media http://kut.org en In Black America Podcast: Angela Burt-Murray of CocoaFab.com http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-angela-burt-murray-cocoafabcom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. speaks with Angela Burt-Murray editorial director of </span><a href="http://www.cocoamediagroup.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Cocoa Media Group</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a new digital media company that launched </span><a href="http://cocoafab.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">CocoaFab.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://cocoafab.com/cocoafab-tv/" style="line-height: 1.5;">CocoaFab.TV</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to feature entertainment, style and original web series for young women of color.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Prior to launching CMG, she was the editor-in-chief of <a href="http://www.essence.com/">ESSENCE magazine</a>, where she oversaw the editorial direction for ESSENCE magazine –the premier lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty magazine for African-American women – as well as Essence.com.</p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158595001&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:44:12 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10776 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: Angela Burt-Murray of CocoaFab.com In Black America Podcast: The Life and Legacy of Robert C. Maynard http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-life-and-legacy-robert-c-maynard <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the late Robert C. Maynard, journalist, newspaper publisher, editor and former owner of the <a href="http://www.insidebayarea.com">Oakland (CA) Tribune</a> newspaper.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maynard was a charismatic leader who changed the face of American journalism, built a four-decade career on the cornerstones of editorial integrity, community involvement, improved education and the importance of the family.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He was the co-founder of the <a href="http://mije.org">Institute for Journalism Education</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to expanding opportunities for minority journalists at the nation's newspapers. &nbsp;</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154549865&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 02:33:24 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10609 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: The Life and Legacy of Robert C. Maynard In Black America Podcast: Dr. Bobby Jones - Rejoice With Me! http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-dr-bobby-jones-rejoice-me <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. speaks with Gospel Recording artist, radio and TV host, Dr. Bobby Jones. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No one has spent more years on cable TV than BET’s Dr. Bobby Jones who has hosted “</span><a href="http://www.bet.com/shows/bobby-jones-gospel.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Bobby Jones Gospel</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">” for thirty-four years. During those years, his show has spotlighted artists as diverse as country stars Loretta Lynn and Barbara </span>Mandrell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to R&amp;B icons such as Patti </span>LaBelle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and The Whispers. In between, Jones has also hosted the biggest names in gospel music from Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary to Yolanda Adams and </span>Tamela<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mann.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153433675&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 19:13:42 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10559 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: Dr. Bobby Jones - Rejoice With Me! SRB Communications: Growing a Successful Media Company [Part II] http://kut.org/post/srb-communications-growing-successful-media-company-part-ii <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Sheila Brooks, founder, president and CEO 
of&nbsp;<a href="http://srbcommunications.com/">SRB Communications</a>. Brooks is an&nbsp;Emmy Award-winning&nbsp;journalist, entrepreneur and dedicated advocate for minority and women’s issues and small businesses.</p><p>SRB Communications&nbsp;is a full-service strategic communications agency and post-production facility located Washington, D.C. The company helps clients develop their brand, positioning and strategies in creative campaigns through integrated media formats in broadcast, print and multimedia. Brooks is an expert in entrepreneurial education and minority business issues.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137689955&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:52:04 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9881 at http://kut.org SRB Communications: Growing a Successful Media Company [Part II] In Black America Podcast: CocoaFab.com http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-cocoafabcom <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Angela Burt-Murray editorial director of <a href="http://www.cocoamediagroup.com">Cocoa Media Group</a>, a new digital media company that launched <a href="http://cocoafab.com">CocoaFab.com</a> and <a href="http://cocoafab.com/cocoafab-tv/">CocoaFab.TV</a> to feature entertainment, style and original web series for young women of color.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Prior to launching </span>CMG<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, she was the editor-in-chief of <a href="http://www.essence.com">ESSENCE magazine</a>, where she oversaw the editorial direction for ESSENCE magazine—the premier lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty magazine for African-American women—as well as Essence.com—the leading daily online destination to serve that audience.</span></p><p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:11:42 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9648 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: CocoaFab.com Media CEO Paula Madison on Diversity in Television – Part II http://kut.org/post/media-ceo-paula-madison-diversity-television-part-ii <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents his second, and final, discussion with Paula Williams Madison, Chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC and <a href="http://www.williamsgroupholdings.com">Williams Group Holding LLC</a>, a Chicago-based, family-owned company, which has significant investment in media – <a href="http://theafricachannel.com/about-us/management/">The African Channel</a>. &nbsp;Madison has moved from award-winning journalist to history-making top executive at NBCUniversal. Sun, 03 Nov 2013 22:44:43 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr 9081 at http://kut.org Media CEO Paula Madison on Diversity in Television – Part II Media CEO Paula Madison on Diversity in Television http://kut.org/post/media-ceo-paula-madison-diversity-television <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Paula Williams Madison, Chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC and <a href="http://www.williamsgroupholdings.com">Williams Group Holding LLC</a>. It's a Chicago-based, family-owned company with significant investment in media – <a href="http://theafricachannel.com/about-us/management/">The African Channel</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Madison has moved from award-winning journalist to history-making top executive at <a href="http://www.nbcuni.com">NBCUniversal</a>. Today, she is the chairman and CEO of the <a href="http://www.wnba.com/sparks/news/history.html">LA Sparks</a>, and a member of the WNBA Board of Governors. Also she recently was appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the <a href="http://ww.lapdonline.org">Los Angeles Police Department</a>.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/117370494" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:59:29 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9026 at http://kut.org Media CEO Paula Madison on Diversity in Television Interview: 'Latino Americans' Miniseries Documents Birth of a Movement http://kut.org/post/interview-latino-americans-miniseries-documents-birth-movement <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F110909298" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>To coincide with Hispanic Heritage month, PBS TV stations nationwide begin an historic six-hour documentary series tonight, titled “<a href="http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/">Latino Americans</a>.” &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Covering 500 years of history in six hours, it is the first major documentary series on the history and experience of Latinos in&nbsp; America.</p><p>Watch Latino Americans on KLRU (18.1) Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 pm and Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7 pm.&nbsp; KLRU's VME channel (18.4) will show the series in Spanish starting Friday, Sept. 20 at 8 pm.&nbsp; Or watch online at <a href="http://klru.org">klru.org.</a></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:00:13 +0000 David Brown 8712 at http://kut.org Interview: 'Latino Americans' Miniseries Documents Birth of a Movement Listen: Neal Conan Reminisces as NPR's 'Talk of the Nation' Leaves the Airwaves http://kut.org/post/listen-neal-conan-reminisces-nprs-talk-nation-leaves-airwaves <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/2100380/neal-conan">Neal Conan</a>&nbsp;has been hosting&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/">National Public Radio's</a>&nbsp;weekday afternoon call-in show&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/talk-of-the-nation/">"Talk of the Nation"</a>&nbsp;since 2001. The 63-year-old journalist has been with NPR for over 30 years. He said one of the reasons he took the hosting job was because he figured after all those years, nothing could happen in a radio studio that would surprise him.</p><p>He was wrong.</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:42:08 +0000 Jennifer Stayton 8230 at http://kut.org Listen: Neal Conan Reminisces as NPR's 'Talk of the Nation' Leaves the Airwaves NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation' http://kut.org/post/npr-discontinue-talk-nation NPR announced Friday morning that it will no longer produce the Monday-to-Thursday call-in show <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/talk-of-the-nation/" target="_blank">Talk of the Nation</a>.<p>It will be replaced by <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/" target="_blank">Here and Now</a>, a show produced in partnership with member station <a href="http://www.wbur.org/" target="_blank">WBUR</a> in Boston. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:53:23 +0000 David Folkenflik, NPR 7147 at http://kut.org NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation' Daily Texan to Stay Daily http://kut.org/post/daily-texan-stay-daily-now <p><em>The Daily Texan </em>is staying daily, at least for now.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/tsm/board/">Texas Student Media board </a>voted today to keep the print edition of the <a href="http://dailytexanonline.com/">publication</a> operating five-days-a-week, with a 50 percent pay cut to student media employees. The proposed budget also included tuition reimbursement cuts for student managers and the hiring of an additional ad salesman. Sat, 02 Mar 2013 01:07:03 +0000 KUT Staff 6803 at http://kut.org Daily Texan to Stay Daily 'Zombie Alert' Airs in Montana, Michigan; Hack Traced Overseas http://kut.org/post/zombie-alert-airs-montana-michigan-hack-traced-overseas <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc60XPCXrh8</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:53:39 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 6561 at http://kut.org 'Zombie Alert' Airs in Montana, Michigan; Hack Traced Overseas An Accused Killer Seeks An Audience With Everyone http://kut.org/post/accused-killer-seeks-audience-everyone <blockquote><p><em>From: Christopher Jordan Dorner</em><p><em>To: America</em><p></blockquote><p>That's the header on a 14-page letter attributed to Christopher Dorner. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:13:50 +0000 6539 at http://kut.org An Accused Killer Seeks An Audience With Everyone 'God Made A Farmer' And The Super Bowl Made Him A Star http://kut.org/post/god-made-farmer-and-super-bowl-made-him-star <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sillEgUHGC4</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:39:29 +0000 6453 at http://kut.org 'God Made A Farmer' And The Super Bowl Made Him A Star Video: Alex Jones Screams a Bunch at CNN’s Piers Morgan http://kut.org/post/video-alex-jones-screams-bunch-cnn-s-piers-morgan <p>The reviews are in regarding <a href="http://piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/07/alex-jones-on-guns-in-america-the-republic-will-rise-again-when-you-attempt-to-take-our-guns/?hpt=pm_bn1">Alex Jones’ appearance with CNN’s Piers Morgan</a> last night:</p><p>“An uncontrolled explosion,” <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2013/01/08/alex-jones-uncontrolled-explosion-on-piers-morgan/">per the Washington Post</a>.&nbsp; “An intense pro-gun rant,” <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/alex-jones-piers-morgan-guns_n_2429161.html">says the Huffington Post</a>. And … “Armed Mafia Stalk Alex Jones Post Piers Morgan Debate,” via Jones’ own <a href="http://www.infowars.com/armed-mafia-stalk-alex-jones-post-piers-morgan-debate-video-report/">Infowars</a>.</p><p>The Austin-based conspiracy theorist, radio host and public access superstar appeared on Morgan’s show for what was billed as a discussion on “Guns in America.” Unsurprisingly, the discussion soon went south – not that surprising a move, when your guest has co-authored <a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/deport-british-citizen-piers-morgan-attacking-2nd-amendment/prfh5zHD">a White House petition</a> to deport your host.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:07:43 +0000 Wells Dunbar 6100 at http://kut.org Video: Alex Jones Screams a Bunch at CNN’s Piers Morgan In Tribal Pakistan, Radio Spreads Word of Free Education http://kut.org/post/tribal-pakistan-radio-spreads-word-free-education <p><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Tayyeb Afridi is a journalist from the<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federally_Administered_Tribal_Areas" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155); ">&nbsp;Federally Administered Tribal Area&nbsp;</a>of Pakistan, a region that borders Afghanistan. He visited KUT in May 2011 on a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.icfj.org/OurWork/AsiaPacific/PakistanUSExchangeProgram/tabid/1719/Default.aspx" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155); ">US Pakistan Journalism Exchange</a>&nbsp;through the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.icfj.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155); ">International Center for Journalists</a>. You can read his blog at&nbsp;</em><a href="http://tayyebafridi.blogspot.com/" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">tayyebafridi.blogspot.com</a><span style="background-color: rgb(243, 248, 250); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">.</span></p><div><p>A local radio station in Pakistan’s unsettled tribal area shows how important media can be in spreading awareness of the importance of education. About 180 new students turned up at one government school in the town of Razmak in North Waziristan after the local radio station broadcast announcements telling parents that education in government schools was free. Most local parents thought they would have to pay for schooling.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Razmak Radio was established in 2006 to bridge the gap between people and their government. It has started a public service announcement (PSA) campaign to educate people on development issues.&nbsp;It designed PSAs in March and broadcast them throughout the month to motivate local people to enroll their children in school.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:55:00 +0000 Tayyeb Afridi 5682 at http://kut.org In Tribal Pakistan, Radio Spreads Word of Free Education 'Newsweek' Kills Its Print Edition http://kut.org/post/newsweek-kills-its-print-edition Saying that "we have reached a tipping point at which we can most efficiently and effectively reach our readers in all-digital format," <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/18/a-turn-of-the-page-for-newsweek.html" target="_blank">editor Tina Brown announced this morning</a> that <em>Newsweek</em>'s Dec. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:48:28 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 5371 at http://kut.org 'Newsweek' Kills Its Print Edition Trailblazing Broadcaster Ann Arnold Passes Away http://kut.org/post/trailblazing-broadcaster-ann-arnold-passes-away <p>Texas Association of Broadcasters&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tab.org/news-and-events/news/broadcasters-mourn-loss-of-tab-president-ann-arnold" target="_blank">President Ann Arnold&nbsp;</a>passed away over the weekend following a fight with leukemia. Colleagues refer to Arnold as a groundbreaking journalist and tenacious leader.</p><p>The 67-year-old journalist served as TAB president for 25 years. Arnold also served as the first female press secretary to a Texas Governor –&nbsp;Gov. Mark White in the&nbsp;1980s. And that’s in addition to stints &nbsp;heading the <em><a href="http://www.star-telegram.com/">Fort Worth Star-Telegram</a></em>'s capitol bureau, and serving as a capitol correspondent for<em> </em><a href="http://www.upi.com/"><em>United Press Internationa</em>l</a>.</p><p>"She was an extraordinary woman brimming with passion for the broadcast industry and American democracy.&nbsp;Her advocacy in Austin and Washington made a profound difference for broadcasters and we are all better for it,"&nbsp;TAB Vice President Oscar Rodriguez says in a statement about Arnold’s death.</p><p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 15:16:12 +0000 Laura Rice 5004 at http://kut.org Trailblazing Broadcaster Ann Arnold Passes Away They Got it Wrong - CNN, Fox Mistakenly Report Health Care Law Overturned http://kut.org/post/they-got-it-wrong-cnn-fox-mistakenly-report-health-care-law-overturned MarketWatch calls this <em>CNN</em> and <em>Fox</em>'s <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cnn-and-foxs-dewey-defeats-truman-moment-2012-06-28?link=MW_latest_news">'Dewey Defeats Truman' moment</a>. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:33:29 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 4577 at http://kut.org They Got it Wrong - CNN, Fox Mistakenly Report Health Care Law Overturned AM Update: Student Occupiers Arrested at UT, Honoring Walter Cronkite, Discussing Wildfire Response http://kut.org/post/am-update-student-occupiers-arrested-ut-honoring-walter-cronkite-discussing-wildfire-response <p><strong>UT Students Protest for Workers Rights</strong></p><p><em>The&nbsp;<a href="http://dailytexanonline.com/university/2012/04/18/students-protest-sweatshop-made-ut-clothing-presidents-office">Daily Texan</a></em> reports a total of 19 protesters, not all of them students, were arrested yesterday for occupying UT President Bill Powers&rsquo; office. They were there in protest against alleged sweatshop-like conditions where UT apparel is produced.</p><p>The protesters are members of the Make UT Sweatshop-Free Coalition and included 17 students and two members who are not students.</p><p>According to the <em>Texan</em>, the demands of the protestors was a request for the University to switch to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.workersrights.org/">Workers Rights Consortium</a>, an independent monitoring organization that conducts investigations of working conditions in factories. A statement on the&nbsp;WRC&nbsp;homepage specifically mentions their goal to protect the rights of workers who make clothes.</p><p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:04:25 +0000 Divya Darsi & Laura Rice 4065 at http://kut.org AM Update: Student Occupiers Arrested at UT, Honoring Walter Cronkite, Discussing Wildfire Response