Arts & Culture

from Hearing Voices

It was 4/20 and we DIDN’T do a “420” show? No, In celebration of National Poetry Month, we presented the annual “WORD BEAT I POWA” dub poetry/poetry/spoken word special. The dub poets included Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mutabaruka, Yasus Afari, Jazzmin Tutum, Jean Binta Breeze, Ras Takura, Desmond Faada Johnson, Haji Mike, Oku Onuora, Brain Damage (ft. Suzanne Thoma). More poetry, toasting, and spoken word from Jack Kerouac, DJ Oil, e.g. bailey, U-Roy, I-Roy, Sister Nancy, Big Youth, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Selecter, Prince Jazzbo, Stiller & Meara, The Last Poets, The Special AKA (ft. Rhoda Dakar), Laura Esterman & cast, and more.

We speak with Andromeda-Romano Lax about her new book Behave, which explores the untold story of Rosalie Rayner Watson, motherhood, science and love in the Roaring Twenties. She is also the author of the novels The Detour and The Spanish Bow.

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Guests: Mary Sue McFarland, Martie McMahon, Karie Oberg, Paul Garding

The roles women played in the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. Karie and Paul singing to Paul's guitar.