Epic City Broadcasts

Epic City Broadcasts

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2017

Most recent broadcasts are at the top for 2017. Scroll down for earlier broadcasts

February 21, 2017  Jody Bolz, author of Shadow Play and A Lesson in Narrative Time, editor of Poet Lore  

 

Jody Bolz audio Part 1
Jody Bolz audio Part 2
Jody Bolz audio Part 3
February 7, 2017 T C Weber, author of Sleep State Interrupt  
See Carolivia’s review of Weber’s Sleep State Interrupt at this link:
http://www.epiccenterstories.org/ted-weber-sleep-state-interrupt/
T C Weber Part 1
T C Weber Part 2
T C Weber Part 3

Songs played during broadcast of conversation with T C Weber, author of Sleep State Interrupt were:  Codebreaker by Atari Teenage Riot, Television, the Drug of the Nation by The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, and Wake Up by Rage Against the Machine.  

January 2017

 January 31, 2017 Noa Baum, author of A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace
Noa Baum Part 1
Noa Baum Part 2
Noa Baum Part 3

Songs played during broadcast of conversation with Noa Baum, author of A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace, were Thing of Others by Mira Awad, Deep River by Paul Robeson, and O What a Beautiful City by Marian Anderson.

January 24, 2017 Ellen Prentiss Campbell, author of Contents Under Pressure and The Bowl with Gold Seams 
Ellen Prentiss Campbell Part 1
Ellen Prentiss Campbell Part 2
Ellen Prentiss Campbell Part 3

Songs played during broadcast of conversation with Ellen Prentiss Campbell, author of Contents Under Pressure and The Bowl with Gold Seams were:  Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall by Joan Baez, Where Have All the Flowers Gone by Joan Baez, and Violin Concerto in E Minor by Felix Mendelsohn, played by Joshua Bell. 

January 17, 2017 Clinton Parks, author of Broken Wonder and Dem Douglah Guhls 
Clinton Parks, Part 1
Clinton Parks, Part 2
Clinton Parks, Part 3
Clinton Parks, Part 4

Songs played during broadcast of conversation with Clinton Parks: A Place Called Home by PJ Harvey, Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division, True Love Waits by Radiohead, and O What a Beautiful City by Marian Anderson

January 10, 2017 Hamzah Jamjoom, Saudi Arabian Film maker, Factory of Lies and other movies
Hamzah Jamjoom, Part 1
Hamzah Jamjoom, Part 2
Hamzah Jamjoom, Part 3
Hamzah Jamjoom, Part 4

Songs played during broadcast of conversation with Hamza Jamjoom: Sineen, Red Sea, and Timeless Time from the movie Arabia, and O What a Beautiful City by Marian Anderson 

January 3, 2017 Alan Page, Author of Enter the Wu-Tang: How Nine Men Changed Hip-Hop Forever.
Alan Page, Part 1
Alan Page, Part 2
Alan Page, Part 3

2016

Epic City, Bruce J Berger, November 1, 2016

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Carolivia Herron talks with novelist Bruce J. Berger. Bruce is a creative writing student at American University and his publications include Nate and Adel, To Hide in Athens, and Dear Grandpa and Other Stories. Bruce is a retired lawyer.

Here are Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Carolivia’s conversation with Bruce. Songs played during their conversation (not included here) were Unforgettable and Autumn Leaves by Nate King Cole, Try to Remember from the Fantastiks, and  O What a Beautiful City! by Marian Anderson.

 

Epic City, A’Lelia Bundles, October 25, 2016

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Carolivia Herron talks with author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles, the great great granddaughter of Madame C. J. Walker, the first African American millionaire. A’Lelia is chair of the Archives Foundation and her publications include, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madame C. J. Walker, and Madame Walker Theatre Centre: An Indianapolis Treasure.

Here are Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Carolivia’s conversation with A’Lelia. Songs played during their conversation (not included here) were Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child by Marian Anderson, St. Louis Blues by James Reese Europe, The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, O sole mio by Enrico Caruso, and O What a Beautiful City! by Marian Anderson.

Epic City, Jennifer Bort Yacovissi, October 18, 2016

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Carolivia Herron talks with author Jennifer Yacovissi about her fictionalized history of her family, Up the Hill to Home, October 25, 2016 Part 1. The novel traces a Washington, DC family from before the Civil War through the 1930s. The text includes an affecting description of civilian life during the Battle of Fort Stevens in 1864.

Part 1 of the Yacovissi conversation is followed by the song Just Like A Woman by Bob Dylan. The song is not included here.

Carolivia Herron continues her conversation with Jennifer Yacovissi, Part 2.

Part 2 is followed by the song Lay My Lily Down by Bob Weir. The song is not included here. Carolivia continues her conversation with Jenny in Part 3.

Part 3 is followed by the songs, Knight of the Hobby Horse by Robert Schumann and Stormy Weather by Billie Holiday. The songs are not included here. Part 4 continues the conversation between Jenny and Carolivia.

Part 4 of the conversation between Jennifer Yacovissi and Carolivia Herron is followed by the theme song, O What A Beautiful City by Marian Anderson.

Epic City, Jeff Richards, October 11, 2016

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Carolivia Herron talks with author Jeff Richards about his Civil War novel, Open Country, October 11, 2016, Part 1. Jeff’s book is of particular interest to the Takoma Park audience because it covers scenes related to the Battle of Fort Stevens that occurred in our nearby neighborhood of Brightwood.

Part 1 is followed by the Civil War song, Vacant Chair sung by Kathy Mattea, not included here.

Carolivia Herron continues her conversation with Jeff Richards, October 11, 2016, Part 2.

Part 2 is followed by the Civil War song, When Johnny Comes Marching Home played by the United States Military Academy.

Carolivia Herron continues her conversation with Jeff Richards, October 11, 2016, Part 3.

Part 3 is followed by the Civil War song, Run, Mourner, Run, sung by Sweet Honey In the Rock.

Carolivia Herron continues her conversation with Jeff Richards, October 11, 2016, Part 4.

Part 4, the final part of Carolivia’s conversation with Jeff, closes with the show’s theme song, O What a Beautiful City, sung by Marian Anderson.

Epic City, Donyel Marbley, October 4, 2016

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Carolivia Herron talks with teenage artist Donyel Marbley October 4, 2016. Here are Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 of their conversations. Songs played during their conversation (not included here) were Ché by Judy Collins, Save the Country by the Fifth Dimension, Beautiful by Carole King, and the show’s theme song, O What a Beautiful City, sung by Marian Anderson.

Epic City, John “Skip” McKoy and East Rock Creek Village, September 13, 2016

Carolivia Herron talks with novelist John “Skip” McKoy and Sharon Flynn of East Rock Creek Village. Here are parts 1, 2 and 3 of their conversation.  Songs played during the broadcast (not included here) were Angel Dust by Gil Scott-Heron, Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues by Nina Simone, and Ché by Judy Collins.

Epic City, Seth Glabman, September 6, 2016

Carolivia Herron talks with musician Seth Glabman who performs his own music live, September 6, 2016, Part 1. This part includes Seth’s songs How Many Times and A Matter of When. How many times is an anti-gun violence song inspired by a talk by Colin Godard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech Massacre.

Carolivia Herron continues her conversation with Seth Glabman who performs his own music live and improvises blues accompaniment. September 6, 2016, Part 2. This part includes Seth’s songs, Chai Times Dos, Crystal, and a reprise of How Many TimesChai Times Dos is a mix of multicultural and Jewish threads. Crystal is a classical piece with a pensive mood.

Epic City, EpicCentering the National Mall, August 30, 2016

Carolivia Herron, Cardo Henderson, Tamara Robinson of Takoma Education Campus is on her way to the studio, August 30, 2016 Part 1, discussing the full scope of the EpicCentering the National Mall project.
Carolivia Herron, Cardo Henderson and Tamara Robinson of Takoma Education Campus (on her way), August 30, 2016 Part 2, discussing the full scope of the EpicCentering the National Mall project.
Carolivia Herron, Cardo Henderson and Tamara Robinson of Takoma Education Campus, August 30, 2016 Part 3, discussing the full scope of the EpicCentering the National Mall project.
Carolivia Herron, Cardo Henderson and Tamara Robinson of Takoma Education Campus, August 30, 2016 Part 4, short conclusion.

Epic City, E. Ethelbert Miller, August 23, 2016

Carolivia Herron and E Ethelbert Miller, August 23, 2016 Part 1. This segment includes a brief description of the EpicCentering the National Mall project.
Carolivia Herron and E Ethelbert Miller, August 23, 2016 Part 2. Between Part 1 and Part 2 we played The Temptations, “Smiling Faces Sometimes”
Carolivia Herron and E Ethelbert Miller, August 23, 2016 Part 3. Between Part 2 and Parat 3 we played John Coltrane, “Love Supreme.”

At the end of our conversation with E Ethelbert Miller we played Stevie Wonder, “As.”

Epic City, Morowa Yejidé, August 16, 2016

Carolivia Herron and Morowa Yejidé, August 16, 2016 Part 1
Carolivia Herron and Morowa Yejidé, August 16, 2016 Part 2.
Carolivia Herron and Morowa Yejidé, August 16, 2016 Part 3.