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18 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Beverly Daniel Tatum, "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?
Psychologist and author of “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?” Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum discusses her groundbreaking 1997 book with Henderson in the context of this moment of cultural and racial reckoning. They talk about how young people internalize race, systemic racism through suburban communities and the importance of cross racial friendships.
19 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa On Her Memoir, "Once I Was You"
Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa talks about immigrating to America, growing up in Chicago, and the process of writing about past trauma.
22 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Eddie Glaude, “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own"
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. is chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University and the author of the new book “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own.” He and Stephen Henderson discuss “the efficiency of American exceptionalism as an ideology.”
18 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
S3 Ep 10: Poet Caroline Williams Randall
Award-winning poet and activist Caroline Randall Williams talks with Stephen Henderson about her work and what gives her hope during this dark time in American history.
32 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
S3 Ep 9: Jerald Walker, author of How To Make A Slave
Writing Professor and Author Jerald Walker discusses his poignant collection of essays called “How To Make A Slave," which is a finalist for a National Book Award. In the book, Walker reflects on growing up on Chicago's Southside, what it means to depict Black American life with authenticity and what he hopes to teach his children about the complex joy of the African-American experience.
14 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
S3 EP 8: JM Holmes, How Are You Going to Save Yourself
JM Holmes, author of the collection of short stories How Are You Going to Save Yourself, talks with Stephen Henderson about the roles of race and gender in his writing.
21 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
S3 EP 6: Harriet Washington, A Terrible Thing to Waste
Stephen Henderson and Harriet Washington, winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction discuss environmental racism and her book, A Terrible Thing to Waste.
18 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
S3 EP 7: Eric Deggans, Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation
NPR’s first full-time TV critic, Eric Deggans, joins Stephen Henderson to discuss how prejudice, racism and sexism fuels some elements of modern media.
11 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
S3 Ep 5: Jim Wallis, author of America’s Original Sin
Sojourners founder Jim Wallis, author of America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America discusses what it means to be a white ally in 2020 with Stephen Henderson.
19 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
S3 Ep 4: Sarah Broom, The Yellow House
Stephen Henderson talks with Sarah M. Broom, author of The Yellow House, and discusses the roles of ritual and home for African Americans as told in her New York Times best-selling book which won the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
30 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
S3 EP 3: Carol Anderson, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
Stephen Henderson speaks with Dr. Carol Anderson, author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, a New York Times Bestseller that was chosen as a New York Times Editor's Pick for July 2016.
16 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
S3 Ep 1: Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be An Antiracist
Pulitzer Prize winning commentator Stephen Henderson’s conversation with 2016 National Book Award-winner Ibram X. Kendi about his book How to Be An Antiracist, a New York Times #1 Best Seller in 2020.
26 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
S3 Ep 2: Colson Whitehead, The Nickel Boys
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead talks with Stephen Henderson about his novel The Nickel Boys and the influence of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man on his explorations of race in America.
4 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Created Equal Season 3 Preview with Stephen Henderson
Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson, Season 3 of the podcast Created Equal explores “Writers on Race, from Ralph Ellison to Colson Whitehead,” and features some of the most important voices in literature as well as the national conversation on racial inequities. Recorded throughout the pandemic and civil unrest of 2020. Each episode consists of a conversation between Henderson and one writer exploring the role of their work in the conversation about race in America.
58 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
S2E15: “What the Eyes Don’t See” author Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and State Senator Jim Ananich of Flint
Stephen Henderson is joined by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and State Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich of Flint (p. 194) at a live event at the Detroit Public Library. They share their personal stories during the Flint Water Crisis and discuss the challenges and obstacles that still exist in Flint.
16 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
S2E14: Dr. Janet Stout
Dr. Stout is a Legionella expert and director of the Special Pathogens Laboratory in Pittsburgh. She helped directly tie the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in Flint to the switch to Flint River Water in the city’s drinking water system. Stout was hired by McLaren to assist the hospital in defending itself against a $100-million lawsuit and against state claims that its failings caused what the state calls the "largest healthcare-associated Legionnaires' outbreak known" in the United States.
20 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
S2E13: Ron Fonger
Created Equal, Season 2: Ron Fonger is a longtime reporter with MLive and The Flint Journal. He’s been writing about Flint since the city started using the Flint River as the city’s water source in April 2014. He’s written more than 500 articles regarding The Flint Water Crisis.
13 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
S2E12: Dimple Chaudhary and Eric Schwartz
Created Equal, Season 2: Dimple Chaudhary and Eric Schwartz Dimple Chaudhary is senior attorney and managing litigator at the National Resources Defense Council. She is the lead counsel in cases against both Flint and Pittsburgh for their lead water crisis. Eric Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Marketing at The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan He is one of the researchers that developed an algorithm to determine what neighborhoods most likely have lead pipes in Flint.
31 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
S2E11 Lindsey Smith p. 273
Lindsey Smith is Michigan Radio’s Investigative Reporter. Her 2015 documentary about the Flint water crisis, Not Safe to Drink, won the station a national Edward R. Murrow Award, an Alfred I. duPont - Columbia University Award, and a Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Award.
20 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
S2E10 Melissa Mays
Melissa Mays is a mother-of-three-turned-activist after her and her sons became greatly impacted by the lead in Flint’s water and now takes 18 separate prescriptions to stay alive. She is the founder of Water You Fighting For and filed one of the first lawsuits to force Michigan to replace lead-infected water lines in the City of Flint.
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