News

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/disneyabc/">Disney | ABC Television Group</a> / Flickr

This Week on WEAA

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/disneyabc/">Disney | ABC Television Group</a> / Flickr

First Edition July 27: Black Mothers Speak at DNC; Bill Clinton's Speech; Mosby's Drops All Charges

Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead sits in for First Edition host Sean Yoes. Whitehead covers the DNC in Philadelphia, discussing Bill Clinton’s speech, and black mothers speaking at the convention. Then, conversation about Marilyn Mosby's shocking decision to drop all charges against the police officers charged in the killing of Freddie Gray.
Read More

Baltimore: The Rise of Charm City

Mawish Raza / Baltimore: The Rise of Charm City

Episode Eleven: The Rise of Charm City — Live!

Episode 11, "The Rise of Charm City — LIVE!" is a broadcast of our very first live performance event, held on July 14 at the historic Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum.
Read More
Interior of Masjid As Saffat
Mawish Raza / Baltimore: The Rise of Charm City

Episode Ten: Can't We All Just Get Islam?

NPR News

Eric Reed On Piano Jazz

18 minutes ago

Pianist and composer Eric Reed began playing piano as a small child. He was only 18 when he played his first string of gigs with Wynton Marsalis — work that catapulted him to the forefront of jazz.

The introduction of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft hasn't had any impact on the number of fatalities related to drunken driving, a newly published study finds.

Researchers at the University of Southern California and Oxford University looked at the 100 most populated metropolitan areas, analyzing data from before and after the introduction of Uber and its competitors, and found that access to ride-sharing apps had no effect on traffic fatalities related to drinking alcohol.

A federal appeals court has overturned North Carolina's sweeping voter ID law, ruling that the law was passed with "discriminatory intent" and was designed to impose barriers to block African-Americans from voting.

The ruling came from a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The state is "almost certain" to appeal to the full court or to the U.S. Supreme Court, NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

Backers of ColoradoCare — the state ballot initiative that would establish universal health care in Colorado — think they have the perfect job for former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Copyright 2016 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

Copyright 2016 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

An outside attorney will be joining the team of prosecutors considering the possibility of charges in the killing of Philando Castile earlier this month in Minnesota, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says.

Ask Walter Mosley what he does, and he'll say, simply, "I'm a writer." And he's written a lot: 52 books, about 30 short stories, and another 30 or 40 articles, he says. While most writers specialize in one or two types of books, Mosley refuses to be constrained. He's written mysteries, science fiction, erotica, young adult fiction, plays, opinion pieces and essays. He's even penned a slim book that instructs would-be fiction writers on how to get started.

Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz on Friday, keeping a near-total silence to honor the more than 1 million people — almost all of them Jews — who were systematically killed there during World War II.

He said a few quiet words to a group of survivors of the concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, and wrote the following message in Spanish: "Lord, have mercy on your people. Lord, forgive us for so much cruelty."

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday morning that health officials have ruled out travel and sexual transmission as possible routes of transmission for four Florida people infected with Zika virus.

Pages

Stepping Out With Your Girl Cheryl: July 29-31

Hi, this is Your Girl Cheryl with What’s Hot for the Weekend!
Read More

Spend Labor Day Weekend in Curacao!

You and a guest could win a weekend at the Curacao North Sea Jazz festival, September 1-4 2016

WEAA & the Bassman Nominated for JazzWeek Awards

Thanks JazzWeek! WEAA & our very own Marcellus "The Bassman" Shepard are nominated for Station of the Year & Presenter of the Year!
Read More

July CD: Gregory Porter's "Take Me to the Alley"

So good that we’ve extended it another month! Grammy Award winning vocalist Gregory Porter is showcasing why he’s one of the top male vocalist in music today on his brand new release for Blue Note Records.
Read More

Exploring the History of Hip-Hop Culture: Dr. T.L. Osborne on the Hip-Hop Chronicles

Listen as Mike Nyce speaks with college professor and author Dr. T. L. Osborne about her book The Hip-Hop Lectures.
Read More

Jazz Master of the Month: Sonny Rollins

On September 7, 1930, Sonny Rollins was born in New York City. Rollins' artistic neighborhood included such musical giants (to-be) as Jackie McLean, drummer Art Taylor and pianist Kenny Drew.
Read More

Watch: Vibraphonist Warren Wolf Sits Down With the Bassman

Checkout the Bassman on the Cool Jazz Countdown as he sits down with vibraphonist Warren Wolf about his latest CD, Convergence.
Read More

In the Community

July Community Cares: The Journey Continues

The Community Cares for July is The Journey Continues Breast Cancer Survivor Organization. It was founded by inaugural President and Co-Founder Marlene King, who transitioned in November 2015.
Read More

TUNE IN WEEKDAYS at 1PM