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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 95 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.

    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
    Ep 307 - ThoughtPoet

    Ep 307 - ThoughtPoet

    This episode's guest is community stalwart, photographer, and spacemaker ThoughtPoet. A longtime participant in creative and social movement spaces in Chicago, Thought has emerged as a curator and creative organizer in his own right over the last few years. His photography has shown the vulnerability and humanity of artists and organizers, and the conversations his exhibitions facilitate have been important for liberatory movement. We talk about this growth into a spacemaker role, the ups and downs of participating in these communities, and tenderness as a challenge and asset.

    SHOW NOTES
    Follow ThoughtPoet - https://www.instagram.com/thoughtpoet77/

    Bring AirGo to your campus or organization - https://airgoradio.com/booking

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Through the Portal Episode 4 - Grassroots Organizing with Kennedy Bartley

    Through the Portal Episode 4 - Grassroots Organizing with Kennedy Bartley

    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.

    This episode's guest, Kennedy Bartley, is a Chicago-based organizer and thinker who until recently served as the Legislative Director of United Working Families Chicago and has been a central force behind the Defund CPD campaign. Kennedy breaks down the radical potential of contesting the electoral space, the value of participatory democracy, and how contested coalition with elected officials can be a pathway to tangible, liberatory change.

    SHOW NOTES
    UWF Chicago - https://www.unitedworkingfamilies.org/
    Defund CPD - https://linktr.ee/defundcpd
    Learn more about the Portal Project: http://sjiportalproject.com/

    • 52 min
    Ep 306 - Dixon Romeo

    Ep 306 - Dixon Romeo

    The guys have the opportunity to chop it up with organizing stalwart and long-time comrade Dixon Romeo. Dixon is the Campaigns Director for United Working Families, and is one of the cofounders of Not Me We, a group building community power in South Shore. He breaks down his tactics and methodologies for supporting his neighbors in the fight for housing protections, how the Obama Presidential Center is already impacting South Shore, and how a leaderful movement is the only path forward.

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

    Not Me We - https://instagram.com/notmewe_

    Follow Dixon - https://www.instagram.com/dixonromeo/

    • 55 min
    Cottage Groove #23 - Ariel Zetina Guest Mix

    Cottage Groove #23 - Ariel Zetina Guest Mix

    This month's Cottage Groove guest DJ mix comes to us from Ariel Zetina. Ariel is a Chicago based artist, focusing in music production and deejaying. Though her music can be considered techno, she takes inspiration from Chicago house, Belizean genres punta and brukdown, and the queer club scene worldwide. She's a resident DJ at the legendary Smartbar here in Chicago.

    You can hear more of her music here: https://linktr.ee/arielzetina.

    Hear all of the Cottage Groove Mixes: http://soundcloud.com/airgoradio/sets/cottage-groove-mixes

    TRACKLIST
    DJ Gigola, Kev Koko, Perra Inmuda - No Es Amor
    CVNT TR4XXX - Can't Hide From House
    Jesse Saunders ft. Banig - Rock It (Col Lawton Dub)
    Annika Wolfe - Vibrate (No Vox)
    Tinashe - X (ft. Jeremih)
    O'ner - Magnetic Feel
    D. Tiffany, Roza Terenzi - Liquorice Skritch
    Ariel Zetina x ???????- ?????? (forthcoming)
    Laenz - Leopard Gate
    Maurice & Da Posse - I Got A Big Dick
    Michael Andrews - Goldfish
    DEBIT - 5th Night
    Maara - Take the Wheel Miss Sweetie
    dj genderfluid - let's get funky
    RAVETRX & Mani Festo - Feels Good Inside
    Bitter Babe & Nick Leon - Delirio
    Mister Wallace - HATERAID (Ariel Zetina Remix)
    Wilhemina x Jasmine Infiniti - Im Baby
    PlayPlay - Maneuvers (Drvmmy Remix)
    Ikävä Pii - East Wing Oslo House
    aya - and eats itself and eats itself and eats itself
    Club Politix - Morning Recording
    Viikatory - Assigned to Main Mix
    Asquith - Forget the Past
    Sophie B. Hawkins - As I Lay Me Down

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

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It is such a gift to us all that they now have over 300 podcasts of authentic (and fun) conversations with amazing folks.
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Bounty of gifts

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

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