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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


Recently widespread outrage has erupted over the bias and leniency in court decisions involving rape and the general acceptance and prevalence of violence against women. In California, a judge’s decision to give a white former Stanford University swimmer an unusually lenient six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious Stanford student sparked a campaign to … Continued


On today’s show we discuss the sexual assault case at Stanford University that ignited public outrage after the defendant, Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in jail; The Firing of Oakland’s Police Chief Sean Whent; and in 1968 Muhammad Ali spoke with Pacifica Radio’s Julius Lester to explain his position on racism in America, … Continued


Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – September 14, 2015

Accessibility Through Art We talk with three women who are exploring ways to make their commitments to social justice and transformation more accessible: novelists Ellen Bravo and Diana Block and dharma teacher and musician Eve Decker. Ellen Bravo is the author of Again and Again, which looks at the issue of date rape on college … Continued


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