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Voices of Influence

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For Black History Month, and every day of the year, News & Talk 1380, WAOK, takes pride in saluting past, present and future history makers within the African American community! Join us in celebrating our 2013 roster of great men and women, whose success has broken down barriers and opened doors for future generations.

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The Sidney Wood Show: President Obama Talks Syria At Sweden Press Conference

CBS Atlanta-President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure Europeans outraged over U.S. surveillance programs that his government isn’t sifting through their emails or eavesdropping on their telephone calls. He acknowledged that the programs haven’t always [...]

WAOK-AM–09/04/2013

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The Sidney Wood Show: Key Republicans Back Obama On Syria Strike

According to The Wall Street Journal.com, House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) said  he will vote in favor of authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force in Syria, a significant win for the White [...]

WAOK-AM–09/03/2013

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The Sidney Wood Show: Listener Appreciation Saturday

During our Saturday edition of the Sidney Wood Show, we had four faithful listeners in the studio for our monthly ‘Listener Appreciation Show’. Our focus for today was the War On Syria. According to CBSNEWS.com, [...]

WAOK-AM–08/31/2013

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Take The Black History Month Oscars Quiz!

Do you know your African American Oscar trivia? Take our quiz!

02/01/2013

Atlanta History Center Exhibition

New Historical Exhibit “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word Is Passed Down” Opens at Atlanta History Center

As you make your plans for Black History Month, be sure to include a visit to the Atlanta History Center for a moving new traveling exhibit, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word Is Passed [...]

02/01/2013

Michelle Obama Joins Geithner At Visit To Treasury Department

Voices of Influence: Women of Influence

Some of the greatest trailblazers of our time are women! Our 2013 Voices of Influence roster of women shows strong examples of how racial, economical and stereotypical barriers can be broken down with great skill [...]

01/28/2013

Obama And Romney Spar In Final Debate Before Presidential Election

Voices of Influence: Men of Influence

From President Barack Obama to LeBron James, our 2013 Voices of Influence roster of men clearly defines courage, accomplishment and the belief that anything is possible. WAOK salutes these powerful men for using their voices [...]

01/28/2013

Left: Whitney Young at a news conference, from INDEPENDENT LENS “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights”  (Credit: Cecil Layne); Right: Sister Rosetta Tharpe performing in New York’s Café Society in 1940, from
AMERICAN MASTERS “Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll”  (Credit: Don Peterson/Charles Peterson).

PBS Celebrates Black History Month With Special Programs and New Black Culture Website

ARLINGTON, VA – January 28, 2013 – In celebration of Black History Month and as part of its year-round commitment to diverse programming, PBS today announced an on-air lineup commemorating the contributions of African Americans [...]

01/28/2013