PowerPoint - Y2K, "The Millennium Bug"; The Last Poets, "Hip-Hop Forefathers"

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1999-10-31 (Creation date: 1998-05-31)
Main contributor
Hicks & Associates
PowerPoint was the first and only live program to focus attention on issues and information of concern to African American listeners using the popular interactive, call-in format. The show, based in Atlanta, aired weekly on Sunday evenings, from 9-11 p.m. It was on the air for seven years in 50 markets on NPR and on Sirius satellite radio (now SiriusXM). Reggie F. Hicks served as Executive Producer.

In the first hour, Carmen Burns, host, interviews Baltimore's Sababu Shabaka, author of "A Personal and Community Preparedness Guide for African American Survival to the Year 2000 Computer Crisis," and Jacqueline Lawson, president of Daily Management Solutions and Innovations in Atlanta, about concerns over Y2K, "the millennium bug." News report by Bruce Dorton. 

In the second hour, Carmen Burns interviews The Last Poets – Umar Bin Hassan, Abiodun Oyewole, Baba Donn Babatunde – whose politically-charged spoken-word and percussion albums in the 1970s are considered the forerunners of hip-hop. News report by Bruce Dorton. 
Straight Street Media
spoken word
Public Broadcasting
Special Collections and University Archives
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