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Voices For Racial Healing



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#VFRH sits at the intersection of race, class, art, culture and healing, featuring provocative conversations and dialogue with thought leaders, practitioners, artists, and community members in Philadelphia and beyond.

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In this episode, we're joined by featured guest Terri Lyons. A Philadelphia native, Terri is an award-winning storyteller, actress, keynote speaker, and author of eight books, including her latest, "Light of the August Moon," a collection of... more

Maker education has the potential to empower all individuals to think critically about complex systems and encourage them to be active participants in building and shaping the future they want. In this episode, we are joined by Charles... more

This episode, I am joined by Erva Baden, a contemporary shaman who weaves together various healing modalities with compassion and humor to journey with folks who are committed to their own path of deep healing and transformation.... more

Join me as I chat with and play some songs by Bethlehem and Sad Patrick, members of the Philadelphia-based musical duo Be Sad Music. We'll talk about their 5+ year collaboration and themes of love, struggle and healing in... more

Did you see the videos of the incident between an off-duty cop in Anaheim, CA and a teenage boy? It's shocking and disturbing on so many levels. Let's just say I'm glad I'm not a teenager in 2017, where walking on someone's lawn might... more

Filmmakers Tim Viola (Twitter/IG: @tviola) and Kris Mendoza (Twitter: @krismendozzzaaa; IG: @maestrofilmworks) chat with host Tieshka Smith about "Americano," an exciting and very timely new film project slated for production... more

Melissa Holman of @EverydayPhilly and @Igers_Philly fame comes BACK this Friday to chat with me about the latest in Trump high drama: The abrupt resignation of Michael Flynn, national security adviser (The Washington Post... more

Melissa Holman, photographer and co-founder of @EverydayPhilly on Instagram, chats with Tieshka Smith about the immediate impact a Trump presidency has had on photojournalism, street and documentary photography in Philadelphia.... more