Strange Fruit

A new episode is posted every Saturday.
Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner

Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner host this weekly podcast of musings on politics, pop culture and black gay life.  

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Strange Fruit
5:35 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Strange Fruit: Cirque du Soleil Brings Michael Jackson’s Work to Louisville

Credit Cirque du Soleil

 

For most of us, Michael Jackson's death is one of those where-were-you moments.

"When I found out MJ died, Jai was with me in the car, and I pulled the car over at a gas station and I started bawling, crying. And he thought my dad had died," Dr. Story says. "Michael Jackson was very symbolic to me of my childhood - listening to his music with my dad when I was a little girl, and I just didn't expect him to die like that."

When we heard Cirque du Soleil had put together a stage production based on the King of Pop's music and dance, we wanted to find out more. So this week we spoke to Laura Silverman who does publicity for the group about how the show came together, and the challenges of bringing such a legendary life to the stage. The show will be at the KFC Yum Center on April 25th and 26th.

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Strange Fruit
1:22 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Strange Fruit: Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent on Coming Out; Violence in Downtown Louisville

Djuan Trent as Miss Kentucky in 2010 & Today
Credit misskentuckypageant.com & 2life7.blogspot.com

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Strange Fruit
2:32 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Strange Fruit: Longtime LGBTQ and Feminist Activist Urvashi Vaid to Speak in Louisville

Urvashi Vaid
Credit Jurek Wajdowicz, All Rights Reserved

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Podcast
1:53 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Strange Fruit: A Chat with the Attorneys on Ky.'s Same-Sex Marriage Case; Jordan Davis Murder Trial

In the studio with attorneys Dan Canon and Laura Landenwich

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Strange Fruit Podcast
2:32 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Kentucky's Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Ruling; Essay Explores James Baldwin's Paris

Credit James Baldwin in 1962 by Carl Mydans/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images; Kentucky graphic by American Foundation for Equal Rights

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Strange Fruit
3:13 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Strange Fruit: African-American Voices in Classical Music

Strange Fruit
1:59 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Strange Fruit: The Story of African Americans in Appalachia; Black History Month Begins

The seldom-told story of African Americans in Appalachia has been on our minds since a few weeks ago when we spoke to Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker, who coined the term 'Affrilachian.' 
 

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Strange Fruit
2:21 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Strange Fruit: Trans* Students in Louisville; Historical Context for the "Black Woman Chair"

Devin, Makuthi and Mwende in Kenya

 

This week, we're joined by WFPL's Devin Katayama. Devin covers the education beat for the station, and he sat down with us to talk about his newest project, focusing on the experiences of trans* high school students in Louisville.

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