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A radio show, podcast, and radical media hub reshaping Chicago and beyond for the more equitable and creative. Listen to longform humanizing conversations with artists, organizers, performers, comedians, scholars, and more who are reimagining Chicago and beyond toward liberation. Hosted by Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger.

AirGo Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 94 Ratings

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091

A radio show, podcast, and radical media hub reshaping Chicago and beyond for the more equitable and creative. Listen to longform humanizing conversations with artists, organizers, performers, comedians, scholars, and more who are reimagining Chicago and beyond toward liberation. Hosted by Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger.

    Ep 312 - Treatment Not Trauma Pt. 2 with Asha Ransby-Sporn & Cheryl Miller

    Ep 312 - Treatment Not Trauma Pt. 2 with Asha Ransby-Sporn & Cheryl Miller

    AirGo is joined by Treatment Not Trauma organizers Asha Ransby-Sporn of DefundCPD and Cheryl Miller from STOP to break down the blowout win of the Treatment Not Trauma referendum on Election Day 2022. They talk about what they learned across months of conversations with thousands of residents in the 6th, 20th, and 33rd wards, and break down how the fight for mental health is a frontier in the battle against privatization and divestment.

    Support the work of the Defund CPD - https://twitter.com/defundcpdchi?lang=en

    Support the work of STOP - https://www.stopchicago.org/

    Subscribe to AirGo - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091

    • 50 min
    Ep 311 - Treatment Not Trauma Pt. 1 with Delaine Powerful

    Ep 311 - Treatment Not Trauma Pt. 1 with Delaine Powerful

    With a trip to the ballot box just around the corner on November 8, AirGo hops on the line to discuss an impactful referendum that several Chicago wards will have the chance to vote on next week. As a result of organizing from the Treatment Not Trauma coalition, Chicagoans in the 6th, 20th, and 33rd wards will be asked whether Chicago should reopen the mental health clinics that were shuttered over a decade ago, and whether funds from CPD should be used to fund a non-police mental health crisis response program. We break down the referendum and its importance with Delaine Powerful, who has been central to the campaign in the 20th ward.

    SHOW NOTES
    Find your polling location - https://chicagoelections.gov/en/your-voter-information.html

    Volunteer with the campaign - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFQV6pQyVaMkxYozDVuMX1Zy8ffcQP8Ka6duvhvkuoWKBCEw/viewform

    Subscribe to AirGo - http://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091

    • 43 min
    Ep 310 - One Million Experiments Part 10: Chicago Torture Justice Center

    Ep 310 - One Million Experiments Part 10: Chicago Torture Justice Center

    On the final episode of Season 1, the 1ME crew talks with two of the leaders of the remarkable Chicago Torture Justice Center, an experiment born from the first police torture reparations victory in the history of the United States. Survivors and their families fought for decades for access to the trauma-informed resources and politicized healing support that the Center now offers. CTJC Community Organizer Mark Clements and Co-Executive Director Aislinn Pulley discuss the birth of the center, expanding definitions of repair and reparation, and what healing looks like for survivors of torture by the Chicago Police Department.

    SHOW NOTES
    Support the Survivor Repair Fund - https://www.chicagotorturejustice.org/repairfund

    Listen to CTJC Event Series from May 2021 - https://soundcloud.com/airgoradio/sets/chicago-torture-justice-center

    Learn more about CTJC - https://www.chicagotorturejustice.org/

    We Charge Genocide - http://wechargegenocide.org/

    Damo Day - http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2015/05/20/we-do-this-for-damo/

    Rekia Boyd - https://exhibits.stanford.edu/saytheirnames/feature/rekia-boyd

    Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. - https://twitter.com/chairmanfredjr1?lang=en

    People’s Law Office - https://peopleslawoffice.com/

    Jane Elliot - https://janeelliott.com/

    Prentis Hemphill - https://prentishemphill.com/

    Generative Somatics - https://generativesomatics.org/about-us/

    Subscribe to 1ME - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-million-experiments/id1589966282

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep 309 - Ravyn Lenae Listening Party

    Ep 309 - Ravyn Lenae Listening Party

    From time to time, a Chicago artist drops a new project that the AirGo crew is vibing with–when that happens, we get them on the line for a special listening party episode! Using a few of the project's tracks as jumping off points for the conversation, we dive deep into process, creativity, and growth.

    This listening party reconnects us with AirGo fam and emerging superstar Ravyn Lenae. Ravyn, who first appeared on the show back in October of 2015 on Episode 14, just dropped her debut full-length Hypnos. We break down the types of growth that led to the sounds of the project, how she's learned to trust her voice, and the ways she is interested in contributing to community beyond her music.

    SHOW NOTES
    Listen to Hypnos - https://ravynlenae.lnk.to/Hypnos

    Follow Ravyn - https://www.instagram.com/ravynlenae/

    Hear all of AirGo's listening party episodes - https://soundcloud.com/airgoradio/sets/airgo-listening-parties

    @ravynlenaesounds

    • 57 min
    Through the Portal Episode 5 - Climate Justice with Leah Penniman

    Through the Portal Episode 5 - Climate Justice with Leah Penniman

    Through the Portal is a podcast from the Social Justice Portal Project, a national collaborative think tank hosted by the Social Justice Initiative at the University of Illinois Chicago. Each month, grassroots activists and radical scholars will give voice to community struggles, national strategies and sustainable alternatives for the future. The guest speakers, who are also Portal Project participants, explore what it means to walk through the portal of the current moment by centering racial and social justice issues.

    On the final episode of the series, Dame and Teresa are joined by the brilliant Leah Penniman. A leading voice in the fight for food and land sovereignty for Black farmers and community, Leah is the Co-Director and Farm Manager of Soul Fire Farm, an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm in upstate New York. She talks about the deeply rooted connections between our food systems and incarceration, how Afro-Indigenous planting practices protect and rejuvenate the land, and how the organization has grown from dropping off carrots to hungry neighbors to leading the fight to reimagine our food systems (while still dropping off carrots to neighbors).

    SHOW NOTES

    Tiffany LaShae - https://www.soulfirefarm.org/food-sovereignty-education/3d/tiffany-lashae/

    Soul Fire farm - https://www.soulfirefarm.org

    Farming While Black - https://www.soulfirefarm.org/media/farming-while-black/

    Baba Curtis Muhammad - https://snccdigital.org/people/curtis-hayes/

    Freedom Food Alliance - https://freedomfoodalliance.wordpress.com/

    Rev Garrison Frazier - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrison_Frazier

    Greenwood food blockade - https://www.southernfoodways.org/the-greenwood-food-blockade/

    Dr Gail Myers - https://www.drgailmyers.com/

    Rhythms of the Land - https://www.rhythmsoftheland.com/

    Booker T Whatley - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/you-can-thank-black-horticulturist-booker-t-whatley-your-csa-180977771/

    Kombit (Haitian Work Parties) - http://www.haitiobserver.com/blog/the-agricultural-system-of-kombit-in-haiti.html

    Phytoremediation - https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2015-04/documents/a_citizens_guide_to_phytoremediation.pdf

    Hazel Johnson - https://www.peopleforcommunityrecovery.org/

    Karen Washington - https://www.karenthefarmer.com/about

    All We Can Save - https://www.allwecansave.earth/

    Working the Roots - https://bookshop.org/books/working-the-roots-over-400-years-of-traditional-african-american-healing/9780692857878

    Freedom Farmers - https://uncpress.org/book/9781469643700/freedom-farmers/

    Black Nature - https://ugapress.org/book/9780820334318/black-nature/

    Highlander Center - https://highlandercenter.org/

    Reparations map - https://www.soulfirefarm.org/get-involved/reparations/

    Learn more about the Portal Project - sjiportalproject.com/

    Subscribe to AirGo - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091

    • 50 min
    Ep 308 - One Million Experiments Part 9: WA Roundtable

    Ep 308 - One Million Experiments Part 9: WA Roundtable

    1ME heads to the Pacific Northwest on this episode to learn from a roundtable of experiments in Washington. With Kiss out on vacation, Eva joins Dame in conversation with JM Wong, a writer and activist in Seattle; Cassandra Butler of Free Them All WA, a collective committed to the abolition of the criminal punishment system in WA that began as a subset of Covid 19 Mutual Aid; and Zhou Shuxuan of the Massage Parlor Outreach Project, a grassroots formation of Asian/Asian American community members organizing to provide support for migrant Asian massage parlor workers, sex workers, and care workers.

    The squad talks about the ways that criminalization intersects with Asian migrant experiences, food and communication as the building blocks of organization, how they adapted their approaches in the era of pandemic, and much more.

    SHOW NOTES
    Learn more about MPOP - https://www.mpopsea.org/

    Support Free Them All WA - https://www.facebook.com/FreeThemAllWa/

    Get in tune with APICAG - https://www.facebook.com/people/APICAGAsian-Pacific-Islander-Cultural-Awareness-Group/100069203014149/

    Subscribe to 1ME - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-million-experiments/id1589966282

    Subscribe to AirGo - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091

    Dig into One Million Experiments - https://millionexperiments.com/

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

CreativeCompass ,

A real treasure!!

What an invaluable way to get to know about the deep, caring, creative work being done to move our world toward liberation.
It is such a gift to us all that they now have over 300 podcasts of authentic (and fun) conversations with amazing folks.
I love listening and being inspired!!!

s.finna ,

Bounty of gifts

Always grateful to spend time soaking in the insights, education, brilliant guests and fabulous hosting. AirGo you a class act

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Abolition suite with Robin D G Kelley

Thoughtful brilliant and yet accessible and heartfelt. Love the reading list in the show notes, thanks!

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