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.
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...
Living Fully And Dying Wisely
Friday 17 April 2020
: With recent reports that Black Americans are being disproportionately infected with and dying from COVID-19, on this week's show we reflect...
What Is Kwanzaa Crawl?
Tuesday 07 April 2020
: This week we talk with Kerry Coddett & Krystal Stark of Kwanzaa Crawl, an annual bar crawl for Black-owned businesses in Brooklyn and...
The Day My Mother Yelled Don't Shoot
Tuesday 31 March 2020
: This week we talk with writer and poet Miguel Machado about his compelling and vulnerable essay, "The Day My Mother Yelled Don’t Shoot,"...
Playwright And Poet Idris Goodwin
Tuesday 24 March 2020
: This week we talk with award-winning playwright and poet Idris Goodwin, who was recently named Director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts...
Strange Fruit For Strange Times
Wednesday 18 March 2020
: Things may be shutting down and folks my be staying in because of COVID-19, but this new episode of Strange Fruit will help pass the time as...
Actors Theatre Leader Robert Barry Fleming
Tuesday 10 March 2020
: This week we're joined in the studio by Robert Barry Fleming, the newest Executive Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville. We...
Let's Stay Together (But Sleep Apart)
Tuesday 03 March 2020
: We can all agree that a good night's rest is important to productivity, happiness and overall health. But have married and partnered couples...
Teaching Black Students Within Racist School Systems
Tuesday 25 February 2020
: Our celebration of Black History Month continues and we begin by speaking with Baltimore-area educator Brittany Willis about the perilous...
Black Women And Girls Slayed The Decade
Tuesday 18 February 2020
: This week, we recognize Black History Month by reviewing all the ways Black women and girls have been dominating the last decade in fields...
Polyamory Isn't Just For White People
Wednesday 12 February 2020
: This week we’re joined by writer and social media manager Sarah Thomas. In a recent think piece for Black Youth Project, Thomas says that...
Why Colorblind Doesn't Cut It In Corporate America
Tuesday 04 February 2020
: As a Puerto Rican woman and member of the LGBTQ+ community, architect and design professional Yiselle Santos Rivera has always been drawn to...
Confessions Of A White Liberal
Tuesday 28 January 2020
: This week Shya Scanlon, a self-described white liberal who penned the essay “I, Racist: Confessions of a White Liberal,” tells us how...
Friday 24 January 2020
: Washington Post reporter Samantha Schmidt followed Braiden Schirtzinger, a non-binary person, through their pregnancy and early motherhood....
The Magical Queer Love Interest Of Color In Fiction
Tuesday 14 January 2020
: This week on the show: Ashia Monet on queer love Interests of color and the white gaze...
'You're Pretty, For A ______ Girl'
Tuesday 24 December 2019
: We’ve all heard the childhood rhyme about sticks and stones breaking bones, but in reality the seemingly-innocuous words and phrases we...