Every 2nd and 4th Friday, from 6 to 7pm
Let’s Talk About Race (LTAR), a new intergenerational, roundtable discussion of independent national journalists featuring rigorous conversations and analysis of news coverage and the role race plays in politics, government, economy, education, and health. LTAR currently airs on KBOO Community Radio in Portland, OR .
LTAR brings independent journalists from all over the country from New Jersey to Texas and Pennsylvania with a home-base in Portland, Oregon. The hosts bring their own flavor, journalistic perspectives, and integrity.
The roundtable line-up features: LaNita Duke, award-winning audio and video producer who has written, directed, and produced political news and commentary for Grassroots NW and KBOO Radio for over 45 years. Dianne Johnson, a journalist from Texas co-host/musicologist on From the Grassroots, a political news magazine. Althea Billings, current News Director at KBOO Community Radio. Cecil Prescod, talk-show host local, national, and international issues ranging from poverty in Portland to politics in Africa. Nia Gray, host and blogger of The Faith Report and The Woke Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In addition to topical discussions such as voter suppression, the Black Lives Movement, racial backlash, and the disproportion affect COVID-19 has on brown and black people.
Let’s Talk About Race will feature regular segments: The Faith Report and political satire.