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  • Stafford Hunter and Johnathan Blake with Sheila Anderson

    December 3, 2015. Posted by Josh Landes.

    Philadelphians Johnathan Blake (drums) and Stafford Hunter (trombone) swing  by WBGO to talk Thanksgiving, Maria Schneider, and jazz with Sheila Anderson.

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  • WBGO Celebrates Rosa Parks

    December 1, 2015. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    60 years ago today, on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Following her arrest, a 381 day bus boycott began. The boycott brought a focal point to the Civil Rights movement, and a young pastor, Marin Luther King, Jr. emerged as a national leader in the wake of the action.

    Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr. - Creative Commons License
    Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr. - Creative Commons License

    Rosa Parks' visit to East Orange, New Jersey school covered on WBGO Journal (1999)

  • Giving Tuesday is here!

    December 1, 2015. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    December 2, 2014
    December 1, 2015

    CONTRIBUTE | VOLUNTEER | LISTEN | SPREAD THE WORD

    #GivingTuesday 2015 is here, and once again this year, WBGO is on board!

    Why #GivingTuesday? There were already Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, and 92Y wanted to use the same kind of rallying point that the retail industry had used to drive sales, but direct it toward giving back. Tuesday was "available," so they grabbed it, and set about turning the idea into a reality, and creating an "opening day" for the giving season.

    Last year, more than 27,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and to help get out and give this December 1.

    We hope that you will consider supporting WBGO on Giving Tuesday, and to that end, our members have contributed to match $1 for every $2 pledged that day. Listener support is the most reliable funding source for the station, and any amount is welcome. PLEDGE NOW!

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    We also encourage you to post “unselfies” – photos of yourself doing volunteer work (for WBGO or another organization) or with messages of giving. Please feel free to post them to WBGO’s social media pages: @WBGOjazz on Facebook and @WBGO on Twitter.

    And WBGO gives back too - remember to contribute new and clean used coats for children and adults, for our 8th Annual Coat Drive, starts TODAY!