What constitutes a proper “public radio” voice? While at a radio workshop, Chenjerai Kumanyika, an assistant professor of popular culture at Clemson University, found that he was feeling out of place. He read his script aloud and quickly realized he was narrating his story in a voice that was not quiet his own—a realization that pushed him to reflect on the tone of public radio and its voices. "Journalists of various ethnicities, genders and other identity categories intentionally or unintentionally internalize and 'code-switch' to be consistent with culturally dominant 'white' styles of speech and narration." Kumanyika discusses what or who is the "public" in public radio.
Ahead of the Super Bowl this weekend, we'll be giving you a daily dip for each day leading up to the game. Today, Sporkful Host Dan Pashman look at the elements that go into a game favorite: Guacamole.
Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena. This week in "Thanks, Internet," Sean has the details on the online treasures you may have missed.
The co-hosts of The Movie Date Podcast, Rafer Guzman, a film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway, review the new films hitting the box office, including "Black or White" and "Project Almanac."
The Takeaway explores a new high school requirement in Arizona, an intelligence program headed by the DEA, and domestic violence and the NFL.