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The Societal Cost of For-Profit Colleges
July 07, 2012 02:39 AM PDT
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Education scholar Tressie McMillan Cottom (www.tressiemc.com) joins the program to help us explore whether for-profit colleges and universities are really serving up successful outcomes for students or whether they’re selling their (mostly black, brown, and female) students short.

Historically Black Towns: Organized Resistance in the Era of Reconstruction and Beyond
June 04, 2012 02:15 PM PDT
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My guest Rhonda Ragsdale, historian and founder of www.BlackTownsProject.org, explains how hundreds of autonomous all-black towns were able to rise and thrive in the late-19th and early 20th centuries in the United States. Her analysis identifies black towns as early manifestations of nonviolent racial resistance. We discuss the historical and contemporary value of celebrating black towns in this engaging interview. For more on black towns, visit www.BlackTownsProject.org

Alzheimer's and Women Caregivers in the African American Community
June 21, 2011 02:08 PM PDT
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This program casts light on the effects of Alzheimer's and dementia on family caregivers in the black community. Dr. Monica Willis Parker explains the social and medical risk factors for dementia, and exposes the most critical issues facing family caregivers, especially women. Cathy Simpson of the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association discusses the current policy landscape for tackling Alzheimer's disease at the national level. In the last segment, we hear from an African American woman caring for a family member with dementia about her everyday experiences balancing caregiving obligations and personal life.

Black National Anthems - Songs of Conscience, Shared Identity, and Political Mobilization
May 16, 2011 02:06 PM PDT
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This program examines the composition, performance, and political usages of Black anthems from World War I to the ends of South African apartheid. My guest is Shana L. Redmond, a scholar of the African diaspora, Black political cultures, twentieth century U.S. social movements and history, and Black popular culture, in particular music. She resides in Los Angeles where she is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

Federal Immigration Policy in Historical Perspective
November 18, 2011 08:23 PM PST
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In this broadcast, Historian Andrew Urban joins Radio Diaspora to discuss 19th and early 20th century immigration policy in the United States. We link this rich historical overview to current immigration policies, highlighting some of the striking parallels between turn of the century anti-Chinese legislation and contemporary Mexican criminalization.

African American Literary Giants of the 1930s / Racial Identity in the Bahamas
June 21, 2011 03:07 PM PDT
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Author Lawrence P. Jackson drops in to discuss his new book The Indignant Generation:
 A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960. We explore the neglected but essential period of African American literature between the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights era, focusing on influential black writers such as Gwendolyn Brooks and Lorraine Hansberry. The program also examines racial politics and black identity in the Bahamas with guest scholar Dr. Nicolette Bethel, former Director of Cultural Affairs for the Bahamian Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

Community Partnerships for Social Change in Atlanta
November 20, 2011 10:00 AM PST
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In the wake of the Atlanta Regional Community Summit and the DeKalb County Neighborhood Summit, this program explores how neighborhood groups and county/municipal institutions across metro Atlanta can work together effectively to tackle community issues and invigorate civic engagement among the area's most marginalized communities.

Panelists for this special programming event include:
Bettye Davis, Director, DeKalb County Office of Neighborhood Empowerment
Karen Rogers, Director, City of Atlanta ‘Weed and Seed’ Program
Nathanial Smith, Director, Partnerships and Research for Equitable Development, Emory University
Brenda Pace, Eastlake Terrace Neighborhood Association

An Interview with Playwright Jacqueline Clay Chester
November 20, 2011 09:18 PM PST
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Jacqueline Chester's play "A Conversation between Malcolm X and President Barack Obama" is the subject of this lively interview.

Secession in Sudan? Implications for Peace
June 21, 2011 02:37 PM PDT
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In less than a month, the people of southern Sudan are scheduled to vote by referendum on whether or not to secede from the north and become an independent country. Will separation revive civil war and incite genocide once again? A former international elections observer from the Carter Center joins the broadcast to provide on-the-ground analysis.