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America’s Black Capital
Apr10

America’s Black Capital

“America’s Black Capital: How African Americans Remade Atlanta in the Shadow of the Confederacy” chronicles how a center of Black excellence emerged amid virulent expressions of white nationalism as African Americans pushed back against Confederate ideology to create an extraordinary locus of achievement. Alongside author Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, in this episode we examine the methods in which Black Atlanteans pushed for social,...

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The Origins of Zionism
Apr03

The Origins of Zionism

For the last 6 months, the world has been witness to a humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Outsized, and unprecedented attacks on the people of Gaza, and support from western countries for these Israeli attacks have led to a situation where Gaza is being referred to as the world’s largest open-air prison.  In this episode with Gaza-based reporter Rami Almeghari, we talk to Rashid Khalidi about his book “The Hundred Years’ War on...

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No, COVID Isn’t “Over,” and the Need for Continued Community
Mar27

No, COVID Isn’t “Over,” and the Need for Continued Community

This March marks four years since the COVID-19 pandemic was officially declared. Public health failures and government inaction have forced communities to take matters into their own hands. On today’s show, we look at two groups steeped in the values of community care. First, we’ll hear about the Auntie Sewing Squad, which distributed over 350,000 hand-sewn masks to communities in 2020-2021. Then, we’ll speak with...

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Reproductive Justice: The Ongoing Struggle for Bodily Autonomy (Encore)
Mar20

Reproductive Justice: The Ongoing Struggle for Bodily Autonomy (Encore)

Today we share excerpts from “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” a documentary filled with stories that still resonate today as women face new challenges around reproductive rights and sexual violence.  The documentary tells the stories of the activists of the Women’s Liberation Movement that gained traction in the late 1960s and led to social and policy changes that set women on a path towards equality and reproductive...

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Who’s Afraid of DEI?: Interrogating Gender & Race in the Workplace (Encore)
Mar13

Who’s Afraid of DEI?: Interrogating Gender & Race in the Workplace (Encore)

“There was not a moment that I came into the workplace and thought that I would belong or be treated properly or equally.” Ruchika Tulshyan, a workplace inclusion expert, paraphrases an interview with Ijeoma Oluo, a thought leader on race in America, for Tulshyan’s book, Inclusion on Purpose.  In the conversation featured in this episode, these two women talk about Ruchika’s misassumptions about race and gender in the workplace in her...

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The Ethical Dilemma of Geoengineering & Global Warming (Encore)
Mar06

The Ethical Dilemma of Geoengineering & Global Warming (Encore)

Geoengineering is defined as some emerging technologies that could manipulate the environment and partially offset some of the impacts of climate change. Seems like the perfect solution for a consumerist society that lives on instant gratification and can’t stop polluting even at the risk of our futures, right?  Well, let’s slow down. Today we’ll discuss the dangers of geoengineering and the ethics of the fact that these new...

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