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A wide-ranging discussion about the pursuit of racial justice in a historically white institution like the University of Iowa; racial barriers that...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2020
  • Length: 01:27:08
Caption: E. Dorolas Johnson
Most of us wish to know our family history. Our ancestry. It’s part of understanding and coming to terms with our own identity. But, what if there ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kimberle Crenshaw (foreground) with Eve Ensler
When Donald Trump rode a wave of white anxiety into the White House, it was part of a backlash to the Obama presidency, one that revealed an increa...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Educated for
Permanent subjection or exile. Even the abolitionists of the 1800s beloved those were the options for African-American youth.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1965, two intellectuals met at Cambridge University for a debate. The topic: “The American dream is at the expense of the American Negro.” The r...

Bought by KVSC, KRZA, and KCBX


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dr. Katharine Gerbner
Before the 17th century, being white didn’t even exist as a racial category. The idea of “whiteness” evolved in the slave-based economies of the En...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas M. Shapiro
Income and wealth inequality is now a regular topic of conversation. The standard of living for most Americans’ since the Great Recession is either...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harvard Professor Emeritus Alvin Poussaint
This piece features the voices of black Americans who came of age during the civil rights era: an era that lives with a mix of pain and pride in th...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Erin Aubry Kaplan
In his nearly two terms as president, Barack Obama has solidified his status, as something black people haven’t had for fifty years: a folk hero.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Boots RIley, Credit: http://nycsocialist.org/
Boots Riley—activist, author, and “The Coup” front man is interviewed by Edge of Sports blogger Dave Zirin

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Janet Cheatham Bell
In her collection of essays, author and publisher Janet Cheatham Bell emphasizes our mutual dependency. It’s about identifying and using the power ...

Bought by KVSC and KCBX


  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The protests carry on and for now, as the protestors say, Ferguson is everywhere — not just in the news, but in our institutions, our interactions,...

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sharon Wirtz, left, talks to Marquell Hicks, right, in front of a panel from the NM AIDS Memorial Quilt, Credit: Katy Gross
N’MPower participant, Marquell Hicks, interviews quilt artists Sharon Wirtz and Jane Gabaldon, in a community engagement project between the Museum...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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This second installment in the series titled Bringing Down the New Jim Crow features the first ever dialog between legal scholar Michelle Alexander...

Bought by KGNU Boulder, Colo., KFOK-LPFM, and KUMD


  • Added: Jul 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: portrait of Barbara Johns, who led the walkout
In 1951 a group of African American students at Robert R. Moton High School in Prince Edward County, Virginia, organized a strike to protest the su...

Bought by WJCT, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WYAP, KVSC, Louisville Public Media and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Sapphire
Poet and fiction writer Sapphire, best-known for her novel PUSH, which became the award-winning film PRECIOUS, reads from her 2011 novel, THE KID, ...

Bought by WCSU-FM


  • Added: Nov 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Chance encounters of love with singer Nora York, renown chef Vertamae Grosvenor and a reading of Raymond Carver's "What We Talk About When We Talk ...

Bought by WCPN, KERA, WCQS, and KUT


  • Added: Apr 03, 2007
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 4