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Urban Outlook - July 2008

This month on Urban Outlook:

Show #1
Historical Significance of Barack Obama's nomination
Airs July 3, 6, 17, 20

What does Barack Obama's nomination mean for the African-American community? On this edition of Urban Outlook, Fisk University History Professor Reavis Mitchell and Metro Councilmember and political strategist Jerry Maynard talk about the race barrier that was broken in this year's primary contest. Don't miss their discussion on how he handled the Rev. Wright controversy, what this means for other leaders like Al Sharpton, and what kind of factors Obama's race will be in the general election.

Show #2
Urban, Soul, and R&B Music in Nashville
Airs July 10, 13, 24, 27

Country music might be king in Nashville, but there is an active community of musicians in town that focus on other genres. On Urban Outlook, learn more about the music scene that exists in Nashville and why big name performers come here. Music producer Shannon Sanders and singer/songwriter Brandi Sellerz take you inside the industry and talk about how country music paved the way for the other types of music being made in Nashville.

For more information on Shannon Sanders, visit his MySpace page at www.myspace.com/officialshannonsanders . His radio show ("Underground Railroad") airs every Thursday night on WVOL.

For more information on Brandi Sellerz, including her July 17 show at the Basement, visit her page at www.myspace.com/brandisellerz

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