Category Archive: Podcast

On Common Ground: From Pakistan to Portland

Sometimes I have the opportunity to host badass South Asian artists in studio, and it is always a very good day. It’s one thing we get to take over the airwaves with this,… Continue reading

Jennifer Yu: Four Weeks, Five People

Boston-native Jennifer Yu has had quite an eventful year: She published her debut young adult novel, Four Weeks, Five People, just before graduating from college at the University of Pennsylvania. Getting to graduation… Continue reading

Vieux Farka Touré: Music as National Service

Last month, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and chat with Malian blues guitarist extraordinaire: Vieux Farka Touré. Mali is home to so many outstanding blues and Tuareg artists and Vieux Farka… Continue reading

Gaby Moreno: Spanglish Folk-Soul

Since moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala, singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno has achieved remarkable success as a musician. She has been nominated for a Grammy (2017) for her latest album, Ilusión, an Emmy (2010) for… Continue reading

#JournalismIsNotACrime: Jenni Monet Embedded & Arrested at Standing Rock

  The last time I talked about the protests at Standing Rock, ND, there was a victory of sorts: the Army Corps of Engineers had denied easement to build the Dakota Access Pipeline… Continue reading

#NODAPL: Sarah Young Bear-Brown

One of the longest running stories of 2016 was the protest at Standing Rock, ND – to reroute the Dakota Access Pipeline. This protest gathered indigenous communities, environmentalists and allies from all over the… Continue reading

#Deaf(in)Justice Part 2: Talila Lewis

**This is the second episode in a two-part series that discusses the Deaf community’s complicated relationship with the Justice System. The Deaf community is at a unique intersection of linguistic minority and disability… Continue reading

#Deaf(in)Justice Part 1: Amber Farrelly

**This is the first episode in a two-part series that discusses the Deaf community’s complicated relationship with the Justice System. The Deaf community is at a unique intersection of linguistic minority and disability… Continue reading

Anat Maytal: A SCOTUS Tale

Anat Maytal is the president of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association and an attorney with Baker Hostetler in New York City specializing in Business Litigation. You might recognize her as… Continue reading

Imam Daayiee Abdullah: Reconciling Faith and Sexuality

**This is the second episode in a two-part series examining the intersection of sexuality with faith and ethnicity. You can listen to the first episode in the series here. Daayiee Abdullah is a religious and… Continue reading