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The AYG List

The AYG List with April Yvonne Garrett


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Convener, conversationalist, social commentator and action advocate April Yvonne Garrett serves as inspired host to intimate conversations with fascinating people– some at the top of their game, others still climbing– all possessing an uncommon commitment to owning their stories and achieving their visions. In addition to intimate profiles, The AYG List addresses current events by amplifying a diverse array of voices who unpack and contextualize the complexity of the human experience.

On-Demand Episodes

Josh Levin, executive editor of Slate Magazine, wrote a jaw-dropping story at the end of 2013 probing the life of Linda Taylor, the woman who he discovered was the actual ?welfare queen,? the toxic, living-high-on-the-hog... more

In this third installment of my conversation with my friend and cancer fighter Jenny Vanderlinden, we discuss how her loved ones are dealing with her demise, the mixed bag that the public nature of the I Heart Jenny community has been for... more

During this second part of my conversation with cancer fighter Jenny Vanderlinden, we discuss Christmas, chemotherapy, nausea, loosing awareness of when medical intervention is needed, vacillating between being ready... more

Facing the final days in her battle with cancer, Jenny Rie Vanderlinden, the star of the "I Heart Jenny" documentary, reflects on a life lived with intensity, audacity and great joy and what she wishes to leave the thousands of people worldwide... more

A great interview with a really smart and funny man to get your year started right.

Denzel Mitchell, founder of 5 Seeds Farm, is my favorite farmer ever. I chat with him about growing from a small city farm to a multiple plot, urban and suburban farm with a 50-person CSA, the cultural and historical legacies of Black farming... more

What happens when you let go and start saying "YES!"? Where will it take you? There is beauty in spontaneity and in truly living in the here and now. These questions and statement drive Jenny Vanderlinden, a breast cancer survivor... more

On this 2013 Human Rights Day, as we celebrate the life of South African President and Freedom Fighter Nelson Mandela, many have pondered the significance and impact of his legacy. During these exchanges, much has been... more

I am rebroadcasting my interview with NAACP Legal Defense Fund president and director-counsel Sherrilyn Ifill in its entirety. Why? Because in a world where my social media feeds tell me that most people believe fictitious leading women... more

gratitude: the state of being grateful For my first LIVE, call-in show, I am joined by my friend, writer, activist, professor and pastor Carl Kenney. We look forward to learning about what you are thankful for and what quotes about gratitude quotes... more