Brooklyn Deep Third Rail

Third Rail Eps 8: The Personal is Political

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Guest Hosts: 

Taja Lindley, Founder, Managing Member, Colored Girls Hustle
Jessica Valoris, Visual artist, Performing artist, and Poet

Segments: 

1. Colored Girl Hustle: Audre Lorde told us that "caring for [yourself] is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” But with so many attacks on our self-esteem, our families, and our communities, what does "self-preservation" look like for black women?

2. Can the "revolution" be fought online?: From #BringBackOurGirls to #WeCantBringBackOurDead. Who created them? What are the facts? And does anyone ever win the oppression olympics?

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup

Third Rail Eps 7: Laughing to Keep From Crying

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Guest Hosts: 
Lois Thompson, Producer, Comedian & Host, The Brown Girl Comedy Show
L. Michelle, Comedian, Actress, and Writer

Segments: 

1. Brown Girl Comedy: Every month the Brown Girl Comedy Show goes down in front of a packed house, so clearly there is an appetite for women of color comedians. But what are the struggles of brown girls trying to get play on stage? And how has Brooklyn been supportive of sisters trying to get a few laughs?

2. The 20th Anniversary of Crooklyn: This May marks 20 years since Crooklyn was released, and Bed-Stuy is in some ways unrecognizable. Could the things that happened in Crooklyn happen in Bed-Stuy today? How would the movie be different if filmed this year?

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup