• NJ and NYC voting information

    November 6, 2012. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy the Board of Elections of the City of New York is temporarily relocating or combining some poll site locations across all five boroughs. New York voters can visit the poll site locator on the NYC Board of Election’s website here or call 866 VOTE NYC [1-866-868-3692] for information about your polling location.

    The New Jersey State Board of Elections has also made changes to accommodate “any voter who has been displaced from their primary residence because of Hurricane Sandy.” These voters are hereby designated as an “overseas voter” and may submit a mail-in ballot application to the County Clerk of the county in which they live. These voters may submit that application by email or fax. Contact information for the applicable Clerk is available at the applicable county’s website or at the New Jersey Division of Elections website. Further information is available by calling the following toll-free number: 1-877-NJVOTE [1-877-658-6837].

  • David Amram with Michael Bourne on Clearwater Award

    November 3, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    David Amram, one of the most open-eared and open-hearted musical artists in the world, came to WBGO for a talk with Michael Bourne.  He’s being honored with the “Power of Song” Award from the Clearwater Foundation at a stellar gathering Friday November 9 at Symphony Space in Manhattan.

    Pete Seeger, founder of Clearwater, will present the award and perform alongside other friends of David, including  Paquito D’Rivera, Henry Butler, Guy Davis, Josh White Jr, and young musicians premiering a new Amram composition.  Also premiering at the event will be the documentary film “David Amram: The First 80 Years."

    Amram (left) with Pete Seeger and Dizzy Gillespie in 1985, photo courtesy of the artist

  • Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West Celebrate James Moody

    October 19, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West share their memories of tenor saxophonist James Moody, who is being celebrated this week in the inaugural James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. The pair's weekly radio show on current events, "Smiley & West," is broadcast on WBGO-FM every Saturday at 6 a.m.