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.