State of the Re:Union: New episodes in September
New episodes of State of the Re:Union are coming to WILL-AM 580 at 10 am Fridays this month. Each program is repeated at 8 pm the same day.
Sept. 12: When Words Matter: A National Poetry Month Special
Host Al Letson talks to poets from across the country about the craft, the lifestyle, the resurgence of poems as they also share pieces of their work.
Sept. 19: Birmingham: The Long Story Short
Birmingham’s past includes Freedom Riders, church bombings, civil rights marches and police dogs. This program journeys into the courtrooms, churches and backyards of Birmingham to answer whether Birmingham remains a monument to brutal segregation, or one of the few American cities willing to take a hard look at race.
Sept. 26: Re:Defining Black History
State of the Re:Union zeroes in on some of the narratives edited out of the mainstream picture of Black history and how those unknown events have affected Americans’ perception of the struggles against slavery and for civil rights.
On Sept. 5, State of the Re:Union will be replaced by a WILL special local program: Beyond Ferguson: White Fear, Black Anger, American Rage.