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Swangin’ and Bangin’ (Ep. 2)

The history of Southern Hip-hop and the women missing in it is discussed with Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow Dr. Regina N. Bradley. Jackie and DaLyah also speak with up-and-coming Houston hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion.​​

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Will Downing (Ep. 50, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with recording artist Will Downing, “The Prince of Sophisticated Soul,” about his three-facade recording career, and his recovery from a debilitating illness that threatened his career.

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Television history with Dr. Gayle Wald, Pt. 2 (Ep. 46, 2015)

The conclusion of our conversation with Dr. Gayle Wald, professor of English and American studies at George Washington University and author of “It’s Been Beautiful: Soul! And Black Power Television.”

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Television history with Dr. Gayle Wald, Pt. 1 (Ep. 45, 2015)

Dr. Gayle Wald, professor of English and American studies at George Washington University and author of “It’s Been Beautiful: Soul! And Black Power Television,” discusses television in the ‘60s, history, her life and work.

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Herbie Hancock (4.12.15)

Herbie Hancock is an American pianist, and composer who’s musical collaborations span the breadth of everyone from Clark Terry and Miles Davis, to Joni Mitchell and Kanye West. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, talks about what the life and work of Herbie Hancock can teach us about dedication,…

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King Curtis (2.15.15)

King Curtis was an American saxophonist, who played not only jazz, but R&B, rock n’ roll, and funk as well. His style was powerful and poignant, allowing moments to fully expand and develop. Unfortunately Curtis died young, murdered at the age of 37. In this installment of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe…

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