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Hear Together: Birth In Color RVA

Founded in 2018, Birth In Color RVA is a birth, policy, and advocacy nonprofit working towards better outcomes in maternal health and reproductive justice for women of color. The maternal mortality rates in the United States are alarming; Black women are three times more likely to die due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth.

Birth In Color RVA strives to empower parents, providing doula services, childbirth education, newborn care classes, and postpartum support boxes, and even working with fathers to ensure that they feel connected and informed throughout the birthing process. To date, they’ve served over 450 women, certified parents in CPR training, and provided racial bias training for more than 200 healthcare workers. Most recently, they’ve extended their outreach to Lynchburg.

We spoke to co-founder and executive director Kenda Sutton-El for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more here.

2022-04-07T10:31:31-04:00October 25th, 2021|

Hear Together: REAL LIFE

REAL LIFE is a Richmond-based nonprofit that serves individuals who are coming out of incarceration, homelessness, or who battle substance use disorder. With 10 recovery/transition houses, the organization provides six months of inclusive programming including housing, meals, physical and mental health assistance, and help securing employment. By providing opportunities to overcome personal and community barriers, REAL LIFE’s programming leads to better outcomes, including a reduced recidivism rate.

We spoke with founder and director Sarah Scarbrough for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more about REAL LIFE here.

2022-04-07T10:31:46-04:00July 27th, 2021|

Hear Together: VA Center for Inclusive Communities

Founded in 1935, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities sought to address a rise in antisemitism, anti-Catholicism, and racism. Over the past eight-and-a-half decades, they’ve worked with schools, businesses and communities throughout the state to forge a cultural shift that’s more equitable, inclusive, and just.

Over the past five years, the Virginia Center has seen a 1300% increase in the demand for its services in the face of bias, bullying and discrimination. For this Hear Together profile, we spoke with President and CEO Jonathan Zur about recent trends and what we can do to bring our communities together. Listen at the audio link below and learn more about the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities here.

2022-04-07T10:31:40-04:00May 5th, 2021|

Community Connection: VA Festival of the Book

A program of Virginia Humanities, located in Charlottesville, the Virginia Festival of the Book brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture every March. They are hosting the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book Saturday, March 13th through Friday, March 26th, featuring more than 40 virtual events at no cost with authors and books across all genres, for all ages and reading interests. You can find more information here.

2021-03-10T14:15:10-05:00March 10th, 2021|

‘Hear Together’ Presents: Hearing Hidden Voices

As we celebrate Black History Month, we’re revisiting Hearing Hidden Voices, a three-part Hear Together series committed to amplifying voices in our community, even when the spotlight has been turned off. Each profile highlights the work of a different Lynchburg native who made seminal strides in the fight for inclusion and equality of the Black community in our area — and beyond.

These interviews were recorded and produced in late 2019 by Desiré Moses and music was provided by Richmond’s Spacebomb house band. Listen below to learn more about Tennis Hall of Famer Robert “Whirlwind” Johnson, pioneering aviator Chauncey Spencer, and ticket-taker and community icon Lottie Payne Stratton who worked for three decades at the segregated box office at the historic Academy Theatre. (more…)

2022-03-14T18:18:11-04:00September 14th, 2020|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist 4/11/20

Set 1

 

  • Tommy Castro & The Painkillers – Make It Back To Memphis     (Killin’ It – Live!)       (Alligator)      2019
  • Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine – Let The Good Times Roll     (Live From Chicago: An Audience With The Queen)         (Alligator)            1987
  • Jack Mack & The Heart Attack – Livin’ It Up           (Live From Centennial Park – Atlanta 1996)          (SSR/Free Roll)         2019
  • Saffire – Middle Aged Blues Boogie             (Live & Uppity)          (Alligator)      1998

 

 

Set 2

 

  • Albert Castiglia – Get Your Ass In The Van             (Wild & Free)             (Gulf Coast)                2020
  • Rev. Sekou – Thank You       (When We Fight, We Win – Live In Memphis)       (Intersound)  2019
  • Watermelon Slim – Into The Sunset            (Traveling Man)        (NorthernBlues)        2020
  • Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan – Turn It Over / Pride & Joy   (In Session)    (Stax)  1999

 

 

Set 3

 

  • Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers – Wild Night Out! (Wild Night Out!)      (Blind Pig)      1995
  • B.B. King – You Upset Me Baby        (Live At The Regal)   (Geffen)          1965
  • Roomful Of Blues – You Don’t Know           (45 Live)        (Alligator)      2013

 

 

 

Set 4

 

  • Gary Clark Jr. – Next Door Neighbor Blues             (Warner Bros.)          2014
  • James Cotton – I Don”t Know           (Live & On The Move)           (Buddah)        1967
  • Rev. Billy C. Wirtz – 4th Wife Blues  (Pianist Envy)            (Hightone)     1994
  • Luther Allison – Everything’s Gonna Be All Right  (Live In Chicago)       (Alligator)      1999

 

 

Set 5

 

  • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – Dump That Chump             (You Asked For It…Live!)     (Alligator)      2014
  • R.L. Burnside – He Ain’t Your Daddy / Bad Luck & Trouble         (Burnside On Burnside)       (Fat Possum)             2001
  • Mitch Woods  – Rip It Up                  (Jammin’ On The High C’s)   (VizzTone)     2015

 

 

Set 6

 

  • The Nighthawks – Tripe Face Boogie          (Live From The Psyche Delly)          (Adelphia)      1976
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Look At That, Look At That           (Live From London)  2016
  • The J. Geils Band – Detroit Breakdown       (Blow Your Face Out)           (Atlantic)        1976
2020-05-07T11:30:59-04:00May 7th, 2020|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist 5/2/20

Set 1

 

  • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – The Blues Ain’t Going Nowhere    (Groovin’ In Greaseland)      (Alligator)
  • Steve Keene – Save Yourself            (single)           (self)
  • Charlie Bedford – Money Junkie      (Good To Go) (Blue Heart)
  • Liz Mandeville – Comfort Food Blues          (Playing With Fire)   (Blue Kitty)

 

 

Set 2

 

  • King Solomon Hicks – I’d Rather Be Blind  (Harlem)        (Provogue)
  • Crystal Shawanda – Evil Memory    (Church House Blues)           (True North)
  • JP Williams Blues Band – Talkin’ Coronavirus Blues         (single) (Self)
  • Steve Howell, Dan Sumner & Jason Weinheimer – Singin’ The Blues      (Long Ago)     (Out Of The Past)

 

 

Set 3

 

  • Jim Gustin & Truth Jones – Never Forget    (Lessons Learned)    (Self)
  • U.L.S. (Urban Ladder Society) – Same Ole Thing    (The Summit)            (PK)
  • BLAST – Charlie Nickerson (Memphis Jug Band) – Going Back To Memphis      (The Best Of The Memphis Jug Band)         (Yazoo)
  • The Forrest MacDonald Band – Going Back To Memphis             (Blues In A Bucket)   (WTR)

 

 

Set 4

 

  • Robert Cray – Anything You Want   (That’s What I Heard)           (Nozzle)
  • Rusty Ends & Hillbilly Hoodoo – Sinners Strut      (The Last Of The Boogiemen)          (Self)
  • Anni Piper – Pink Cadillac    (Blow Up Doll)           (Sugar Daddy)

 

 

Set 5

 

  • Joe Louis Walker – Old Time Used To Be    (single)           (Blues Comin’ On)     (Cleopatra)
  • Eliza Neals – Black Crow Moan        (Black Crow Moan)   (E-H)
  • Eric Hughes Band – Ain’t Whipped Yet       (Postcard From Beale Street)          (Self)
  • Bill Filipiak – Another Dead End     (Brand New Me)        (Vidlicity)
  • Mick Clarke – Full Circle       (Big Wheel)    (Rockfold)

 

 

Set 6

 

  • The B. Christopher Band – Tried To Keep You Satisfied   (Two Rivers Back)    (Guitar One)
  • The Claudettes – Declined    (High Times In The Dark)    (Forty Below)
  • Sonny Landreth – The Wilds Of Wonder    (Blacktop Run)          (Provogue)
  • Anthony Gomes – Containment Blues         (single)           (Up 2 Zero)
  • Ben Rice & RB Stone – Lobo Jam     (Out Of The Box)       (Mighty Mo)
2020-05-07T11:34:27-04:00May 2nd, 2020|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist 4/25/20

Set 1

 

  • Johnny Rawls – Into Something (Can’t Shake Loose)        (Live In Europe)        (Continental)             2020
  • Brandon Santini – One More Mile    (Live & Extended)     (VizzTone)     2015
  • Corey Harris – Walking Blues          (Live At Starr Hill)     (Njumba)       2017
  • Leroy Ellington’s Sacred Hearts – Heaven Don’t Want Me            (Live & Kickin’ It!)     (Infiniti)         2020

 

 

Set 2

 

  • Johnny Burgin – You Got To Make A Change          (Live)  (Delmark)      2019
  • Nick Moss Band – I Dig         (Live & Luscious)      (Blue Bella)    2015
  • Keb’ Mo’ – Government Cheese       (Live: That Hot Pink Blues Album)  (Kind Of Blue)            2016

 

 

Set 3

 

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band – I Pity The Fool      (Live From The Fox Oakland)          (Fantasy)        2017
  • Pinetop Perkins – Chicken Shack     (Live In Chicago)       (Kingston)      2014
  • Buddy Guy – Best Damn Fool           (Live At Legends)      (Sony)             2012

 

 

Set 4

 

  • Delta Wires – Take Your Hand Outta My Pocket / Pontiac Blues            (Anthology)   (Mud Slide)    2013
  • John Hammond – Drop Down Mama           (Live)  (Rounder)      1983

 

 

Set 5

 

  • Johnny Winter – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl              (Johnny Winter And Live)    (Columbia)     1971
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Texas Flood       (Live At Montreux 1982 & 1985)                (Epic)  2001

 

 

Set 6

 

  • Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers – Murder In The First Degree / The Stinger    (Live At B.B. Kings, Memphis)          (Big Mo)            1994
  • Delbert McClinton – Thank You Baby / B Movie Box Car Blues   (Live In Austin)         (Alligator)      1989

 

 

2020-05-07T11:33:45-04:00April 25th, 2020|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist 4/18/20

Set 1

 

  • The Proven Ones – Get Love Intro / Get Love        (You Ain’t Done)        (Gulf Coast)
  • Bobby BlackHat – Home School Blues        (single)           (Self)
  • Misty Blues – Keep Rising Up           (Weed ‘Em & Reap)   (Self)
  • Charlie Bedford – Steady Driver Man          (Good To Go) (Blue Heart)

 

 

Set 2

 

  • Crystal Shawanda – Rather Be Alone          (Church House Blues)           (True North)
  • Lazer Lloyd – Tomorrow Never Comes      (Tomorrow Never Comes)   (Lots Of Love)
  • Barrelhouse – .44 (Get My Gun)       (Mainline Voodoo (A Collection Of Bluesicana)     (Self)
  • Avey Grouws Band – Come And Get This Love      (The Devil May Care)            (Self)

 

 

Set 3

 

  • Robert Cray – Hot      (That’s What I Heard)           (Nozzle)
  • Deltaphonic – If It Don’t Bleed         (The Funk, The Soul & The Holy Groove)   (Self)
  • BLAST – The Norman Jackson Band – Norman’s Blues      (It’s The Drummer’s Fault)              (Self)
  • Tom Gilberts – The North Fork        (Old School)   (Self)

 

 

Set 4

 

  • The Claudettes – 25/5         (High Times In The Dark)    (Forty Below)
  • Bluzhammer – You Got To Change  (Bluzhammer)           (Self)
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Keep Your Head Up            (single)           (Sub Pop)
  • Blind Lemon Pledge – Crazy Mama             (Goin’ Home) (Ofeh)

 

 

Set 5

 

  • Mavis Staples – All In This Together           (single)           (Anti/Epitaph)
  • Al Gold – Mr. Banker             (Al Gold’s Paradise)              (Goldsongs)
  • Casey Hensley – Love Will Break Your Heart         (Good As Gone)         (VizzTone)
  • Reverend Freakchild – Friend Of The Devil            (The Bodhisattva Blues)       (Treated & Released)

 

 

Set 6

 

  • Ghost Town Blues Band – Poor Man’s Blues          (single)           (Self)
  • MaD BoJo – Serves You Right To Suffer      (MaD BoJo)    (Self)
  • Roomful Of Blues – Phone Zombies            (In A Roomful Of Blues)        (Alligator)
  • Eliza Neals – The Devil Don’t Love You       (Black Crow Moon)   (EH)
2020-05-07T11:33:08-04:00April 18th, 2020|