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The immigration portion of the second presidential debate got attention for what the candidates said, but also, for how they said it. Undocumented? Illegal? It made us wonder: How much do words matter? How does what we call someone affect how we think about and treat them? We spoke with Karen Lopez, a UofL graduate student and member of the Kentucky Dream Coalition, and community activist Tiff Gonzales about the debate, and the campaign to eradicate the “i” word.

Singer/songwriter Teneia Sanders was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, but she spent a significant part of her early music career in Louisville. She’s on tour now promoting her new single, and will be back in town this Thursday night to perform. We spoke with Teneia about growing up Southern, black, and bi—and how those identities influence her music.

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Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects.