1. Ayodele "WordSlanger" Nzinga, Ph.D., joins us to talk about the August Wilson Century Cycle, part 7, Two Trains, which is opening this August, 2014 in Oakland.
2. Arielle Julia Brown (Project Director/Founder) speaks about Love Balm for My Spirit Child--- A choreo-play based on testimonies from Bay Area mothers whose children were lost to gun violence, directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe, opens at Brava! For Women in the Arts, Theatre Center in San Francisco, 2781-24th Street at York, July 11-20, 2014 shows Fri-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 3 p.m. Tickets are: $10-25. Visit http://www.brava.org/
Ayodele Nzinga is an Actor/Artistic Collaborator in the work, so she joins us as well.
3. American Experience presents: Stanley Nelson's Freedom Summer. The award-winning director joins us by phone from the largest 50th Anniversary Freedom Summer Conference at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi: http://freedom50.org/ The film, along with Nelson's earlier, Freedom Riders is up for viewing on the website: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365156751/
4. Michael Gene Sullivan and Velina Brown speak about the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2014 premiere, The Ripple Effect— opening July 4th at San Francisco's Dolores Park. Visit www.sfmt.org & http://www.michaelgenesullivan.com/
Music: Avery Sharpe’s Ain’t I a Woman “Son of Mine;” Keb’mo’s "Someday We’ll All Be Free"; clips from S. Nelson’s Freedom Summer