Strange Fruit: Strength, Survival And Black Families Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

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Nefertiti Austin was adopted by her grandparents when she was a kid because her parents struggled with addiction. She joins us this week, as a single parent of two adopted children, to discuss her book, Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting. And we talk about her New York Times piece, Grandparents, Kin and Play Cousins: The Soul and Survival of Black Families, which explores how African American families use of fictive kinship ties and multigenerational structures have helped families survive through generations of violence, struggle and oppression.

Later in the show, award-winning poet and Louisville native Joy Priest joins us to discuss her new book of poetry, Horsepower, which was awarded the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry.

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Louisville-Jefferson County Curfew Extended Through The Weekend Thursday, Sep 24 2020 

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The county-wide curfew put in place by Mayor Greg Fischer has been extended until Monday morning. The curfew begins at 9 p.m. and runs until 6:30 the following morning.

The curfew was put in place in response to the release of the grand jury report into the police killing of Breonna Taylor.

The curfew does not apply to commuters, people attending houses of worship for services or anyone seeking medical attention for themselves or others.


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Strange Fruit: What White Parents Should Know About Transracial Adoption Tuesday, Sep 22 2020 

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Abby Johnson, the anti-abortion activist who recently spoke at the Republican National Convention, found herself at the center of controversy after a video of her went viral. In it, she said her adopted Black son was statistically more likely to grow up to be a criminal than her white sons who would likely grow up to be innocent nerds and thus police would be right to racially profile and stop him.

Her racist comments sparked conversations about transracial adoptions (adoptions where the adoptive parents/guardians are white and the adoptees are BIPOC).

Transracial adoptee author Melissa Guida-Richards joins us this week to talk about her essay, “Abby Johnson’s Video Shows the Problem With White Parents Adopting Children of Color,” and she joins us to offer advice for white parents who adopt child of color.


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Strange Fruit: Interracial Household Dynamics In 2020 Friday, Sep 11 2020 

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As a historian of environmental justice and African American history, writer Faith Ashmore –- who is a white woman in an interracial marriage -– says she possesses the academic and intellectual knowledge to contribute to conversations about recent police killings with her Black husband but not the emotional knowledge. This week we discuss What An Interracial Household Looks Like After George Floyd’s Murder.”

Later, we speak to writer Allison Gaines about recent commemorations of the 19th amendment and how not everyone got to cast a ballot when women were granted the right to vote.

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Morels smokes serious ‘que … without meat Wednesday, Sep 9 2020 

Following on his success with vegan takes on popular fast-food dishes like the Farby, an Arby’s knockoff made without a molecule of meat, Morels Cafe’s proprietor Stanley Chase has now turned his attention to a seemingly even more impossible task. Behold, Morels Vegan BBQ Smokehouse, where Chase is creating vegetarian barbecued pulled “pork” and meat-free … Continue reading Morels smokes serious ‘que … without meat

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Strange Fruit: Why Is Young Adult Fiction So Straight And White? Thursday, Sep 3 2020 

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Young Adult (YA) fiction is a literary tradition that has largely lacked diversity when it comes to the race and sexuality of its main characters.

Author Arvin Ahmadis new book, How It All Blew Up, has a queer Iranian American teenager protagonist. He joins us this week to talk about how other authors of YA novels can be more inclusive of diverse communities and identities.

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Strange Fruit: ‘The Chi’ Star Jasmine Davis Wednesday, Aug 26 2020 

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Lena Waithe’s dramatic television series The Chi has garnered a strong following and has received critical praise since premiering on the Showtime network three years ago. Its season finale aired last week.

This week we have a lively and insightful conversation with actress and model Jasmine Davis, who joined the cast of The Chi this season, to discuss her character Imani, a multi-faceted Black trans woman who is tender, loving and all kinds of fierce.

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Strange Fruit: In Praise Of Quiet Allies Wednesday, Aug 19 2020 

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The word ally is frequently heard in the fight for racial justice, usually used by a white person seeking to declare just how not racist they are. This week, our guest Bridgette L. Hylton joins us to explain why she says “If You’re a Real Ally, You’ll Keep It to Yourself,” which she recently wrote about for Medium.

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Pollo chicken food truck lands in Clifton storefront Wednesday, Aug 19 2020 

“From food truck to brick and mortar. A dream has come true!” With palpable joy, Troy King and Selena Johnson, the owners of the Pollo food truck and Shelby Park’s popular Six Forks Burger Co., announced on social media last month that Pollo has landed in a Clifton storefront. Pollo – or “Pollo – a … Continue reading Pollo chicken food truck lands in Clifton storefront

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Strange Fruit: ‘Performing Black Harmlessness’ Thursday, Aug 13 2020 

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Educator and writer Rodney Fierce thought that performing a type of muted Blackness would shield him from the usual pitfall and roadblocks of discrimination, microaggressions and racism.

He was wrong.

Fierce joins us this week to discuss his essay The Price of Being Pleasing, and explains why performing Black harmlessness isnt worth the cost.


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