Aired 5 months ago 5:36
Ida wells Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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Aired 8 months ago 28:47
Episode 6: Ida B. Wells
Journalist and activist Ida B. Wells is in some ways a forgotten figure, overlooked even in black civil rights history. But her reporting on lynchings across the South was unwavering in its mission: calling America out on racial injustice. And, why black women are no longer willing to play the role of “Magical Negro” in U.S. politics. The United States of Anxiety recently recorded a live episode remembering the life and work of Ida B. Wells at The Greene Space. Watch the whole event here. The United States of Anxiety is supported in part by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Additional support for WNYC’s election coverage is provided by Emerson Collective, The New York Community Trust, and New York Public Radio Trustee Dr. Mary White. This report is produced with support from Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from WNET reporting on poverty, jobs, and economic opportunity in America.
The United States of Anxiety
Aired 4 months ago 33:19
Ida B Wells
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931), more commonly known as Ida B. Wells, was an African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She arguably became the most famous black woman in America, during a life that was centered on combating prejudice and violence. Our theme song was written and performed by Anna Bosnick. If you’d like to support the show on a per episode basis, you can find our Patreon page here. Be sure to check our website for more details.
Aired 9 months ago 27:55
One Simple Idea. A Massive Explosion of Reading.
When Todd Bol built a small schoolhouse-shaped box to allow his mom to share books with neighbors, he didn't have global disruption in mind. Now, more than 77,000 Little Free Libraries later, his simple idea is bringing the joy of reading to millions of people around the globe. Learn how he took his invention global, and get his advice for creating a massive disruption without a giant budget or large team. Update: We were stunned and saddened to learn that Todd Bol passed away October 18, 2018. His work, his legacy and his inspiration lives on. May he rest in peace. LOVING DISRUPTOR? PLEASE REMEMBER TO RATE US IN iTunes! Links: Little Free Library - https://littlefreelibrary.org/ Biography of Todd's favorite Disruptor, Ida B. Wells - https://www.biography.com/people/ida-b-wells-9527635
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