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The Art of Healing: Finding Strength Through Frida Kahlo
May22

The Art of Healing: Finding Strength Through Frida Kahlo

This week on Making Contact we take a look at one of the most prolific Mexican artists, Frida Kahlo, and how she inspired the Latina artist collective “The Phoenix Fridas.” Producer Anthony Wallace tells the story of Thania Betancourt Alcazar, a member of The Phoenix Fridas, in a piece brought to us by In Confianza, with Pulso. Alcazar discovered a lifeline in the art of Frida Kahlo and her artistic message of resilience and...

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Denial of the Funk: The Impact of Racism on our Nation’s Health
Jan10

Denial of the Funk: The Impact of Racism on our Nation’s Health

The problem in America is, America’s been in denial about its problems. And that’s a problem.  America doesn’t have a race problem, in reality there’s been catastrophes visited upon Black people. Catastrophes visited on Indigenous brothers and sisters. Catastrophes visited on Latino brothers and sisters. Catastrophes visited on working people. Catastrophes visited on women of all colors. We can go on and on.  This week on...

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The Agony and the Ecstasy: Race and the Future of the Love Story Part 2 (Encore)
Aug09

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Race and the Future of the Love Story Part 2 (Encore)

In 2019 a well known romance writer began tweeting about other writers in her community and concerns about racism. It led to a huge reckoning within an organization called the Romance Writers of America, which is still unfolding. And although the online debate seemed to be isolated to a specific community of romance writers and their fans, it was really a microcosm of what’s been happening all over the US. In this episode we...

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The Agony and the Ecstasy: Race and the Future of the Love Story Part 1 (Encore)
Aug02

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Race and the Future of the Love Story Part 1 (Encore)

In 2019 a well known romance writer began tweeting about other writers in her community and concerns about racism. It led to a huge reckoning within an organization called the Romance Writers of America, which is still unfolding. And although the online debate seemed to be isolated to a specific community of romance writers and their fans, it was really a microcosm of what’s been happening all over the US. In this episode we...

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Afrofuturism: Imagination and Humanity, Ytasha Womack
Jul25

Afrofuturism: Imagination and Humanity, Ytasha Womack

Afrofuturism According to Ytasha Womack, use of the imagination for self-development and social change is one of the greatest tenets of Afrofuturism. This show features Womack’s presentation at the 2017 Sonic Acts Festival, Afrofuturism: Imagination and Humanity. She explores resilience encouraged through the championing of the imagination, tensions that arise from embracing hope, the separation of humanity from itself through the...

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Afrofuturism: Imagination and Humanity, Ytasha Womack
Feb13

Afrofuturism: Imagination and Humanity, Ytasha Womack

Afrofuturism According to Ytasha Womack, use of the imagination for self-development and social change is one of the greatest tenets of Afrofuturism. This show features Womack’s presentation at the 2017 Sonic Acts Festival, Afrofuturism: Imagination and Humanity. She explores resilience encouraged through the championing of the imagination, tensions that arise from embracing hope, the separation of humanity from itself through the...

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