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Embedded Reporter: At Long Last, Sound

Last week, I posted a review of Roger Guenveur Smith’s remarkable play about Rodney King. I interviewed him immediately after his performance, on the night the news broke that Eric Garner’s killer would not be indicted. 57 more words


Everything Old is New Again: NYC Cabaret

What happens to great American songs of yesteryear? Well, they don’t die, no, they become staples of cabaret society.

For years at radio station WBAI… 343 more words


Rodney King: Roger Guenveur Smith's Startling Performance Piece

The first sound you hear over the loudspeakers is that of water. What? It doesn’t make sense. Is something leaking in the theater? No, as the evening with Roger Guenveur Smith in… 386 more words


Healthstyles on Thanksgiving: Turkey Talk

At 1:00 on Thursday, November 27th, 2014–Thanksgiving Day–radio listeners are likely to be in the kitchen or sitting at home contemplating a day alone. Regardless, WBAI and… 268 more words

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Unshackled: Women Speak Out on Mass Incarceration and Reproductive Justice

“Unshackled” refers to the fight against the practice of shackling that is daily policy in New York prisons: that of shackling pregnant incarcerated women. The women are shackled when they go to doctor’s appointments, the women are shackled while in labor, the women are shackled even after emergency Cesareans. 145 more words