Thursday, September 8, 2016

Friday, 9/9: The Michael Slate Show: Sunsara Taylor, "Birth of a Nation" and the attacks on Nate Parker; Carl Dix, Colin Kaepernick Puts it on the Line; + Marshall Crenshaw

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Friday, Sept. 9, 2016
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"Birth of a Nation" and the Attacks on Nate Parker

Sunsara Taylor recently wrote, "On the eve of the major release of a new film, 'The Birth of a Nation,' which chronicles the heroic slave rebellion of Nat Turner, a huge controversy has broken out over 17-year-old allegations of sexual assault directed against the film's writer, director and star, Nate Parker."

Despite the fact that Nate Parker was tried and found not guiltyyears ago, he's suddenly being attacked. What's up with this?

Sunsara Taylor will join us to talk about this. She is a writer for and the key initiator of End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women.

Sit with Colin!

Carl Dix wrote at "National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick called it right when he refused to stand up for the national anthem, saying: 'I am not going to stand up to show pride in the flag of a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.'"

Carl Dix is a courageous freedom fighter from the 1960s who went on to become a revolutionary fighter and a communist. Dix spent two years in military prison for refusing to fight in the unjust Vietnam War.  He's a founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and a co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. 
Marshall Crenshaw

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw joins us. His musical career began in the early 1980s, when he was seen as a latter-day Buddy Holly. But as someone said, "he soon proved too talented and original to be anyone but himself." As a songwriter, he has written scores of compositions. He is also a talented performer. Last week on the show, fellow guitarist Wayne Kramer noted, "People think of Marshall as a great singer and songwriter, but he's a wicked guitar player. Every time I play with him, I get a guitar lesson." 
Friday night, Marshall Crenshaw will be one of the headliners at Rock Out! 3, a benefit for Jail Guitar Doors. 

You can watch the interview with Wayne Kramer, legendary guitarist and co-founder of Jail Guitar Doors, below.