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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 • 86 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.

    Climate Changemakers Ep 2.5 - Monica Lewis-Patrick

    Climate Changemakers Ep 2.5 - Monica Lewis-Patrick

    Climate Changemakers is back for Season 2! And this year, hosts Damon and Kiss are reaching beyond Illinois and talking with environmental justice movement workers from across the land about what ideas guide their work, which strategies have been effective, and what advice they have for Elevate as the organization works to put people and the planet first in the fight to build equity through climate action.

    On Episode 5, Dame and Kiss head east to talk Detroit with the inimitable Monica Lewis-Patrick. Known as the "Water Warrior," Monica is the cofounder of We The People Detroit, a community-based grassroots organization aiming to inform, educate, and empower Detroit residents on imperative issues surrounding civil rights, land, water, education, and the democratic process. She talks about the links between water access and austerity, the gender-based violence of water shutoffs, the regional coalition of water organizing across the Great Lakes, how her mother called her to action, and much more.

    SHOW NOTES
    Support We The People Detroit - www.wethepeopleofdetroit.com

    Gloria House - snccdigital.org/people/gloria-house/

    Rev. Dr. JoAnne Watson - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JoAnn_Watson

    ALEC - www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed

    Charity Hicks - www.onthecommons.org/magazine/commo…-charity-hicks

    Prof. Gwen Winston - anchor.fm/onesongplaylist/epis…archs-Part-1-e10jmdk

    We the Youth Detroit - www.wethepeopleofdetroit.com/youth-leaders

    The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water - www.globalresearch.ca/the-new-water-…-water/5383274

    Water Shutoffs During COVID-19 and Black Lives: Case Study Detroit -www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/env…m4u4S8.facebook

    Clean Water and Reproductive Justice - www.nationalpartnership.org/our-work/re…justice.pdf

    Water insecurity and psychosocial distress: case study of the Detroit water shutoffs - pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32930795/

    Subscribe to, rate, and review Climate Changemakers on your podcast app: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/climate-changemakers/id1503392646

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    • 35 min
    Cottage Groove #16 - Sadie Woods Guest Mix

    Cottage Groove #16 - Sadie Woods Guest Mix

    AirGo is sharing the Aux and spreading the love to some of Chicago's best DJs on Cottage Groove! Each month, a different guest DJ will share an original mix featuring a combo of artists from the city and sounds from across the globe, right here on AirGo.

    This mix is from Sadie Woods. Sadie is an award winning post-disciplinary artist, independent curator, and deejay. Her work focuses primarily on social movements, liberatory practices, cultural memory, and producing collaborations within communities of difference. She also deejays under the moniker Afrodjia, focusing on diasporic music and culture of the Americas and the Global South. Follow her: instagram.com/woodsadie/

    SONGS IN THE MIX:
    Chezere - I'm Not Blind
    Ugochi Nwaogwugwu, Kai Alexander - Don't Mind Them
    Bella BAHHS - Black Power
    Avery R. Young - Right On For the Darkness
    Roy Kinsey - Crook County
    Pugs Atomz ft. Wes Restless - Fire Burnin'
    Frank Waln - My People Come From the Land
    ESHOVO - Forecast
    Illuminati Congo ft. Rocker T - Drug War
    Isa Starr - Middle Finger
    Pinqy Ring - Revolución
    Damon Locks - The Symbol for Change

    • 42 min
    Black Freedom Convos Vol. 5 - Black Disability Activism with Moya Bailey

    Black Freedom Convos Vol. 5 - Black Disability Activism with Moya Bailey

    AirGo is partnering with friend of the show and self-appointed honorary cohost Eve Ewing to present Black Freedom Conversations, a suite featuring Eve in conversation with Black scholars toward collective Black liberation and learning. Each episode corresponds to lectures given by the featured scholar, which are available for free at www.blackfreedomlectures.org/.

    The fifth and final episode features Eve in conversation with Moya Bailey, an African American feminist scholar, writer, and activist, notable for coining the term misogynoir, which describes a specific form of discrimination experienced by black women. Bailey is an associate professor at Northwestern University.

    SHOW NOTES
    Watch the lecture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ01Dx081fA&t=668s

    Follow the guest - twitter.com/moyazb

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    • 55 min
    Cottage Groove #15 - Their Memory is a Blessing (SqueakPIVOT and Malik Alim tribute)

    Cottage Groove #15 - Their Memory is a Blessing (SqueakPIVOT and Malik Alim tribute)

    As you may have seen, over the last week our community here in Chicago experienced heartbreaking loss. As we move through the grief, AirGo wanted to share a few sounds and songs that have been grounding and connective during this time. May the memories of SqueakPIVOT, Malik Alim, and so many others lost in this time be a blessing.

    Donate to support the burial and children of Squeak: gofund.me/f6aac8d8

    Music in this mix:
    Kaddish - Alex Jacobowitz
    A.P.I.D.T.A - Jay Electronica
    PDLIF - Bon Iver
    Don't Forget About Me - Noname
    Risk - MfnMelo x SqueakPIVOT feat. Rexx life Raj
    I'll Be Seeing You - Billie Holiday
    HEAVEN ALL AROUND ME - Saba
    Shadow Man - Noname x Phoelix x Saba x Smino

    • 25 min
    BONUS - Defund | Abolish | Reconstruct with Ruthie Wilson Gilmore

    BONUS - Defund | Abolish | Reconstruct with Ruthie Wilson Gilmore

    We're hyped to bring you this bonus episode, featuring audio from the July 17th event Defund | Abolish | Reconstruct, featuring Ruthie Wilson Gilmore. Presented by the League of Revolutionaries for a New America, Ruth Wilson Gilmore is interviewed by hosts Geri Silva from LA and our very own Damon A. Williams from Chicago.

    SHOW NOTES
    Learn about LRNA: https://lrna.org/defund-abolish-reconstruct-ruthie-wilson-gilmore/

    Watch video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lDcQYZSOSA

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Climate Changemakers Ep 2.4 - Neil Whitegull

    Climate Changemakers Ep 2.4 - Neil Whitegull

    Climate Changemakers is back for Season 2! And this year, hosts Damon and Kiss are reaching beyond Illinois and talking with environmental justice movement workers from across the land about what ideas guide their work, which strategies have been effective, and what advice they have for Elevate as the organization works to put people and the planet first in the fight to build equity through climate action.

    On this episode, the guys are joined by Neil Whitegull. Neil is the Executive Director of the Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency, a nonprofit organization on Ho-Chunk sovereign land in Wisconsin. He breaks down the history of trust responsibilities between the federal government and indigenous people, the contradictions and opportunities of federal funding, Ho-Chunk stories that go back three ice ages, the film Ice Age, and much more.

    SHOW NOTES
    Learn more about the HHCDA: hhcda.com/

    Subscribe to, rate, and review Climate Changemakers on your podcast app: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/clim…rs/id1503392646

    Become an AirGo Amplifier - airgoradio.com/donate

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

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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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Undocumented

Excuse me while I cry at the end of this episode with Patrice Lawrence. Appreciate hearing Jennicet on your platform. Been following Jennicet’s work for years. Appreciate hearing about the work Patrice has been doing

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Angela Davis (part one)

Love the debrief, loved the episode — AND it would be great if she returned for a part two. That might be the most relaxed I’ve ever heard her! Similarly with Eve, you two really foreground convos in a way that opens guests up! Deep and hilarious. Thank you!

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