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Face/Off: Every week interns Zach Swezy and Tanna Solberg have a musical showdown, sharing new tracks that we then get to judge up. It’s a very serious, strictly monitored competition. Very legit.
Hip-Hop: Gabe Mendoza looks at the 20th anniversary re-release of Illmatic, Nas’s debut album and a giant record of hip-hop. Is the XX edition going to introduce a new generation to him?
Film: Reggie Ponder the Reel Critic jumps into the box office and the new releases in theaters this weekend.
Hour Three: We get into the news we missed this week and round up the voicemails and social media comments we got.
Surviving the Drug War: When you’re at the bottom of every statistic when it comes to income, education, and health, plus you havea felony conviction, where do you find hope? Reporter Monica Potts tells us about her story for American Prospect about a community center in West Baltimore that provides tough love job training and the people it connects with and the people it still fails.
Coya Paz: The doctor is in and we will decide once and for all if assaulting someone because they are wearing a Google Glass constitutes as a hate crime. We are also gonna figure out how to make higher education less white.
A Long Walk Home: We continue our conversation about everyday violence faced by women and girls when we are going by Sangheetha Ravichandran and Larrinita Starks, a staff member and youth leader with A Long Walk Home. ALWH uses art therapy and visual and performing arts to help girls heal from violence and to seek ends to it.
Council of Feminist Thought: we are joined by dynamic duo, Dick Dastardly and Mutt— we mean, Mikki Kendall and Jamie Golden, are here to talk about acting like a white man online, the way prostitution laws can be used to profile vulnerable people, and how totally wacky it is that TV comedies featuring female losers have found success.