Laura Ellis

Laura is the producer of Strange Fruit, a weekly talk show focusing on race, gender and LGBTQ issues and pop culture (Saturday nights at 10). She also co-produced WFPL's award-winning Defining Fairness series, in 2012, and produces other news and features. Laura was born and raised in Louisville and has been with WFPL since 2004. When she's not making radio, she's on stage making theater, or singing old-fashioned bourbon jazz with Billy Goat Strut Revue.

Janet Mock

Strange Fruit: Writer Janet Mock Redefines Realness in Transgender Activism

January 24, 2015

Writer and trans activist Janet Mock is one of the most recognizable faces in trans activism. "People often say that I'm a role model," she says. "I feel like I'm a real model. Like, there's a real model of how you can do it. I'm existing. I'm out in the world. I'm still discovering who I am. I'm not playing a role. I'm being real. This is my life." She talks about her life & work on this week's Strange Fruit. Read Story

darnell moore

Strange Fruit: Darnell Moore Says, in Advocacy, the ‘Work Finds You’

January 17, 2015

Writer and activist Darnell Moore on his wide-ranging scholarship and activism, and why he was drawn to do the work he does. Read Story

Che Ayende and Larry Powell in The Brothers Size
Actors Theatre of Louisville, 2015

Strange Fruit: ‘The Brother Size’ Examines Freedom and Tradition at Actors Theatre

January 10, 2015

Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney talks about his play "The Brothers Size," running now through February 1 at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Read Story

100th Episode!

Happy 100th Episode to Strange Fruit!

January 3, 2015

It’s our 100th episode! We’re celebrating this week by looking back at our humble beginnings, and ahead to the future. This week you’ll learn about some of the show titles we considered instead of Strange Fruit, take listener questions, and … Read Story

Photos from the Cabbage Patch Settlement House

Strange Fruit: How Cabbage Patch Settlement House Helps Louisville’s At-Risk Kids

December 29, 2014

Strange Fruit learns about Louisville's Cabbage Patch Settlement House and their work with at-risk kids. In Juicy Fruit, we discuss the backlash against reality show Sorority Sisters, and a spoof song about the death of Michael Brown. Read Story