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Sitting with Chris James Journey (Poet, Playwright, Director, Host, Educator). We discuss spinning a globe and coming to Atlanta, letting the youth tell their stories, the importance of doing research, educators failing to connect with students, making poetry cool, the value of entrepreneurship, dealing with people’s emotions, and the bad never overshadowing the good.

0:00 Opening
3:21 Begin Conversation
4:37 The Journey
8:59 Doing Your Research
15:39 Cultural Disconnect
21:24 Still an Educator
26:22 Art Can Change a Kid’s Life
33:55 Big Fish, Small Pond
40:57 The Director Experience
44:54 The Poetrical
48:14 Bring Nem
50:01 Closing
52:45 “Flesh and Soul of the Sun” by Eshe Chantana

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