Monday host Patty Peltekos interviews Ben Burkett, former board president of the National Family Farm Coalition and operator of a 250-acre farm that consists of vegetable production, beef cattle, and timber. He has been active in farming since 1970 and has been a longtime civil right activist, challenging USDA discrimination against Black farmers. Mr. Burkett […]
Friday host Jonathan Zarov speaks with comedian Hari Kondabolu about race and performing ‘honest comedy.’ Kondabolu is a Queens-raised, Brooklyn-based comedian and writer. He’s appeared on a plethora of late-night comedy shows, including Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, @mightnight, and the Late Show with David Letterman. He was a writer and correspondent for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. He’s also the […]
Host Allen Ruff interviews the irrepressible African-American historian Gerald Horne. Dr. Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He’s the author of numerous titles exploring the centrality of race and class for understanding the contemporary world, and his most recent book is The Apocalypse of Settler […]
The new mall curfew went into effect last weekend. Student leader Dija Manly, Kim Gaspar-Rabuck, and TimeBank Dane County Executive Director Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer join Carousel to discuss the racial impact of this curfew and the pushout of youth of color from the community. The Youth Escort Policy lists fifteen rules that will now take place […]
Mark Fleisher is an ethnographer. He embeds himself in local cultures, and tries to describe people’s daily lives, to understand how human societies adapt to the conditions around them. Now a research professor in Applied Social Sciences at Case Western University, his work has taken him to such exotic places as Mexico, the Netherlands, the highlands of Guatemala and the North End of Champaign, Illinois. The six years Fleisher spend in Champaign is the subject of his latest book, “Living Black: Social Life in an African American Neighborhood,” out now from the University of Wisconsin Press.
Mark spoke with host Brian Standing about his new book.
Today host Karma Chavez spoke with professors Kim Tallbear and Robert Warrior to discuss the long history of “red face,” and the controversy that has emerged post-Dolezal about the Nobel-prize-nominated, supposedly native scholar, Andrea Smith.