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A radio show, podcast, and radical media hub showcasing culture workers reshaping Chicago for the more equitable and creative. Listen to longform humanizing conversations with artists, organizers, performers, comedians, scholars, and more who are reimagining Chicago and beyond toward liberation. Hosted by Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger.

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Ep 263 - The Education Suite Vol. 6: Janie Pochel of Chi-Nations Youth Council

AirGo is excited to present The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. This episode features Janie Pochel, the cofounder and guiding force behind Chi-Nations Youth Council. The Council is a community organization that create a supportive open environment for Native youth to raise awareness of cultural identity and promote a healthy lifestyle through arts, activism, and education. She breaks down the lessons learned through land and place-based education, the necessity of Black and Indigenous solidarity, how modern schooling has been a genocidal tool, and how she cares for the youth she serves. SHOW NOTES Support the work of Chi-Nations Youth Council - https://chinationsyouth.weebly.com/donate.html Good Kids Mad City - https://www.gkmcenglewood.com/donate Janie's interview in South Side Weekly - https://southsideweekly.com/chicago-native-american-organizer-intersection-black-lives-matter-decolonization/ Subscribe, rate, and review AirGo on Apple Podcasts -https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091 by Adam Sings in the Timber - https://singsinthetimber.com/

63 min5 d ago
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Ep 263 - The Education Suite Vol. 6: Janie Pochel of Chi-Nations Youth Council

BONUS - They Finessin’ Us: An Abolitionist Budget Conversation

On the eve of Lori Lightfoot’s budget speech, Bella BAHHS (@bellabahhs) and Damon Williams (@damon_af) address the inherent violence within our political systems and discuss how defunding the police is a step toward getting our people and communities what they need. #DefundCPD #DefendBlackLives This audio is from an IG Live between Damon and Bella Bahhs. Follow her at http://instagram.com/bellabahhs. Plug into the campaign today! https://linktr.ee/defundcpd

59 min6 d ago
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BONUS - They Finessin’ Us: An Abolitionist Budget Conversation

Ep 262 - The Education Suite Vol. 5: SA Smythe

AirGo is excited to present The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. This episode's guest is poet, translator, and transdisciplinary scholar SA Smythe. SA is a professor at UCLA, and is one of the organizers of the Cops Off Campus Campaign, which aims to remove police and policing from all University of California campuses by September 2021. They join the show to talk about the campaign, the challenges and unique potential of forging a truly public university, how the campaign connects to their study of Blackness in the Mediterranean, reaching toward diasporic power rather than national citizenship, and MUCH, MUCH more. Recorded 9/29/20 SHOW NOTES: Support the Cops Off Campus campaign - https://www.instagram.com/uc_ftp/ Nick Mitchell - https://cres.ucsc.edu/faculty/regular-faculty.php?uid=nmitchel Sarah Haley - https://afam.ucla.edu/faculty/sarah-haley/ Shana Redmond - https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/people/shana-redmond/ Ruthie Wilson Gilmore - https://www.gc.cuny.edu/faculty/core-bios/ruth-wilson-gilmore Dylan Rodriguez - https://twitter.com/dylanrodriguez?lang=en Sisters Uncut - http://www.sistersuncut.org/ Paul Gilroy - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/professor-paul-gilroy Gwendolyn Brooks - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/gwendolyn-brooks June Jordan - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/june-jordan Ashon Crawley - https://religiousstudies.as.virginia.edu/faculty/profile/atc8g Frantz Fanon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frantz_Fanon

88 min1 w ago
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Ep 262 - The Education Suite Vol. 5: SA Smythe

Ep 261 - The Education Suite Vol. 4: L'Heureux Dumi Lewis-McCoy

AirGo is excited to present The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. On this episode, we get to know Prof. L'Heureux Dumi Lewis-McCoy. He's a professor at NYU, where his work focuses on the racial entanglements, contradictions, and challenges for students of color in suburban schools. He breaks down the myths we hold about the suburbs, the unique violences of catholic schools, where the potential for fugitivity in the cul-de-sacs might be, and who we should be listening to about what young people need. SHOW NOTES Catholic Schools and the Common Good: https://books.google.com/books/about/Catholic_Schools_...

77 min2 w ago
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Ep 261 - The Education Suite Vol. 4: L'Heureux Dumi Lewis-McCoy

#GoBack - Stretch and Bobbito in 2015

Each month this year, we're going to revisit an episode from the 260+ episodes in the AirGo Archives and bring that conversation back to the forefront. This month, we're revisiting our convo with Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia, the legendary duo behind the underground radio show that first brought many of hip hop's biggest stars onto the airwave. Dame and Kiss had the chance to sit down with Stretch and Bob back in 2015, when AirGo was still a baby and the brilliant documentary Stretch and Bobbito: Radio that Changed Lives first came to Chicago. It was a bit of a funhouse mirror as the four of them talked hip hop, independent radio-making, classic 90s rap tales, and finding one's place in the culture. Since 2015, the duo has hosted several podcasts (including What's Good for NPR), released a wonderful album together, and continued to rock with each other tough through thick and thin. SHOW NOTES: Stretch and Bobbito: Radio that Changed Lives - https://stretchandbobbito.com/ Rock Rubber 45s - https://rockrubber45s.com/ No Requests - https://www.uprisingmusicnyc.com/stretch-and-bobbito

38 minSEP 26
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#GoBack - Stretch and Bobbito in 2015

Climate Changemakers Vol. 6 - Ramon Etc. of The Love Fridge Chicago

Climate Changemakers is back, baby! Dame and Kiss return for another three conversations with some of Illinois' most impactful environmental justice and sustainability movement workers, showcasing their work and sharing what lessons they've learned. This episode is with Ramon Etc. aka Radius, the founder of the Love Fridge Chicago, a mutual aid network that sets up community-run, free-food fridges across the city of Chicago. He talks about how the network emerged, his relationship with food, and how we can build a more embodied and sustainable relationship to our food system. SHOW NOTES: Check out Ramon's music - SEEN (Etc Records/ARR sound) https://radiusetc.bandcamp.com/album/seen Sense x Radius (Etc Records) https://senseradius.bandcamp.com/album/the-live-archive-2-era-of-the-tec Partner Organizations - eric aka manny is on the team and runs flatlands press https://www.instagram.com/flatlands_press/ lisa armstrong is a head/og designer https://www.instagram.com/lisastrongarms/ ch...

49 minSEP 25
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Climate Changemakers Vol. 6 - Ramon Etc. of The Love Fridge Chicago

Ep 260 - Education Suite Vol. 3: Dr. Dave Stovall

AirGo is excited to present The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. On this episode, we chop it up with AirGo fam Dr. Dave Stovall, a professor at UIC who works with community organizations and schools to address issues of equity, justice and abolishing the school/prison nexus. He breaks down the distinction between education and schooling, histories of education spaces and their destruction, fugitivity, and much more. SHOW NOTES: The People’s Grab n Go - https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-peoples-grab-n-go-oral-history Bettina Love of the Abolitionist Teaching Network - https://abolitionistteac...

69 minSEP 18
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Ep 260 - Education Suite Vol. 3: Dr. Dave Stovall

Cottage Groove #13 - Ghetto Sage Apprecation Mix

Sometimes you just gotta celebrate the . On this edition of our Cottage Groove series, Kiss aka DJ Empathy brings together a whole bunch of deep cuts and collabs between the brilliant Saba, Noname, and Smino. The trio, who by forming the group Ghetto Sage recently joined the hip hop lineage of starting supergroups that don't follow through with albums, are three of the best artists of their generation and deserve all the . Get into it! Songs in this mix: Häagen Dazs - Ghetto Sage Spin Move - Dreamville x Bas x Saba x Smino Future Plans Pt. III - Saba x Noname Food for Thought - Ikon x Saba x Noname x Malcolm London Amphetamine - Smino x Noname Shadow Man - Noname x Phoelix x Saba x Smino Sacrifices - Dreamville x Earthgang x Saba x Smino x J Cole Smellin Like a Re-Up - Smino Living Single LEAK - Chance the Rapper x Smino Counterfeit - Noname x Chelsea Reject x Phoelix x Saba Church / Liquor Store - Saba x Noname Riot - Saba x Trapo How You Feel - C-Sick x Noname x Saba Kolors - Smino x Monte Booker The Truth - Mick Jenkins x Noname (Prod. Saba) Black Alabaster - XVRHLDY x Saba x Noname Realer than Most - Mick Jenkins x Dally Auston x Saba x Noname Secondhand Smoke - Saba x Noname Dead Friends - Kirk Knight x Noname x Thundercat Ace - Noname x Smino x Saba

46 minSEP 16
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Cottage Groove #13 - Ghetto Sage Apprecation Mix

Ep 259 - The Education Suite Vol. 2: Uplift Sessions

AirGo is excited to present The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. On this episode, we go into the classroom at Uplift High School, a social justice CPS school in Uptown that Dame and Kiss taught a 10-week block at in the spring of 2019. Hear from the students of Uplift about what freedom means, what they want to learn about, how they know when to lead and when to follow, and much more. SHOW NOTES HUGE thanks to Justin Barnes for his work editing the audio from our sessions at Uplift! Thanks to Zain Bullie for hosting us in his class. Check out our On the Line episode with him: https://podcasts.apple.c...

55 minSEP 10
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Ep 259 - The Education Suite Vol. 2: Uplift Sessions

Ep 258 - The Education Suite Vol. 1: Eve Ewing

AirGo is excited to launch The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. On this first volume, Eve joins Dame and Kiss to pose some questions they should ask the guests over the next few weeks, and to share her reflections on the fork in the road our country has reached in regard to education and so much else. SHOW NOTES Follow Eve on Twitter: https://twitter.com/eveewing Buy her book Ghosts in the Schoolyard: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/G/bo27506579.html Subscribe, rate, and review AirGo on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091 Donate to AirGo: https://airgoradio.com/donate

30 minSEP 5
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Ep 258 - The Education Suite Vol. 1: Eve Ewing

Latest Episodes

Ep 263 - The Education Suite Vol. 6: Janie Pochel of Chi-Nations Youth Council

AirGo is excited to present The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. This episode features Janie Pochel, the cofounder and guiding force behind Chi-Nations Youth Council. The Council is a community organization that create a supportive open environment for Native youth to raise awareness of cultural identity and promote a healthy lifestyle through arts, activism, and education. She breaks down the lessons learned through land and place-based education, the necessity of Black and Indigenous solidarity, how modern schooling has been a genocidal tool, and how she cares for the youth she serves. SHOW NOTES Support the work of Chi-Nations Youth Council - https://chinationsyouth.weebly.com/donate.html Good Kids Mad City - https://www.gkmcenglewood.com/donate Janie's interview in South Side Weekly - https://southsideweekly.com/chicago-native-american-organizer-intersection-black-lives-matter-decolonization/ Subscribe, rate, and review AirGo on Apple Podcasts -https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091 by Adam Sings in the Timber - https://singsinthetimber.com/

63 min5 d ago
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Ep 263 - The Education Suite Vol. 6: Janie Pochel of Chi-Nations Youth Council

BONUS - They Finessin’ Us: An Abolitionist Budget Conversation

On the eve of Lori Lightfoot’s budget speech, Bella BAHHS (@bellabahhs) and Damon Williams (@damon_af) address the inherent violence within our political systems and discuss how defunding the police is a step toward getting our people and communities what they need. #DefundCPD #DefendBlackLives This audio is from an IG Live between Damon and Bella Bahhs. Follow her at http://instagram.com/bellabahhs. Plug into the campaign today! https://linktr.ee/defundcpd

59 min6 d ago
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BONUS - They Finessin’ Us: An Abolitionist Budget Conversation

Ep 262 - The Education Suite Vol. 5: SA Smythe

AirGo is excited to present The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. This episode's guest is poet, translator, and transdisciplinary scholar SA Smythe. SA is a professor at UCLA, and is one of the organizers of the Cops Off Campus Campaign, which aims to remove police and policing from all University of California campuses by September 2021. They join the show to talk about the campaign, the challenges and unique potential of forging a truly public university, how the campaign connects to their study of Blackness in the Mediterranean, reaching toward diasporic power rather than national citizenship, and MUCH, MUCH more. Recorded 9/29/20 SHOW NOTES: Support the Cops Off Campus campaign - https://www.instagram.com/uc_ftp/ Nick Mitchell - https://cres.ucsc.edu/faculty/regular-faculty.php?uid=nmitchel Sarah Haley - https://afam.ucla.edu/faculty/sarah-haley/ Shana Redmond - https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/people/shana-redmond/ Ruthie Wilson Gilmore - https://www.gc.cuny.edu/faculty/core-bios/ruth-wilson-gilmore Dylan Rodriguez - https://twitter.com/dylanrodriguez?lang=en Sisters Uncut - http://www.sistersuncut.org/ Paul Gilroy - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/professor-paul-gilroy Gwendolyn Brooks - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/gwendolyn-brooks June Jordan - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/june-jordan Ashon Crawley - https://religiousstudies.as.virginia.edu/faculty/profile/atc8g Frantz Fanon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frantz_Fanon

88 min1 w ago
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Ep 262 - The Education Suite Vol. 5: SA Smythe

Ep 261 - The Education Suite Vol. 4: L'Heureux Dumi Lewis-McCoy

AirGo is excited to present The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. On this episode, we get to know Prof. L'Heureux Dumi Lewis-McCoy. He's a professor at NYU, where his work focuses on the racial entanglements, contradictions, and challenges for students of color in suburban schools. He breaks down the myths we hold about the suburbs, the unique violences of catholic schools, where the potential for fugitivity in the cul-de-sacs might be, and who we should be listening to about what young people need. SHOW NOTES Catholic Schools and the Common Good: https://books.google.com/books/about/Catholic_Schools_...

77 min2 w ago
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Ep 261 - The Education Suite Vol. 4: L'Heureux Dumi Lewis-McCoy

#GoBack - Stretch and Bobbito in 2015

Each month this year, we're going to revisit an episode from the 260+ episodes in the AirGo Archives and bring that conversation back to the forefront. This month, we're revisiting our convo with Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia, the legendary duo behind the underground radio show that first brought many of hip hop's biggest stars onto the airwave. Dame and Kiss had the chance to sit down with Stretch and Bob back in 2015, when AirGo was still a baby and the brilliant documentary Stretch and Bobbito: Radio that Changed Lives first came to Chicago. It was a bit of a funhouse mirror as the four of them talked hip hop, independent radio-making, classic 90s rap tales, and finding one's place in the culture. Since 2015, the duo has hosted several podcasts (including What's Good for NPR), released a wonderful album together, and continued to rock with each other tough through thick and thin. SHOW NOTES: Stretch and Bobbito: Radio that Changed Lives - https://stretchandbobbito.com/ Rock Rubber 45s - https://rockrubber45s.com/ No Requests - https://www.uprisingmusicnyc.com/stretch-and-bobbito

38 minSEP 26
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#GoBack - Stretch and Bobbito in 2015

Climate Changemakers Vol. 6 - Ramon Etc. of The Love Fridge Chicago

Climate Changemakers is back, baby! Dame and Kiss return for another three conversations with some of Illinois' most impactful environmental justice and sustainability movement workers, showcasing their work and sharing what lessons they've learned. This episode is with Ramon Etc. aka Radius, the founder of the Love Fridge Chicago, a mutual aid network that sets up community-run, free-food fridges across the city of Chicago. He talks about how the network emerged, his relationship with food, and how we can build a more embodied and sustainable relationship to our food system. SHOW NOTES: Check out Ramon's music - SEEN (Etc Records/ARR sound) https://radiusetc.bandcamp.com/album/seen Sense x Radius (Etc Records) https://senseradius.bandcamp.com/album/the-live-archive-2-era-of-the-tec Partner Organizations - eric aka manny is on the team and runs flatlands press https://www.instagram.com/flatlands_press/ lisa armstrong is a head/og designer https://www.instagram.com/lisastrongarms/ ch...

49 minSEP 25
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Climate Changemakers Vol. 6 - Ramon Etc. of The Love Fridge Chicago

Ep 260 - Education Suite Vol. 3: Dr. Dave Stovall

AirGo is excited to present The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. On this episode, we chop it up with AirGo fam Dr. Dave Stovall, a professor at UIC who works with community organizations and schools to address issues of equity, justice and abolishing the school/prison nexus. He breaks down the distinction between education and schooling, histories of education spaces and their destruction, fugitivity, and much more. SHOW NOTES: The People’s Grab n Go - https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-peoples-grab-n-go-oral-history Bettina Love of the Abolitionist Teaching Network - https://abolitionistteac...

69 minSEP 18
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Ep 260 - Education Suite Vol. 3: Dr. Dave Stovall

Cottage Groove #13 - Ghetto Sage Apprecation Mix

Sometimes you just gotta celebrate the . On this edition of our Cottage Groove series, Kiss aka DJ Empathy brings together a whole bunch of deep cuts and collabs between the brilliant Saba, Noname, and Smino. The trio, who by forming the group Ghetto Sage recently joined the hip hop lineage of starting supergroups that don't follow through with albums, are three of the best artists of their generation and deserve all the . Get into it! Songs in this mix: Häagen Dazs - Ghetto Sage Spin Move - Dreamville x Bas x Saba x Smino Future Plans Pt. III - Saba x Noname Food for Thought - Ikon x Saba x Noname x Malcolm London Amphetamine - Smino x Noname Shadow Man - Noname x Phoelix x Saba x Smino Sacrifices - Dreamville x Earthgang x Saba x Smino x J Cole Smellin Like a Re-Up - Smino Living Single LEAK - Chance the Rapper x Smino Counterfeit - Noname x Chelsea Reject x Phoelix x Saba Church / Liquor Store - Saba x Noname Riot - Saba x Trapo How You Feel - C-Sick x Noname x Saba Kolors - Smino x Monte Booker The Truth - Mick Jenkins x Noname (Prod. Saba) Black Alabaster - XVRHLDY x Saba x Noname Realer than Most - Mick Jenkins x Dally Auston x Saba x Noname Secondhand Smoke - Saba x Noname Dead Friends - Kirk Knight x Noname x Thundercat Ace - Noname x Smino x Saba

46 minSEP 16
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Cottage Groove #13 - Ghetto Sage Apprecation Mix

Ep 259 - The Education Suite Vol. 2: Uplift Sessions

AirGo is excited to present The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. On this episode, we go into the classroom at Uplift High School, a social justice CPS school in Uptown that Dame and Kiss taught a 10-week block at in the spring of 2019. Hear from the students of Uplift about what freedom means, what they want to learn about, how they know when to lead and when to follow, and much more. SHOW NOTES HUGE thanks to Justin Barnes for his work editing the audio from our sessions at Uplift! Thanks to Zain Bullie for hosting us in his class. Check out our On the Line episode with him: https://podcasts.apple.c...

55 minSEP 10
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Ep 259 - The Education Suite Vol. 2: Uplift Sessions

Ep 258 - The Education Suite Vol. 1: Eve Ewing

AirGo is excited to launch The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. On this first volume, Eve joins Dame and Kiss to pose some questions they should ask the guests over the next few weeks, and to share her reflections on the fork in the road our country has reached in regard to education and so much else. SHOW NOTES Follow Eve on Twitter: https://twitter.com/eveewing Buy her book Ghosts in the Schoolyard: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/G/bo27506579.html Subscribe, rate, and review AirGo on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091 Donate to AirGo: https://airgoradio.com/donate

30 minSEP 5
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Ep 258 - The Education Suite Vol. 1: Eve Ewing
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