This week, the volunteer news team here at WORT is taking the week off to rest, recuperate and relax.
Instead, we’ll be running four episodes from the award-winning local podcast, Black Like Me with Dr. Gee. It’s a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.
It’s hosted by Madison’s own Dr. Alex Gee, a noted community leader in Madison. He’s the lead pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, founder of the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development and the leader of Justified Anger. He’s a national and international speaker, and he’s also leading an effort to construct a new Center for Black Excellence and Culture to be built on Madison’s south side.
Many episodes (at least, before the pandemic) have been recorded right here at WORT, through a partnership established by former WORT News Director Molly Stentz. This year, the Wisconsin Podcast Association selected it as their favorite Wisconsin podcast. So, sit back and enjoy the following conversations.
Monday, December 28th, 2020:
Wrestling With White Privilege: Kyle Korver of the NBA Milwaukee Bucks on Vulnerability in Sharing Your Story (link)
Tuesday, December 29th, 2020:
Our Madison: “I Wish I Never Would Have Raised My Kids Here,” With Dr. Richard Harris (link)
Wednesday, December 30, 2020:
The Persistent Business of Slavery: A Black Female Historian’s Perspective On History With Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara (link)
Thursday, December 31:
The N-Word Again?!?!: Racial Trauma In The UW-Madison Classroom with Lexi Gee (link)