Scene on Radio Season 4

Podcast Discussion Group - Let’s Talk (Some More)

This is an opportunity to learn about America’s history through the lens of whiteness. Similar to a virtual book club, this is a video-on, mic-on discussion with others who are gaining knowledge while listening to the same podcast series. This podcast series is produced by Scene on Radio at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. It is hosted by John Biewin who is joined by Chenjerai Kumanyika a researcher, journalist, artist, and educator; and explores democracy in America - past and present - in twelve episodes.

We welcome colleagues who joined us last summer and look forward to hearing fresh voices and perspectives from new members to our group. Space is limited, but we will add a second group if enough people want to join. 

From the Scene on Radio website:
Our season-long series will touch on concerns like authoritarianism, voter suppression and gerrymandering, foreign intervention, and the role of money in politics, but we’ll go much deeper, effectively retelling the story of the United States from its beginnings up to the present. Through field recordings and interviews with leading thinkers, we’ll tell under-told stories and explore critical questions like:
  • How democratic was the U.S. ever meant to be, anyway?
  • American democracy is clearly in crisis today, but . . . when was it not?
Along the way, there’s a good chance that we’ll complicate, maybe upend, our listeners’ understanding of American history.

The Details:

July 5, 12, 19, 26
5:30 - 7pm ET
Platform: Webex
Cost: Free

Meet Your Instructor

Roderick Avery Fludd, a Columbia, South Carolina native, came to Shorecrest to be the school’s first Director of Diversity and Inclusion. He has more than 20 years of experience in education, and 15 years in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work. Roderick received his B.S. in Mathematics from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC, and his Masters in Education from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

For 10 years, Roderick held multiple positions at The Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, CT, including Mathematics Department Chair and Director of Diversity Programs and Community Life. Prior to GCDS, Roderick taught middle school math at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles, CA. Additionally, he has coached JV/Varsity softball since he began teaching.

An avid collector of bow ties, cufflinks and watches, Roderick is a lifelong Dodgers fan and roots for the Utah Jazz. He lives with his wife Sara in St. Petersburg, FL.

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