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Saturday, March 27, 2021


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Overheard at National Geographic –The Secret of Musical Genius: Aretha Franklin
"Mozart wowed audiences as a child. The Beatles blew away Ed Sullivan. Beyonce hypnotized Super Bowl crowds. The world has been enthralled by those we call musical geniuses. But what defines a musical genius? And how does society recognize it? We probe these questions as we examine the life and career of Aretha Franklin , a transformational figure in American music, and the rise of a young prodig
Mudbone Grown Reimagines Black Farming in Oregon
"When Shantae Johnson and Arthur Shavers embarked on their “Mudbone Grown” enterprise in 2015, they were doing more than building a farm from scratch: they were changing the narrative of what it means to be a Black farmer in Oregon, where exclusion was literally written into the state constitution. Each Tuesday is harvest and distribution day for the elders of Portland's Life Change Church. OPB f

MAR 25

Left of Black S11 · E20 | Haki Madhubuti on the Black Arts Movement
What are the deep, foundational philosophies that have undergirded the creation of Black art and fueled Black activism? In this very special episode of Left of Black , famed luminary of our time, author, poet and Third World Press founder Haki Madhubuti , sits down with host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal to unpack Madhubuti's legacy as one of the premiere voices of the Black Art
Tina Turner in Her Own Words
"Oscar-winning directors Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin join All Of It to discuss their newest documentary titled, “ Tina .” The film looks at the life and career of Tina Turner, and includes interviews with her and those close to her as well as rare archival footage spanning 60 years."
The Problem With 'Not Seeing Race': A Conversation with Rebecca Carroll
" Rebecca Carroll , former cultural critic at WNYC and the author of Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir (Simon & Schuster, 2021) , shares her story of growing up as a Black child adopted by white parents and her search for identity." -- The Brian Lehrer Show
Out Of Prison But Still Trapped: Examining The 'Afterlife' Of Incarceration
"University of Chicago professor Reuben Jonathan Miller estimates that there are 45,000 "laws, policies and administrative sanctions" in the U.S. that target people with criminal records. Some ban the formerly incarcerated from serving on juries. Others prevent people with records from gaining employment. Miller writes about the aftereffects of mass incarceration in his new book, Halfway Home. Th

MAR 24

Coffee & Books: Miriame Kaba Discusses New Book 'We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice'
"On this episode of Coffee and Books , host Marc Lamont Hill talks with organizer, educator, and curator Miriame Kaba, author of the New York Times best-seller, We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice . The two unpack abolition organizing, the origins of the penitentiary, the prison industrial complex and what justice reform truly means."

MAR 23

Abbey Lincoln’s Landmark LP ‘Abbey Is Blue’ Set For Vinyl Reissue
The legendary jazz vocalist is accompanied by an all-star line-up of musicians, including Max Roach, Kenny Dorham, Stanley Turrentine, and Wynton Kelly. Los Angeles, CA— This Women’s History Month, Craft Recordings is celebrating one of the most inspiring women in jazz, Abbey Lincoln, with a special reissue of her landmark LP, Abbey Is Blue . In stores May 28th and available for pre-order today,
'The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life & Times of Nipsey Hussle'
"Just as he was gaining critical and commercial success as a rap artist, Ermias Asghedom , widely known as Nipsey Hussle , was murdered in broad daylight in a parking lot on March 31, 2019. A new book by a founding editor of Vibe , Rob Kenner , titled, The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle , chronicles the rapper’s life and his rise as a national hip hop star and community
From Statehood to Self-Determination: The Political Future of Puerto Rico
"Representative Nydia Velázquez , along with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , and Senator Bob Menendez , officially announced the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act of 2021. A competing bill about Puerto Rico’s political status was introduced by Representatives Darren Soto and Jenniffer Gonzalez , Puerto Rico's nonvoting member of Congress. Their alternative, the Puerto Rico Statehood Ad
Invisible Blackness – The Writer's Room: Commercial Conformity for the Hip Hop Culture, an Interview with Cheo Coker
"As a revered writer and Hip Hop journalist, Cheo Hodari Coker helped to set the tone of how this burgeoning culture would be consumed and analyzed by the world. Moreover, Coker made a career out of explaining Black culture to White people. In this episode on Invisible Blackness, Adrian Younge and Cheo discuss Black culture, and our responsibility to ensure the perseveration of our story."

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MAR 21

No Justice, No Peace: Rapsody on Art, Activism, and the Power of Music
"The Tight Rope host Professors Tricia Rose and Cornel West invite Rapsody to discuss the legacy of the Black music tradition and how it continually reiterates itself within “new genres” creating a cultural archive. Additionally, Rapsody discusses her journey ‘making it’ in the business without compromising her vision for her artistry and the stories she wants to tell. As they discuss both the le
The Quarantine Tapes 174: Thelma Golden
"Paul Holdengräber is joined by Thelma Golden on episode 174 of The Quarantine Tapes . Golden is Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, the world’s leading institution devoted to visual art by artists of African descent. She tells Paul about that museum’s history and mission as well as how they have adjusted their programming to address this moment of the pandemic. Thelma tell

MAR 20

A Closer Look | Jean-Michel Basquiat's 'Warrior'
"Join specialists Alex Rotter and Evelyn Lin as they discuss the epic masterpiece 'Warrior' by Jean-Michel Basquiat . 'The warrior symbolizes strength,' says Rotter. 'The warrior also symbolizes protection. I think the warrior in his case, symbolizes the willingness to fight for your beliefs.' Discover why this is one of the finest and most powerful works created by the artist in 1982 — the year
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein’s Disordered Cosmos
" LA Review of Books host Eric Newman is joined by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein to discuss her book The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred , which opens up with some very heavy science, explaining quarks, dark matter, and other phenomena that point to the limits of our knowledge about the how the universe, and everything in it, functions. But at the hear
Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight on The Verzuz Phenomenon
"When the pandemic shut down live concerts, pioneering hip hop producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland wanted to give people a show, and developed what became a viral online music battle series: Verzuz , in which noted musical artists (such as John Legend and Alicia Keys) perform head-to-head. CBS Sunday Morning contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with two musical legends, Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight
Black Farmers and COVID Relief by Ben Jealous
| @BenJealous | NewBlackMan (in Exile) If you ever begin to doubt that elections matter, think about Black farmers. The new COVID relief law takes significant steps to address decades of shameful discrimination against Black

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