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Apropos Of Something seeks out guests with a passion for social justice, political activism, and the arts. Each Saturday co-hosts Ellen Daniels in Charlottesville and Nancy Laurence in New York City chat with people with compelling stories and engaging expertise. They guarantee every show will be Apropos Of Something. Saturdays from 10-11am, on WPVC 94.7, Resistance Radio.
Art and Why Foster Care
Chicho Lorenzo, artist and educator talks about art and spontaneity.
Jason Showalter and Ryan Hathaway talk about the state of being foster parents, the desperate need, what to expect, and their experiences.
The Whitney Art Controversy, Disney’s Influence, and Positive Sexuality
Dr. Carmen Higginbotham, Professor of American Art at the University of Virginia, Depression Era scholar, with expertise in the Visual Culture of Hollywood & Disney, and African American Identity in Art.
Laurie Jean works closely with the community and with adolescents to end sexual violence. We discussed her work using a positive sexuality framework and why it’s important for the next generation.
Art and Academic Freedom
Artist Warren Craghead III has been drawing daily grotesque portraits of Donald Trump since he got the Republican nomination for president at trumptrump.biz. Retrofit Comics called it some of the best political cartooning that’s happening right now. See more of his work at craghead.com.
Dr. Larycia Hawkins is the Ahbd el-Kahdr Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. She received national attention when she was pushed out of a Christian college for showing solidarity with Muslims. Follow her at laryciahawkins.com and @LaryciaHawkins.
Empowering Black Girls; Abuses in the Fashion Industry
Lauren Mims, former assistant director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Corban Addison, international best selling author, world traveler, and human rights activist. He has written four books, “A Walk Across the Sun,” “The Garden of Burning Sand,” “The Tears of Dark Water.” His latest novel is “A Harvest of Thorns.”
Resources: corbanaddison.com http://fashionrevolution.org/ Follow Lauren Mims @dreamwdeadline
Hip Hop; The Promise & Perils of Urban Life through Walking
Hip Hop artists Fellowman aka Cullen Wade and Remy St. Clair talk about the history of Hip Hop and the Charlottesville rap scene. Garnette Cadogan, noted essayist and journalist. His research explores the promise and perils of urban life, the vitality and inequality of cities, and the challenges of pluralism.
The Ahwazi People; Iran, Media & Power
Rahim Hamid, Ahwazi Arab Journalist and Human Rights Activist; and Emily Blout, Ph.D. expert on Iranian Media & Power. Her forthcoming book is Soft War: Media and Power in Modern Iran
Resources: Follow Rahim Hamid @samireza42 website: http://www.ahwazmonitor.info Follow @EmilyBlout
Waking up to our Colonialism: Native American History; and Espionage
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee award-winning writer whose features and essays on espionage, cybercrime, science and medicine. We talk about his latest book, “The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell,” and more; Kasey Keeler, Ph.D., Native American Studies postdoctoral fellow in American Studies at the University of Virginia. Her research examines American Indian sub-urbanization, American Indian housing policy, settler colonialism, with a particular focus on Minnesota. She is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma and affiliated with the Tuolumne Me-Wuk of California.
Planned Parenthood, SURJ Charlottesville, and Girl Up
Kate Zirkle, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic in Charlottesville; Victoria Valdes, SURJ-Charlottesville; Nivedha Kannapadi and Emily Hayes of Girl Up, United Nations Foundation.
Islam & Feminism; World Water Economics
Feyza Burak-Adli is an expert on Islamic Feminism. She teaches courses at UVA on Islam, feminism, and nationalism in the Middle East; Peter Debaere, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School. He is an international economist who in recent years has been researching and teaching the economics of water. World Water at UVA
Desegregation, Black History through Film, A Teen Refugee
Patrice Preston Grimes, Ph.D., expert on desegregation and education policy. She is Associate Dean, Office of African American Affairs, and Education professor at the University of Virginia; Lorenzo Dickerson, documentary filmmaker. His work focuses on African American issues from a historical perspective. His latest film is “Albemarle’s Black Classrooms.” Kibiriti Majuto, a student, activist, and refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Deborah Prum, award-winning author, humorist.
Deportation and Gender Justice
Edward Summers,Immigration attorney; Edgar Lara, Community Engagement Coordinator with Sin Barreras; Mimi Arbeit, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow with Youth-Nex at the University of Virginia.
Cville Activism & the Liberal Redneck
Indivisible Charlottesville co-founders Ken Horne & Leanne Fox; The Liberal Redneck, Trae Crowder and comedian Corey Ryan Forrester.
Immigration and The Executive Order Travel Ban
Rachel Adams recently worked alongside Syrian refugees in Greece; Harriet Kuhr, Director, International Rescue Committee (IRC); Elizabeth Valtierra, Chicana teen activist; Richard Schragger, University of Virginia, law professor, expert on the constitution, and city law
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