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Thomson to discuss BRTT on WCOM-FM

Posted by on 24 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Project Updates

“Time Out”
Radio Show

With Host

Bill Hendrickson
Mondays 5-6 pm EST
January 24, 2011

This Week’s Show:

Carol Thomson founded FireStream Media in Durham, NC in 2006 and has been doing creative and supurlative documentaries and other media productions ever since.  She has a list of institutions where she offers instruction, including the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies.  On this week’s show we will concentrate on a beautiful documentary displaying the physical work and social connections which developed through the construction of the American Tobacco Trail.  Tobacco helped build Durham, and today the marks of American Tobacco and others can be felt in a vibrant revolution of a changing urban environment, of which the Trail is a beacon of how things can change with the right leadership, motivation, and community cooperation.  Carol has captured this story eloquently.

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Call in with your questions or comments during the show at (919) 929-9601

Wake County video, printable maps and more

Posted by on 06 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: Project Updates

After a long dry spell, I made several updates to the website today including the Wake County video clip featuring Wake County resident, equestrian, and trail advocate Leslie Kennedy (running time 3:31). Printable maps of the ATT and the related Links sections are now available. I also updated the photo of the I-40 bridge with the latest architects drawing. And finally, I added the conclusion to the Apex Street Bridge drama.

New Hope Valley Railway video added

Posted by on 14 Oct 2007 | Tagged as: Project Updates

The video clip (4:45 running time) for the New Hope Valley Railway is now on the website. The video features Bob Crowley, NHVR Curator of History, as he explains the history of the railroad and its role in the creation of Jordan Lake and the America Tobacco Trail. Footage from the operating trains and museum gives the viewer an on-board look at the tourist railway in Bonsal, NC.

Theme music – “Railroad of Love”

Posted by on 06 Sep 2007 | Tagged as: Project Updates

Bo Lankenau’s original composition, Railroad of Love, is the new theme music for Bridging Rails to Trails. Lankenau and fellow Durham resident, Jim Brantley, performed and recorded three versions of the song for use throughout the documentary. The instrumental version can now be heard in opening theme music. This version will also be used in the soon to be released “New Hope Valley Railway” video clip. Lorna Collingridge, music director for the documentary, selected  Lankenau for his mastery of the traditional guitar blues style.

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