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  1. WNYC: “A Reckoning in our Own House. John Hockenberry and Harassment”

    WNYC News has been covering stories about powerful men in media and politics being accused of and fired for sexual harassment and misconduct. Now we find ourselves in the midst of facing these issues right here at New York Public Radio and grappling with what we’re hearing and how our own organization is handling the situation. WNYC co-hosts Brooke Gladstone, Jami Floyd, Brian Lehrer and Shumita Basu will be on the radio live tonight at 8pm to talk about this news, share the reporting about John Hockenberry and take your calls and reactions. This is an issue greater than just our organization and we hope to make it a productive conversation for how we move forward in addressing these issues under our own roof and as a nation.

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  2. Longform Podcast #136: Anna Sale

    Anna Sale is the host of Death, Sex & Money.

    “It’s the result of listening, of feeling listened to, that people open up. I look like a crazy person when I do interviews, because sometimes someone will be describing something and I will close my eyes and try to picture what they’re telling me. And if I can’t picture the moment they’re describing I’ll just try to dig in a little bit more.”

    Thanks to TinyLetter, The Great Courses, MarketingProfs, and WealthFront for sponsoring this week’s episode.

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    No matter how old you are, there are things you know about the Civil Rights Movement. You’ve heard Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. You’ve seen the protesters getting blasted by fire hoses in Birmingham, Alabama. And you know the songs — “We Shall Overcome,” “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” “A Change Is Gonna Come.” But, it turns out, that’s only a tiny part of this music. Hundreds of other songs you’ve never heard of have been hidden for decades

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  4. Author Paul Beatty on Studio 360

    What would happen if a poor black and Latino neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles reinstated segregation? And what if it actually improved things — drove the crime rate down, test scores up, raised the quality of life? That’s the premise of The Sellout, Paul Beatty’s scathingly satirical novel about America’s most sensitive subject, race. The book manages to be both funny and genuinely shocking, like the best of Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut. The Guardian recently declared Paul Beatty "the funniest writer in America."

    Part of what makes Beatty’s writing so subversive is his willingness to engage stereotypes. His main character, Bonbon, is an African-American farmer who grows famously delicious watermelons and potent marijuana in his Los Angeles backyard. For Beatty, stereotypes like this aren’t just comic fodder — they’re an excuse to turn the spotlight on the reader’s own preconceptions. “I like to start at this base level of how we perceive people, and try to turn that around,” Beatty tells Kurt Andersen. “We look at everything through these blinders, and I’m just trying to pull those back a little bit.”

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