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Our Favorite Stories from Around the Crownby Tim Miner on March 28, 2019
Our cooks at The Biscuit work hard to bring you tasty, nourishing content about the Queen City. But, we’re media carnivores, too. Media channels all over Charlotte are sharing incredible stories about creatives and CLT history.
Here are just a few recent favorites from Around the Crown.
#52Tuesdays: Charlotte Is Creative and Brixx Pizza, A Partnership Easy As Pie
from SHARE Charlotte
Every Tuesday, the team at SHARE Charlotte kicks out a story of how nonprofits, volunteers and local businesses are working together to make Charlotte a better place. This week, it was our turn the be featured. Bias aside, this is a fun, quick recap of how Brixx Pizza supported Charlotte Is Creative during the 2018 #GivingTuesdaysCLT campaign.
Christine Edwards Amplifies the Voiceless
from Queen City Nerve
At the Biscuit, we’re big fans of Christine Edwards and her work through Amplify Charlotte. (We’ve even played a special Queen City Quiz Show with her.) Queen City Nerve conducted a terrific interview with her this week.
Another University Area Slave Cemetery
from 704 Shop Fact Friday
Did you know that Christopher Moxley, one of the founders of 794 Shop, posts an in-depth article about Charlotte history EVERY FRIDAY? It’s required reading ’round The Biscuit kitchen. March 15th’s installment about a slave cemetery recently uncovered near Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church in the University area is an informative — and important — read.
Finally, a really special one …
DJ Sessions: Charlotte Wants On The Music Map
from Here & Now
Last week, our pal Joni Deutch, manager of on-demand content and audience engagement for WFAE, trumpeted the power of the CLT music scene on NPR’s “Here & Now” with Jeremy Hobson. She highlighted amazing artists Emily Sage, Jason Jet, Chocala, Sinners & Saints & It’s Snakes. (Psst! You can hear selections from all of them on the link above.) It was an awesome segment. Though we do love Jeremy Hobson, he doesn’t know much about the Queen City. Thankfully, Joni educates him well.
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Can I just say… Wednesday was awesome? ❤️ One of my favorite things in the world is sharing local music discovery moments, which is why I always geek out when I’m involved in @NPR moments like Wednesday’s @hereandnowradio segment (broadcast on 530+ radio stations!). Believe you me: I want to share music from as many independent, up-and-coming, hard-working artists as possible. It takes time and effort and some really early mornings and late nights, but I want to do it. Because these songs and stories deserve to be heard by the community, by the nation, and beyond. Which is why I work in public radio. In my mind and heart, public radio is *the* home for music discovery. Supporting public radio means finding great music. Which is why I’m asking for your support (for the many more local music discoveries, live performances and events, #WFAEAmplifier podcast episodes and NPR national features to come). If public radio has been a regular part of your life, please be a part of ours. Especially today! The last day of @wfae’s on-air membership campaign! When we have super fantastic Amplifier music podcast tote bags available as a gift of $10/month? AND we’re giving 800 digital Lowe’s gift cards ($25 each) to supporters who make a donation in that amount. For those who have donated: thank you for supporting public radio. But for those who have waited… you can call 704-549-9000 or hit the donate button on wfae.org. (Photo credit: @danielcostonphotos)