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Urban Outlook - April 2009

Show 1
Keeping Neighborhoods Safe
Airs April 2, 4, 5, 16, 18, 19

What can we do to make our neighborhoods a safer place to live and play? On Urban Outlook, Metro Police Commander Anthony Carter and Sgt. Ricky Williams talk about their drive to make North Nashville a thriving and safe community. Learn how you can make a difference and encourage others around you to take an active role in their community. Plus, we'll learn more about the contributions of civil rights pioneer and attorney Z. Alexander Looby.

If you want to leave an anonymous tip about a crime or a suspected crime, here are some important resources.

Crimestoppers: (615) 74-CRIME
Drug Hotline: (615) 244-DOPE
Tip line for North Nashville: (615) 862-7873


Show 2
Diversity in Children's Books & Telling Your Story
Airs April 9, 11, 12, 23, 25, 26

New children's books are reflecting the diversity of kids in the world. Books like The Color-Full Alphabet Book and Beautiful Like Me are teaching important lessons by showing different types of faces on their pages. Sybril "Dr. Syb" Bennett, author of The Color-Full Alphabet Book, talks about her drive to create this children's book. She also discusses how you can get your message out to an audience through different forms of media. We also examine the tale of two Gallatin basketball players who broke racial tensions during the era of segregation. A Hollywood writer is trying to take their story to the silver screen.

For more information about Beautiful Like Me, visit www.beautifullikeme.net. If you want to purchase The Color-Full Alphabet Book, check with your local bookstore or visit www.amazon.com

Dr. Syb also blogs at http://drsyb.wordpress.com/  and http://drsyb.blogspot.com

Dr. Syb mentioned two self-publishing websites: www.lulu.com and www.lightningsource.com

And, if you're curious about the movie script, Angelo Pizzo hopes to have the screenplay for "Union" written sometime in the next few months.

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