KUAF to host live recordings of ‘Undisciplined’ podcast for Black History Month

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KUAF will host four live tapings of the “Undisciplined” podcast to celebrate Black History Month.

Caree Banton, director of the African and African American studies program at the University of Arkansas and podcast host Indiscipline, with public radio KUAF, presents a series of four live podcast recordings to celebrate Black History Month. Each discussion will include panelists from Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley and will focus on one topic. Each discussion will be recorded in front of a live audience and broadcast at a later date on KUAF’s daily news program, Ozarks in generalas well as released as a podcast episode.

KUAF hopes to provide a platform for the celebration of African American successes and a place for honest discussion about the obstacles still facing African Americans in the struggle for social justice in business, religion, media, politics and even more.

The podcast dates, times and topics are listed below:

black entrepreneurship

When: Tuesday, February 8 — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Into+View Art Gallery and Studio, Rogers
Speakers — Kinya Christian, owner Into+View Gallery and Studio
Natasha Kendle, owner of ChicknHeadz restaurant
Osarenmwinda David, owner of the tropical market
Nate Walls, Owner Secondhand Smoke
Keith Kidd, owner of KDK

Religion and liberation

When: Tuesday, February 15 — 5 p.m.
Where: St. James Baptist Church, Fayetteville
Panelists – Pastor Curtiss Smith, Pastor of St. James Baptist Church
Lowell Taylor, Theology and Action Project
Dustin McGowan, pastor

What’s going on in Black Fort Smith?

When: Friday, February 18 — 5 p.m.
Where: Akib Art Gallery, Fort Smith
Panelists: John Blue, Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion at UA Fort Smith
Jay Richardson, State Representative, FS native
Chris Chaney, hair salon owner
Talicia Richardson, large member school board, 646 free concert at the amphitheater for Juneteenth
Sherry Toliver, author of the Fort Smith story

The struggle for justice and equity in the NWA

When: Postponed due to inclement weather, reschedule TBD
Where: The Jones Center
Speakers — Monique Jones, St. James Food Pantry
Jared Carter, HandsUpNWA
Christina Williams, Founder and Executive Director, Innovative Poverty Solutions | NWA circles
Sarah Moore, Arkansas Justice Reform

Indiscipline is a podcast produced in collaboration with the University of Arkansas African and African American Studies Program and KUAF Public Radio. Hosted by Caree Banton, this podcast will push the boundaries of your traditional academic disciplines and uncover how the goals of African and African American Studies can be found in everyday life, if you watch.

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