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Tracy Porter, USF Trustee, joins us to talk about the 5th annual Pathways to Building Your Future at USF. 60-80 under-resourced youth (7th and 12th Graders) from Mt. Diablo Unified School District in Concord will be welcomed to USF on Nov. 8 where they will be motivated by powerful black men like himself to see higher education as a place where they can get the tools rise above obstacles. The former NFL veteran is now CEO of Premiere Solutions, a firm connecting businesses with transportation services. USF President Fr. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J., will be on hand in the morning to officially welcome the young men to campus. Victor Fields joins us to talk about The Lou Rawls Project, a fresh and contemporary approach to the tribute collection. Recorded in Minneapolis, London, Nashville and the Bay Area, the project features a collection of timeless standards such as “The Girl From Ipanema,” “Natural Man,” and “(I'd Rather Drink) Muddy Water” alongside signature staples.  Muisi-kongo Malonga, choreographer and dancer joins us once again to speak about the remounting of her Kimpa Vita! Nov. 14-16, at CounterPulse in San Francisco. Kimpa Vita! is a music, dance and theater narrative told through the dual lens of Kongolese and African American cultural arts traditions, exploring the controversial life of Kongolese prophet and martyr, Mama Kimpa Vita. We close with an extended conversation with Spanish director, Carlos Agulló, who speaks about Indelible Media's PLOT FOR PEACE, opening tonight, 11/7, at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in SF which he will attend for Q&A after the 7:20pm and 9:55pm shows. 
 

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