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Downtown Depot: Alex Benton

Apr 7, 2017

This week Austin Meek talks with Alex Benton, and inspiring local female entrepreneur who took over an environmental consulting company at age 23 and has grown the business throughout Texas and Louisiana.  Plus the Word on Street....


A young American woman takes a job as a jeune fille for an upper class French family


In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden takes us through a protest spiritual with a hidden message of freedom, Roll Jordan Roll. 

 


  Novel by Vladimir Nabokov presents a quandary for this reviewer

Pairing investors with start ups.


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Kumbayah

Mar 26, 2017

In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden talks about the First Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church Senior Choir No. 1. On one of the group's records you'll find a rousing rendition of the spiritual "Come By Here Lord", or as it's more famously known as "Kumbayah." 


The cost of hiring the wrong person. 


A delightful collection of illustrated poems written around the turn of the 20th century


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Didn't it Rain?

Mar 19, 2017

The close-harmony groups of the 1940s created a distinctive sound, using their voices to emulate bass guitars, drums, and even trains. You can hear that styling on the track "Didn't it Rain" by the little-known Southern Harmonizers. The song is an upbeat retelling of the story of Noah and the ark. 


Downtown Depot: Clint Harp

Mar 18, 2017

On this weeks episode, Austin Meek visits with Clint Harp of Harp Design Company - and frequently seen on Fixer Upper.  Harp Design Co. is now featured in it's own reality program Wood Works on the DIY network, premiering March 26th.  


Winning over consumers through social change.


  The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, who writes a novel of Anna Wulf writing a novel 

In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden shows us "Travelin' Up" by the Singinaires. Released on the little-known Glad-Hamp Record Label, "Travelin' Up" is a joyful, easygoing gospel gem. 


Another emotional, lovely, gentle collection of poetry by Mary Oliver.


Some of gospel music's most passionate music was recorded by custom recording studios, where groups didn't have to worry about recording what's popular or what would sell. Take for example, "The Old Rugged Cross" by the Tabernacle Singers of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis Missouri. 


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