Debbie Klein




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Angelique Kidjo performs at Women's March on Washington (1/21/17)

Women's March 2017

Interview with Saul Williams


Spoken word artist Saul Williams discusses his career of mixing poetry, music, and acting; reads some of his poetry; talks about how he became an activist; and describes the concept of his new album, MartyrLoserKing. (7/4/16)


Interview with Angela Davis


Author, activist and scholar Angela Davis, professor emerita at UC Santa Cruz, talks about her latest book, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. Professor Davis also addresses the US presidential election. (3/28/16)


Toward a Better Understanding of Boko Haram

Boko Haram


"Since they kidnapped more than two hundred schoolgirls from Chibok, Northeastern Nigeria, Nigerian Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, have become the object of global outrage. But the group’s atrocities had been going on since at least 2008, escalating into a full scale Islamist insurgency about four years ago..." Click here for article by Moses Ochonu. (2014)

Aljazeera Africa

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Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story


Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her cultural voice. She warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. (2009)


Dance v. PowerPoint


What if we replaced PowerPoint with dancers? Are we sacrificing creativity in this age of information? Much of the message is meta language, conveyed through the body, through movement. (2011)


Environmental Justice and Urban Renewal


Majora Carter fights for environmental justice in her hometown of New York's South Bronx. (2006)

Ann Dunham, Barack Obama's mother

Ann Dunham with son, Barack Obama


Ann Dunham was an economic anthropologist who studied in Indonesia. Listen to this BBC discussion, "Dreams from My Mother." (2009)


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