Wednesdays & Sundays 1:00pm
Hosted by Danny Lemos, Rose Lozon, and Ashley Aguirre
These times are uncertain, anxiety provoking, and drastic. We as a staff wanted to come together and bring you comfort and solidarity in this international state of emergency. It’s all hitting us differently, reflective of our diverse states of being. Yet simultaneously connecting the entire world with the same instructions of stay home, and isolate.
Producers: Ashley Aguirre, Christina Gambill, and Rose Lozon.
June 14 — 59 min
Civic Engagement and the Economics of Being Black in America with Senay Kenfe
We’re joined by Senay Kenfe, a local community activist, musician, writer and business owner. Over the last 15 years he’s collaborated with artists around the world as a member of local hip hop act, The Natives. He has worked on projects from documenting the graffiti scene in Brazil and Egypt to leading clean water filtration projects in Ethiopia. He talks about his recent arrest, civic engagement, protesting with your dollars and the economics and politics of running a black-owned business in Long Beach and America.
As we examine our local movement, we also introduce a new segment called “WhyWeProtest.” Where we seek to find connections with those protesting across all fifty states. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll capture personal stories from protestors around the nation and here in Long Beach. Today we hear from Al Monge, a Healthcare worker protesting in Portland, Oregon.