Music and culture played an essential role in inspiring and mobilizing communities of color during the 2020 election. One of the most active bands in these efforts is the L.A. based activist and cultural heritage band Las Cafeteras. Rooted in Mexican Son Jarocho from the State of Veracruz, Las Cafeteras incorporates hip-hop, rock, and reggae […]
For today’s New Year’s Eve show, Allen looks back on 2020 and lessons from the pandemic with Marc Rosenthal, a practicing nurse and activist in social justice, environmental, and anti-fascist movements who has been working as a volunteer street medic in Madison.
Paul Robeson was an acclaimed singer, actor, and athlete best known for films like The Emperor Jones (1933) and Show Boat (1936). He was also a political activist with communist sympathies, leading to his being blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Today on the show, we learn more about Paul Robeson’s amazing story with comic artist […]
In the summer of 1998, Time magazine asked, “Is Feminism Dead?” In reality, it was very much alive. On the margins of mainstream media coverage, lesbians, women of color, and international coalitions were paving the way for 21st-century feminism, including the 2017 Women’s March and the #MeToo movement. On today’s show, guest host Nan Enstad explores […]
Writer and activist adrienne maree brown’s book Pleasure Activism hit shelves last year and created waves in Black feminist and activist circles. Her politics of radical pleasure, self-help, society-help, and planet-help are needed now more than ever. Today on the show, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow spends the hour with adrienne maree brown to discuss what […]
As we enter a new month in a summer of change, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow reflects on the struggles and victories of June and looks forward to July with academic and activist Dr. Sami Schalk. Over the course of the hour, they talk about identity and belonging, adrienne maree brown’s concept of pleasure activism, finding […]