AirGo podcast

AirGo

Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091 A radio show, podcast, and radical media hub reshaping Chicago and beyond for the more equitable and creative. Listen to longform humanizing conversations with artists, organizers, performers, comedians, scholars, and more who are reimagining Chicago and beyond toward liberation. Hosted by Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger.

353 Episodes

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    Climate Changemakers Ep 2.5 - Monica Lewis-Patrick

    35:05

    Climate Changemakers is back for Season 2! And this year, hosts Damon and Kiss are reaching beyond Illinois and talking with environmental justice movement workers from across the land about what ideas guide their work, which strategies have been effective, and what advice they have for Elevate as the organization works to put people and the planet first in the fight to build equity through climate action. On Episode 5, Dame and Kiss head east to talk Detroit with the inimitable Monica Lewis-Patrick. Known as the "Water Warrior," Monica is the cofounder of We The People Detroit, a community-based grassroots organization aiming to inform, educate, and empower Detroit residents on imperative issues surrounding civil rights, land, water, education, and the democratic process. She talks about the links between water access and austerity, the gender-based violence of water shutoffs, the regional coalition of water organizing across the Great Lakes, how her mother called her to action, and much more. SHOW NOTES Support We The People Detroit - www.wethepeopleofdetroit.com Gloria House - snccdigital.org/people/gloria-house/ Rev. Dr. JoAnne Watson - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JoAnn_Watson ALEC - www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed Charity Hicks - www.onthecommons.org/magazine/commo…-charity-hicks Prof. Gwen Winston - anchor.fm/onesongplaylist/epis…archs-Part-1-e10jmdk We the Youth Detroit - www.wethepeopleofdetroit.com/youth-leaders The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water - www.globalresearch.ca/the-new-water-…-water/5383274 Water Shutoffs During COVID-19 and Black Lives: Case Study Detroit -www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/env…m4u4S8.facebook Clean Water and Reproductive Justice - www.nationalpartnership.org/our-work/re…justice.pdf Water insecurity and psychosocial distress: case study of the Detroit water shutoffs - pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32930795/ Subscribe to, rate, and review Climate Changemakers on your podcast app: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/climate-changemakers/id1503392646 Become an AirGo Amplifier - airgoradio.com/donate Rate and review AirGo - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091
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    Cottage Groove #16 - Sadie Woods Guest Mix

    42:29

    AirGo is sharing the Aux and spreading the love to some of Chicago's best DJs on Cottage Groove! Each month, a different guest DJ will share an original mix featuring a combo of artists from the city and sounds from across the globe, right here on AirGo. This mix is from Sadie Woods. Sadie is an award winning post-disciplinary artist, independent curator, and deejay. Her work focuses primarily on social movements, liberatory practices, cultural memory, and producing collaborations within communities of difference. She also deejays under the moniker Afrodjia, focusing on diasporic music and culture of the Americas and the Global South. Follow her: instagram.com/woodsadie/ SONGS IN THE MIX: Chezere - I'm Not Blind Ugochi Nwaogwugwu, Kai Alexander - Don't Mind Them Bella BAHHS - Black Power Avery R. Young - Right On For the Darkness Roy Kinsey - Crook County Pugs Atomz ft. Wes Restless - Fire Burnin' Frank Waln - My People Come From the Land ESHOVO - Forecast Illuminati Congo ft. Rocker T - Drug War Isa Starr - Middle Finger Pinqy Ring - Revolución Damon Locks - The Symbol for Change
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    Black Freedom Convos Vol. 5 - Black Disability Activism with Moya Bailey

    55:17

    AirGo is partnering with friend of the show and self-appointed honorary cohost Eve Ewing to present Black Freedom Conversations, a suite featuring Eve in conversation with Black scholars toward collective Black liberation and learning. Each episode corresponds to lectures given by the featured scholar, which are available for free at www.blackfreedomlectures.org/. The fifth and final episode features Eve in conversation with Moya Bailey, an African American feminist scholar, writer, and activist, notable for coining the term misogynoir, which describes a specific form of discrimination experienced by black women. Bailey is an associate professor at Northwestern University. SHOW NOTES Watch the lecture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ01Dx081fA&t=668s Follow the guest - twitter.com/moyazb Become an AirGo Amplifier - airgoradio.com/donate Rate and review AirGo - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091
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    Cottage Groove #15 - Their Memory is a Blessing (SqueakPIVOT and Malik Alim tribute)

    25:28

    As you may have seen, over the last week our community here in Chicago experienced heartbreaking loss. As we move through the grief, AirGo wanted to share a few sounds and songs that have been grounding and connective during this time. May the memories of SqueakPIVOT, Malik Alim, and so many others lost in this time be a blessing. Donate to support the burial and children of Squeak: gofund.me/f6aac8d8 Music in this mix: Kaddish - Alex Jacobowitz A.P.I.D.T.A - Jay Electronica PDLIF - Bon Iver Don't Forget About Me - Noname Risk - MfnMelo x SqueakPIVOT feat. Rexx life Raj I'll Be Seeing You - Billie Holiday HEAVEN ALL AROUND ME - Saba Shadow Man - Noname x Phoelix x Saba x Smino
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    BONUS - Defund | Abolish | Reconstruct with Ruthie Wilson Gilmore

    1:34:13

    We're hyped to bring you this bonus episode, featuring audio from the July 17th event Defund | Abolish | Reconstruct, featuring Ruthie Wilson Gilmore. Presented by the League of Revolutionaries for a New America, Ruth Wilson Gilmore is interviewed by hosts Geri Silva from LA and our very own Damon A. Williams from Chicago. SHOW NOTES Learn about LRNA: https://lrna.org/defund-abolish-reconstruct-ruthie-wilson-gilmore/ Watch video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lDcQYZSOSA Become an AirGo Amplifier - airgoradio.com/donate Rate and review AirGo - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091
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    Climate Changemakers Ep 2.4 - Neil Whitegull

    33:49

    Climate Changemakers is back for Season 2! And this year, hosts Damon and Kiss are reaching beyond Illinois and talking with environmental justice movement workers from across the land about what ideas guide their work, which strategies have been effective, and what advice they have for Elevate as the organization works to put people and the planet first in the fight to build equity through climate action. On this episode, the guys are joined by Neil Whitegull. Neil is the Executive Director of the Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency, a nonprofit organization on Ho-Chunk sovereign land in Wisconsin. He breaks down the history of trust responsibilities between the federal government and indigenous people, the contradictions and opportunities of federal funding, Ho-Chunk stories that go back three ice ages, the film Ice Age, and much more. SHOW NOTES Learn more about the HHCDA: hhcda.com/ Subscribe to, rate, and review Climate Changemakers on your podcast app: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/clim…rs/id1503392646 Become an AirGo Amplifier - airgoradio.com/donate Rate and review AirGo - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091
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    Black Freedom Convos Vol. 3 - Black Marxism, Internationalism, & Anti-Fascism w/ Barbara Ransby

    59:46

    AirGo is partnering with friend of the show and self-appointed honorary cohost Eve Ewing to present Black Freedom Conversations, a suite featuring Eve in conversation with Black scholars toward collective Black liberation and learning. Each episode corresponds to lectures given by the featured scholar, which are available for free at https://www.blackfreedomlectures.org/. Episode three features Eve in conversation with Barbara Ransby. Ransby is the John D. MacArthur Chair, and Distinguished Professor, in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She also directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative, a project that promotes connections between academics and community organizers doing work on social justice. She was deeply involved in the anti-Apartheid/ Free South Africa movement in the 1980s and later co-founded a number of organizations including: The Ella-Baker Nelson Mandela Center, Ella’s Daughters, and African American Women in Defense of Ourselves. She is a founding member of the national organization Scholars for Social Justice and works closely with The Movement for Black Lives and the multi-racial coalition, The Rising Majority. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, and the grassroots Chicago-based, Equity and Transformation, (E.A.T.) a group that supports formerly incarcerated persons and those working in the informal economy. SHOW NOTES Watch the lecture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm_guOnUi90 Follow the guest - twitter.com/barbararansby Become an AirGo Amplifier - airgoradio.com/donate Rate and review AirGo - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091
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    Sawyer Seminar Vol. 6 - Land, Labor, and Climate Justice

    42:42

    AirGo is partnering with UIC's Social Justice Initiative to present The Sawyer Seminar, a series of conversations hosted by UIC scholars entitled Radical Care, Real Alternatives. On this sixth and final episode, we dive deep into the dynamics, structures, and transformative possibilities of the fight for Environmental and Climate Justice. The conversation is hosted by Teresa Córdova, who is the Director of the Great Cities Institute and a Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at UIC. She is joined by José Bravo, the Executive Director of Just Transition Alliance, and José Acosta-Cordova, the Environmental Planning and Research Organizer at LVEJO. The trio breaks down how the work has shifted over the last thirty years, some of the false solutions to climate change that are being proposed, and the value of multigenerational organizing in the Environmental Justice movement. It's a great convo to wrap up the suite–enjoy! Become an AirGo Amplifier - airgoradio.com/donate Rate and review AirGo - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091 Transcription by Ayinde Jean-Baptiste
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    Black Freedom Convos Vol. 2 - Black & Palestinian Solidarities w/ Khury Petersen-Smith

    1:07:23

    AirGo is partnering with friend of the show and self-appointed honorary cohost Eve Ewing to present Black Freedom Conversations, a suite featuring Eve in conversation with Black scholars toward collective Black liberation and learning. Each episode corresponds to lectures given by the featured scholar, which are available for free at https://www.blackfreedomlectures.org/. Episode two features Eve in conversation with Khury Peterson-Smith, who is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. He researches the US Empire, borders, and migration. He coauthored the 2015 "Black Solidarity with Palestine" statement, which was signed by more than 1,100 black activists, artists, and scholars. SHOW NOTES Follow the guest - twitter.com/kpyes Become an AirGo Amplifier - airgoradio.com/donate Rate and review AirGo - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091
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    Black Freedom Convos w/ Eve L. Ewing Vol. 1 - Black Trans Liberation with C. Riley Snorton

    1:02:18

    AirGo is partnering with friend of the show and self-appointed honorary cohost Eve Ewing to present Black Freedom Conversations, a suite featuring Eve in conversation with Black scholars toward collective Black liberation and learning. Each episode corresponds to lectures given by the featured scholar, which are available for free at http://www.blackfreedomlectures.org/. Episode one features Eve in conversation with C. Riley Snorton, who is the author of Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity. SHOW NOTES Watch the lecture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tlp9ZeJeJsU&feature=youtu.be Follow the guest - https://twitter.com/crileysnorton Become an AirGo Amplifier - airgoradio.com/donate Rate and review AirGo - podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/airgo/id1016530091

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