KAZU's Sunday Sound Adventures
February 26th, 2017:
Objects hold history. They evoke stories stamped in time. The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture has opened up a world of stories that visitors are flocking to discover. To mark the September opening of the museum, the Washington Post invited people across the country to submit photographs of family objects that connect them personally to black history. APM Reports teamed up with the Post to create a podcast series spotlighting some of those objects and the stories behind them. Historically Black — produced by Stephen Smith and Kate Ellis of APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) — reveals intimate and surprising aspects of history through interviews, archival sound, and music. The episodes are hosted by popular African American actors and writers.
Episode Three: Hosted by Michele Norris. Narrated by Roxane Gay and podcast duo Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton
• The Question of Black Identity Racial identity in the U.S. is complicated because race is an invented category rooted in slavery. This episode explores the question of black identity in America through the voices of four people who, at one time or another, have had to answer the question: “What are you?”
• Black Love Stories This story spotlights enduring love among African American couples. It dives into the history of marriage among black Americans — including the time when it was illegal for slaves to wed. It also explores why it matters that these stories are visible in pop culture today.
Recently aired programs:
February 19, 2017: Historically Black, Episode 2
February 12, 2017: Historically Black, Episode 1
February 5, 2017: Civil Rights in America: Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall and Beyond
January 29, 2017: Jazz and Civil Rights
January 22, 2017: The Art of Jazz Drumming
January 15, 2017: A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood
January 8, 2017: Skeptic Check: Fear Itself
January 1, 2017: The Fireside Afterglow
December 25, 2016: The Dinner Party Download Holiday Special
December 18, 2016: A Cool Christmas
December 11, 2016: Luis Valdez: An American Original
December 4, 2016: A Show For You: A Leon Russell Appreciation
November 27, 2016: Imagined Nations: Depictions of American Indians
November 20, 2016: Massasoit's Peace Pact with the Pilgrims
November 13, 2016: The Power of Nonviolence: Healing the Trauma of War
November 6, 2016: Political Junkie 2016 Presidential Election Special
October 31, 2016: HV074 - Bloody Hell
October 23, 2016: Dylan: Writer's Favorites
October 16, 2016: Working with Studs Terkel
October 9, 2016: Jazz's Great Comeback Stories (Duke Ellington)
October 2, 2016: Campaign '68
September 25, 2016: Political Junkie Special - Great Moments in Presidential Debates
September 18, 2016: Ella Fitzgerald, 'First Lady of Song'
September 11, 2016: The Big Picture (From Big Picture Science)
August 24, 2016: Walk in the Park (From Hearing Voices).
(KAZU reserves this time slot for public radio documentaries and seasonal programs.)