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Songcircle’s Summer of Soul (to Soul)!

Airs at: Fri, 06/23/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Produced for The Songcircle
Today on The Songcircle, it’s my last show of June (DJ Dan S. guest-hosts next week) so we’re closing out Black Music Month — and the week of Juneteenth — with a program drawn from three great concert documentaries and their soundtracks: the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, a... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 26, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 06/26/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: “Anti-woke” legislation and the response: In at least 15 states, GOP officials have passed educational gag orders prohibiting classroom conversations about race, racism, and LGBTQ is... Read more

Stay Woke

Airs at: Mon, 06/19/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
“Woke” is a Black slang term referring to the capacity to understand the nuances of racism, a word that originated in the Black community during the early 20th Century. The term has been co-opted and twisted and stripped of its complexity and flung back like at the Black co... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 19, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 06/19/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Juneteenth image by breefulmelange, public domain, courtesy of Pixaby: https://pixabay.com/users/breefulmelange-16833170/ Patricia Kullberg hosts this Juneteenth episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Juneteenth, George Floyd and Black Resistanc... Read more

Juneteenth, George Floyd and Black Resistance

Airs at: Mon, 06/19/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Sky Wilson interviews Kent Ford, co-founder of the Portland Black Panthers, longtime community activist, public intellectual, and People’s historian, who helped organize the Memorial Fred Hampton People’s Health Clinic and organized and volunteered for years at the Panther’... Read more

Fresh Out Community Based Re-Entry Program

Airs at: Mon, 06/19/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Host Karen James speaks with Larry Turner, co-founder of Fresh Out Community Based Re-Entry Program, and Wilford Johnson, Fresh Out alumni and peer mentor. Individuals who release from prison often return to underserved communities and face many barriers that make successfu... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 12, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 06/12/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Freedom of Expression/Limitations/Censorship: Image courtesy of Max Pixel and licensed under Creative Commons Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which features the following segments: Mourning, resilience, and resistance: The Story of the Celilo Wy’am: As a fo... Read more

Ep. 2: A conversation about Ethiopia and the African immigrant experience

Airs at: Wed, 06/07/2023 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Produced for The Global Sail
  My name is TK Taparura, and I am an immigrant from Zimbabwe, a country in Southern Africa. Last time I spoke about Zimbabwe. I am thankful to you all for the support. Through various feedback, I am glad to say that many of you enjoyed the show. I am thankful for the show... Read more

Kelly McWilliams: Your Plantation Prom is Not Okay

Airs at: Thu, 06/01/2023 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Harriet Douglass lives with her historian father on an old plantation in Louisiana, which they’ve transformed into one of the South's few enslaved people’s museums. Together, while grieving the recent loss of Harriet’s mother, they run tours that help keep the memory of the... Read more

Terence Blanchard and Damien Geter

Airs at: Thu, 05/25/2023 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Musician and composer Terence Blanchard is a two-time Academy Award nominee for his work with Spike Lee, and a seven-time Grammy winner for his jazz albums and soundtracks.  He's played trumpet and piano with Lionel Hampton as well as Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and ha... Read more