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
The L.A. riots remembered with a new batch of TV documentaries
Twenty-five years after the acquittal of the four LAPD officers accused of beating Rodney King led to five days of riots in Los Angeles, host James Peterson and producer Jeanette Woods discuss how new television productions are bringing the event to a new generation, and how little the narrative of police violence against unarmed black men has changed. (This episode contains expletives.) 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