Racism, toxic inequality, persistent poverty, climate change: these are big serious problems, and if you believe they require big audacious solutions, then this is the podcast for you. Hosted by Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder-in-Residence at PolicyLink, Radical Imagination focuses on radical solutions to our society’s most pressing problems. It features conversations with thinkers and changemakers from multiple fields working to deliver equity wins at scale.Tune in to Radical Imagination, for stories and solutions that are fueling change.
Reframing History: The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Radical Imagination opens with a deep dive into the 1921 massacre of hundreds of Black people in the thriving business district of Tulsa, Oklahoma. We examine how history books erased that atrocity and distorted so much of Black history.
Radical Reform: A Prosecutor's Story
San Francisco’s District Attorney Chesa Boudin was elected on the promise of bringing justice to the criminal "justice" system. He's part of a new wave of reform-minded prosecutors who are trying to change the system, eliminate the most harmful...
Police Abolition, Pt. 2
In this episode of Radical Imagination we follow up on our coverage of police abolition. Host Angela Glover Blackwell speaks with human rights lawyer and organizer Derecka Purnell, whose advocacy has led to the dismissal of thousands of cases based on unconstitutional policing practices. We first explored the abolition movement a year ago — before the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Black people spurred nationwide protests. Now we look at the changing political and cultural landscape that has transformed what seemed like an impossible idea — defunding and dismantling police — into a feasible solution now being considered by state and local officials.
From Patients to Patents: A Focus on Health Equity
Well before Covid-19, Black Americans struggled to access healthcare and had disproportionately high rates of chronic illness and death. Nowhere is this more glaring than in the Mississippi Delta, where Black people with diabetes are commonly treated by...
Hawaii's Feminist Recovery Plan
A group of women in Hawaii are showing the nation that post-pandemic economic recovery can be visionary, just, and transformative. Angela Glover Blackwell speaks with Khara Jabola-Carolus, the executive director of Hawaii’s Commission on the Status of Women, and activist and midwife Tanya Smith-Johnson
Water as a Human Right
Angela Glover Blackwell speaks with US Water Alliance CEO Radhika Fox and Susana De Anda, Co-executive Director of the Community Water Center, about the fight for clean water as a human right.
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First off I love Angela and most of the guests voices and ways they explain their thoughts. A way I hope to speak as I get older. Perfect length of explanations and stories for all to really learn and grasp the concepts