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Healing Justice, the film

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On today’s show we look at the new film, Healing Justice produced by World Trust in collaboration with Shakti Butler, Ph.D. Healing Justice, explores the causes and consequences of the current American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. The film walks back through the history of violence that has led to our current … Continued


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Future Culture Summit and David Banner

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We discuss the Future Culture Summit and the importance of method sampling in pushing culture forward. Later we speak with David Banner about the state of hip hop.   We speak with JooWan Kim of Ensemble Mik Nawooj; Alexandros Pagidas and Natalia Ivanova Mount of Pro Arts Gallery. David Banner


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Ethnic Studies and American Education

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We listen to Professor Melina Abdullah, Ph.D talk about Assembly Bill 1640 to make ethnic studies a requirement to graduate. We listen to James Baldwin speak at a high school in Oakland about education.


We speak with seasoned visual artist Tracy Brown, Melonie Green & Melorra Green the Co-Executive Directors of the African American Art & Culture Complex about the exhibit “Smoke & Mirrors: The War on Drugs” Cannabis. Mirrors: The War on Drugs.” A cutting-edge exhibit that investigates the major implications of the War on Drugs campaign. Local … Continued


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America’s War on the Poor

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We speak with activist Needa B about lawsuits being filed on behalf of the homeless. And later Poor News Network examines America’s War on the Poor.   photo credit @Needa B Left photo is of the encampment. Right photo is of Needa B, Homeless advocate.


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Youth Speaks: Civic Poets

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April is National Poetry Month and to help us celebrate we’ve invited Youth Speaks Alum to discuss the upcoming benefit for their annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, set to take place July 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. We spoke with EJ Walls (Sin Q), Gretchen Carvajal and Isa Nakazawa, the Director … Continued