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African American Culture in the Development of American Musical Culture and Identity

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We hear from musicians/educators Angela M. Wellman and Jahi about the Oakland Conservatory of Music’s summer music program. @mrjahiofficial @wellmanangela Angela Wellman is an incredible visionary, a masterful musician, and a powerfully effective educator and administrator. Wellman is the founding Director of Oakland Conservatory of Music. Jahi is an MC, DJ and CEO of his multi-media company … Continued


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SF Pride and Trans Organizing in The South

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We speak with organizer Caroyln Wysinger about San Francisco Pride Celebrations. And later, we explore how Trans activists in Louisiana have been organizing against a state law that has been used to unfairly target trans women for decades. Featuring: Caroyln Wysinger, Megan Shutzer, Kenisha Harris, Follow The Light Advocacy and LGBTQ Resource Center Nicholas Hite, … Continued


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Unrest in Colombia, Ending Asian Hate and Mumia Abu-Jamal

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We speak with Ajamu Baraka from Black Alliance for Peace about the unrest in Colombia. In late April, Colombians began protesting in the streets against increased taxes, corruption and health care reform proposed by the government of President Ivan Duque Marquez. Steve Jang talks about ending Asian hate. And later political commentator Mumia Abu-Jamal provides … Continued


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Voter Disenfranchisement and the Police Killings of Demetrius Stanley

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We speak with Crystal Zermeno about a new voter disenfranchise law in Texas. And later we speak with Rosie and Raj Jayadev members of Silicon Valley De-Bug about Demetrius Stanley, the man shot and killed by San Jose police earlier this week.   Guests: Crystal Zermeno is a Researcher & Strategic Campaigns Consultant Rosie and Raj Jayadev members … Continued


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100 Year Commemoration of the Tulsa Massacre

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Journalist Georgia Fort reports from Tulsa, Oklahoma on the anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre. Three of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors Viola Fletcher, Hughes Van Ellis and Lessie Benningfield Randle, testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing to mark the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre – when a white mob attacked residents, homes … Continued