Scene on Radio
About This Show
Scene on Radio is a documentary show that asks, How’s it going in our society and culture? And leaves the studio to find out. Our current series, Seeing White, explores the history and meaning of Whiteness in American life. Produced and hosted by public radio veteran John Biewen at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Most Recent Episode
White Affirmative Action (Seeing White, Part 13)
When it comes to U.S. government programs and support earmarked for the benefit of particular racial groups, history is clear. White folks have received most of the goodies. By John Biewen, with Deena Hayes-Greene of the Racial Equity Institute and recurring series partner Chenjerai Kumanyika.
Rated 5 out of
This is a Must Listen
First heard an excerpt of Scene on Radio's Seeing White on an episode of the BackStory podcast (also amazing). This series on Seeing White really delves deeply into the history on the construction of race, how in America whiteness was defined to separate lower class blacks and whites from banding together to demand a fair share from the elites and really sheds a fascinating light on today, where we continue to focus to racial differences instead of shared class struggles. Fascinating and highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of
Excellent, engaging and important work
So grateful to the folks at Scene on Radio for this project. Just finished listening to their "Seeing Whiteness" series - so drawn in and challenged by the host's journey to thoughtfully dissect the idea of whiteness. White folks (like me) need to listen up.
Date published: 2017-05-31