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Switchblade Sisters Episode 65: 'The Wiz' with 'How to Get Away with Murder' Director DeMane Davis

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DeMane Davis

The Wiz

This week we are graced by the presence of the wonderful writer/director, DeMane Davis (Lift, 'Queen Sugar', 'How to Get Away with Murder'). She's on the program this week to discuss The Wiz. She and April begin the conversation by fawning over the performance of the one and only Diana Ross as Dorothy. They also cover the technical prowess of director Sidney Lumet, and why he considers this film somewhat of a failure. The conversation then turns towards DeMane's work as a TV director. They go in depth on what a day on set actually looks like. DeMane tells a story about a time when the producers of her feature Lift brought on another editor. But she also stresses that the most important thing is getting your work out in to the world. And lastly, DeMane emphasizes the lessons she learned from The Wiz about believing in yourself, and that when you are comfortable and confident in the work that you're doing, that's when you become really dangerous.

You can see DeMane's episode of How to Get Away with Murder on February 14.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Wiz.

With April Wolfe and DeMane Davis.

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Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org.

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

GO SIT ON A PILE OF BRICKS (Making Black Friday BLACK, Bubonic Plague, Shanice, Kerry Washington, Widows)

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Minority Korner

We hope all of you are full off of the feast from the previous day! Now we have a FEAST for your earholes! Nnekay will be making Black Friday actually Black, by giving you guys some black owned businesses to do all your holiday shopping with! James has dusted off our friend the Quizlet Korner... this time it's all about the Bubonic Plague... of course there is a twist. But before that we get into what Shanice is up too, other than smiling and liking our smiles, notes about American Son staring Kerry Washington on Broadway, kick ass Viola Davis in Widows, and Marianne Williamson's EPIC 2020 announcement! 
 

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https://www.walkerslegacy.com/31-woman-of-color-owned-businesses-to-supp...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/geristengel/2017/08/30/how-the-toy-industry...

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-owned-business-gift-guide_us_...

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MKEP144: Respect For Anita (Anita Hill, Colin Kaepernick, Nike, Whitney Houston)

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Minority Korner

Reeling from the outrage about Kaepernick's feature in Nike's new campaign, the duo discusses... is Nike doing good or is it more complicated than that?! Also they are dissecting Whitney Houston's documentary, the tragedy that she went through and why we gotta give her more respect. The main korner for the show is Anita Hill, the precursor to the #metoo movement, James breaks down everything we might not know or have forgotten about her story and everything she went through during the confirmation of Clarence Thomas. Also- who's a better actor Whitney Houston or Halle Berry?

Links!
https://www.theroot.com/anita-hill-on-the-weinstein-scandal-this-type-of...

https://www.theroot.com/what-has-been-the-impact-of-anita-hill-1790866460

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/the-case-for-impeaching-cla...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/anita-hill-and-her-199...

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An Ice Cold Harlem Bird Bath (DeRay McKesson, Abortion Around The World, Update on Michael Johnson from Ep.6, Scandal Finale)

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Minority Korner
Guests: 
DeRay McKesson

Man o Man o Man... o MAN! We got a show for you guys!!! We got the amazing host of Pod Save The People, DeRay McKesson on the show! Can you even believe?! But before we get to the interview we have an update on the story from Episode 6 about Tiger Mandingo aka Michael Johnson who was convicted to prison for spreading HIV, but the story is much more complicated than just that... We also send our pal Scandal off into the great blue yonder and chat about the Finale. We also cover the potential change in abortion laws for Argentina, which leads us to take a closer look at the laws from around the world and what status various countries hold on legality of it. Thank you for listening!!

Links!

http://feministing.com/2018/04/18/in-potential-feminist-win-argentina-co...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/opinion/chile-abortion-ban.html

https://www.reproductiverights.org/sites/crr.civicactions.net/files/docu...

https://www.queerty.com/college-wrestler-faced-30-years-prison-hiv-case-...

https://www.buzzfeed.com/steventhrasher/how-college-wrestling-star-tiger...

Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

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Inside Pop Ep. 119- Beyonce at Coachella, Kendrick Lamar wins the Pulitzer, Scandal Signs Off

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Inside Pop

This week it's all about Black (Overachieving) Excellence!

Beyonce Knowles Carter descended from the uppermost level of Heaven and bestowed us with the gift of her life changing performance at Coachella - or as it shall now be forever known . . . BEYCHELLA. We'll share our reactions to the performance and our reactions to the reactions of her performance.

Kendrick Lamar made history this week by becoming the first Hip Hop artist to win the Pulitzer Prize. We'll discuss why this is a huge deal for hip hop and the culture at large.

Shonda Rhimes and Kerry Washington end the sensational and soapy groundbreaking series, Scandal this week. We'll discuss the relevancy of one of television's most diverse and jaw dropping shows.

And the Big Sell shines a light on an amazing music/video/fashion collaboration featuring singers Karen O and Michael Kiwanuka; director Ana Lily Amirpour and fashion house Kenzo.

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