this program IS PART OF WFPL NEWS’ YEAR-LONG PROJECT THE NEXT LOUISVILLE: RACE, ETHNICITY AND CULTURE.
A national conversation about race is happening — with or without the media.
At NPR’s Code Switch, a team of journalists and editors tries to keep it in context, probing issues of access and authenticity with deeply reported stories and analysis.
Earlier this month, we hosted Kat Chow, a founding member of NPR’s Code Switch team, for a conversation before an audience at the Frazier History Museum.
During the hour-long conversation, we touched on a wide variety of topics, from the concept of code switching and how the Code Switch team got started at NPR to the intersection of food and race. We talked about covering race on a more micro level, in our own community, and how cities and citizens can better engage.
You can listen to the full conversation in the player above.
Check out Kat Chow’s work for Code Switch here and here:
- When Chefs Become Famous Cooking Other Cultures’ Food
- The Epic Web Comic That Reimagines The Legend Of Bruce Lee
- Long Before They Were ‘Apparent Muslims,’ Sikhs Were Targeted In U.S.
- TV’s Challenge For 2016: Taking Immigrant Stories To The Next Level
The April 19 event was hosted at the Frazier History Museum and produced by WFPL News. Our on-site audio engineer was Joey D’Amico. Laura Ellis produced this program. The event — and The Next Louisville project — are produced in partnership with the Community Foundation of Louisville.
For more information on The Next Louisville and WFPL News’ coverage of race, ethnicity and culture in our community, go visit this page.