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Audio by album 25_mar_2013

A Place at the Table: movie moles review

program date: 
Mon, 03/25/2013

Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss the documentary A Place at the Table, currently playing in Portland at the Hollywood Theatre, about the serious problem of food insecurity. The film makes vivid the struggles of some of the 50 million Americans who are food insecure, but provides an incomplete analysis. Although it dispels some myths (e.g., that hungry people will be skinny) it also perpetuates others (e.g., that fat is inherently unhealthy, that this issue mainly affects women of color).

10:19 minutes (4.72 MB)

Black Power and Soul Music

program date: 
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)


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