African American Issues

Black Power and Soul Music

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Mon, 03/25/2013

Clayton Morgareidge talks with radical musicologist Brad Duncan about Black Power as the radicalizing of what had been the more integrationist civil rights movement, and about the roots of soul music in gospel and R&B. They discuss the role of music in preserving cultural memory of the Black Power movement, the time it took for the mainstream corporate music industry to accept musicians performing politically radical music, and the courage and importance of Nina Simone.

7:45 minutes (3.55 MB)

Paula's Picks on 03/21/13

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Thu, 03/21/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Interview with "The Kill Hole" Director, Mischa Webley!

TONIGHT, join Paula the Small as she welcomes Portland-born film director and writer, Mischa Webley to discuss his debut feature-length film The Kill Hole. After the interview, she will share music from around the globe, so you can get ready for the pre-weekend party!

More Talk Radio on 03/25/13

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 03/25/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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"Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science"

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with David A. Harris, professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgn about his book "Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science."

With the popularity of crime dramas like CSI focusing on forensic science, and increasing numbers of police and prosecutors making wide-spread use of DNA, high-tech science seems to have become the handmaiden of law enforcement. But this is a myth,asserts law professor and nationally known expert on police profiling David A. Harris. In fact, most of law enforcement does not embrace science—it rejects it instead, resisting it vigorously. The question at the heart of this book is why.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Dr. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

News and Public Affairs Day, Part 3

Dr. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness recorded at Emmanuel Temple on January 16, 2013

More Talk Radio on 04/01/13

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 04/01/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Debunking Myths about Labor Unions with Bill Fletcher Jr.

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with long-time racial justice, labor and international activist Bill Fletcher Jr. about his new book "They're Bankrupting Us! (And 20 Other Myths about Unions)." Fletcher debunks the most well-known myths about labor, provides an honest assessment of the missteps of the labor movement and offers a vision of the way forward.

Bill Fletcher Junior has served in leadership positions with many prominent union and labor organizations, including the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union. He is immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum and is the coauthor, with Dr. Fernando Gapasin, of "Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice." 

Jazz Lives! on 04/03/13

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Jazz Lives!
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Wed, 04/03/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Continuation of last week's theme: The Harlem Renaissance.

The Harlem Renaissance--music and spoken word. Continuation of last week's theme. The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, literary, musical and artistic explosion of the 1920s and 1930s. Nick Gefroh hosts. Plus a surprise interview by Daniel Flessas with Han Bennink, Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist who is considered a pivotal figure in early European free jazz.

Black Book Talk on 04/04/13

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Black Book Talk
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Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Author Jonathan R. Miller discusses mystery thriller, Delivery

Author Jonathan R. Miller writes literary fiction thrillers that include multicultural or biracial characters and themes.  His latest work,  Delivery, features a  biracial Somali man who is blinded while defending his daughter.  Ambojeem, the protagonist, settles in the relative calm of Minnesota, hoping to find a proper, peaceful home.  Instead, he stumbles into a world where black market surgeries, kidnappings, and murder are the norm. Along the way, he meets a little girl whose father has made plans for one of her vital organs, and Ambo must find a way to help the child while ensuring that he doesn't fall victim to the father's crazed ambitions himself.

More Talk Radio on 04/15/13

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 04/15/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Unknown History of the Death Penalty

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Stephen John Hartnett about his book EXECUTING DEMOCRACY: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT & THE MAKING OF AMERICA.

Even the most ardent death penalty supporter doesn’t claim that capital punishment is a deterrent to crime. We know that it’s not. We also know that innocent people have landed on death row. But what else do we know about the death penalty, and about its fraught history in the U.S.? Tune in to find out more.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 04/15/13

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Mon, 04/15/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Movie Moles: 42, WRR: Chris Hani, Left and the Law on punitive laws, attacks on social security

Iven Hale hosts this episode and we hear:

  • Movie Moles review the new Jackie Robinson biopic, 42. For those too young to remember, Robinson was a pioneering black baseball player for the Dogers, a member of the Republican Party, and collaborater with HUAC in the 1950s.
  • Well-read Red, Alan Wieder commerates the 20th Anniversiary of the assassination of South African freedom fighter and communist Chris Hani.
  • The Left and the Law discuss Oregon prisons and punitive laws in response to budget crises.
  • Bill Resnick talks about attacks on social security.

More Talk Radio on 04/22/13

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Robert Bullard on How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Robert Bullard, the Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. Robert Bullard is often described as the father of environmental justice. He is the author of seventeen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity. He'll discuss his most recent book "The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities."  

 

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