History

8:40am

Mon March 23, 2015
Local

'Lost Minden' brings the town's past to life in pictures

A Minden, La., historian has a new book of vintage photographs of his hometown. John A. Agan accumulated photos of Minden’s heritage over several decades. The book is titled “Lost Minden” because the town sustained a number of devastating fires, according to Agan. At the turn of the 20th century, a city ordinance banned wooden structures in its downtown. Agan says his book captures the businesses, town celebrations, storefronts and back streets that otherwise only remain in memories.

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11:00pm

Mon February 16, 2015
Cultural, Community, Information

Jazz Night In America: To Miles From Wayne To Wallace - The Lost Wayne Shorter Scores

Airs Monday, February 16, at 11 p.m. In the late 1960s, when trumpeter Miles Davis was leading his famous Second Quintet, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a series of large ensemble works. They were never recorded, only was performed, and many people never knew they existed. Sometime around the quintet disbanding, Shorter put the scores away. 

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9:00pm

Mon February 16, 2015
Cultural, Community, Information

A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Airs Monday, February 16 at 9 p.m. In this hour-long special from WQXR and WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause. Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement. In this hour-long special from WQXR and WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause.

7:00pm

Thu February 5, 2015
American RadioWorks

American RadioWorks: An Imperfect Revolution: Voices from the Desegregation Era

Airs Thursday, February 5 at 7 p.m.  The 1970's saw a tidal change in American race relations: for the first time, large numbers of white, black and other children of color began attending school together. It was an experience that shaped them for life. Using first-person accounts of the era of "forced busing," An Imperfect Revolution explores the ways school desegregation changed the nation.

7:45am

Thu February 5, 2015
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for February 5, 2015

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes note of the long storied history of the Irish footprint in America. 

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