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On this edition of the WBGO Journal, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka calls for a citywide Peace Walk to support efforts to create a safer city, WBGO's Kenneth Burns reports on how inflation is impacting Jersey Shore tourism and host Doug Doyle chats with Dr. Augusta Palmer, director of the upcoming doc "The Blues Society"

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Dr. Augusta Palmer/"The Blues Society"
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One of the photos in the upcoming documentary "The Blues Society"

On this August 20 edition of the WBGO Journal, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka calls for a citywide Peace Walk to support efforts to create a safer city, WBGO's Kenneth Burns reports on how inflation is impacting Jersey Shore tourism and host Doug Doyle chats with Dr. Augusta Palmer, director of the upcoming documentary The Blues Society. The documentary tells the story of the Memphis County Blues Festival in the late 1960's. Dr. Palmer is an associate professor and chair of Communication Arts at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.

Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 200 awards from organizations like PRNDI, AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.