The Remix with Dr. James Peterson
About This Show
"The Remix" is a weekly podcast from WHYY that takes a fresh look at how race, culture and politics intersect. Dr. James Peterson, director of Africana Studies and associate professor of English at Lehigh University, talks to people who are not necessarily in the mainstream news cycle, but who are driving opinions, news and movements through media platforms new and old.
Most Recent Episode
A black history pilgrimage, NPR’s Michele Norris, and Michelle Obama trumps Trump
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The Remix took a road trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture with Dr. Charles Blockson of Philadelphia. Blockson donated a shawl, hymnal, and other artifacts owned by Harriet Tubman. Former NPR "All Things Considered" host Michele Norris talks about her National Geographic Magazine article about the museum, "I, Too, am America." And we give props to Michelle Obama for saying "enough is enough" ot the hateful rhetoric of the presidential campaign. Read more...
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Searching and Relevant
Dr. James Peterson is ahead of the curve on analyzing and discussing the implications of trends and pivotal moments in popular culture on various segments of the United States, and at times the world. Dr. Peterson's show features experts and ethnographers with extensive ties to their culture and/or movement (Black- , Hip Hop-, Latino-, Asian-, White-American cultures... Black Lives Matter...). Dr. Peterson's engagement with events and guests yields complex and revealing insights that have the potential to move our collective consciousness forward. Don't sleep on The Remix.
Date published: 2016-08-14