Introducing Southern Wonder with Allison Braden

Photo of Allison BradenAllison Braden began her career in curiosity early. As a child, she insisted on knowing what was beyond the universe, and she hasn’t stopped wondering since. Until scientists figure that out, she’s focused on curiosities closer to home, especially literature, culture, geography, and history. On Southern Wonder, she’ll learn about these topics and more with Charlotteans who actually know what they’re talking about.

Allison applied to Georgia Tech with the intention of studying computer science, but she couldn’t resist the pull of the humanities and switched majors before even arriving on campus. She graduated with a degree in international affairs and Spanish. Since then, she’s traveled to Venezuela to observe an election, lived in northern Bangladesh, and traipsed around Mongolia, Siberia, and the American South. She is still figuring out how to get paid to travel and ask questions.

About Southern Wonder

Image for Southern Wonder ShowCharlotte Community Radio’s newest show is a venue for intellectual curiosity in the New South. Charlotte is full of people who know a lot. Southern Wonder will be a point of connection between these experts and everyone else. Every other Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, host Allison Braden will sit down with local experts to take deep dives into topics in literature, culture, philosophy, and more. But far from being a show exclusively for Ph.D’s, Southern Wonder is for everyone. More than anything, Southern Wonder celebrates curiosity. It celebrates open-mindedness and the spirit of asking why. No experience necessary.

Follow Southern Wonder on Twitter and Facebook and help Allison develop topics and questions for her upcoming shows.

Southern Wonder, hosted by Allison Braden airs LIVE every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm via, or where you can chat with our hosts and guest alike. Southern Wonder, celebrating open-mindedness and the spirit of asking why.

Allison Braden ~ Southern Wonder

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Tea Time Jan 17th: Jonell Logan, Remixs & Redefines Art

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Photo by Mitchell Kearney Photography

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, and the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, South Carolina only scratch the surface of the art museums that have been touched by Tea Time’s next guest Jonell Logan. She will be my first guest of the New Year, Tuesday, January 17th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Charlotte Community Radio.

Jonell is an independent curator, arts advocate, and founder of 300 Arts Project, LLC, an arts management and consulting company that helps museums, colleges, and collectors expand and document their exhibitions, scholarships, and collections. Jonell has also served as the adviser and catalog essayist for the Columbia Museum of Art’s current exhibition, REMIX: Themes and Variations in African-American Art and is on the board of The Light Factory here in Charlotte.

In 2016, Jonell was a TEDx Charlotte speaker (which I am kicking myself for missing). Let me not leave out that Mrs. Logan is also an experienced professor, teaching Art and Art History at various colleges and universities including schools in the City College of New York System, Trident Technical College, and the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.

I think we will have quite a bit to discuss, so please tune in as I chat with Jonell about defining and redefining art, and hopefully find out just what is “REMIXING” if we are not referring to music?

Image for Tea Teme with TenyaTea Time, hosted by jazz musician Tenya Colemon, airs every other Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm via, or use the Mixlr app where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.

Tenya Colemon ~ Tea Time

Introducing Luxury Club With Ben “Trobro” Doherty

Photo of DJ Trobro - Ben DohertyBen “Trobro” Doherty is a former college radio DJ, Computer Engineer, and Music Director all at WSBF-FM Clemson. He’s been spellbound by electronic music, and college and community radio ever since a fateful sunrise drive while listening to Tycho for the first time. Before singularizing himself with the digital world slowly encapsulating him, he swears he got one last glimpse of the sun.

He ran several radio shows during his time at WSBF including Mollified, a long form ambient show; NOISE, a show that experimented and studied sound and noise, harsh, and soft; Shark Tank Block Party, a rotating electronic genre show that was always unpredictable, and, most recently, Luxury Club.

About Luxury Club with DJ Trobro

Image for Luxury Club ShowLuxury Club, making its LIVE, Charlotte Community Radio debut on Wednesday, December 14th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, is a show about new ideas in electronic music. So many young minds have come together in a very short time to collaboratively create the future sounds of electronic, hip-hop, and club music. Luxury Club’s DJ Trobro is dedicated to finding the very best of all of these incredibly cool and bleeding-edge tracks from the deep, dark corners of Bandcamp and Soundcloud. Luxury Club will also strive to find any and all local producers pushing the bar in electronic music and hip hop production.

All tracks played during the Luxury Club show will be available in posts on my Facebook page, in my likes and/or reposts on Soundcloud, or this page.

Luxury Club, hosted by DJ TroBro airs every Wednesday from 8:00pm to 10:00pm via or where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.

Ben Doherty – DJ Trobro ~ Luxury Club

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Tea Time Dec 6th: Artist & Art Educator, Lee Baumgarten

Photo of Lee BaumgartenIf you Google-Search Lee Baumgarten, a timeline will pop-up that reflects pages of articles, which leave a trail of evidence that he has and is always exploring new ways to connect and interact with others through the arts. If we could all view the world through an artist’s eye, what would we see and how would it change us? If you read Lee’s artist statement it may make you want to try. Lee states that, “beauty has a way of spilling out onto a table and etching its way into the heart. It is witnessed in a brief moment of harmonious balance in odds. It can be a notion between what is desired and what is curious. It is at the core of all aesthetics, that which make us human.”

I met Lee at his Pineville gallery in, let’s say, 1999 or 2000, and have been a friend and fan of his work since that time. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lee has lived and produced his works in Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. His paintings, drawings and sculptures are included in corporate and private collections nationwide and are recently expanding abroad to Europe. Lee is presently creating a collaborative traveling art exhibit entitled “We See Heaven Upside Down” in tandem with “Moving Poets” artist MyLoan Dinh of Berlin, Germany. The work concerns modern day refugees and the journey and experiences of displacement. It is intended to promote dialog on a multi-national level. In coordination to this body of work, he is organizing an educational presentation- seminar/workshop to be offered through art & science institutions, colleges and foundations for art professionals and graduate students who intend to promote their work on a global scale.

I am very honored and excited to chat with Lee Baumgarten because he ALWAYS has a lot to say and offers great commentary on the life of a working artist. Join us December 6th at 6:30pm, as we delve into a “harmonious balance of odds” during Tea Time with Tenya LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio.

Image for Tea Teme with TenyaTea Time, hosted by Tenya Colemon, airs every other Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm via, or use the Mixlr app where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.

Tenya Colemon ~ Tea Time