I Am Not Your Negro

A Civic Duty to Honor James Baldwin (Delta, Jury Duty, James Baldwin, J.Lo)

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This week James is steering the ship with a korner dedicated to the greatness of James Baldwin, but before the wonder twins start their adoration- we gotta talk about Delta. Gurl, Delta you betta fix your mess! James was cast as Jury number 1 in the role of actual real life civic duty. The two also talk about heritage and slavery and how big of an impact it has on modern times. Also: remember Tia Carrere? Where is she? In the singular korner for the day, it's all things James Baldwin! First unpacking the amazing documentary I Am Not Your Negro. Then a test- who has more James Baldwin knowledge?! Lastly... who knew J.Lo would cause such a rift! Enjoy!

See James do Stand Up August 11th at 9:30pm in NYC! Tickets:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efk3gr4h8f...

Links!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUYdgIyaPM

http://www.peoplequiz.com/trivia-quizzes-3249-James_Baldwin_Wonderful_Wr...

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: The Breeders' Kim Deal and Raoul Peck

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The Breeder's Kim Deal on their new album "All Nerve"

Kim Deal got her start as a professional musician after responding to a classified ad in the back of a local newspaper in Boston. Out of that exchange, she and three new friends formed The Pixies. The group became indie rock tastemakers, but they never produced a real chart topping hit. But during what ended up being a 10+ year hiatus for the band, Deal formed The Breeders. And Kim had a hit: "Cannoball" was a song she wrote for their 1993 album "Last Splash," which made it to the US Billboard Hot 100 and got constant play on MTV.

Kim still lives in Dayton, Ohio, her hometown. There she honed her skills singing and playing acoustic guitar with her sister. She tells Jesse about the music scene in Dayton, how unintended her success was, and what it felt like the first moment she realized that she had written a song that people wanted to dance to. Kim also talks about bringing The Breeders back together for their latest album to be released this week. "All Nerve" will be their first release in nearly ten years.

Click here to listen to Kim Deal's interview on YouTube.

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Raoul Peck on his latest movie "The Young Karl Marx"

Raoul Peck is a seriously successful serious filmmaker. The Haitian born director was nominated for an Academy Award last year for best documentary for his film "I Am Not Your Negro" about writer James Baldwin. In his latest scripted film "The Young Karl Marx," Peck was faced with a unique challenge: how to write a compelling story about the origin of a theory. Seven hours of screenplay, and ten years later, Peck tells Jesse about what went into bringing to life the personal tale of one of the most important thinkers in modern history - a figure who Pecks says wrote more about money while spending so much time living without it.

Peck himself lived a lot of his life struggling financially. He says he made the choice to never compromise his art in order to just to earn a living. This unwavering focus, he says, had a lot to do with growing up under a dictatorship in Haiti where there was no opportunity to think of accumulating wealth, buying a big house, or owning a car because all that could be so easily taken away.

Click here to listen to Raoul Peck's interview on YouTube.

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The Outshot: Curtis Mayfield

And finally, on the Outshot, soul musician and "Superfly" singer/songwriter Curtis Mayfield blended gospel, and black power on "Curtis," one of his most underrated records.

Click here to listen to Jesse's Outshot on YouTube.

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