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Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur... Support TANIS to hear exclusive MINI and BONUS EPISODES and more! http://patreon.com/tanispodcast Please rate and review on iTunes if you enjoy TANIS! http:/ ...
 
A collection of the greatest music stories never told. This season the poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib explores a single year: 1980 - the brilliant, awkward and sometimes heartbreaking opening to a monumental decade in popular music.
 
Join me, filmmaker and author Justin Simien, for unfiltered conversations with the film stars, artists and tv creators shaping black, queer and other emerging popular cultures. Be a fly on the wall as me and my guests use a common love language of "shade" to dive deeper than the knee-jerk reactions and the Twitter hot takes. If you're a fan of my film turned hit tv show "Dear White People," you already know I'll be going deep, with wide ranging conversations about race, pop culture, film, tv ...
 
Los Angeles County is spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to combat homelessness. Yet the problem is getting worse. Why? Well, part of the answer is simple: LA's severe shortage of affordable housing. But that's not all there is to it....
 
This season on UnFictional: Stories of fantasy: a childhood dream that becomes a life, impossible goals, underground worlds, adapting to new realities, memories of old friends and relations that become more real than the truth. It’s UnFictional,...
 
Created and hosted by award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, Our Body Politic is unapologetically centered on reporting on not just how women of color experience the major political events of today, but how they're impacting those very issues. Weekly episodes feature in-depth conversations about the economy, health, politics, education, the environment, and the most prescient issues—because all issues are women's issues. Tune in every Friday everywhere you listen to podcasts, and on public ...
 
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The Slauson Rec Theater Company has turned a parking lot into a stage for their latest play, which is inspired by frontline workers and touches upon race and class. The company co-founders hope to build a thriving arts community in South LA. “Bringing a theater here [was] challenging because it's not something that we're used to around the inner-ci…
 
It was the week of dueling town halls. President Trump did not want to do a virtual debate but he’s trailing in the polls. Did his combative town hall with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie make the case that voters should change their minds and re-elect him? Christine Emba says the more people see of Trump being combative, it helps Biden. Or, as Tim Carney p…
 
This week Farai Chideya explores the ideological diversity among women of color with Shirlene Ostrov, the Chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party, and Dr. Leah Wright Rigueur, a leading expert on Black Republicans. "Rise" looks closer at feminism and social issues, from China to the U.S. with writer Frankie Huang, and a provocative discussion of Bl…
 
The epic battle by Steve Donziger to get Chevron to pay a $9.5 billion judgment he won in 2011 for its “mass industrial poisoning” of Indigenous Amazonian tribes in Ecuador has left him under house arrest for 13 months, disbarred, with a lien on his home, frozen bank accounts, $32 million in legal fees and no way to make a living. The judgment has …
 
For decades, a large area of land west of LA was the testing ground for space exploration, spilling toxic pollutants that still haven’t gotten cleaned up. But long before it was used for rocket tests, native people held winter and summer solstice ceremonies there. A new historic designation could protect cultural heritage sites but further delay cl…
 
The New York Times has continued its series based on nearly two decades of President Trump’s tax records. Late last week, the New York Times traced a $20 million payment that one of Trump’s companies received in 2016 from his joint hotel venture with Las Vegas casino magnate Phil Ruffin. Shortly before that payment, the hotel borrowed $30 million —…
 
While up in Northern British Columbia, Nic and MK discover that following in Rose Hempel’s footsteps is going to be far more dangerous and challenging than they initially suspected. Plus, a voice from the past is suddenly and surprising connected to a voice in the present. SUPPORT TANIS ON PATREON FOR A WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCLUSIVE BONUS AUDIO AND VISU…
 
Radha Blank came by for this week’s Don’t @ Me and she did not come to play! I talk to the brilliant writer-director of the Sundance darling “The 40-Year-Old Version.” Beware of gems dropping as Radha gets real about directing herself in her feature debut, commanding respect on set as a Black woman, and the Purple Rain reference in her film you jus…
 
This week on The Treatment, Elvis Mitchell speaks with photographer Gregory Crewdson about his new exhibition of photographs "An Eclipse of Moths" currently at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. The images depict decaying industrial environments encountering the natural world with figures in minimal, ragged clothing, but they manage to also por…
 
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