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On Mic 4 - Bobby Seale on the Black Panthers' Beginnings

Be aware: This podcast contains language some may find offensive. Bobby Seale stopped by the J-school right before the fiftieth anniversary of the day he and co-founder Huey P. Newton started the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Mr. Seale shared stories of his experiences as a social justice leader during that tumultuous time, and some of the events that led up to drafting the Black Panthers' Ten-Point Program. He recently co-authored the book Power to the People: The World of the Black...


On Mic 3 - Adam Hochschild And The Americans In The Spanish Civil War

In this week's episode, we’re proud to welcome acclaimed author Adam Hochschild. His recent book, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War is a best-selling history told through the eyes of a dozen unexpected characters. Adam is a master of narrative, and his new book is an absorbing and brilliantly researched account of a time when Americans poured into Spain as volunteers for the democratic cause. He also is a lecturer here at the J-school, and we asked him to stop by and...


On Mic 2 - Peggy Orenstein Talks "Girls And Sex"

Peggy Orenstein is a New York Times best-selling author who has carved out a niche writing about girlhood and womanhood in a changing world. Her newest book is Girls and Sex: Navigating a Complicated New Landscape. The book draws on dozens of interviews with young women to render a portrait of the new realities girls face in our modern technologically-driven world. Peggy visited the J-school for our annual Narrative Journalism Conference, and sat down to talk with our own Deirdre English,...