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Animals with cameras

Ohio University’s Cassidy Brauner Jarrahi speaks on the power of photography in time for WOUB-TV Jan. 19 premiere of PBS’ ‘Animals with Cameras: a Nature Miniseries’

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WOUB Digital · Ohio University’s Cassidy Brauner Jarrahi speaks on the power of photography In 2022, it’s easy to take for granted the power of a photograph. After all, just about everyone always has easy access to the equivalent of an advanced camera in the form of their smartphone. It’s equally easy to forget that… Read More

Zanesville organizations are partnering for the benefit of artists and small businesses devastated by Jan. 6 Masonic Temple fire

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WOUB Digital · Zanesville organizations support artists and small businesses in wake of Jan. 6 fire Zanesville’s 120-year-old Masonic Temple was destroyed by a fire that broke out around 11 p.m. Thursday, January 6. The seven-story structure was home to about 60 small businesses, studios, and galleries. The cause of the fire has not been… Read More

OU’s Brent Frederick gives perspective on the state of Broadway theater in the age of omicron

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WOUB Digital · OU’s Brent Frederick gives perspective on the state of Broadway in the age of Omnicron Broadway theater has been an integral part of America’s artistic, cultural, and commercial identity for well over a century. However, the last two years have proved especially difficult for the historic New York City theatrical district. On… Read More

Kinks

Joey Hebdo of The Muswell Villebillies speaks on the unique legacy of The Kinks with WOUB Culture a few days ahead of Jan. 7 Athens show

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WOUB Digital · Joey Hebdo of The Muswell Villebillies talks about The Kinks with WOUB Culture The Kinks are, technically, a “British Invasion” band. That is — if one is coming from a perspective of respect for the kinds of categorizations granted by the U.S. Billboard charts – which the Kinks and the legions of… Read More

Bread

David Sanders meditates on time, memory, and The Beatles in ‘Bread of the Moment’

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WOUB Digital · David Sanders meditates on time, memory, and The Beatles in ‘Bread of the Moment’ We are always in the present. It’s a mysterious state. We are forever bookended by what we think we know about the present that has already past and by what we anticipate the present might become seconds, minutes,… Read More

MTNA

The Ohio University chapter of the Music Teachers National Association was honored for their collaboration with Athens Poet Laureate Wendy McVicker

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WOUB Digital · OU MTNA Chapter Honored for Collaboration with Athens Poet Laureate The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated not only to supporting and enriching budding music-teaching professionals, but also to the communities those professionals serve. In fact, The Ohio University Collegiate Chapter of the MTNA places a special… Read More

Victorian

The Fairfield County District Library and the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio kick off collaborative programming Dec. 11

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WOUB Digital · The Fairfield County District Library and the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio Collaborate The Fairfield County District Library and the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio have come together to provide a new way for library patrons to experience the exhibitions at the Decorative Arts Center. Saturday, December 11 will mark the first… Read More

Corduroy

Watch the debut of Corduroy Brown’s video for “Who I Am For Now”

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Earlier this year, Huntington, WV-based musician Alan “Corduroy” Brown gave us “Let Me Know,” a powerful, life-affirming album released only months after Brown had a close encounter with death that forever shifted his perspective on life. Severe complications from COVID-19 left Brown in the ICU early this year on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a last… Read More

AAMP

The Athens Artists Memorial Project remains dedicated to funding underprivileged Southeast Ohio artists after becoming official 501(c)(3) organization

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WOUB Digital · Doug Brooks and Roman Warmke tell WOUB Culture about AAMP In December 1994 the Athens art community unexpectedly lost musician John Bartlett, also known as Johnny B. In tribute to Bartlett, a number of his friends organized a concert the following spring to raise funds in his name for low income children… Read More

xmas

Listen to the curators of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio’s ‘A Victorian Christmas’ exhibition discuss the display

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WOUB Digital · Curator George Johnson remarks on how we understand “Victorian Christmases” It’s easy to forget that even from our vantage point in late 2021, the Victorian era was not so long ago. In fact, if one looks around themselves for even just a moment, they’ll see the reverberations of this formative time period… Read More

Kansas

Kansas’ guitarist Rich Williams reflects on progressive rock and his band’s unlikely stardom

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WOUB Digital · Kansas’ guitarist Rich Williams reflects on progressive rock and his band’s unlikely stardom Kansas are the progressive rock giants responsible for megahits such as “Carry On Wayward Son,” “Dust in the Wind” and many more. Over the course of their almost five decades of music making, the band has produced eight gold… Read More

Passion Works invites community to ‘fly with them’ with their most ambitious art installation and fundraiser yet

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WOUB Digital · Passion Works on their ‘Time to Fly’ art installation and fundraiser For 23 years Passion Works Studio has been a place of joy, freedom, and respect. This is true for both the studio’s artists with developmental differences as well as the wider community into which the profound beauty of the art and… Read More

All Together Now

OVST’s upcoming productions of ‘All Together Now’ will benefit the Athens County Food Pantry

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WOUB Digital · OVST’s upcoming productions of ‘All Together Now’ will benefit the Athens County Food Pantry Ohio Valley Summer Theater (OVST) Executive Director Christopher Parsons considers OVST to be not only a firmly established theater organization, but a community service organization, as well. An upcoming example of this are OVST’s Friday, November 12 and… Read More

Bluegrass

Joe Mullins told WOUB about working with Smithsonian Folkways to preserve bluegrass’ Ohio history and his upcoming Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival

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WOUB Digital · Joe Mullins on ‘Industrial Strength Bluegrass’ Bluegrass has deep roots in Southwestern Ohio. The genre was brought into the region by hopeful Appalachian migrants drawn by the promise of post-World War II industrial economic opportunity to places like Cincinnati, Dayton, Hamilton, Middletown, and Springfield. Between the years of 1947 and 1989, these… Read More

Studio B

The Athens Asian American Alliance speaks on their mission and public history initiative

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WOUB Digital · Conversations From Studio B: Athens Asian American Alliance In this installment of Conversations From Studio B, WOUB’s Emily Votaw speaks with Athens Asian American Alliance Board Members Fan Jiang, Yi-Ting Wang, Noriko Kantake, and Galia Williams as well as Angela Hall, an instructor at Athens Middle School and the advisor of the Athens… Read More

Theatre organist Dennis James will bring period accurate music to the Nov. 5 screening of ‘Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors’

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WOUB Digital · Theatre organist Dennis James brings period accurate music to screening of ‘Nosferatu’ If we were to hop backwards in time by about a century, we would find the “silent films” of the late 19th century and early 20th century were actually not so “silent” affairs, after all. Rather, screenings of these so-called… Read More

Frazier

West Virginia native Maestro Luke Frazier shares the impact country music had on him in time for new Country and American Roots episodes of ‘One Voice: The Songs We Share’ premiering Oct. 29

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WOUB Digital · Maestro Luke Frazier on new ‘One Voice’ episodes premiering Oct. 29 Founded by Maestro Luke Frazier in 2015, the American Pops Orchestra is dedicated to bringing the highest quality art to the most diverse and broad audiences. On Friday, October 29, WOUB-TV will broadcast new episodes of “One Voice: The Songs We Share” featuring… Read More

Frazier

Luke Frazier

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Founded by Maestro Luke Frazier in 2015, the American Pops Orchestra is dedicated to bringing the highest quality art to the most diverse and broad audiences. On Friday, October 29, WOUB-TV will broadcast new episodes of “One Voice: The Songs We Share” featuring Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra, kicking off with an episode celebrating… Read More

TLOHM

‘The Last Of His Mind: A Year In the Shadow Of Alzheimer’s’ recounts John Thorndike’s poignant final year with his father

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WOUB Digital · ‘The Last Of His Mind’ recounts John Thorndike’s poignant final year with his father When author John Thorndike’s father, Joseph Thorndike, started writing Christmas cards to people who didn’t exist and forgetting his way home while driving his car, it was as though some unkind stranger was kicking off a slow, brutal… Read More

American Veteran

The director of Ohio University’s Veterans and Military Student Services Center shares insights about student veteran experience with WOUB Culture

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Anyone who attends college will undergo an accompanying transitionary period in their life. Regardless of whether they are an 18-year-old fresh from high school or if they are one of the 700 currently enrolled students on Ohio University’s campuses who are also active-duty military personnel or veterans, shifting to an academic atmosphere that you’re not… Read More

Artist John McVicker poses with one of his digital collages included in an exhibition of his work at Stuart's Opera House

Artist John McVicker has a display of new works opening at Stuart’s Opera House Oct. 29

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Healthy vision in many vertebrates, (including humans,) begins when light meets the retina. There, photoreceptors transform the light into electrical signals which journey via the optic nerve to the brain, where they are translated into the images we experience as sight. It is due to this miraculous process occurring over and over and over again… Read More

Atul Gawande and Kelly Corrigan

Hear Kelly Corrigan’s Advice On Using Curiosity To Foster Connection

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WOUB Digital · Hear Kelly Corrigan’s Advice On Using Curiosity To Foster Connection Kelly Corrigan is a New York Times best-selling writer and the host of PBS’ Tell Me More With Kelly Corrigan, a program featuring Corrigan’s intimate conversations with some of the most innovative thinkers and creators of our times. Starting Sunday, October 17,… Read More