Have we got a Pyramid Scream for you …
Charlotte Pride Parde
Photography by Bethany Otten
It may have been blazing hot this Sunday, but nothing could deter the incredible spirit coursing through Uptown as Charlotte Pride’s 2019 celebration hit its high note with the annual Pride Parade. Whether you were there or not, we have a gallery of photographs from Bethany Otten that will make it all come alive for you. Click the image below to see them,
And, for those of you wondering, “Wait … why don’t we celebrate Pride month in June here in the Queen City?” … we’ve got an answer. Okay, we don’t. Our pal Nick de la Canal, host of WFAE’s “FAQ City” does. Click here to listen to his 2018 podcast on why Charlotte celebrates pride in August.
And, speaking of WFAE …
Today is National Radio Day, celebrating the incredible history of radio news and the art of telling stories through the air. The staff of The Biscuit is celebrating by wearing our “Public Radio Nerd” shirts today … but what are our hometown public radio professionals at WFAE doing to mark the occasion? Let’s ask them.
“On National Radio Day, it’s fun to recall turning on the microphone for the first time on WFAL, Falcon Radio at Bowling Green State University, back in the mid 90’s, for my first radio shift (2-6 a.m.), and how that began the path that led me to working at WFAE for the past 21 years with Charlotte Talks. It’s also interesting to reflect how much radio has changed in those 25 years!” – Wendy Herkey
“I plan to blast NPR with the windows down … (as I do most days, granted). Another option? Dance along to the Morning Edition theme, with inspiration from this radio reporter in Nevada.” – Nick de la Canal
“Now, that I know about National Radio Day….I hope to sneak in some of Queen’s ‘Radio Ga Ga’ into Morning Edition and listen back to an interview by the masterful and disarming Studs Terkel. There are lots of them here.” – Lisa Worf
“Skip the plane ticket: public radio lets you explore the world in one lifetime, right from the comfort of your home. I love taking ‘audio trips’ to different music scenes with Here & Now’s ‘DJ Sessions.’ (Bonus! I loved acting as a guide for their recent excursion to Charlotte.)” – Joni Deutsch
“On #NationalRadioDay, I’ll be making radio and reminiscing about how I once dreamed of doing this by making my own radio station with my brothers — WDPM ( for David-Peter-Michael) — on cassette tapes. Here’s hoping radio never goes away.” – David Boraks
“I’ve been a journalist for almost 40 years and a radio journalist for 2 1/2 weeks. I’m marking National Radio Day by trying to get through another day of radio reporting without messing up the audio technology.” – Ann Doss Helms
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Once upon a time, getting lost (or just wandering around) in Charlotte wasn’t that much fun. These days, thanks to the unstoppable work of gifted muralists, there’s a visual treasure to find around almost every corner — like this mural from Denton Burrows, painted on the Mecklenburg Valve building at 2407 Central Ave. (PSSST! Get ready, Talking Walls is coming back with a vengeance this October and it’s bound to be amazing.)
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