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WBGO's award-winning half-hour news magazine. Hard-hitting, informative and fun.

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English

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Film Spotlights Silk City Artists and Musicians

4/13/2018
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Near the Great Falls in the Historic District of Paterson, New Jersey sits the Essex and Phoenix Mills. An industrial center of buildings that were once meant to harness the cascading water power, now transformed into an area where artists can live and create their work. “It’s a community of interactive people reinforcing each other’s thoughts, visions, and sometime’s frustrations,” said Professor Vince Parrillo, director and narrator of Silk City Artists and Musicians, his forth documentary...

Duration:00:03:06

Theater Critic Michael Bourne Reviews The Revival of Three Tall Women

4/13/2018
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews the revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women on Broadway.

Duration:00:02:23

Illuminating Cecil Taylor with Pianist Jason Moran, on The Checkout

4/10/2018
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It’s taken decades for Jason Moran to understand the artistry of Cecil Taylor, the brilliant American pianist who left us last Thursday , on April 5. A few years ago, The Checkout visited Moran’s New York studio to celebrate the visionary iconoclastic artist, just before paying homage at Harlem Stage. On this very special Checkout podcast, Moran reflects on his hero in conversation, then honors him in performance.

Duration:00:44:42

Who is Sara Spencer Washington?

4/6/2018
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In the early 1920’s, Sara Spencer Washington was travelling door to door selling her homemade Apex beauty products. “Hair pomades, perfumes, pressing oils which led to hot combs and other devices for making yourself look beautiful.” Apex became more than a line of hair and skin products, explains Royston Scott, who remembers hearing those around him always talking about “The Madame.” “Apex was not only a beauty school, it was a publishing company. She did the Apex Hair and News Magazine....

Duration:00:02:49

Newark Opens New 6th Precinct In West Ward

4/6/2018
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The city of Newark celebrated the opening of its new 6 th precinct boosting its police presence in the city’s West Ward. The building that will now house the precinct was previously used for special operations. Mayor Ras Baraka says it will now act as a fully functioning precinct, something residents had been asking for, for decades. “In essence what we’re doing is right-sizing what we believe the police representation should be in this area of the city. And the city is very, very, very...

Duration:00:03:06

Theater Critic Michael Bourne Adores "Angels in America"

4/6/2018
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Theater Critic Michael Bourne is thrilled about the latest revival of Angels in America . Click above to hear his review.

Duration:00:03:46

A Different Perspective at the Amud Aish Memorial Museum in Brooklyn

4/6/2018
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There's a new museum in Brooklyn that looks at the Holocaust through the eyes of Orthodox Jews. The Amud Aish Memorial Museum is staffed mostly by the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Click above to hear Jon Kalish's report.

Duration:00:04:41

NJ Born Film Director Makes Feature Debut, 'Making A Killing'

3/30/2018
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Ang Santos: For Devin first, this is based on a true story. How did you get your hands on it? Devin Hume: I moved to Colorado when I was nineteen. The first job I had in Colorado was painting a mortuary for two morticians. I got to know those guys. Soon after that I went to film school and studies cinematography. Anytime it was time to make a film I would go back to that town. AS: These people you worked for were the people in this film? DH: Yes. They ended up being accused of murdering...

Duration:00:06:53

Michael Bourne Reviews 'Kings' and 'The Low Road'

3/30/2018
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Politics is always in the news, and from time to time is also on the stage. So says theatre critic Michael Bourne. Click above to hear his review on the WBGO Journal.

Duration:00:02:25

Feeding The Dragon, Living In A New York Public Library

3/30/2018
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For much of the 20 th Century some public libraries in New York had apartments on the premises for custodians who needed to keep the coal furnaces running 24/7. A new play has opened by a woman who grew up in one of these apartments. You can hear a report from WBGO’s Jon Kalish above.

Duration:00:04:48

Cardinal Timothy Dolan On the Significance of Holy Week

3/30/2018
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More than two billion Christians around the world are marking what they feel is the most important week in human history. Holy week. It started with Palm Sunday, marking Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem. The last supper with his disciples is known as Holy Thursday. The following day, Good Friday, Jesus was crucified and then according to Christian gospels rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. Cardinal Timothy Dolan says these are not only impactful historic events to Christians centered around...

Duration:00:02:54

Harlan Jacobson Reviews 'Back to Burgundy'

3/30/2018
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When you think of France, sure you think of cheese and berets, baguettes and love--or at least adultery--and what else? Wine. You think of the Bordeaux you can’t afford, snapped up by those pesky Russian oligarchs and Chinese financiers. Or the Rhones that are earthy, or the Rosés that, while not fine wines are runaway must-have now on the American Left and Right Coasts to augment their Mediterranean diets. A special spot in the heart of France is reserved for Burgundy, Southeast of Paris,...

Duration:00:06:34

Murphy Expanding NJ Medical Marijuana Program

3/27/2018
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After ordering a 60-day review of New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, Governor Phil Murphy is making changes to expand it dramatically. Murphy says bureaucratic conditions have stifled the eight-year-old program's ability to help. "The days of making residents jump through hoops are coming to an end. We will have a medical marijuana program that is compassionate, that is progressive, and that at long last meets the needs of patients." Deputy Health Commissioner Jackie Cornell says five...

Duration:00:02:37

GSP's "Trying" Is More Relevant Than Ever

3/23/2018
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Philip Goodwin and Carly Zien star in George Street Playhouse's latest production Trying , based on playwright Joanna McClelland Glass' real life experience as Judge Francis Biddle's secretary. Goodwin and Zien sat down recently with WBGO News Director Doug Doyle to talk about the play and their careers. Goodwin plays Judge Biddle and Zien plays Sarah, Biddle's young new secretary. Internationally known Francis Biddle, Chief Judge of the Nuremberg trials, opponent of the Japanese...

Duration:00:33:32

9th Annual Women In Media-Newark's Women's History Month Film Festival

3/23/2018
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The theme of the 9th annual Women In Media-Newark Women's History Month film festival is Passages: Women In Transition and kicks of March 27th at the Newark Museum. One of the films to be screened there is acclaimed filmmaker, producer and actor Ebbe Bassey's Saving Father . Bassey says she was introduced to the festival's producer Pamela Morgan by fellow filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu. Nguvu's latest work, Myself When I Am Real, will screen on Saturday March 31st at the Paul Robeson Student...

Duration:00:37:04

Theater Critic Michael Bourne Reviews "At Home At The Zoo"

3/16/2018
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews the revival of Edward Albee's At Home At The Zoo .

Duration:00:03:47

Oliver Street School's "Aladdin"

3/16/2018
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Oliver Street Elementary is among a handful of schools in and around Newark that is performing musicals based on Disney cartoon movies, funded by a 100-thousand dollar Disney grant to NJPAC. Earlier this week, Oliver Street School Music Teacher Ashley DeWitt is directing students as they prepare for next week’s performance of Aladdin . DeWitt: "When I saw the Aladdin show (on Broadway) I was really inspired by their costumes so we actually got some of girls are wearing belly dancing...

Duration:00:06:23

Hundreds of Union High School Students March To Anti Gun Violence Rally At Town Hall

3/14/2018
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Over five-hundred Union High School students walk out of the building and line up shoulder to shoulder on a football field. Dozens of parents are on the bleachers supporting their kids. Regina Edwards of Union says she gave her daughter a choice to participate. “But she had to explain to me why she wanted to do it. If she couldn’t come up with a good reason, I was not going to allow her to do it,” Edwards said. “I didn’t want her to do it just to follow the others. She was able to state...

Duration:00:02:54

Video Is the Now (and Future) of Social Media

3/10/2018
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Anybody with a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any number of social media sites have mindlessly scrolled the feed. Sometimes a post with a picture or video catches your attention. “The macro trend we’re seeing is video is the way people prefer these days to consume information,” says Jason Hsiao, a former TV production professional, and a co-founder of Animoto. “[It's] an online tool that allows you to create professional looking videos very simply.” Hsiao says corporations caught on to...

Duration:00:02:44

Whitney Museum Exhibition: An Incomplete History of Protest

3/9/2018
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An ongoing exhibition at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan is giving new meaning to the word “protest”. WBGO’s Molly Fichter takes us on a tour of the exhibition that has prompted many visitors to pause and reflect on the various forms of protest. The Whitney Museum is located on E. 76th Street in Manhattan.

Duration:00:04:24

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