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Across the state of Ohio, local music venues are struggling as the coronavirus pandemic has forced these entertainment hotspots to keep operations at a standstill. Local musicians who rely on live performances to earn a steady income have suffered with planned concerts canceled or postponed indefinitely.

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In ancient times, a beast swept through a village eating crop, livestock and people on New Year's Eve. A wise old man told the villagers the beast fears red, fire and loud firecracker noises. So, villagers put red lanterns and banners at the entrance of their homes and played with firecrackers to scare the beast away.

All Sides Weekend Arts and Culture: Holiday Specials

Nov 22, 2019
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Today on All Sides Weekend with Christopher Purdy, a preview of the holiday sounds around the city, and more. 

Guests:

The Evolution of Black Television

Oct 25, 2019

The Emmy-award winning series When They See Us was groundbreaking in depicting the systemic ills of the criminal justice system to the Central Park Five-who were all men of color.

The show follows a recent trend in television with black leads, which feature a wide array of stories that depict more dramatic, socially conscious themes. 

The evolution from shows such as Good Times of the 1970’s and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air of the 1990’s, to blackish and Queen Sugar of today shows a progression in messaging and themes.

All Sides Weekend: Arts and Culture

Oct 25, 2019
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy as he talks with a panel of experts about the latest in arts and culture around Columbus. 

As One, a thought-provoking story about Hannah, a transgender woman, and the reality of human nature is November 8 through 9 at the Southern Theatre.

 

Guests:  

The Evolution Of Black Television

Oct 7, 2019
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The Emmy-award winning series When They See Us was groundbreaking in depicting the systemic ills of the criminal justice system to the Central Park Five-who were all men of color.

The show follows a recent trend in television with black leads, which feature a wide array of stories that depict more dramatic, socially conscious themes. 

The evolution from shows such as Good Times of the 1970’s and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air of the 1990’s, to blackish and Queen Sugar of today shows a progression in messaging and themes.

Desiree Buechner was the only person at the Ohio State Fair I met who thought Columbus had an accent.
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Steve Pickett is fascinated by accents. “It tells you a lot about somebody,” he says.

A Cleveland native, Pickett moved to Columbus a decade ago for business school at The Ohio State University. After arriving, however, he was struck more by what he didn’t hear.

Artist Sophie Lindsey is on the hunt for the funniest joke in town. She got the idea after reading an article calling Cincinnati the least funny city in America.

All Sides Weekend: Día de los Muertos

Oct 19, 2018
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Halloween and the two days after is known as Day of the Dead in Latino cultures. The holiday celebrates deceased ancestors with food, drink, dancing, and parades. The holiday is most closely associated with Mexico, but it's celebrated throughout Latin America.  Latin Arts for Humanity is hosting an event at Green Lawn Cemetery in honor of the holiday. That includes special food, offerings for the deceased, and music and dancing to honor those who have passed. Today on All Sides, Dia de los Muertos on All Sides Weekend with Clare Roth. 

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Join us today as we broadcast live from the 2018 Columbus Arts Festival downtown. We'll discuss the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and how the 1920s cultural revolution affected Columbus. We'll be joined by leaders of local arts organizations, as well as by one of the performers taking part in both the festival and Columbus's Harlem Rennaisance anniversary project.

Hugh Hefner created Playboy at his kitchen table in Chicago. The magazine was blamed for (or credited with) setting off a cultural revolution in America, but within a few years Hefner was branded a male chauvinist. He was a proponent of free speech and a champion of civil rights who was decried as a merchant of smut.

Hefner died Wednesday at the age of 91, the magazine announced in a statement, writing that he "peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones."

The History, Culture and Identity of the Midwest

Aug 18, 2017
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Today at 10am 

The Midwest used to be considered the moral heartland of the United States. Over the years it lost this title and became known as "flyover country." The coastal denizens came to denigrate the values and steadiness of the region and that has influenced the work of historians since the 1920.

We hear from Jon Lauck, author of From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920-1965.

The History, Culture and Identity of the Midwest

Jul 10, 2017
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The Midwest used to be considered the moral heartland of the United States. Over the years it lost this title and became known as "flyover country." The coastal denizens came to denigrate the values and steadiness of the region and that has influenced the work of historians since the 1920.

 

We hear from Jon Lauck, author of From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920-1965.

 

Last week, the New York Times published an op-ed titled "In Defense of Cultural Appropriation" in which writer Kenan Malik attempted to extol the virtues of artistic appropriation and chastise those who would stand in the way of necessary "cultural engagement." (No link, because you have Google and I'd rather not give that piece more traffic than it deserves.) What would have happened, he argues, had Elvis Presley not been able to swipe the sounds of black musicians?

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The board that oversees the Ohio Statehouse will mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by again installing 2,977 U.S. flags on the Statehouse lawn.

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