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APM Reports: Historically Black

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Historically Black reveals intimate and surprising aspects of history through interviews, archival sound, and music. The episodes are hosted by popular African American actors and writers.

Objects hold history. They evoke stories stamped in time. The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture has opened up a world of stories that visitors are flocking to discover.

To mark the September opening of the museum, the Washington Post invited people across the country to submit photographs of family objects that connect them personally to black history. APM Reports teamed up with the Post to create a podcast series spotlighting some of those objects and the stories behind them.

Historically Black — produced by Stephen Smith and Kate Ellis of APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) — reveals intimate and surprising aspects of history through interviews, archival sound, and music. The episodes are hosted by popular African American actors and writers.

The series of three specials from APM Reports is for broadcast during Black History Month, February 2017. The programs will be hosted by Michele Norris and will be narrated, as previously announced, by Keegan-Michael Key, Roxane Gay, Issa Rae, and Another Round podcast duo Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton.

Michele Norris is one of the most trusted voices in American Journalism. She co-hosted NPR’s flagship afternoon broadcast, All Things Considered. She was a creator of the network’s Race Card Project. Before joining NPR in 2002, Michele spent almost ten years as a reporter for ABC News in the Washington Bureau. She has also worked as a staff writer for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. (Michele is pronounced: MEE-shell)

Based on APM’s highly acclaimed podcast collaboration with the Washington Post, these three hour-long programs are available on PRX on January 17, 18, and 19. We have opened up the broadcast window and the programs are now available for broadcast January 17 through April 30, 2017. Hide full description

Objects hold history. They evoke stories stamped in time. The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture has opened up a world of stories that visitors are flocking to discover. To mark the September opening of the museum, the Washington Post invited people across the country to submit photographs of family objects that connect them personally to black history. APM Reports teamed up with the Post to create a podcast series spotlighting some of those objects and the stories behind them. Historically Black — produced by Stephen Smith and Kate Ellis of APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) — reveals intimate and surprising aspects of history through interviews, archival sound, and music. The episodes are hosted by popular African American actors and... Show full description


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