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A podcast and radical media hub reshaping Chicago and beyond for the more liberatory 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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 107 Ratings

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

A podcast and radical media hub reshaping Chicago and beyond for the more liberatory 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 336 - Rabbi Brant Rosen

    Ep 336 - Rabbi Brant Rosen

    This week's guest, Rabbi Brant Rosen, is the founding rabbi of Tzedek Chicago, a "Jewish congregation based on core values of justice, equity and solidarity." In the almost-decade of the reconstructionist congregation's existence, Tzedek has worked to build a Judaism beyond nationalism that centers solidarity, nonviolence, and spiritual freedom. Brant is also co-founder of Jewish Voice for Peace's Rabbinical Council, and a long-time spiritual and political leader in the struggle against the structural violence made possible by flattening Jewish life in service of white supremacy at home and in Israel/Palestine. He talks about his path to his politic, the heartbreak and resolve he's held since October, and the vision of Judaism that guides Tzedek forward.

    SHOW NOTES
    Learn more about Tzedek - https://www.tzedekchicago.org/

    Check out Brant's writings - https://rabbibrant.com/

    Bring One Million Experiments to your space by hitting us up at contact@respairmedia.com! - https://www.respairmedia.com/one-million-experiments

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

    CREDITS
    Hosts & Exec. Producers - Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger
    Associate Producer - Rocío Santos
    Engagement Producer - Rivka Yeker
    Digital Media Producer - Troi Valles

    • 59 min
    Ep 335 - Robin DG Kelley Returns

    Ep 335 - Robin DG Kelley Returns

    The guys welcome back movement mentor and brilliant scholar-organizer Robin DG Kelley back to the show. Robin is a Professor of American History at UCLA and the author of seminal texts Hammer & Hoe, Freedom Dreams, and other offerings to the radical canon. He joins the show to talk about his personal path to his politic, the ebbs and flows of movement, and the reality of Palestinian solidarity in the belly of empire.

    SHOW NOTES
    Bring One Million Experiments to your space by hitting us up at contact@respairmedia.com! - https://www.respairmedia.com/one-million-experiments

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

    CREDITS
    Hosts & Exec. Producers - Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger
    Associate Producer - Rocío Santos
    Engagement Producer - Rivka Yeker
    Digital Media Producer - Troi Valles

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 334 - Shawnee Dez Returns

    Ep 334 - Shawnee Dez Returns

    The AirGo stu is blessed by the presence of community luminary and vibrant musical artist Shawnee Dez. Shawnee, who recently released her full-length project Moody Umbra, talks about finding the trust to show all of her creative impulses, the joy of playing for her people, the unexpected power of her project the Black JoyRide, and much more!

    SHOW NOTES
    Listen to Moody Umbra now - https://unitedmasters.com/m/63d1c88150866754bd51dcf6

    Link with the Black JoyRide - https://www.instagram.com/blackjoyride/

    Follow Shawnee - https://www.instagram.com/shawnee_dez/

    Bring One Million Experiments to your space by hitting us up at contact@respairmedia.com! - www.respairmedia.com/one-million-experiments

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

    CREDITS
    Hosts & Exec. Producers - Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger
    Associate Producer - Rocío Santos
    Engagement Producer - Rivka Yeker
    Digital Media Producer - Troi Valles

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 333 - Prentis Hemphill

    Ep 333 - Prentis Hemphill

    We're fangirling pretty damn hard over here because we have the one and only Prentis Hemphill on this week's episode! Prentis is a therapist, somatics teacher and facilitator, political organizer, writer and the founder of The Embodiment Institute who has been a centering and leading voice in the work to create new pathways to healing conflict and harm. Their work is to disrupt the complacency and comfort of mainstream healing and therapeutic models and infuse what we know of justice, repair, and accountability into our deepest work of transformation. So, you know, kinda the type of thing we stay talking about on AirGo! They talk about the language we've gained around collective healing, the challenges it contains, the rituals we've lost and must reclaim, and so much more.

    SHOW NOTES
    Make sure to preorder Prentis' new book What It Takes to Heal now! - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/726173/what-it-takes-to-heal-by-prentis-hemphill/

    Link with the Embodiment Institute - https://www.theembodimentinstitute.org/

    Subscribe to Finding Our Way - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/finding-our-way/id1519965068

    Bring One Million Experiments to your space by hitting us up at contact@respairmedia.com! - https://www.respairmedia.com/one-million-experiments

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

    CREDITS
    Hosts & Exec. Producers - Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger
    Associate Producer - Rocío Santos
    Engagement Producer - Rivka Yeker
    Digital Media Producer - Troi Valles

    • 42 min
    Ep 332 - Kennedy Bartley

    Ep 332 - Kennedy Bartley

    The Don Dada is on the air! We're thrilled to be rocking with Kennedy Bartley, who has been a steadfast leader through Chicago's progressive political victories as the Executive Director of United Working Families. Kennedy breaks down her Waukegan backstory, how she imagines electoral work as part of the fight for a public good, and a whole lot more.

    SHOW NOTES
    Find your Chicago election voting site - https://chicagoelections.gov/voting/your-voter-information

    Kennedy on Through the Portal - https://soundcloud.com/airgoradio/through-the-portal-episode-4-grassroots-organizing-with-kennedy-bartley

    United Working Families - https://www.unitedworkingfamilies.org/

    Bring One Million Experiments to your space by hitting us up at contact@respairmedia.com! - https://www.respairmedia.com/one-million-experiments

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

    CREDITS
    Hosts & Exec. Producers - Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger
    Associate Producer - Rocío Santos
    Engagement Producer - Rivka Yeker
    Digital Media Producer - Troi Valles

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 331 - Bring Chicago Home with Brian Rodgers and Tynetta Hill-Muhammad

    Ep 331 - Bring Chicago Home with Brian Rodgers and Tynetta Hill-Muhammad

    AirGo's so excited to be back in full effect and regular flow of conversations reshaping culture for the more liberatory and creative! With the Chicago municipal election coming up on 3/19 (early voting is open now!), we're starting off with a call to Bring Chicago Home, a referendum aiming to restructure the Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT), a one-time tax on properties when they are sold to create a substantial and legally dedicated revenue stream to provide permanent affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness. Campaign organizers Brian Rodgers and Tynetta Hill-Muhammad break down how their personal experiences brought them to the campaign, how housing justice is at the nexus of all issues, and how to combat the misinformation around BCH created by the real estate lobby.

    SHOW NOTES
    Find your voting site - https://chicagoelections.gov/voting/your-voter-information

    Support Bring Chicago Home - https://www.bringchicagohome.org/

    Check out Respair Production & Media, our new movement media organization - https://www.respairmedia.com/

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

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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107 Ratings

107 Ratings

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I wish everyone in Chicago would listen! Especially to the Rossana Rodriquez episode! 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!!!

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