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Thursday, Mar 8 at 7:30 pm

Art on the Airwaves

Introductions with Cher Vincent, Brontë Mansfield, Eric Eddings & Brittany Luse. Followed by a conversation with James T. Green, Mooj Zadie, and Sharon Mashihi moderated by Chiquita Paschal.

A showcase of radio documentary selected by James T. Green, cofounder of PostLoudness, a collective of independent audio shows by people of color, women, and queer-identified hosts that aims to create a community of unique voices in audio.

Following an introduction by Green about alternative forms of radio, we will listen to selections from three examples that each feature modes of exploring the wide-ranging experimental potential of the audio form by voices generally kept in the margins. This program will be followed by a conversation between artists and radio documentarians Mooj Zadie and Sharon Mashihi that focuses on the role of radio art within the community.

Program

Mystic

Brontë Mansfield

Mystic is a new podcast about pagans & witches – some long dead, some right next door. Once a month, we will bring you the history and culture of misunderstood pagan religions & the stories of past and present practitioners. During the first season, listeners will hear the voices of witches in Chicago, pagans at a conference in Minneapolis, Haitian voodoo priestesses in New Orleans, and more.

Open Ended

Cher Vincent & James T. Green

From tech news and code, to code-switching and gender, a round-table style conversation with a rotating table of guests. All wrapped in the comfort of listening to two best friends disagree.

The Nod

Eric Eddings & Brittany Luse

The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black — in America, and around the world.

60 min

James T. Green is a sound artist. He has made radio at Gimlet Media, MTV News, and Rookie Magazine. He’s currently the Director of Audio at The Outline.

He taught graduate New Arts Journalism at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. He co-founded Postloudness, a collective of audio shows hosted by people of color, women, and queer-identified makers. A Chicagoan in Brooklyn.

Cher Vincent is a freelance audio producer and cofounder of Postloudness. She has worked in digital marketing and radio for several years with nonprofit and community organizations.

Brontë Mansfield is an writer, journalist, and audio producer based in Chicago. Raised in rural Wisconsin, she is intent on sharing stories of the Midwest in both her fiction and reporting. When she is not writing or recording, she runs an online support group for people who were also named after dead 19th century authors.

Brittany Luse is a producer and host at Gimlet. In her spare time, she co-hosts For Colored Nerds, an independent podcast about race, news and pop culture. She hails from Farmington Hills, Michigan and is a very proud graduate of Howard University.

Eric Eddings co-hosts The Nod at Gimlet. He also co-hosted For Colored Nerds, an independent podcast about race, news and pop culture with @bmluse. Prior to working at Gimlet, he helped nonprofits and foundations develop digital strategies at Fenton.

Mooj Zadie is an associate producer at Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR. His work has appeared on Pitchfork, NPR Music, Studio 360, 99% Invisible, and Love + Radio. In 2013, he won Best Documentary: Honorable Mention from the Third Coast International Audio Festival. He’s the host of Tape, a radio show about people who make radio, and the founder of Tape Fest, a live radio show created for the stage.

Sharon Mashihi makes movies, radio, and performances. Her work can be heard on the podcasts The Heart, Stranglers, Snap Judgment, Unfictional, and many others. As an editor, Sharon worked on The Heart ‘s critically acclaimed “No” series, as well as 2016’s Peabody Award Finalist, “Silent Evidence”. Sharon’s performances and installations have been featured at Essex Flowers, The Wassaic Project, Tapefest, The Hearsay Festival in Ireland, and Moogfest. Sharon is co-writer of the 2017 feature film, The Ticket , and story editor of the forthcoming film, Madeline’s Madeline. She is also a session leader at The School of Making Thinking.

Chiquita Paschal is an arts and culture journalist on a mission to understand how creativity fuels human resilience.  She began her career in audio and art in Albuquerque, NM and soon found her way to NPR News in Washington, D.C.,  where she covered politics, race and culture.  Since moving to Brooklyn in 2016, she has produced podcasts including Gimlet Media’s Uncivil, BuzzFeed’s Another Round, and Essence’s Yes, Girl! She tweets @ChiquitaPaschal.

Details

Date
Thursday, Mar 8
Time
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cost
Free with membership - $10
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