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Saturday, August 27

The politics of black hair


Guests: Elizabeth Wellington, Syreeta Scott, Lori Tharps

Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles and Simone Manuel stunned the world with their athletic talents during the Olympic Games in Rio, but criticism over the athletes’ hair surfaced on social media. Why has the hair issue come up again? Marty will discuss hair politics with guests ELIZABETH WELLINGTON, fashion columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, SYREETA SCOTT, CEO of Duafe  Holistic Hair Care Salon in Philadelphia, and LORI THARPS, associate professor at Temple University and author of “Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America”. We’ll also talk about self-esteem, the health crisis and the billion-dollar industry of hair.

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Radio Times in Review: Author Jonathan Safran Foer, Filmmaker Alex Garland, The Constitution Center’s Jeffery Rosen


Guests: Jonathan Safran Foer, Alex Garland,  Jeffery Rosen

Coming up on today’s edition of Radio Times in Review; we’ll listen to Marty’s interview with author JONATHAN SAFRAN-FOER, recorded immediately following the publication of his first, and much lauded novel, Everything is Illuminated. Foer’s upcoming book is called Here I Am. We’ll also hear from filmmaker ALEX GARLAND.  He was the screenwriter of the films Dredd and 28 Days Later, and he joined us last year to discuss his sci-fi thriller, Ex-Machina. And, we’ll listen back to Marty’s conversation with the CEO of the National Constitution Center, JEFFREY ROSEN.  We talked about his new book Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet.  We’ll hear about the late Supreme Court justice, and his early advocacy for socially progressive policies that are still debated today.

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