Knox Community Well Be with Anam 

Saturdays 4pm – 5pm (with special editions at other dates / times)

Hi Everybody – I’m Anam (Ah-num)

Welcome to Knox Community Well Be!  The show has been running since March 2018, and is a non-partisan show for and about local communities and community well-being as told through interviews with me by community members and creatives. Remember, you don’t have to be based in Knoxville or Knox County to be on the show.  All community and creative work has a similar issue or impact in Knoxville and the East Tennessee regional area, and our discussions always tie it back to our local communities and their well-being.  So wherever you are in the world, get in touch! 

And because we are a radio station, guests also pick songs that best that represent the work they do or that best represents well-being as they see it, which means you’re always in for a funky little surprise.

If you are a group or individual doing community work or are a creative and would like to be the show, contact me on Facebook or Instagram at @knoxcommunitywellbe.   

I look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: All views are guests’ views only and do not necessarily reflect the views of Anam, the Knox Community Well Be Show or WOZO and its DJs.

Check out the interviews from my guests to date (in reverse date order):

2019

August 17

Interview with Alex Cooper, Masters Candidate, University of Tennessee, Sports / Culture Geographer and Blogger

Podcast: Interview with Alex Cooper

August 10

Interview with David Habel, comedian, musician, and founder of Brickyard Open Mic Comedy Night

Podcast: Interview with David Habel

August 10

Special Episode: Interview with Jomo Kinch, co-founder, producer and host, Doers-n-Sayers

Podcast: Interview with Jomo Kinch, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

August 7

Special Episode: Interview with Brandon Graham and J. Niles Haury, Founders / Musicians, Sunkiller

Podcast: Interview with Brandon Graham and J. Niles Haury

August 3

Interview with Joani Shaver, Director, Blount County Office on Aging

Podcast: Interview with Joani Shaver, Part 1, Part 2

July 27

Interview with Kami Astro, Executive Producer and Amira Sakallah, Label Manager, FRVR Recordings

Podcast: Interview with Kami Astro and Amira Sakallah, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

July 24

Special Episode: Interview with Lisa Blackwood, Executive Director, Good Neighbors of Blount County

Podcast: Interview with Lisa Blackwood

July 13

Interview with David Buchanan, Executive Director, Blount County Community Action Agency

Podcast: Interview with David Buchanan

July 10

Interview with Brandi Augustus, Comedienne, Storyteller, Activist / Organizer

Podcast: Interview with Brandi Augustus

July 6

Interview with Emily Burgess, Potter / Maker / Artist

Podcast: Interview with Emily Burgess, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

July 3

Special Episode: Interview with Peter Sebastian, Chicago-based Singer / Songwriter

Podcast: Interview with Peter Sebastian

June 29 

Interview with Julie Boisseau-Craig, founder, vocalist and lyricist, Jimi Craig, founder, doubleneck guitarist/bassist and songwriter, and Alex Forester, drummer, of Red Vinyl Gypsies

Podcast: Interview with Julie Boisseau-Craig, Jimi Craig and Alex Forester

June 22

Interview with Dr. Joseph Palis,  Assistant Professor of Geography and the Coordinator of the Geography Graduate Program, University of the Phillippines-Diliman

Podcast: Interview with Dr. Joseph Palis

June 19

Special Episode: Interview with Alan Garcia, founder, lead vocalist and bass player, and Dustin Walker, drummer of Civil Strife

Podcast: Interview with Alan Garcia and Dustin Walker

June 15

Interview with with Nicole Fernandez, AmeriCorps VISTA Program Coordinator at Bridge Refugee Services, Inc.

Podcast: Interview with Nicole Fernandez, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

June 8th

Interview with Kelsi Walker, Singer / Songwriter

Podcast: Interview with Kelsi Walker

June 5th

Special episode: Interview with Eric Caldwell, Singer / Songwriter

Podcast: Interview with Eric Caldwell, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

June 1st

Interview with Dr. Malinda Maynor Lower, Associate Professor of History and Director for the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Podcast: Interview with Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery

May 20th 

Interview with Dr. Nathan Kelly, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee and Co-Director of the Tennessee Chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network

Podcast: Interview with Dr. Nathan Kelly

May 11th

Interview with Jennifer Henszey, Legal Assistant and Coordinator, Held Law Firm Literacy Project

Podcast: Interview with Jennifer Henszey, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

May 4th

Interview with Kyle and Liz Ford, Founders, City of Refuge, Inc.

Podcast: Interview with Kyle and Liz Ford

April 27

Interview with Dr. Katie Cahill, Associate Director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Podcast: Interview with Dr. Katie Cahill

April 20

Interview with Chris Rogers and Carter Watson, founders of The Knox By Night Band

Podcast: Interview with Chris Rogers and Carter Watson, Part 1, Part 2

April 13

Interview with Alan Garcia, founder and lead vocalist of Civil Strife

Podcast: Interview with Alan Garcia, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

March 30

Interview with Brandon Graham of Sunkiller, Alan Garcia of Civil Strife, Joshua Jacobs, Matthew Weisberg, Bryan Glenn, and Richie Sears of The States, and Chris Strain aka WOZO Radio’s Sir Round5ound of Knights O’The Turntable

Podcast: Interview with Brandon, Alan, Josh, Matthew, Bryan, Richie, and Chris

and

Interview (round two) with Meghan Conley, Co-Founder, Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors 

Podcast: Interview with Meghan Conley

March 16

Interview with Max Dope, Musician, Artist, Artivist

Podcast: Interview with Max Dope

March 13

Interview with Jeanette Bradley, Anthony Bailey, and Jack Allen, Performers, DJ Phillips’ Retro Revival Show

Podcast: Interview with Jeanette Bradley, Anthony Bailey, and Jack Allen

March 9

Interview with Dr. Emily Astor, Educator, Founder of the Blount County Legislative Postcard Writing Group, and Member, Welcoming Immigrant Neighbors- Blount County

Podcast: Interview with Dr. Emily Astor

March 6

Special episode: Interview with Eric Caldwell, Singer / Songwriter

Podcast: Interview with Eric Caldwell, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

March 2

Interview with Sue DuBois and Donna Edwards, Environment Working Group of the Maryville Huddle

Podcast: Interview with Sue DuBois and Donna Edwards, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

February 23

Interview with Meghan Conley, Co-Founder, Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors

Podcast: Interview with Meghan Conley

February 9

Interview with Beth Tomkins, Owner Safekicker Media Group and Manager, True Grit Comedy

Podcast: Interview with Beth Tomkins, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

January 26

Interview with Wayne Bledsoe for Waynestock: For the Love of Drew (the festival founded in honor of Wayne’s son, Andrew, and their friend and colleague Phil Pollard)

Podcast: Interview with Wayne Bledsoe

January 19

Interview with Dr. Frances Henderson, Co-Chair of the Education Committee of Blount County United, and Dr. Nina Gregg, founding member of Blount County Showing Up for Racial Justice (Blount County SURJ)

Podcast: Interview with Dr. Frances Henderson and Dr. Nina Gregg

January 5 

Special Show – Songs and Poetry of Renewal featuring poetry from Dr. Marilyn Kallet, Knoxville’s Poet Laureate, Professor Emerita, University of Tennessee, Department of English / Creative Writing, Poetry Workshop Leader, VCCA-International & John C. Mannone, President, Chattanooga Writers’ Guild, Trustee / Director, Silver Pen, Senior Poetry Editor of Abyss & Apex Magazine of Speculative Fiction, and Poetry Editor of Silver Blade and Liquid Imagination.

Podcast: Interview and poetry readings with John C. Mannone and reading / playing of poetry from Dr. Marilyn Kallet, Part 1, Part 2

2018

December 29 

Knox Community Well Be 2018 Year in Review 

Podcast: No podcast available

December 22

Ed McDaniel, President, UCW-CWA

Podcast: Interview with Ed McDaniel, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

December 15

Kimi Strain, Owner, Suite 9 3/4 and Chris Strain, Sound Engineer and WOZO DJ (Sir Round5ound, Knights o’the Turntable) – just to name a few of the things they do!

Podcast: Interview with Kimi and Chris Strain

December 8

Nicole Fernandez, Bridge Refugee Services

Podcast: Interview with Nicole Fernandez, Bridge Refugee Services, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

December 1

Comité Popular de Knoxville

Podcast: Interview with Comité Popular de Knoxville, Part 1, Part 2

November 17

Rhea Morgan, Maryville Huddle, Women’s March Coalition of East Tennessee

Podcast: Interview with Rhea Morgan, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

November 10

Hannah Gunderman, Kickstand (Knoxville)

Podcast: Interview with Hannah Gunderman, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

November 3

Special live show on issues around interpersonal violence and abuse (guests
not named)

Podcast: Podcast unavailable

October 27

Rev Shaundra Cunningham, Minister, Chaplain, Faith Organizer/Activist

Podcast: Podcast unavailable

October 20

Ajeet Khalsa, Founder, Ajeet Yoga and Healing Arts

Podcast: Interview with Ajeet Khalsa

October 13

Miriam Davis, the Children’s Diversity and Justice Library

Podcast: Interview with Miriam Davis, Part 1, Part 2

October 6

International activists (guests not named)

Podcast: Podcast unavailable

September 29

International activists (guests not named)

Podcast: Podcast unavailable

September 22

Sharon Mishler Fox, Poet and President-Elect, Poetry Society of Tennessee, Knoxville Chapter

Podcast: Interview with Sharon Mishler Fox, Part1, Part 2, Part 3

September 15

Cos McCord (Cos#420 / Tony Slu) and Greg Caldwell (B.L.A.C.K. / 865finest), CoFounders, $lu (Strength, Loyalty, Unity) (with Brian B.T. Tate – TuPair / 2Pair)

Podcast: Interview with Cos and Greg, Part 1, Part 2

September 8

Dr. Marilyn Kallet, Knoxville’s Poet Laureate, Professor Emerita, University of Tennessee, Department of English / Creative Writing, Poetry Workshop Leader, VCCA-International

Podcast: Interview with Dr. Marilyn Kallet

September 2

Jack Knoxville, Founder & Executive Director, Trans Empowerment Project and Digital Organizer, Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Podcast: Interview with Jack Knoxville, Part 1, Part 2

August 25

Dr. Stefanie Benjamin, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (RHTM)/Tourism RESET/Einstein Simplified

Podcast: Interview with Dr. Stefanie Benjamin, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

August 11

Erin Elizabeth Smith and Katie Bell, Sundress Academy for the Arts / Sundress Publications / Firefly Farms

Podcast: Interview with Erin Elizabeth Smith and Katie Bell, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

August 4

Alan Sims (Knoxville Urban Guy), Founder, Inside of Knoxville, and Radio Host, KnoxCentric, WUTK 90.3 the Rock

Podcast: Interview with Alan Sims, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

July 28

Dr. Gerry McCartney, Head of Public Health Observatory, NHS Health Scotland

Podcast: Interview with Dr. Gerry McCartney

July 21

WOZOfest 2018 coverage / Soundcloud artists’ playlist

July 14

Bobby Fuego, MC, Founder, Elevated Minds Collective and Da Hitmen Productions, and Aaron Zecchini, Deadbeat Scoundrels

Podcast: Interview with Bobby Fuego and Aaron Zecchini

July 7

Dr. Tyrone Wells (Wombat), WOZO DJ on Freethought Radio Hour, speaker, and founder of “Let’s Chat” (also here) street epistemology project (among many other things)

Podcast: Podcast unavailable

June 30

Hannah Gunderman – Knox Vegan and Knoxville Farmed Animal Save with special guest Tyler Sonnichsen, Comedian

Podcast: Interview with Hannah Gunderman and Tyler Sonnichsen, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

June 23

Dawn Schneider – DJ Cripchik Dawn, Disability Power show on WOZO Radio (and her work as an activist in the disability community)

Podcast: Interview with Dawn Schneider

June 16

Ana Goncalves – Rescuing Health

Podcast: Interview with Ana Goncalves

June 9

William Isom, East Tennessee PBS

Podcast: Interview with William Isom, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

June 2

Larry Rhodes (Doubter 5), Atheist Society of Knoxville, DigitalFreeThought.com, Freethought Radio Hour on WOZO Radio, formerly Freethought Forum TV and Rationalists of East Tennessee

Podcast – courtesy of Larry Rhodes (Doubter 5) at DigitalFreethought.com, Show #102

May 26

Poet, Author and Educator Devan Burton

Podcast: Interview with Devan Burton, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

May 19

Drocella Mugorewera – Bridge Refugee Services

Podcast: Podcast unavailable

May 12

Addie Parr Arbach and Rebecca Parr – Next Step Initiative

Podcast: Podcast unavailable. Note: An excellent interview was recorded and was played on this date and an additional date, but the file was corrupted upon transfer from recorder to computer. My sincere apologies to Addie and Rebecca.

May 5

Special live show on issues around interpersonal violence and abuse (guests
not named)

Podcast: Podcast unavailable

April 28

Re-air of Bryan Alexander, Birdhouse Community Center (Knoxville) interview
in celebration of one month anniversary (see Podcast from March 24th below)

April 21

Gail Skelly – Salford (England) Community Light Festival (as part of my New
Orleans special)

Podcast: Interview with Gail Skelly

April 7

Re-air of Mr. Covington’s interview (see Podcast from March 31 below)

March 31

Michael Covington – East Knoxville Community Meeting

Podcast: Interview with Mr. Covington, Part 1, Part 2

March 24

Bryan Alexander – the Birdhouse Community Center (Knoxville) with special
guests, poets and writers John C. Mannone and Ann Thornfield Long

Podcast: Interview with Bryan Alexander

 

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