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Join Jai and Doc as they examine black gay life through the voices and stories of those of us who live it....and live it well! A new episode is posted every Saturday.

Join Jai and Doc as they examine black gay life through the voices and stories of those of us who live it....and live it well! A new episode is posted every Saturday.
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United States

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Join Jai and Doc as they examine black gay life through the voices and stories of those of us who live it....and live it well! A new episode is posted every Saturday.

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English

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Episodes

Strange Fruit #264: 'Hey Fren!' Internet Sensation Zoie Fenty

10/14/2018
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A conversation with the viral video creator behind the @iamzoie Instagram.

Duration:00:36:54

Strange Fruit #263: How Where You Live In Louisville Affects Your Grocery Bill

10/8/2018
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Why does the cost of basics at Kroger vary depending where you are in Louisville? It's an issue of supply and demand, but it's one that ends up affecting low-income people across the city. In this week's episode of Strange Fruit, we talk to Bailey Loosemore of the Courier Journal about a recent story that looked at the cost of grocery staples at Kroger grocery stores around Louisville.

Duration:00:39:42

Strange Fruit #263: 'Rape Jokes' Comic Cameron Esposito

9/30/2018
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How good comics skirt the line between funny and too far.

Duration:00:39:42

Strange Fruit: On Queen Sugar, Pie Is More Than Just Pie

9/21/2018
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A story line about pie sparks deeper political conversations about capitalism and appropriation.

Duration:00:35:25

Strange Fruit #260: Sam Sanders Gives Us A Minute

9/15/2018
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Sam Sanders from NPR's It's Been A Minute, on authentic black & queer voices in public radio.

Duration:00:47:57

Strange Fruit #259: With Allies Like These...

9/7/2018
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Nobody's perfect, but when you mess up, don't make it all about you.

Duration:00:39:20

Strange Fruit #258: What's It Like To Answer Racist 911 Calls?

8/31/2018
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It seems like every week we hear about white people calling the police on black people for racist reasons. A 911 operator tells us what it's like to be on the other end of the line.

Duration:00:36:09

Strange Fruit #256: Toxic Black Fatherhood On TV

8/24/2018
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Was your dad an Uncle Phil, or a Dr. Huxtable? Writer Kieran Scarlett says cruel and impatient TV dads reflect reality for many black sons.

Duration:00:41:53

Strange Fruit #255: It's Funny Because It's True (A Conversation With Dylan Marron)

8/17/2018
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Dylan Marron's "Every Single Word" series uses humor to point out an absurd lack of representation of non-white people in Hollywood.

Duration:00:38:03

Strange Fruit #254: Expanding The Definition Of 'American Boys'

8/3/2018
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Soraya Zaman's "American Boys Project" is a photography collection (and upcoming book) featuring portraits of transmasculine people throughout the country. Through it, Soraya hopes to expand our ideas of who trans men and transmasculine people are, and can be. Soraya joins us this week to tell us more, along with Lazarus Letcher, whose portrait is included in the work. And poet and choreographer Uwazi Zamani joins us with the story behind his phenomenal spoken-word piece, "Parades." (Content...

Duration:00:41:59

Strange Fruit #253: Honestly We'd Be Eating Chocolate Anyway

7/27/2018
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Chocolate is even sweeter when it's for an important cause.

Duration:00:30:47

Strange Fruit: A Conversation With 'Pose' Co-Creator Steven Canals

7/20/2018
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The groundbreaking show is set in the ballroom scene of 1987 New York City.

Duration:00:28:35

Strange Fruit #251: Greeting Cards That Look Like Us

7/13/2018
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Otis Richardson was tired of going to the greeting card aisle and seeing row after row of smiling white couples. So he started making his own.

Duration:00:40:11

Strange Fruit #250: Ricky Jones on James Baldwin (and Tucker Carlson)

7/6/2018
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Dr. Ricky Jones, from the University of Louisville, reflected on a James Baldwin quote in a recent column for the Courier-Journal. That got the attention of Fox News, and Jones appeared on Tucker Carlson's show last week. As you might imagine,it didn't go too well.

Duration:00:39:26

Strange Fruit #249: How Watermelons Became A Racist Trope

6/29/2018
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Historian Bill Black explains how watermelons became a racist trope. Plus a Carnegie Center exhibit tells the life story of Lucy Higgs Nichols, a formerly-enslaved woman who became a Civil War nurse.

Duration:00:31:15

Strange Fruit #248: Darnell Moore's Memoir Tells The Story Of A Gay Black Survivor

6/22/2018
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The title comes from one of several life-threatening experiences retold in the book, and on this week's show.

Duration:00:37:45

Strange Fruit #247: Matthew Charles, Rehabilitated Then Re-Incarcerated

6/15/2018
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Matthew Charles was convicted of seven charges related to the possession and sale of crack cocaine. This was in 1996, when the crack-to-cocaine ratio was still 100 to 1, meaning that selling one gram of crack carried the same punishment as 100 grams of cocaine. Matthew was got a sentence of 30 years to life. While he served his term, the sentencing guidelines were changed. Matthew had a perfect behavioral record while incarcerated, and was released early in 2016, having spent almost half his...

Duration:00:33:46

Strange Fruit #246: Whose Job Is It To Make Sure Louisville Seniors Don't Live With Bedbugs?

6/10/2018
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Our colleague Jacob Ryan from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting was working on a story at Dosker Manor, a high-rise public housing complex in downtown Louisville. As he interviewed residents for his original story, something else kept coming up in the conversations: bedbugs. More than half of residents in the 685-unit complex either had them, had recently had them, or were making drastic lifestyle changes to try to avoid them. Dosker Manor is housing for seniors and people with...

Duration:00:25:58

Strange Fruit #245: Homegirl Box Delivers Women's History

6/1/2018
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Kaila just had a rough semester. Her students wouldn't do their reading and didn't seem to be paying much attention. She was feeling low. Then she got a box in the mail packed with Audre-Lorde-themed swag from a student who appreciated her class. Turns out, it was a Homegirl Box. And she knew we had to interview whoever came up with it. This week we talk to Brittany Brathwaite, co-creator of the Homegirl Box, a gift box inspired by the life and legacy of bold and visionary women of color....

Duration:00:38:43

Strange Fruit #244: Reading Books, Living With Your Parents, Doing Your Civic Duty

5/25/2018
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We've all been busy this week, doing our civic duty. Not only was Tuesday Election Day, but Doc has been on jury duty all week! Her stories about the people she's met there bring up some questions about whether serving on a jury is too much of a hardship for hourly workers and low-income folks. Event planner Darien Green has been busy too. He's planning the second annual installment of "A Gay-la Experience," which is scheduled for June 2. Darien joined us this week to tell us more about the...

Duration:00:45:58