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. You will enjoy this wide ranging lively conversation about changing media, the Jewish world past and present and what our future brings.
In the second part of a two part series on Jewish music, producer Mark Gunnery speaks to two founding members of the Brooklyn-based rock group the Shondes, Louisa Solomon, lead vocalist and bassist, and Eli Oberman, who plays violin and sings harmony. They discuss their music, the ethics of political engagement as musicians and Jews, and their support of the cultural boycott of Israel.
Click here to listen to the first part of this series, an interview with the Klezmatics.
Marc Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery presents a two part special on Jewish music. In this first installment, he speaks with members of the Klezmatics, one of the most popular klezmer bands in the US. Band members Lorin Sklamberg and Frank London discuss Yiddish culture and music, Jewish spirituality and politics, and the cultural boycott of Israel.
Click here to listen to the second part of this series, an interview with the Shondes.
We delve into the world of Black Jewish traditions and discover what it means to be both Black and Jewish as Marc speaks with author, blogger and public speaker MaNishtana; hip hop artist, Orthodox Jew and Baltimore native Yitz Jordan aka Y-Love; Michael Twitty, Culinary Historian of African and African American Foodways and blogger at Afroculinaria.Michael Twitty discussed his recent harassment at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport in Haaretz.
Arthur Morgan’s Gather Baltimore – Food Stand In Baltimore’s Oliver Neighborhood
March 21, 2013 – Segment 3
It’s a new episode of Sound Bites. We look at farmers markets in Maryland and beyond. We’ll hear from Alison Hope Alkon, Professor of Sociology at the University of the Pacific and author of Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Race, and the Green Economy.
Visitors to the 32nd Street Farmers Market in Waverly talk to us about why farmers markets are important to them, including Arthur Morgan, a current OSI-Baltimore fellow working on a project called Gather Baltimore that puts unused food that would otherwise be wasted or disposed of into the hands of communities and organizations that need it. For those interested in supporting his cause, Arthur is looking for donations to help finance the refrigerated truck he uses to transport food, and is always looking for volunteers.
And finally, culinary historian Michael Twitty gives us a unique Passover recipe that fuses African-American and Jewish traditions.
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