Arts and Culture

February 23, 2018

The Black Panther: Academic and Visceral Readings

February 22, 2018 - The Black Panther - Today we begin a series of conversations on The Black Panther movie in all its beauty and complexity. We are joined by Johns Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly; UMBC American Studies Professor Dr. Kimberly Moffitt ;and Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University. Enjoy our journey to Wakanda.
December 14, 2017

Celebrating the Life of Jimi Hendrix at the Baltimore Creative Alliance

December 13, 2017 - A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix was a musical giant and genius who left this life much too early. To celebrate the life and work of Jimi Hendrix, Baltimore's own Navasha Daya, Fanon Hill, Matt Chase, and Lafayette Gilchrest produced a musical tribute to Hendrix for a performance at the Baltimore Creative Alliance.
December 7, 2017

Learning From Lexington: A UMBC Social History Project and Event

December 6, 2017 - Learning From Lexington - Learning from Lexington is an American Studies course taught at UMBC's new downtown classroom in the Lion Brothers buildings. This semester, students researched the history, cultures, and stories of the iconic Lexington Market, a public market located in the westside of downtown Baltimore.
November 6, 2017

The Creative Alliance: Ru-Jac Records & The Legacy of Baltimore Soul

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 24, 2017

Forward Magazine: Jewish Identity In A Changing World

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 5, 2017
Jean Albert Renaud

Native American Music Awards: Local Baltimore “JAR” Nomination

October 5, 2017 - Native American Music Awards: Baltimore Nomination - The 17th Annual Native American Music Awards -- Nammy's -- are coming, and for the first time a Baltimore recording artist has been nominated. Jean Albert Renaud, or "JAR" as he is now known, is nominated as Best New Artist of the Year and his song "I Ride Horses" is nominated as  Best Country Song of the year.
September 29, 2017

After the Confederate Monuments Come Down

September 29, 2017 - After Confederate Monuments - The Confederate monuments in Baltimore are gone, so now what? We talk with a group of artists and activists exploring their ideas about what should replace them. We are joined by Sheila Gaskins, Pablo Machioli, Owen Silverman Andrews, Carl Stokes, and Bilal Johnson-Bey.
September 27, 2017

World of the Play: The Yin and Yang of Culture and Gender

September 27, 2017 - World of the Play - We open our fourth season of World of the Play where we create discussions inspired the plays presented at Baltimore's Everyman Theater. Today's panel looks deeply into the questions of gender identification and race inspired by David Henry Wang's brilliant play "M. Butterfly"
August 29, 2017
Guy Curtis & Victoria Kennedy

Baltimore Creatives: A Family of Artists

August 29, 2017 - The Baltimore Artistic Family - Our latest podcast features an amazing Baltimore family of artists, writers and musicians.Guy Curtis is a professional drummer who formerly played with George Clinton. Curtis' daughter, Victoria Kennedy, is a Baltimore-based writer. Her son, Lawrence Burney, who has been a guest on my show before, writes for VICE and publishes his own Zine "True Laurels".
August 1, 2017
WEAA Farewell

WEAA Farewell: 2 Hour Special

July 31, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a very special, unstructured, farewell show with open phones for listeners and many guests who came by to send us off. I am going to miss our WEAA family and I'm going to miss interacting with all of you, our listeners and supporters and FRIENDS, on a daily basis.
July 27, 2017
Heart of the School Award

Children’s Books: Lack of Diversity and Representation

July 27, 2017 - Segment 2 - We took a look at the lack of diversity in children's books. With: David Miller, Mark Booker, and Dr. Kimberly Moffit.
July 26, 2017
Mural by Nether and Stefan Ways in Baltimore

Arts & Culture Roundtable: Cherry Chill Festival

July 26, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted an Arts & Culture Roundtable! Our guests included: Fanon Hill, Navasha Daya, and Kalima Young.