Q: Are there any plans to rerun the Ken Burns country music documentary on PBS or any other streaming service?
Answer: PBS North Carolina does not have “Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns” on its schedule in the near future.
It can be streamed on the PBS Documentaries Amazon Prime channel for $1.99 or $2.99 for each episode, depending on the format you choose or you can join the channel for $3.99 per month after a seven free trial days.
You can also stream it on PBSNC by donating $60 and getting its PBS North Carolina Passport membership benefit. It allows you to stream past episodes of many PBS shows and documentaries. You can donate online at PBSNC.org.
You can buy it on DVD or Blu-ray at shop.PBS.org. You can also get a five-CD soundtrack or hardcover coffee table companion book for the series.
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You can also buy it from Amazon.com and Apple iTunes.
PBSNC will soon air a documentary about the making of the Burns documentary.
It will air at 2 p.m. on August 13 on PBSNC, at 11 a.m. on August 14 on Explorer Channel and repeat at 11 p.m. on August 14 on PBSNC.
It’s hosted by country singer Kathy Mattea and includes interviews with many of the people who helped create the documentary series, including Roseanne Cash and Ken Burns.
Q: I heard the WSYD radio in Mount Airy was damaged by lightning around the 4th of July. It’s been about three weeks and they’re still off the air. Are they definitely off the air?
Answer: No, it just takes a while for the repairs to be completed, said Kelly Epperson, a spokeswoman for the alumni radio station.
“The WSYD AM 1300 transmitter was directly struck by lightning on the evening of July 2.”
The blow caused severe damage to parts of the transmitter and had to be replaced.
“We had to wait for one of the parts to be built, tuned and tested,” Epperson said. “Shipping is expected this week from Louisiana with parts installed by our engineer thereafter.
“We look forward to being back on the air soon.”
The Friends of the Central Library, 660 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, is accepting donations of books and other media for its ongoing lobby book sale area and fall 2022 book sale.
All donations benefit the Central Library’s collections and various programs, such as children’s and teens’ summer reading programs and Junior Library Guild memberships.
The group is looking for second-hand books, DVDs, CDs and other media in good condition. Of particular interest are history and military books, biographies, literary classics, North Carolina and regional titles, children’s books, academic books, current textbooks, and hardcover cookbooks.
Donations are tax deductible and receipts are provided upon request. Books can be dropped off in bags or boxes at the first floor information desk from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information, larger donations or special collections, email [email protected] or call 336-761-0736.
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Write: Ask SAM, 418 N. Marshall St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101