter. Presidents Day features: Poetry of the Lincoln Gettysburg Address; and philosophy- BIG IDEAS- words of wisdom from our recent U.S. presidents. LOVELY Music by Cliff Rubin of Ashville, N. C. IMAGE: POP art- LOVE by Robert Indiana.ASIA: Spring Festival- New Lunar Year
February 09, 2013 10:38 AM PST
TET- The LUNAR New Year, Asia Spring Festival...Inventions of China.
January 19, 2013 09:59 AM PST
PEACE PRIZE: We honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with annual historic march re-enactment in Gainesville, Georgia. The Newtown Florist Club relates the life and times of our Nobel Peace Prize award winning patriot Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , marching... MLK aspired to the non-violent tactics of Mahatmas Gandhi to forge a trail of freedom for all Americans as a cause of global human rights through inter-faith cooperation. Narration presented by Andre Cheek and Reverend Rose Johnson. Stories by people who marched with King. African American Spiritual Freedom songs by Patrice Westbrook and Kadeisha Hollis. Essay by Marquell Woodard. ART IMAGE: PEACE Bag by Mavis Stevens - weaver of Budford, GABUNNY HOP! Puppetry arts on radio? Visual Thinking!
January 12, 2013 10:54 AM PST
BUNNY HOP- Salute to public transportation; Mixing it up at the bus stop.
January 05, 2013 08:23 AM PST
EPIPHANY! It's that "AH HA" moment of creative realization; a word with double meaning. Readers Theater: “Camel Caravan” by Barbara Harper; voices from a past journey inspire adventure today.Poetry for epiphany penned by Mildred Greear as told by storyteller Sybil Barker; and another poem by Marianne Scott. Did you know ? children around the world who observe Three Kings Day on January 6- wait until then for a Santa surprize. Music features with a Latin beat: Montana Skies give a “Lift” of jazz-classical fusion via cello/guitar duo. Dharma Bums offer "Bliss.” From Buford Georgia, Robert O’Brian plays a solo piano jazz tune called “Peligro”. Youngsters at Lakeview Academy sing a song about audience etiquette to prepare listeners for a concert. ART IMAGE: original by Rastafarian Abdul Kareem Harris.KWANZA! African American New Age Festival
December 29, 2012 08:13 AM PST
This new age celebration honors African American family values. It's observed as the seven days from Christmas Day to New Years - new beginnings. Learn about this recent revival of age old tradition from Africa, re-invented to help keep the faith. Identify with symbols, colors, candles, chants and tribal music to ring out the old and ring in the new.
December 22, 2012 09:30 AM PST
Celebrate the shortest day and longest night of the year. Solstice happens as the earth turns; we understand that the change of season is the original "reason for the season". Our pagan friends in North Georgia explain how ancient folks inspire us to bring the observance to be in the present. MUSIC FEATURE: authentic Celtic Fiddle Festival, a creative cooperative from three nations of Europe: France, Ireland, and Scotland.Fibber McGee & Molly- Christmas Story Contest Comedy
December 15, 2012 09:53 AM PST
Old Time Radio: Fibber & Molly McGee. Way back when radio was the center of family living room entertainment! Here is a contest to find the best story of the true meaning of Christmas. Add mirth-making humor; and listen to favorite holiday songs by vocalists Jennifer Ferrin and Dodi Pritchett. What’s more: a cacophony of crazy sound effects descend from a crowded closet. The Philco Radio Theater Players, directed by Scott Lindquist, features comedic voice of Jennie Beaujon. Fun feature: more belly laugh comedy by Southern belle Liz Castledini- Twelve Days of Christmas.Multi-Culture Holidays
December 08, 2012 10:54 AM PST
We celebrate all faiths! The symbol of LIGHT shines through many languages, as love light within. HAPPY HANUKKAH- The Festival of Light in Hebrew families. HINDI Denali- lights a candle for each soul spirit amongst us. MUSLIM Ramadan tradition lights a lamp of PEACE. When someone asked GHANDI if he was a Christian- he said- "YES- and I am a Jew, and Muslim, and Hindu".
December 08, 2012 10:07 AM PST
Welcome Writers of North East Georgia: Samantha Brady, Rosemary Malinson, and Dr. Lynda Holmes. All the arts tell a story: music, theater, poetry, visual arts, dance! We celebrate the season with reminiscences of childhood and music with a heartbeat. The metaphor symbol of TREE - Oh Tannenbaum- stands for everlasting LIFE! ART IMAGE: Photo of KUDZU ACRES Blue Christmas by Stephanie Gordon.Native American Thanksgiving
November 22, 2012 07:14 AM PST
First we celebrate the healing power of the medicine wheel, with guest Cheyenne storyteller Heymeyosts Storm to relate a journey of Buffalo Girl, changeling along the river of life! Then, a "who's who" history of Puritans, Pilgrims, and Quakers sailing aboard the Mayflower and landing at Plymouth Rock. We ask: "How come and so what?" about the founding grandfathers and grandmothers. MUSIC: Shamanic Drums by Sandra Ingerman, Native American flute by Marina Raye, Baroque Harpsichord madrigal "Fantasia" circa 1620, and Folk guitar interlude by our own downtown street busker Richard Smith. ART IMAGE: Billy Roper.Constitution Day: Good Government
October 25, 2012 12:22 PM PDT
Today we celebrate Constitution Day! Good government depends upon active engaged public participation who know their Bill of Rights. Our local chapter of Daughters of American Revolution express their interest in preserving the past to pave the way for a brighter future. THE BIG IDEA: "CHANGE will do us good". Evolutionary change of local and national statutes- law- making legislation that keeps democracy alive and well. LAWS are meant to change to better serve all of the people- fairly. The theme is change… and the origins of democracy in ancient Greece. Patriotic Music feature: Northwinds Symphonic Band directed by Ron Evans, and the Marine Corps League Singers of Hall County Georgia.ART IMAGE: Children of the Veterans & Community Outreach Center www.vcof.org C. C. Cloud Youth Center.Appalachian Trail Through Hikers Journals
October 06, 2012 06:58 AM PDT
It's a WOG! That's a walk and a jog, 2000 miles from Maine to Georgia. "Through hikers"- take the trec all the way...through wilderness as a walkabout rite of passage. Reflections on the process. Music to match the mood. Poetry to get deeper into meaning. Features: Poems by Mildred Greear performed by storyteller Sybil Barker. Jazz by Kim & David Chamberlain.
September 29, 2012 09:16 AM PDT
Celebrating UNITY of all faiths! Focus on times of reflection for Jewish families: Rosh Hashanna , Yom Kippur, and Hannukah memoirs. Storytelling- tale of Isreal by teen Rachel Glazer and recollection of Sephardic secret worship by author Julie Marlow. Aramaic language of Mid-east by Rocco Errico. Features: music by POSI- TREND Joy Katzen Guthrie, Early Renaissance Lauda Musicam, and YAHWEW chant by Jennifer Ferrin. ART IMAGE: Photo portrait of Rachel carrying the Torah to synagogue ceremony.We celebrate: Hispanic Heritage
September 15, 2012 09:24 AM PDT
All the arts: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theater- storytelling, and Poetry spoken in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Feature: the words of celebrated poet Pablo Neruda of Chile, and poetic response by North Georgia’s own Mildred Grear. We wonder of the momentum of freedom: several nations observe their Anniversary of Democracy in South and Central America during the time- September 15- October 15. MUSIC: Jazz by Count m'Butu and Graziella Lopez; Folk guitar & Flute by CHUCK & CAT! ART IMAGE: Carlos Soliz.FUNNY MONEY- Labor Day
September 02, 2012 03:43 AM PDT
We celebrate the world of work,the money we earn, and what we can learn about vocation and the vacation attitude! GEE WIZ: Our friends Kathy & Ed - MATH WIZ- tell the savings secret of a "RULE of 72". Local Toastmasters help to tell the story of how Labor Day began. "Funny Money" childhood memoir by Bonnie Unnold, POETRY: "Statistics" by Mildred Greear, "Resume" by Lyn Froelich. MUSIC feature: BLUES HARP- Chuck & Cat- Dreamin'Big Dreams! ; "HONEY DO HELP" humor original songs by Gloria Colter; and JAZZ- "Fizgig" by Tom Woods Trio. PIGGY BANK photo by mi hermana Estefania.STONE SOUP & Wandering Minstrels
August 10, 2012 11:42 AM PDT
STONE SOUP:ACTOR QUEST! Gainesville State College - Wonder Quest: Summer Youth Theater Camp performs an old world classic folk tale from medieval Europe. Enjoy about peacemaking through sharing and cooperation, presented by young actors and director Lainey Welsch. Music features: Wandering Minstrels: Chuck Bussey & Cat Crass from Alaska via Arizona; and Multicultural vibes by Phil McWilliams of Atlanta- Songs for PEACE… Original art image- mandala mural painting by Fox Gradin of Celestial Studios, Gainesville, GAStorytellers & POETS
July 27, 2012 03:18 PM PDT
Original works by Hal Hart, Ruthanna Bass, and Lyn Froelich. All authors are members of Northeast Georgia Writers Club www.negawriters.org. Feature: The Power of Play, memories in poetry of childhood FUN by Dr. Lynda Holmes. Playful Music: Jazz by Steve Cunningham; Posi-tunes by Jennifer Ferrin. ART IMAGE: Folk Art FIREFLIES painting, on view at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA www.quinlanartscenter.org
PATRIOT DREAM of 1776
July 07, 2012 07:35 AM PDT
Ben Franklin meets the feminist Daughters of American Revolution!
June 30, 2012 08:42 AM PDT
Radio Play presented by Fifth Row Center Theater of Olde Town Flowery Branch, Georgia. Youth dramatic arts education summer program features adaptation of the book Charlotte's Web, the story of a barnyard and its characters, and some big ideas! Our lovely arachnid is radiant yet humble. Music Features: Ricky Fitzpatrick, of Dry Pond- Jefferson, Georgia on folk fusion acoustic guitar, and Daddy Long Legs, by Jimmy & the Crawdads, an Atlanta Area- Arts in Schools Touring Group. Sound Effects by Jay Alexander. ART IMAGE- Creative Beadcraft by Samantha Brady.
Fathers Day- Be a good sport
June 16, 2012 06:05 AM PDT
We Celebrate FATHERS DAY every day! Learn to be a good sport, with tennis pro Gary Sherby. Interview with Carrie McKinney and Keith Walton. Storytelling by author Hal Hart; Folk music by Cliff Rubin of Asheville NC.
June 09, 2012 06:41 AM PDT
Living history radio theater- tells the story of the flag of U.S.A.
May 18, 2012 04:28 PM PDT
Award winning radio theater by Lynda Holmes, tells a true story from the times of Jesse James - an encounter with daring courage. Next, another original story for children by Carol Holzhalb, The Whistle!, from a series about North Georgia History. Both stories relate real life adventures, with fun sound effects! Special feature: “The Little Engine That Could” as told by Bill Warner; it's his childhood favorite, a treasure tale of perseverance. Music by Gary O'Beirne & Rosie Shipley from their homeland Ireland. ART Image: by Robert Krainson- pen and ink drawing of a train - "Engine 209" of the Gainesville Midland Line.Honor Mother Earth- Jumping Mouse story
May 18, 2012 02:17 PM PDT
To celebrate Mothers Day, we honor mother earth with a Native American folk tale by Heymehoysts Storm of Montana, Cheyenne tribe. The story is performed by the voice of Lauren Lane Powell of Bloomington, Indiana; with her own inventive music on vibraphone- Harmonies of Healing. Many creatures live along the river of life. Jumping Mouse adventure is a transforming metaphor-stands for the Medicine Wheel as passage through life. Our nature theme is further articulated by flute songs of Cherokee culture by Marina Raye of Asheville, North Carolina. ART image-a mandala from the Georgia Arts Council Collection-a round form that inspired the Circle of Inquiry Lesson Plan by TEAM ARTS.
CINCO de MAYO
May 05, 2012 09:58 AM PDT
We celebrate CINCO de MAYO! MAY 5: Independence Day in Mexico.
Poetry Through the Seasons
April 30, 2012 12:56 PM PDT
Welcome poets of Northeast Georgia Writers Club: www.negawriters.org. Poetic journey through the seasons by Rosemary Harris Malinson; also original poetry by Lyn Froelich, Nancy Sturtevant, and Michele Mintz. Music features: Gary O’Bierne of Ireland; and Antonio Vivaldi – Four movements from the violin concertos "The Four Seasons". Does Poetry Matter? YES! say respondent creative answers to a survey from poet laureate Mildred Greear. ART: Mountain View, Young Harris Valley, Georgia; original painting by Terry Lynn Marshall.
EARTH DAY- April 22
April 21, 2012 09:13 AM PDT
EARTH DAY-Poetry to honor Mother Earth by poetic voices from four corners of the earth: ASIA- haiku from Japan, NATIVE AMERICAN- Heymeyosts Storm, AFRICAN- American- George Washington Carver... Shel Silverstein, and more. Music to reflect on how to GO GREEN. FEATURE: Planet friendly sci-fi adventure by our own TEAM ARTS author Ron Wells. Outer and Inner Space music by the Ventures, inventive forerunners of rock guitar sound effects. ART IMAGE by youngster Andrew Scott.
STUDIO 113- East Hall High School & POSITIVE RAPP!
March 31, 2012 06:46 PM PDT
SCHOOL is COOL! Where else can you learn about world literature?
JAZZ: The music of democracy
March 17, 2012 10:01 AM PDT
Five local North Georgia musicians as Teaching Artists, bring jazz education to schools: Andy David, Professor of Music at North Georgia College & State University; Clarinetist/vocalist Kim Chamberlain of Lawrenceville; Tom Woods Jazz Quartet of Gainesville, Vocalist Monica Spears of Cornelia, and Larry Barker Jazz Piano of Gwinnett. Listen & Learn about jazz being the musical spirit and metaphor of democracy as cooperative improvisation. Join in the groove.Explorers 1492: Native Americans, Columbus, & Vikings.
February 03, 2012 02:12 PM PST
Who really discovered America? We know that more than 200 civilized tribes flourished before Europeans landed. This program was inspired by Early Italian Renaissance art at the Georgia Museum of Art. Connect life and times of Leonardo da Vinci and his contemporare Christopher Columbus. Humanist movement began with cultural rebirth credited to St. Francis of Assisi,so we are inspired by a portrait of his counterpart Saint Clare as an admired personality. MUSIC: Revival of Early Music by Laudem Musicam of Atlanta. Shamanic Drums by Sandra Ingerman, and Native American flute by Marina Raye. Features: Cody Stephens award winning (DAR) Columbus essay; Living history of Leonardo from the Da Vinci Academy, Hall County, GA. RADIO THEATER: Gudren- the story of a Viking Norse Girl, by Rosemary Malinson. ART IMAGE: Portrait of Saint Clare, GMOA.www.georgiamuseum.orgWINTER BIRDS, Their Song & TREES They LOVE!
January 24, 2012 06:40 PM PST
We hear from our neighborhood bird watchers- experts Henry Monroe and John Paget, ornithology is not just for the birds! These friends of our feathered friends have skills to “call up birds” with mimicry sound effects! Welcome Peter Gordon, Education Director of Elachee Nature Science Center. Features: “Noticing TREES” How to draw trees, by Gainesville artist, Julie Dean. Yogi Emilie Cook teaches the yoga tree posture. Patsy Paget presents original poetry. Music: Respighi- Symphony- Pines of Rome. ART IMAGE: Photograph of Pileated Woodpecker, by John Coiner of Virginia.IDEAL CHILDHOOD: a memoir
January 07, 2012 06:48 AM PST
Memories of growing up in a small town during the 1950’s. Stories that bring back the good ole days: noticing details that only children observe about family relations and community. Original memoir by Bonnie Unnold. Feature: classic verses from school days way back when, recited by storyteller Louis Gibbs: Gettysburg Address by Abe Lincoln,"IF" by Rudyard Kipling, "Abou Ben Adhem"- dream of an Arabian night, by James Leigh Hunt. MUSIC: Swing era big band tunes by Glenn Miller and novelty lyrics songs by crooner Perry Como. ART IMAGE: Vintage photo of family home courtesy of Lloyd Unnold.PEACE is Patriotic: Veterans Day
November 12, 2011 06:34 AM PST
As we honor veterans of the military, so we learn to prevent war by creating peace. Parenting for peacemaking instills respect for all faiths and all kinds of cultural diversity. Poetry: Lyn Froelich; True story by Bill Warner. Music: Acoustic guitar- Ricky Fitzpatrick; Peace Song by Harlem Boys Choir; Global Vibes by Lauren Lane Powell; Namaste by Jennifer Ferrin. Photo- Veterans Memorial Garden at NE GA History Center at Brenau University.Dog Daze: Camp Meeting Time in August
November 10, 2011 03:51 PM PST
It's that muggy sticky sit and sweat weather, called Dog Daze- from July 29 through September 5th each year.
November 09, 2011 05:33 PM PST
Our VOTE is our VOICE, our choice! Participatory democracy depends on our being willing to study the issues and have a "say so." Original Poetry by Lyn Froelich. Patriotic music: The FLAG, by Joy Katzen Guthrie, America by Steve Cunningham, and Star Spangled Banner, by Jimi Hendrix.
Dia de los muertos on Spooky Street!
October 29, 2011 08:07 AM PDT
What is a wolf's favorite celebration?: HOWL-O- WEEN!
October 27, 2011 06:34 PM PDT
Giraffe talk is compassionate communication teaching non-violence.It is a way of talking to each other that originated with mid-east peace talks by Marshall Rosenburg. In order to understand ourselves we become aware of our basic needs, and how to state our intentions.
October 24, 2011 06:51 PM PDT
Pick & Bow is a music education initiative sponsored by the Appalachian Studies Program of North Georgia College & State University, of Dahlonega, Georgia. Young people learn to make sounds to express their experience of the mountains, with fiddle and mandolin. We will hear stories of the hill folk, and enjoy listening to the Buzzard Mountain Boys. FEATURE: Storytelling by Gordon Sawyer: Characters, Crazies and Culture of Northeast Georgia. Artwork- Handmade quilt circa 1930 crafted of feed sacks and re-cycled string by Bertie Loggins.HOW do we know?
September 29, 2011 09:17 AM PDT
There are many ways of knowing, and many ways to show what we know!
CELEBRATIONS: Arts Alive! Rites of Passage
September 25, 2011 03:23 PM PDT
Coming of Age as a teenager today.
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