Tune in Tuesday, July 7th, between 9-9:30 pm to hear the latest from Conversations on the Leading Edge. Conversations on the Leading Edge presents the latest dialogues surrounding conflict resolution and is a collaboration between WKCR's Late City Edition and the Earth Institute's Advanced Consortium of Coopoeration, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). which presents the latest dialogues surrounding conflict resolution. In this conversation, AC'4...
Tune in on Saturday, July 4th as we celebrate the chosen birthday of one of the foundational figures of jazz, trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong. We will be preempting all regular programming as we honor Pops with 24 hours of swing. In his autobiography, Swing That Music, Louis Armstrong titled the first chapter “Jazz and I Get Born Together.” Dating his birthday July 4, 1900, Armstrong created a mythology that linked his own birth to the birth of Jazz and the birth of America.
Tune in on Thursday July 2nd, from 9:30-10:00 pm to hear an interview with Nalo Hopkinson, esteemed science fiction and fantasy author. Hopkinson has written renowned books such as Sister Mine and Brown Girl in the Ring. Her latest book, Falling in Love with Hominids, a compilation of short stories written over a period of about ten years, will be available August 11th. Hopkinson talks with WKCR programmer Danielle Smith about the story
Tune in Wednesday evening from 6:00-9:00 PM to hear this week's edition of the Musician's Show, where we will be joined by drummer Whit Dickey. Throughout the 90s he performed and recorded with the groups of saxophonist David S. Ware and pianist Matthew Shipp. In 1996 he took a break from these groups and devoted his efforts to advancing his own compositions. This period resulted in the album Transonic, his first as a leader, recorded in 1997 and released in 1998 on the AUM