Internationally renowned jazz vocalist, Triple Grammy® winner and TONY® winner, Dee Dee Bridgewater visits WSNC 90.5 F.M., Friday, December 15 at 5:15 p.m. for a conversation with best-selling author Byron Williams on Afternoon Jazz with Jim Steele.
Bridgewater is visiting Winston-Salem for a performance with the Piedmont Wind Symphony, Saturday, December 16, 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Auditorium, www.piedmontwindsymphony.com.
For 23 years, she was the host of National Public Radio's (NPR) syndicated radio show JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater.
She will be honored with The ASCAP Foundation Champion Award at The ASCAP Foundation Honors Celebration on Thursday,December 14. The annual, invitation-only event takes place at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Williams is producer and host of the NPR-affiliated broadcast The Public Morality, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on WSNC 90.5 F.M.
The Public Morality is a weekly conversation with scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and news makers about issues that matter to our common life.
A minister, Williams is one of the leading public theologians in the nation. He is a columnist, author, and the former pastor of the Resurrection Community Church in Berkeley, CA.
He is now President and CEO of the Kairos Moment a progressive theological think-tank in Winston-Salem NC.
He is the author of the bestselling 1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility, which won the 2014 International Book Award for US History. His previous book, Strip Mall Patriotism: Moral Reflections on the Iraq War, is a series of essays covering a four-year span in what is arguably America’s worst foreign-policy decision.
In 2010 and 2011, Williams' work was nationally recognized by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), which nominated him for “Columnist of the Year.”
Williams has spoken across the country and appeared on numerous television and radio news programs, including CNN, MSNBC, ABC Radio, Fox News, and National Public Radio.