WAMU, July 10, 2019
Photos by Antonia Tricarico of the past 20 years of women in D.C. punk plus a Spotify playlist featuring bands like Bad Moves, Bratmobile, and more.
WAMU, July 3, 2019, with Julie Depenbrock
For many in the Washington region, the summer months mean hiking, tubing, camping, vacations and other activities that put you in touch with the great outdoors — and with ticks. Lots of ticks.
Kojo Nnamdi Show, June 20, 2019
Black country music is having a moment, if the Billboard charts are to be believed. Lil Nas X’s trap country crossover hit, “Old Town Road,” has topped the Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip Hop charts for eleven weeks…But black country music isn’t new. According to music scholar, historian and multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons, African Americans have shaped country and western culture and music from its beginnings in the mid-19th century.
WAMU, May 31, 2019
Boys and girls use their time very differently. That’s according to a recent report showing that girls between the ages of 15 and 17 are spending nearly twice the amount of daily time cleaning, cooking, and running errands as similarly aged boys. Boys, on the other hand, have an hour more leisure and screen time than girls. We explored why the gender gap persists and what parents, teachers, and kids can do to encourage people to think more equitably about gender and work.
Kojo Nnamdi Show, May 22, 2019
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and we’ve got you covered if you’re not a drinker, or just want alternatives to alcoholic beverages. Here are four non-alcoholic mixed drinks to keep you cool (and sober) as the weather heats up.
Kojo Nnamdi Show, May 15, 2019
Spring is in full effect, and veggies, herbs and flowers are popping up in gardens across the Washington region. Gardening, though, can be intimidating when you are just getting started, or don’t have access to large green spaces, or if you’ve already gotten behind on weeding and planting. Fear not, we’ve got tips from local urban farmers and garden educators about how to approach gardening this time of year.
DCist, May 7, 2019
Three bands from the D.C. region who entered the NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest stopped into WAMU’s studios to talk about the local music scene and to perform some songs. Music mixed by Mark Gunnery.
Kojo Nnamdi Show, March 8, 2019
For International Women’s Day, a multimedia piece on ten bands that feature women who have shaped the sound and politics of D.C. punk over the years.
Doykeit Zine, Issue 4, 2019
Why do humans seek messiah figures in moments of crisis, both geopolitical and personal? What uses do apocalyptic and messianic thinking have for people? Are there secular strands of messianism? A look at the mass movement around Sabbatai Tsevi, a 17th century rabbi who declared himself to be the messiah, as a way to start answering those questions for the present, a moment of multiple crises that some interpret as apocalyptic.
Kojo Nnamdi Show, October 10, 2018
As the #MeToo movement moves into its second year, conversations about both healthy and toxic masculinity have become more urgent. Three local advocates who work with youth share their takes on the messages boys and men receive about masculinity, and share advice for parents, coaches, mentors and educators who want to discuss difficult topics like sexual assault, consent, bullying and violence.
Baltimore City Paper, June 21, 2017
Reviews of songs by Hurray for the Riff Raff and Wet Brain for Baltimore City Paper's annual music issue.
Baltimore City Paper, July 24, 2015
A reflection on reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates as a white person, and a response to New York Times columnist David Brooks' condescending open letter to Coates, Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White.
Indypendent Reader, December 29, 2011
A review of Deborah B. Gould's book Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight Against AIDS, a look at how emotions like rage, pride, fear, and grief inform politics and social movements.
Indypendent Reader, May 18, 2011
An introduction to trauma theory told through a critical reading of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, and suggestions for how activists can take trauma into account when doing their work.