75 episodes

Waiting on Reparations is a show about Hip Hop and politics. Hosts Dope Knife, a rapper and visual artist, and Linqua Franqa, hip hop artist and politician, explore the history of public policy and its impacts on Hip Hop life; what Hip Hop culture tells us about our political reality; and the role of Hip Hop in shaping our political future. 

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Waiting on Reparations is a show about Hip Hop and politics. Hosts Dope Knife, a rapper and visual artist, and Linqua Franqa, hip hop artist and politician, explore the history of public policy and its impacts on Hip Hop life; what Hip Hop culture tells us about our political reality; and the role of Hip Hop in shaping our political future. 

    Judged by Twelve, Carried by Six

    Judged by Twelve, Carried by Six

    This, hosts Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa take a look at McMichael trial for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery as well as the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, discussing highlights from both trials, their implications, as well as some lesser known legal cases of self-defense in the Hip Hop community and what it all means about who's allowed to defend themselves.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    The GOP's New Boogeyman

    The GOP's New Boogeyman

    This week, Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa dive into the CRT controversy. Where does it come from and where is it going? As well, they take a good hard look at the real conditions in schools as told by Black Thought, Yasiin Bey, Propaganda and others.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Sounds of Sudan

    Sounds of Sudan

    This week, Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa discuss last week's military coup in Sudan, giving background on the history and tactics of nonviolent struggle against military control in the African nation and reflection on the lessons they may hold for us stateside. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Check Ya Mental

    Check Ya Mental

    "This week, Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa discuss mental health: manifestations of its lack in the music of Geto Boys, Lil Wayne, Dave and Aesop Rock, as well as institutional and cultural barriers to healthcare access that make it necessary for emcees to find therapy in their music."
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    • 59 min
    Chat with Heroes

    Chat with Heroes

    This week Linqua Franqa sits down with lawyer, emcee, and community organizer Travis Williams in a ranging discussion on everything from their orientations toward modern Hip Hop, their views on education, and building power in marginalized communities. 
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    • 42 min
    This Week with WOR

    This Week with WOR

    The Department of Justice dunks on the Texas GOP! The internet dunks on Meek Mill! Dave Chappelle dunks on queer folks and is himself dunked on by our hosts! In this week's episode, Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa give a round-up of recent news and pop culture from Squid Game to Senator Warnock.
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    • 1 hr 4 min

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