Radio Stories on Race

1619 – An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling. “1619” is a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery. For more information about the series, visit

CodeSwitch: NPR Remember when folks used to talk about being “post-racial”? Well, we’re definitely not that. We’re a multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.

Reveal Investigative reporting featuring award-winning journalists who hold the powerful accountable and reveal government fraud and waste of taxpayer funds, human rights violations, environmental degradation and threats to public safety. They consistently shine a bright light on injustice and protect the most vulnerable in our society.

Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast for lovers on the margins, join your resident sexuality educator Ericka Hart and Deep East Oakland’s very own Ebony Donnley, as we game give, dismantle white supremacy and kiki in the cosmos somewhere between radical hood epistemological black queer love ethics, pop culture, house plants and a sea of books.

Fortification Movements for justice are expanding and shifting around us. We must take care of each other and ourselves in these times of resistance and backlash. In recent conversations mapping movement moments and how faith communities can be of use, organizer Elandria Williams used the language of political and spiritual ‘fortification’ as a key need of justice seekers, activists, and spiritually-rooted organizers.

Latino USA from NPR – offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and is a window on the current and merging cultural, political and social ideas impacting Latinos and the nation.

State of the Re: Union host Al Letson travels to a new community to tell stories about the people who are doing extraordinary work to help each other, to engage their community, and to overcome obstacles. It’s a unique way of storytelling that documents the new America.

How to Survive the End of the World: a podcast from the Brown Sisters learning from the apocalypse with grace, rigor and curiosity.

Politically Reactive Podcast hosted by two comedians Kamau Bell and Hari Kondobolu

YO is this racist? Call in questions and answer show.

Beats, Rhymes and Laughs: Culture As a Tool for Racial Justice Artists and creative people have always used culture as a tool for social change. On this edition, excerpts from a panel on racial justice, culture and politics featuring some of today’s most insightful and outspoken artists. “Culture Trumps Politics: or Does It?”

Harvest of Empire – on Making Contact Many Latin American’s were brought here, or forced to come by dangerous or deadly conditions.  And the US often had a role in creating those crises.  Over the next 2 weeks, we’ll hear “Harvest of Empire” a documentary film written and narrated by Democracy Now’s Juan Gonzalez.  Today, in part one, Gonzalez traces the history of Guatemalan, Dominican, and Mexican migration to the United States.

Story Corps Oral History – Arab Americans

Cracking the Codes: Dr. Shakti Butler on the System of Racial Inequity How do we talk about race and racism in this country? Not as deeply as we should, according to filmmaker and educator Dr. Shakti Butler. On this edition, we hear excerpts from Dr. Butler’s film “Cracking the Codes”, and speak with her about using the medium of film to start conversations around the thorny issues of racial inequity.

Partners in the Struggle: Being an Ally in a Political Movement On this edition, from Mississippi to Zimbabwe, a roundtable discussion on the do’s and don’ts of how to be an effective ally.

Breaking the Psychological Chains of Slavery Dr. DeGruy explores African-American history, cultural behavior and the trauma of slavery and racism’s impacts on African-Americans and society as a whole. Dr. DeGruy advocates for recognition and collective healing.

Manufacturing Terror: The Media’s Anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim Problem After the Boston Marathon bombing, journalists scrambled to identify those responsible for the attack, and their motive. Rolling news and online message boards were filled with speculation, many pointing the finger at Muslims and Arabs.

MORE MOTH stories with elements of race

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The Moth: Chink

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