WGXC-90.7 FM

New American Radio Archive: Lisa Jones, Alva Rogers

Jan 16, 2022: 3:30 pm - 4pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

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A partnership of New American Radio and Wave Farm.

"Aunt Aida's Hand" by Lisa Jones and Alva Rogers is featured today. Stories about two Black women trying to piece together family legends and their cultural history. Neither women have mothers. And since the history of women is largely passed down by women, they must seek out other female relatives. Aunt Aida lives on a farm in North Carolina and is struggling to hold onto her house -- the repository of her family history -- though day by day she is losing her memory. Commissioned by New American Radio.

In its ten years as a weekly national series, 1987-1998, New American Radio (NAR) commissioned and distributed over 300 original works: conceptual new drama, associational documentary, language explorations, sonic meditations, environmental compositions, musical explorations and works that pioneer new dimensions in acoustic space. Wave Farm is thrilled to be partnering with New American Radio to ensure these works remain available to listeners today and into the future through this streaming online radio channel, a weekly radio show on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM, and an online archive at https://wavefarm.org/radio/nar/.

New American Radio was organized by Helen Thorington, Executive Producer and Regine Beyer, Associate Producer. A special thanks to both Helen Thorington and Jo-Anne Green for their generous support and collaboration of this partnership, and their contribution to the field at large!