Re: Fwd: Moonlit Road
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> THE MOONLIT ROAD NEWSLETTER
> October 1999
> Happy Halloween!
> It's that time of year again. Actually, I guess you could say every
> day is Halloween for the staff of The Moonlit Road. We hope you have
> a safe and creepy weekend.
> This year, we have a very special story we hope you will enjoy. Dare
> we say it's our masterpiece? (cue chest thumping sound effects)
> This story takes a bit more concentration and imagination, so it may
> not be suitable for the very young ones. But we think you'll find
> your listening experience to be very rewarding.
> Once again, our stories can be heard this month on public radio
> stations throughout Georgia. We are hoping to be picked up by other
> stations across the country. When we have a schedule available, we'll
> send it to you. If you live within one of the coverage areas, we hope
> you will tune us in, and support the stations that support us.
> All the Best,
> Craig Dominey Producer,
> The Moonlit Road
> I. What's New on The Moonlit Road
> II. The Moonlit Road Storytellers - Live
> III. The Moonlit Road - On the Radio
> IV. Feature Story
> V. A Final Thought
> I. WHAT'S NEW ON THE MOONLIT ROAD
> - For Halloween, we are proud to present the story that our site was
> named after: the classic ghost story by Ambrose Bierce, "The Moonlit
> Road." It's an eerie story of murder and haunted souls in Tennessee,
> and is one of the most beloved ghost stories in modern literature.
> It is rare to hear an audio version of this story, and we've pulled
> out all the stops. Along with one of our favorite storytellers, John
> Gentile, "The Moonlit Road" also features two actors from the Atlanta
> Radio Theatre Company -Thomas Fuller and Trudy Leonard. It also
> features an eerie music score by composer Michael Thomas.
> "The Moonlit Road" is 27 minutes long, and can be heard in one piece
> or chapter by chapter. You can find it now at:
> You can now discuss the stories with others on our Message Boards.
> We've created these boards to provide you a place to meet and share
> your own experiences and stories. You can find the Message Boards for
> "The Moonlit Road" at:
> - We've recently created an archive of our past newsletters. If
> you're ever looking for a story you read in one of our newsletters,
> To print the newsletter, follow the instructions for printing stories
> found on our FAQs page.
> II. THE MOONLIT ROAD STORYTELLERS - LIVE
> If you live in the Atlanta area, you can catch Veronica Byrd, Jim
> McAmis, and other storytellers from The Moonlit Road spinning creepy
> tales of spooks, ghosts and things that go bump in the night.
> - Historic Halloween
> October 29-30, 1999
> Atlanta History Center
> 130 West Paces Ferry Road
> Atlanta, GA 30305
> Oct. 29, 4-8 p.m. $4 for adults and kids 6-17. Free for kids in
> costume, kids 5 and under and Atlanta History Center members.
> Oct. 30, 2-6:30 p.m. $10 adults, $8 for students 18+ and seniors 65+,
> $4 for youths 6-17, $3 for History Center members, free for costumed
> children and kids 5 and under. (price includes museum admission)
> - Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
> Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m.
> 999 Peachtree St., Atlanta.
> FREE Admission!
> For more information on these events, check:
> III. THE MOONLIT ROAD - ON THE RADIO
> Stories from The Moonlit Road can be heard this month on the following
> NOTE: Since this is public radio, programming is subject to change.
> 88.5 and 93.7-FM, Boulder, Colorado
> 99.9-FM, Ft. Collins and Northern Colorado
> October 25, 8-9pm (Mountain),
> (part of Art Aloud program)
> You can also listen on the web at:
> Peach State Public Radio - Georgia NPR Network
> 1-2pm October 22, 24, 29, 31
> (part of Georgia Gazette program)
> Albany: 91.7 FM, WUNV
> Athens: 91.7/97.9 FM, WUGA
> Augusta: 90.7 FM, WACG
> Brunswick: 89.1 FM, WWIO
> Carrollton: 90.7 FM, WWGC
> Columbus: 88.1 FM, WJSP
> Demorest: 88.3 FM, WPPR
> Dahlonega: 89.5 FM, WNGU
> Fort Gaines: 90.9 FM, WJWV
> Macon: 89.7 FM, WDCO
> Savannah: 91.1 FM, WSVH
> Tifton: 91.1 FM, WABR
> Valdosta: 91.7 FM, WWET
> Waycross: 90.1 FM, WXVS
> WRFG 89.3-FM, Atlanta, GA
> Tuesday, October 26, 7-9pm
> (part of Buckdancer's Choice program)
> IV. FEATURE STORY:
> LITTLE RIVER CANYON'S REBIRTH (Part II)
> By Craig Dominey
> Copyright 1999 All Rights Reserved
> As automobile travel became commonplace, tourist traffic began posing
> a threat to the canyon. A proposed network of roadways focused on
> bringing more people into the canyon and expanding its commercial
> possibilities. Private investors drew up plans for housing
> subdivisions and resorts near the fragile canyon rim. Sewage disposal
> and erosion were but two of the problems looming over the canyon in
> the face of such development.
> In 1960, an amusement park called Canyonland was constructed near the
> canyon mouth, complete with chair lift, carnival rides and a petting
> zoo. Although Canyonland shut down in the mid-1980s, its rusty chair
> lift towers still scar the landscape.
> As traffic increased, trash began accumulating on the canyon floor.
> Despite the park's efforts to erect guardrails, visitors and locals
> alike still found ways to dump household garbage and old furniture
> over the bluffs. "Everything a human being would want to throw away
> was down there," recalls Bill Adams, a member of the Fischer Rescue
> Little River Canyon became the center of unwanted national attention
> in 1982, when the body of 13-year-old Lisa Ann Millican was found on
> the canyon floor. Abducted from a Rome shopping mall, Millican had
> been tortured, shot in the back, and pushed off one of the canyon's
> bluffs. Judith Ann and Alvin Neelley, two out-of-state drifters, were
> eventually convicted of her murder. But the gruesome discovery only
> contributed to the canyon's sinister reputation in the eyes of some.
> "It sort of rubbed people wrong that the canyon should be associated
> with it," says Adams. "As if the canyon caused the murder."
> The final straw came a few years later, when a rumor circulated that
> Georgia's Chattooga County was going to place a landfill at the
> headwater of Little River. This threat galvanized a group of local
> citizens into forming Friends of Little River, an organization
> dedicated to the development of a canyon protection plan.
> Friends of Little River found an ally in Congressman Tom Bevill, who
> had been searching for possible federal preserve sites in his home
> state. In 1989, Bevill introduced a bill that would fund a
> preliminary federal study of DeSoto State Park for possible inclusion
> in the park system. President Bush signed the bill later that year,
> granting $150,000 for the project.
> Meanwhile, Friends of Little River organized a small volunteer cleanup
> around at the north end of the canyon. Within a few hours,
> twenty-five workers removed over four truckloads of garbage. Among
> the impressed onlookers was Talmadge Butler, superintendent of DeSoto
> State Park. "I think our success gave Talmadge the energy and
> excitement to try and tackle the whole canyon," says Disney.
> Later that year, Butler formed a separate group called the Little
> River Canyon Cleaning Committee. His goal was to organize an annual,
> large-scale cleanup combining public interest with professional
> know-how. He had little trouble finding volunteers; canoe clubs,
> hiking clubs and environmental groups had long been concerned about
> the canyon's rapid deterioration. Local fire and rescue squads
> immediately volunteered their services. Due to extensive media
> coverage, individuals and families from across the South journeyed to
> the park to help. By the morning of the first annual "Spring Canyon
> Cleaning," over 200 volunteers had arrived at Butler's doorstep.
> COMING NEXT ISSUE -
> A daring mission...
> V. A FINAL THOUGHT
> "In 25 years, I've never found a haunted house - just haunted people."
> Joe Nickell
> Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
> > Archives for the list can be viewed at
- Here's an example of some interesting historical work being done in these
days of web bells and whistles...
My, my, the list has fallen silent lately..
-aj wright // listowner
----- Original Message -----
From: Dina Iordanova <DI4@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 1999 3:39 AM
Subject: [MCDL:2598] Journal of Multi-Media History
> "Zelizer" <jmmh@...>
> We are pleased to announce the publication of volume 2 of
> THE JOURNAL FOR MULTIMEDIA HISTORY.
> Features include the award-winning article, "I Can Almost See the
> Lights of Home~A Field Trip to Harlan County, Kentucky," by
> Charles Hardy, III and Alessandro Portelli. (recent winner of the
> Oral History Association's 1999 Non-print Media Award for
> outstanding use of oral history.) Their "essay-in-sound"
> reconceptualizes the practice of oral history scholarship.
> "Frank Capra's America" features RealAudio versions of talks by
> Robert Brent Toplin, Lawrence Levine, and Dan T. Carter originally
> presented at the 1999 annual meeting of the American Historical
> Association; they are enhanced with film excerpts that highlight
> key points in their presentations.
> The first of two hypertext essays on "Teaching and
> Research" -- "Selling China: www.cnta.com and Cultural
> Nationalism" -- suggests how historians can use Web sites as
> primary source documents. The second, "Viva Computer Links not
> Chain Links!", reviews Web sites pertaining to the US-Mexican
> border region.
> "Historically Speaking" features an engaging interview (audio and
> text) with Thomas Sugrue, author of THE ORIGINS OF THE
> URBAN CRISIS and winner of the Bancroft Prize in History.
> Volume 2 also contains a variety of hypermedia reviews of Web
> sites, CD-ROMs, and video/audio documentary productions.
> Leading scholars evaluate substantive content, as well as discuss
> technical, pedagogical and aesthetic issues. The reviews include
> samples of the works reviewed.
> Check out our new issue and let us know what you think. It's at:
> Gerald Zahavi
> Julian Zelizer
> Julian Zelizer
> Assistant Professor of History and Public Policy
> Department of History
> Ten Broeck Hall 105
> University at Albany
> Albany, New York 12222
> (518) 442-3992
> Fax: 518-442-3477
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> Centre for Mass Communication Research
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