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StoryCorps Podcast 417: Remembering Wil Smith

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today, StoryCorps remembers Wil Smith, who recorded a conversation with his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college. At the time of this interview in 2012, Wil had just been diagnosed with colon cancer. He died on February 22, 2015 at 46 years old.

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On Being

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson — The Movement, Remembered Forward [remix]

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights Movement galvanized its own.

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On Being

[Unedited] Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights Movement galvanized its own.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Great Brio of the Buoy Edition

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the biopic of the great Victorian painter J.M.W. Turner, the TV show Empire, and D'Angelo's Black Messiah.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Totally Obsessed Edition

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the dark British satire Black Mirror, our obsession with cultural obsessions, and the decline of TV comedy with Slate critic Willa Paskin. Sponsored by: Blue Bottle Coffee, an Oakland,...

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Micropolis

Micropolis: Ferguson, a Suburb Like Any Other

Monday, August 25, 2014

Michael Brown's death has focused worldwide attention on Ferguson, Missouri. But the racial divisions that surfaced in this St. Louis suburb are common to suburbs across America.
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WNYC News

Pretty Vacant: Two Million Voters Have No Voice In Albany

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WNYC
Some state legislators ran for other offices, some got other jobs — and some wound up in handcuffs, leaving 13 seats empty and millions of New Yorkers without representation.

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On Being

Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Alexander, & Arnold Rampersad — W.E.B. Du Bois & the American Soul

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Elizabeth Alexander with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Arnold Rampersad with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Maya Angelou with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Whitney Battle-Baptiste with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Live from Montreal Edition

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens are live in Montreal this week as part of the 16th Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. This week the gabbers discuss the Canadian Sci-Fi thriller Orphan Black, the...

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On Being

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Lucas Johnson — Deromanticizing the Civil Rights Movement and Rediscovering its Humanity

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights movement galvanized its own. Lucas Johnson is bringing the art and practice of nonviolence into a new century, for new generations. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was an original B

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On Being

[Unedited] Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons And Lucas Johnson With Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wisdom for how we can move and heal our society in our time as the Civil Rights movement galvanized its own. Lucas Johnson is bringing the art and practice of nonviolence into a new century, for new generations. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons was an original B

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Community

FULL VIDEO | August Wilson Talk Series: Bringing Black Works to Broadway

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WNYC

Of the roughly 33 plays and musicals to open in the 2011-2012 Broadway season, only five featured prominent African-American characters, actors or story lines. 

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: The Duchess Has a Vagina Edition

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new Netflix show "Orange Is the New Black" and the documentary "The Art of Killing," and Simon Doonan joins them to talk about the British royal baby phenomenon.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Can Spain's scandal-plagued government survive?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Can Spain's scandal-plagued government survive?

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Initiate Neural Handshake Edition

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the Guillermo del Toro film "Pacific Rim," the new Comedy Central show "Drunk History," and John Tierney's New York Times piece on nostalgia. Plus, Steve's wife Koethi Zan stops by to t

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Micropolis

MICROPOLIS: Trayvon Martin and the Threat of Black Manhood

Monday, July 15, 2013

In this episode of Micropolis, we ask whether it's possible for black men to avoid being profiled. For some black men, the answer is yes, but it involves making compromises -- in terms of clothing, language and manner -- that others find detestable. 

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