Nina Simone

MTW
Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience

The new Associate Director of the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience and one of the organizers of the upcoming MTW is Salamishah Tillet.

Tillet sat down recently with WBGO's News Director Doug Doyle to talk about this year's MTW's theme:  The Erotic as Power:  Sexuality and the Black Experience.

The event begins at 9:30am on Saturday, February 16th  at the Paul Robeson Campus Center at Rutgers University-Newark.

Laiona Michelle
T. Charles Erickson

Nina Simone was a cultural icon who used her creativity to attract a worldwide audience and spread a message of social and personal injustice and racial inequality.

Actress and playwright Laiona Michelle, through Ms. Simone's words and 17 songs, raises the high priestess' profile in Little Girl Blue, running through February 24th at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Michelle joined WBGO morning host Gary Walker to talk about this seven year project which one could immediately tell had changed her own outlook on the world around her. 

used with permission

When I was a kid, Halloween meant dressing up with my friends and looking for the spots with the best candy, stopping for pranks along the way — which, if attempted now, would land me in some sort of correctional facility to contemplate that idle-mind/devil's-workshop thing. Now that I'm older, I'm stuck handing out rather than filling up when the ghosts and goblins come knocking. But if Halloween has a different sense of rhythm now, some of the best Halloween ear candy hasn't changed.