Airs Friday, February 28 at 9 p.m. Crescent City Blues takes listeners to the hidden world of New Orleans corner joints—bars far from the French Quarter, in neighborhoods like Central City, Treme, and Pigeontown. These clubs, patronized almost entirely by locals, nurture a resilient blues and rhythm-and-blues scene that is often overshadowed by the Crescent City’s legacy as a jazz town. They are an essential part of New Orleans’ cultural history, but they are struggling—because of the recession, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and potentially the BP oil spill.
Aired Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett talks with Tracy Pinkerton, the Executive Director of the Angelina Arts Alliance, about The Miracle Worker, a true life story performed here by the Montana Repertory Theatre. The Miracle Worker will be presented on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Angelina Arts Alliance in Lufkin. For more information you can visit Angelina Arts Alliance or call at 936 – 633 – 5454.
The Texas Conservation Alliance is working with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University to expand the number of “stream teams” on East Texas rivers.
These citizen scientists carry out monthly water quality testing at a designated spot along the Sabine, Sulphur or Neches Rivers. Janice Bezanson, executive director of the Texas Conservation Alliance, says the volunteers test temperature, pH, and other variables. The data is then sent to the Meadows Center at San Marcos.
Sam Malone broadcasts from behind the mic in 1988 on Texas history and goings-on in San Augustine.
Credit Gary Borders
Just ahead of Texas Independence Day, commentator Gary Borders introduces us to history buff and renegade newspaperman Sam Malone, who edited The Rambler in San Augustine. The Rambler ended its run in 1988. Today, The Sabine County Reporter and Rambler continues weekly circulation. It's published in neighboring Hemphill, Texas.
Airs Thursday, February 27 at 8 p.m. As the largest country in South America and the only Portuguese speaking one, Brazil has a history that unfolded over 500 years. People from Europe, Africa, and South America came together and blended their foods, religions, customs, and of course their music, to create one of the most unique cultures in the world. In this episode, we listen to the Hamilton de Holanda Quintet performing at the 2008 Savannah Music Festival.