Jaison Gardner and Dr. Kaila Story talk race, gender, and LGBTQ issues, from politics to pop culture. A new episode every week, from Louisville Public Media.
The 'Jim Crow Mentality' Of Social Media Trolls
Tuesday 10 November 2020
: Between growing public interest in the racial justice movement, a polarizing political landscape and folks trapped indoors for nearly nine...
Why Body Positivity Must Include Black Bodies
Friday 23 October 2020
: The body positivity movement has been extremely important in combatting our country's fatphobia and teaching us all to love our bodies just...
Using Light-Skin Privilege To Disrupt An Unjust System
Wednesday 14 October 2020
: This week writer Leigh Green discusses her compelling op-ed, "White Supremacy in Me: Light-skinned and part of the problem," where she...
Strength, Survival, And Black Families
Tuesday 29 September 2020
: Nefertiti Austin was adopted by her grandparents when she was a kid because her parents struggled with addiction. She joins us this week, as...
What White Parents Should Know About Transracial Adoption
Tuesday 22 September 2020
: Abby Johnson, the anti-abortion activist who recently spoke at the Republican National Convention, found herself at the center of...
'Kitchen Table Wisdom' For And From Gay Men
Saturday 19 September 2020
: Navigating life as gay man in a homophobic and heteronormative society can be emotionally and spiritually taxing. This week author Britt...
Interracial Household Dynamics In 2020
Friday 11 September 2020
: As a historian of environmental justice and African American history, writer Faith Ann –- who is a white woman in an interracial marriage...
Young Adult Fiction Author Arvin Ahmadi
Thursday 03 September 2020
: Young Adult (YA) fiction is a literary tradition that has largely lacked diversity when it comes to the race and sexuality of its main...
'The Chi' Star Jasmine Davis
Wednesday 26 August 2020
: Lena Waithe’s dramatic television series "The Chi" has garnered a strong following and has received critical praise since premiering on...
In Praise Of Quiet Allies
Wednesday 19 August 2020
: 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"...
'Performing Black Harmlessness' Isn't Worth It
Thursday 13 August 2020
: Educator and writer Rodney Fierce thought that performing a type of muted Blackness would shield him from the usual pitfall and roadblocks...
Interrupting Our Own Unconscious Biases
Monday 03 August 2020
: This week we're joined by Chad Anderson, co-director of the new documentary “Dog Valley,” which details the largely unknown story of the...
Loving Black People, Loving Black History
Wednesday 29 July 2020
: This week Jarvis Houston, the US spokesperson of tech startup I Love Black People joins us to discuss how the app helps Black people find...
Live Streaming The Revolution
Wednesday 15 July 2020
: This week we return to coverage of the protests and uprisings that are still happening in Louisville in response to the police killings of...
The Role Of New Media In Protest Coverage
Tuesday 07 July 2020
: Recent uprisings around the country have made it clear to many citizens the importance of new media and amateur journalists in ensuring that...
Celebrating Pride Online
Thursday 25 June 2020
: With Pride festivals across the country being rescheduled or cancelled because of the Coronavirus outbreak, LGBTQ folks are finding...
Breaking Stereotypes One Storybook At A Time
Tuesday 16 June 2020
: Kamen Edwards, author of "The One and Only Dylan St. Claire"
How The #FeedTheWest Initiative Is Responding To Unrest In Louisville
Wednesday 10 June 2020
: Taylor Ryan of Change Today, Change Tomorrow joins us this week to spotlight #FeedTheWest, an initiative which provides food and educational...
How Black Moderates Are Complicit In White Supremacy
Friday 05 June 2020
: This week we continue discussing the high profile killing of 26-year-old ER technician Breonna Taylor by Louisville police officers. We are...
The Death Of Breonna Taylor
Thursday 28 May 2020
: The March 13 shooting death of 26-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor by Louisville Metro Police Department officers has gained national attention...
Microaggressions On The Job
Thursday 21 May 2020
: Because racist microaggressions can be unsettling, oppressive and emotionally exhausting, especially when they happen in the workplace....
Mass Incarceration And The Children Left Behind
Thursday 14 May 2020
: This week we discuss the prison industrial complex and the far reaching impact mass incarceration has on the families, children and loved...
Finding Black Joy During A Global Pandemic
Thursday 07 May 2020
: This week we're joined again by activist Amber Butts of Black Youth Project to discuss the innovative ways Black folks are finding joy and...
You Talk Like A White Boy
Wednesday 29 April 2020
: This week we chat with sketch comedian and writer Brandon Anderson who explores the confusion of being Black but told, "you talk like a...
A Love Letter To Natural Hair
Monday 20 April 2020
: This week, social justice filmmaker and author St. Clair Detrick-Jules joins us to discuss her new book "Dear Khloe: Love Letters to my...