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Why is it hard for some black folks to say I love you? The Stoop, a new podcast about black identity, explores this question in a sneak preview of the podcast.

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with playwright, performance poet, actor, and Public Radio host Al Letson about ‘Summer in Sanctuary’, his show about his work as a creative writing teacher at a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, currently at The Marsh in San Francisco.

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. For Friday's installment, Al Letson, host of the Reveal podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting tells us why he picked this song by Nas.

Interview: Daffodil Altan talks with Al Letson

Sep 21, 2015
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Journalist Daffodil Altan worked on the investigation of sexual abuse of women janitors for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. While she was trying to find women who were assaulted and ask them about their experiences, Daffodil realized she had someone who could talk to her … someone very close to home. She shared her story with Reveal host Al Letson.


Errthang: Big Brother Almighty!

Sep 15, 2015

Growing up with a sibling, they know you so well. You live together, have to share everything, have deal with your parents. They can be your closest ally or your ultimate enemy - often probably at the same time.

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A special “State of the Re:Union” that explores all facets of poetry and its influence on host Al Letson's life.  You’ll hear from poets from all over the country about the craft, the lifestyle, the resurgence of poems, and of course, some incredible poetry.  Monday 4/14/14 at 7pm.