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A radio show, podcast, and radical media hub showcasing culture workers reshaping Chicago 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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A radio show, podcast, and radical media hub showcasing culture workers reshaping Chicago 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 260 - Education Suite Vol. 3: Dr. Dave Stovall

    Ep 260 - Education Suite Vol. 3: Dr. Dave Stovall

    AirGo is excited to present The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. On this episode, we chop it up with AirGo fam Dr. Dave Stovall, a professor at UIC who works with community organizations and schools to address issues of equity, justice and abolishing the school/prison nexus. He breaks down the distinction between education and schooling, histories of education spaces and their destruction, fugitivity, and much more.

    SHOW NOTES:
    The People’s Grab n Go - https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-peoples-grab-n-go-oral-history
    Bettina Love of the Abolitionist Teaching Network - https://abolitionistteachingnetwork.org/
    The Lost Education of Horace Tate by Vanessa Siddle Walker - https://thenewpress.com/books/lost-education-of-horace-tate
    Paulo Freire - https://www.freire.org/paulo-freire/
    Lavalas Movement - https://nacla.org/article/fanmi-lavalas-political-project
    Prof. Christopher Span - https://education.illinois.edu/faculty/christopher-span
    Gloria Ladson-Billings - https://naeducation.org/our-members/gloria-ladson-billings/
    Dionne Danns - https://education.indiana.edu/about/directory/profiles/danns-dionne.html
    Black Teacher Project - https://www.blackteacherproject.org/
    Rethinking Schools - https://rethinkingschools.org/
    Raise Your Hand IL - https://www.ilraiseyourhand.org/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Cottage Groove #13 - Ghetto Sage Apprecation Mix

    Cottage Groove #13 - Ghetto Sage Apprecation Mix

    Sometimes you just gotta celebrate the 🐐. On this edition of our Cottage Groove series, Kiss aka DJ Empathy brings together a whole bunch of deep cuts and collabs between the brilliant Saba, Noname, and Smino. The trio, who by forming the group Ghetto Sage recently joined the hip hop lineage of starting supergroups that don't follow through with albums, are three of the best artists of their generation and deserve all the 💐. Get into it!

    Songs in this mix:
    Häagen Dazs - Ghetto Sage
    Spin Move - Dreamville x Bas x Saba x Smino
    Future Plans Pt. III - Saba x Noname
    Food for Thought - Ikon x Saba x Noname x Malcolm London
    Amphetamine - Smino x Noname
    Shadow Man - Noname x Phoelix x Saba x Smino
    Sacrifices - Dreamville x Earthgang x Saba x Smino x J Cole
    Smellin Like a Re-Up - Smino
    Living Single LEAK - Chance the Rapper x Smino
    Counterfeit - Noname x Chelsea Reject x Phoelix x Saba
    Church / Liquor Store - Saba x Noname
    Riot - Saba x Trapo
    How You Feel - C-Sick x Noname x Saba
    Kolors - Smino x Monte Booker
    The Truth - Mick Jenkins x Noname (Prod. Saba)
    Black Alabaster - XVRHLDY x Saba x Noname
    Realer than Most - Mick Jenkins x Dally Auston x Saba x Noname
    Secondhand Smoke - Saba x Noname
    Dead Friends - Kirk Knight x Noname x Thundercat
    Ace - Noname x Smino x Saba

    • 46 min
    Ep 259 - The Education Suite Vol. 2: Uplift Sessions

    Ep 259 - The Education Suite Vol. 2: Uplift Sessions

    AirGo is excited to present The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. On this episode, we go into the classroom at Uplift High School, a social justice CPS school in Uptown that Dame and Kiss taught a 10-week block at in the spring of 2019. Hear from the students of Uplift about what freedom means, what they want to learn about, how they know when to lead and when to follow, and much more.

    SHOW NOTES

    HUGE thanks to Justin Barnes for his work editing the audio from our sessions at Uplift!

    Thanks to Zain Bullie for hosting us in his class. Check out our On the Line episode with him: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-237-on-the-line-with-zain-bullie/id1016530091

    Support amazing organization Kuumba Lynx: https://www.kuumbalynx.com/

    Subscribe, rate, and review AirGo on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091

    Donate to AirGo: airgoradio.com/donate

    • 55 min
    Ep 258 - The Education Suite Vol. 1: Eve Ewing

    Ep 258 - The Education Suite Vol. 1: Eve Ewing

    AirGo is excited to launch The Education Suite, a collection of episodes focusing on the liberatory histories and futures of education. This suite is co-curated by AirGo fam and general genius Eve Ewing, a professor and poet whose work is at the forefront of public conversation around the ways our education system has harmed Black and Brown young people, and the ways that our school buildings connect to larger systems of inequity across the country. On this first volume, Eve joins Dame and Kiss to pose some questions they should ask the guests over the next few weeks, and to share her reflections on the fork in the road our country has reached in regard to education and so much else.

    SHOW NOTES

    Follow Eve on Twitter: https://twitter.com/eveewing

    Buy her book Ghosts in the Schoolyard: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/G/bo27506579.html

    Subscribe, rate, and review AirGo on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091

    Donate to AirGo: https://airgoradio.com/donate

    • 30 min
    BONUS - CCBF presents Welcome to The Movement Teach-in

    BONUS - CCBF presents Welcome to The Movement Teach-in

    The Chicago Community Bond Fund (CCBF) pays bond for people charged with crimes in Cook County, Illinois. Through a revolving fund, CCBF supports individuals whose communities cannot afford to pay the bonds themselves and who have been impacted by structural violence. They have been remarkable contributors to Chicago's abolitionist movement since their inception, creating programming and policy that works to render the fund obsolete. They recently hosted a teach-in called Welcome to the Movement, which they were kind enough to share with us for re-release.

    Learn more and support: https://chicagobond.org/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    #GoBack - Fatimah Asghar in 2016

    #GoBack - Fatimah Asghar in 2016

    Each month this year, we're going to revisit an episode from the 200+ episodes in the AirGo Archives and bring that conversation back to the forefront. This month, we're returning to our conversation with poet, artist, and filmmaker Fatimah Asghar from March 2016. Fati has since moved deeper into the film world, cocreating hit web series Brown Girls, and published the brilliant poetry collection If They Should Come for Us.

    Follow Fati on Twitter: https://twitter.com/asgharthegrouch

    NOTE: Rate and review AirGo on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091

    • 1 hr

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