Innovations usually arise locally. If conditions are right, they spread globally. That story is playing out around the world today. In India, human rights activist Mallika Dutt designed an elegant media campaign that successfully interrupts domestic violence live in real time. High school educator Jay Vavra helped his San Diego students save endangered species in Africa by using simple genetic identification technologies in local African bushmeat markets. Nonprofit leader Shannon Horst employs holistic rangeland management techniques to stop the spread of deserts in Africa, the U.S. and worldwide. What’s spreading fastest is hope
Lawrence’s Streetlevel Uprising brings their positive vibrations and conscious reggae to the Local Showcase.
For Independence Day weekend we’ll stomp the blues with live performances from the 2016 Baton Rouge Blues Festival … featuring swamp blues, Mississippi Delta blues, hill country blues, and the blues rocked out. Artists include Howlin’ Wolf’s pianoman Henry Gray, harp player Lazy Lester, Kenny Neal and family, Slim Harpo’s right-hand guitar man James “Chicken Scratch” Johnson, songmaker Luke Winslow King, New Orleans soul funkster Walter “Wolfman” Washington and R.L. Burnside’s grandson, Kent Burnside. Plus a visit to Teddy’s Juke Joint nearby on Highway 61 in Zachary, LA. May the Fourth be with you!
This week on CounterSpin: In her forceful dissent from a ruling on the admissibility of illegally obtained evidence, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the decision “implies that you are not a citizen of a democracy but the subject of a carceral state, just waiting to be catalogued.” The defendant in Utah v. Strief is white, but the suspicionless stops at the case’s heart disproportionately affect black and brown and poor people, marginalized in media as elsewhere. The press are quoting Sotomayor’s words, but do they really hear the message? Nirej Sekhon is associate professor at Georgia State University College of Law. He’ll join us to discuss the ruling.
Hello everyone! We’re going to discuss two very important topics on this month’s Trans Talk edition of The Tenth Voice. First, we will be talking with attorney Larry Altman about the current status of North Carolina’s anti-transgender legislation, and how the upcoming election could impact transgender rights. Next, we will have a discussion with Nyla, Kelly, and Freddie, three transgender persons of color who are joining us to explain the specific challenges faced by their community, and to educate us on how we can be better allies to this community which is at such high risk.
We will also report on some of the LGBT news of the week, and finish the show with an important community calendar update.
Both this weekend and next, J Zed of Saturday night’s Mind The Gap will be sitting in for the vacationing Wake Mitchell playing you everything from Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, and Fakear, to David Bowie, Lone, Orbital, Souleance, Gardens Of God, and more. Join her on this Fantastic Voyage.
This week on Arts Magazine, Beth Byrd will join Michael to talk about the activities of Byrd Productions Physical Theatre, and at 12:30, the anthologies of 30 women who pioneered the Three Trails are featured as Nancy Eppert tells us about the play Frontiers. Join us for all this, plus Russ Simmons‘ Freeze Frame!