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Saturday, March 26, 2022


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At Liberty Podcast: Jon Batiste on Social Music, Family, and Freedom
'The At Liberty Podcast speaks with music legend Jon Batiste . He’s an Oscar-winning composer, pianist, bandleader and singer who is going into the 2022 Grammy Awards with 11 nominations – the most of any artist this year. He talks about his New Orleans roots, his most recent album We Are , and his commitment to creating music that celebrates his culture and aims to unite us all.' At Liberty · Jo
Afropop Worldwide: Remembering Tony Allen
' Tony Allen is among the greatest drummers of the past century. His sudden death at 79 in April, 2020, was a shock felt around the world. In addition to his seminal work with the king of Afrobeat Fela Kuti , Allen had a prolific solo career and performed and recorded with artists from Angelique Kidjo , Ray Lema , Ernest Ranglin and Oumou Sangare to Damon Albarn , Brian Eno and Jeff Mills . In th
Code Switch: Wherefore Art Thou, N-word?
'The "N-word" is probably the most radioactive word in the English language. At the same time, it's kind of everywhere: books, movies, music, comedy (not to mention the mouths of people who use it frequently, whether as a slur or a term of endearment.) So on this episode, we're talking about what makes this word unique — and how the rules about its use line up with other words.'
Claudia Rankine's 'Help'
'Acclaimed author and poet Claudia Rankine joins All Of It to discuss her new play, Help, which fictionalizes Rankine's conversations with white people in transitional spaces in order to investigate the question, "What are white people thinking?".'
Black.Queer.Rising.: Moore Kismet AKA Omar Davis
'The name “Moore Kismet” means “more than fate.” Moore Kismet also known as Omar Davis has accomplished quite a bit for a 17 year old. In both 2021 and 2020, they were featured in Billboard's 21 Under 21 and in 2020 Dancing Astronaut named them the Breakout Artist of the Year. '
Historically Speaking: An Evening with Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch and Mayor Ras Baraka
'Join NMAAHC for a virtual program with Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch and Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka for the release of The Book of Baraka , a new Audible Original. Secretary Bunch will interview Mayor Baraka about his life filled with poetry and politics as the son of Amiri Baraka , one of the most influential and outspoken poets of the 1960’s and ‘70s. The Book of Baraka mixes prose and

MAR 23

theblerdgurl Podcast with Karama Horne: Raising Dion’s Alicia Wainwright is Ready for Her Superpowers
'You may recognize Alicia Wainwright from her role as Maia Roberts on Freeform’s Shadowhunters . But in Netflix’s groundbreaking series Raising Dion she plays Nicole Reese. A mother literally raising a Black child with superpowers, while trying to navigate the world as a widowed single parent. In this conversation theblerdgurl Podcast with Karama Horne talks to Alicia about how her character went
Conversations in Atlantic Theory • Adam Kotsko on What is Theology? Christian Thought and Contemporary Life
'This discussion is with Adam Kotsko , who teaches in the Shimer Great Books School at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He has published widely in popular and academic outlets on theology, political theory, and philosophy, with particular emphasis on politics and the history of Christian thought. Adam has authored ten books, including recent works The Prince of this World in 2016 an
A brush with... Glenn Ligon
' Glenn Ligon talks to Ben Luke about the artists, writers, musicians and other cultural figures who inspire and intrigue him, and the pivotal cultural moments in his life. Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1960, Ligon works across various media, from painting to film and neon, and primarily uses text and found images to produce powerful ruminations on contemporary politics, culture and African Ame
Millennials Are Killing Capitalism: Ireland, Colonialism and the Unfinished Revolution with Robbie McVeigh and Bill Rolston
'In this episode of Millennials Are Killing Capitalism an interview with Robbie McVeigh and Bill Rolston , authors of the book Anois ar theacht an tSamraidh: Ireland Colonialism and the Unfinished Revolution , a work that may be unparalleled in its analysis of the history of colonialism and modes of anti-imperialist struggle across Irish history. It covers 800 years of history of colonialism in I

MAR 22

Black Was the Ink: Using Fiction to Investigate Reconstruction and Its Legacies
'Join NMAAHC for an invigorating virtual discussion with author Michelle Coles on her debut release, Black Was the Ink , a story about a present-day teen who learns a very important lesson about the era of Reconstruction and applies it to his contemporary life. During this conversation, Ms. Coles will dialogue with educator Sarah Elwell on representation in student-age literature and why the hist
Alice Green, author of We Who Believe in Freedom: Activism and the Struggle for Social Justice
'A conversation with Alice Green , founder and executive director of Albany’s Center for Law and Justice, and NYS Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl . Dr. Green, who holds multiple degrees from UAlbany, including a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, reads from her memoir We Who Believe in Freedom: Activism and the Struggle for Social Justice (2021) and discusses her life experiences and policy view
Left Bank Books Chats with Candacy Taylor
'A young reader's edition of Candacy Taylor ’s acclaimed book about the history of the Green Book , the guide for Black travelers Overground Railroad chronicles the history of the Green Book, which was published from 1936 to 1966 and was the “Black travel guide to America.” For years, it was dangerous for African Americans to travel in the United States. Because of segregation, Black travelers co
Between the Black Radical Tradition and the Digital
'What would it mean to take the Black internet seriously? How do we call in Black studies scholars to imagining technologies of black freedoms in addition to grappling with the racial regimes wrought by artificial intelligence and machine learning models? The dominant approach to mis/disinformation is policing, reporting and suspending individual users but what if we oriented towards abolition an
Poet Warsan Shire Hopes You Can Make the Voices in Your Head Your Friends
'Somali British poet Warsan Shire has had many projects, including running a popular Tumblr page and collaborating with Beyoncé. Now, she is out with a new collection of poems called Bless The Daughter Raised By A Voice In Her Head . That title is an ode to how she was raised, having to take on a lot of responsibility from a young age. But Shire told NPR's Sarah McCammon that it's also an ode to
The Head Trauma Crisis Among Domestic Violence Survivors
'According to some estimates, 1.6 million survivors of domestic abuse will experience brain injuries annually. The Takeaway spoke with Rachel Ramirez, the Founder and Director of The Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury, a project of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, and Eve Valera, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a leading researcher on traumatic brain injur

MAR 21

How NCAA Athletes are Navigating the Wild West of "NIL" Deals
'In the first episode of Fast Company 's new podcast Creative Control , host KC Ifeanyi dives into the tangled history of the NCAA and collegiate athletes being able to earn money from their name, image, and likeness. The new policy has been a long time coming for athletes in the NCAA who can now score brand deals and monetize their social media. But the rules here are still very fragmented. So h
Legendary Jazz Bassist Ron Carter Still Going Strong
'Here & Now's Celeste Headlee speaks with Grammy-winning, world recording holding jazz bassist Ron Carter who will celebrate his 85th birthday with a concert at Carnegie Hall. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Carter is the most recorded jazz bassist with over 2,200 sessions.'
Vinyl Me, Please Anthology Podcast: The Story of Philadelphia International Records – Episode 2: T.S.O.P (The Sound of Philadelphia)
'The second episode of Vinyl Me, Please Anthology Podcast on Philadelphia International Records starts off at the former site of Sigma Sound Studios, the long-gone historic recording studio where most of the artists on Philadelphia International recorded. This episode will cover the story of PIR house band MFSB’s 1973 record, Love is the Message , and vocal trio The Three Degrees’ 1973 self-title
The Limits with Jay Williams: Wu-Tang's RZA on Redefining Hip-Hop & Building Generational Wealth
'Hip-hop producer RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan always knew he was going to be one of the greats. And believing it was his first step to achieving legendary status. RZA was confident about what his music would sound like and what he wanted to say. But he also had the confidence that he could turn other artists into stars. All RZA needed was a little time and trust. He asked the members of Wu-Tang to gi
How to Manage the Homework of Adulthood, from Paperwork to Repairs
'Life seems full of ever-increasing piles of paperwork – bills to pay, appointments to make, forms to sign, carpools to organize – so much tedious, time-consuming, unpaid labor. Call it the homework of adulthood, and many of us are earning a failing grade. Columbia Law School professor Elizabeth Emens calls this work "life admin," and wrote a book about it by the same name . "Life admin is all th
Celebrating Black Women in Pop with Danyel Smith
' All Of It celebrate Black women trailblazers in the pop world, with Danyel Smith , author of the new book, Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop . Smith is also the creator and host of the podcast, Black Girl Songbook.'
Soledad O'Brien on What it Means to be Black and Missing in America
'Why are the cases of missing Black women and girls not covered as extensively as other missing people? The Takeaway talk with Soledad O’Brian , creator of the four-part HBO documentary series Black and Missing , about why this disparity exists and what one organization is doing to fix that.'

MAR 20

Left of Black S12 · E16 | Boyz n the Void: a mixtape to my brother with G'Ra Asim
What does it mean to be Black and punk? How does this intersection impact how African American youth express themselves while confronted with the expectations of society and community? G'Ra Asim , assistant professor of creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis and a punk rocker, joins Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal to discuss his book, Boyz n the
Samuel L. Jackson: "Movie sets are my playground"
'Actor Samuel L. Jackson , nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," will receive an honorary Oscar for a stellar career that includes more than 150 films. He talks with Sunday Morning contributor Kelefa Sanneh about his love of popcorn movies, the business of Hollywood, and his new TV miniseries, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey , based on the book by
Amina Gautier in The Black Writer's Studio
' Amina Gautier is the author of three short story collections: At-Risk , Now We Will Be Happ y, and The Loss of All Lost Things . More than one hundred and thirty of her stories have been published, appearing in Agni, American Short Fiction, Boston Review, Callaloo, Cincinnati Review, Glimmer Train, Greensboro Review, Gulf Coast, Joyland, Kenyon Review, Kweli, Latino Book Review, Los Angeles Rev

MAR 19

Truth Be Told with Tonya Mosley: Sex with Ev’Yan Whitney
'What does sexual freedom really look like? This week we interrogate the messages we’ve internalized about sex and we ask ourselves: Can we decolonize our sex lives to aid in the larger quest towards liberation for us all? To help unpack some of the layers Truth Be Told with Tonya Mosley called on Ev’Yan Whitney – a sexuality doula, author, and sensualist – who helps people better understand thei
Conversations in Atlantic Theory • Deva Woodly on Reckoning: Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Necessity of Social Movements
'A discussion with Deva Woodly , who teaches in the Department of Politics at the New School for Social Research in New York City, where she also directs the Mellon Initiative for Inclusive Faculty Excellence . Deva has published widely on democratic theory and practice, focusing on the function of public meaning formation and its effect on self- and collective-understanding of the polity, employ

MAR 18

Deep Dive: The First National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana
'In March 1972 Gary, Indiana hosted the very first National Black Political Convention. Attendees included Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale and US Presidential Candidate Shirley Chisholm. Artists and athletes like Muhammad Ali and Harry Belafonte also attended. The convention produced a foundational document titled The Black Agenda. The Takeaway 's Melissa Harris-Perry and co-host Dorian Warr
Strings and Soul of Haitian Songstress Emeline Michel
'The New York-based Haitian singer and songwriter Emeline Michel combines traditional Haitian kompa, rasyn, and twoubadou music with jazz, R & B, and her gospel choir roots. She is a Red Cross Ambassador, and some of her lyrics deal with social issues, especially those affecting women and children. Emeline Michel and her band play moving and joyful tunes, both old and new, for the Soundcheck Podc
The Big Picture: Producing 'Summer Of Soul'
'As part of our "Big Picture" series, where we spotlight the stars that make magic behind the camera, we'll speak to the producer,of Summer of Soul , Joseph Patel .'
Knoxville Uplifts the Works of Hometown Artist Beauford Delaney
Beauford Delaney. Composition 16. 1954-56 ' Beauford Delaney is an artist who is well known among some in the art world. But this figure of the Harlem Renaissance and beyond is resurfacing in a big way and his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, is leading the way. Ambriehl Crutchfield of WPLN reports.'
Abdullah Ibrahim: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
' Abdullah Ibrahim , now 87, has witnessed the horrors of apartheid. He grew up in South Africa and composed what would become known as the "anti-apartheid anthem," "Mannenberg." Nelson Mandela called him "our Mozart." He also successfully made music under the name Dollar Brand, and worked with jazz legends including Duke Ellington, Max Roach, Don Cherry and Archie Shepp. In 1968, he converted to
'Master' and the Current Limitations of Black Horror
'The new film Master is a thriller set at a predominantly white liberal arts college, where a history of systemic racism still haunts the campus in the present day. The film stars Regina Hall as a professor who steps into a new role as the school's first Black house master. Plus, a Black incoming freshman ( Zoe Renee ) is facing challenges in adjusting to her surroundings. The film, directed by M
Virginia Hamilton's 'Liberation Literature' Continues to Open Doors for Young Readers
'Virginia Hamilton is the most award-winning YA author in American literary history, with dozens of works of fiction and non-fiction to her credit. Among other prizes, she won a National Book Award and was the first children's writer to win a MacArthur "Genius Grant"; she was also the first African American author to win a Newbery Medal. She called her books, "liberation literature," because they

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