Hard Knock Radio

Chinaka Hodge: Dated Emcees

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Chinaka Hodge came of age along with hip-hop—and its influence became impossible to separate from her personal interactions. Her second poetry collection, Dated Emcees, a collection of 25 poems, examines Hodge’s love life through the lens of hip-hop’s best known orators, characters, archetypes and songs, creating a new and inventive narrative about the music that … Continued


Hard Knock Radio

Hard Knock’s History and Activist Pack

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1. Lineage: Conversation with Thinkers & Activists historian, journalist, and educator Dr. Jelani Cobb (Columbia University) who will be interviewed by his friend and comrade Alicia Garza, Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter. http://oakland.impacthub.net/event/lineage-conversations-w-thinkers-activists-jelani-cobb-alicia-garza/ 2. The Price of the Ticket: James Baldwin Revisited In the days leading … Continued


Tonight we bring you powerful words from Kearny Street Workshop’s talented teachers and students of this year’s Interdisciplinary Writers Lab. IWL is a three month, multi-genre class for local writers, challenged to expand their practice by working in a variety of genres and formats. Tune in to hear the fruits of their labor. A stellar lineup … Continued


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