November 10, 2017 – Labor and Love – We bring our latest episode of World of the Play, our partnership with Everyman Theatre. This performance conversation is inspired by the latest production at Everyman, Intimate Apparel by MacArthur Genius and Pulitzer Prize award winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Joining the panel today are fashion designer Stephen Wise, Valeska Populoh, and GG Goba.
November 6, 2017 – The Legacy of Baltimore Soul – Baltimore boasts a rich musical history, from Billie Holliday to Tupac Shakur to today’s thriving music scene. Musician and producer Brooks Long who is the Deutsch Fellow at the Creative Alliance, stopped by our studio along with Kevin Coombe (www.DCsoulrecordings.com), who wrote the liner notes for all the re-issued Ru-Jac recordings.
October 27, 2017 – Corporate Controlled Media and Critiquing Bias – Real News Producer Dharna Noor wrote a compelling article for Truthout on the nature of corporate-controlled media and the complex symmetry between the Trumpian attacks on the media and Freddie Gray protesters in Baltimore.
October 27, 2017 – Hy Thurman & The Young Patriots – The Young Patriots were the Appalachian version of the Black Panther Party. One of its leading members was Hy Thurman, who was also part of the original Rainbow Coalition in Chicago between the Patriots, Panthers and the Young Lords. Thurman joined Baynard Woods and me for our Democracy in Crisis podcast that springs from Baynard’s alt-weekly column of the same name.
October 23, 2017 – Forward Magazine – The Forward started out 120 years ago as a Socialist daily paper written in Yiddish that appealed to the Jewish immigrant workers for decades. Now it has morphed into a monthly magazine and daily news site with a 21st century twist appealing to young and old, from all corners of the Jewish world. Its CEO and Publisher Rachel Fishman Feddersen stopped by our studios for a conversation last week when she was in town.
October 20, 2017 – Misogyny and Sexism in Our World – In the wake of the explosive Me Too campaign on social media, we begin a series of podcasts dealing with the pervasiveness of misogyny in our world. We open our series today with: Brittany Oliver, Maura Callahan, and Rebekah Kirkman.
October 16, 2017 – The Cherokee Freedman – One of the little explored parts of our history is the enslavement of African-descended people by the Native American nations known as the Five Civilized Tribes. In August 2017, after years of legal battles, a lawsuit was won by the descendants of some of these slaves, called the Cherokee Freedman, which allows them full citizenship in the Cherokee nation. We talk with Jenni Monet, Marilynn Vann, Jon Velie, and Perline Boyattia.