Eartha Kitt’s daughter, Kitt Shapiro, on growing up multiracial with an internationally famous multiracial mother and on maintaining her mother’s legacy, Ep. 45 from Multiracial Family Man

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Listen to Multiracial Family Man episodes free, on demand. Ep. 45: Kitt Shapiro is the daughter of late international star Eartha Kitt, who passed away from colon cancer in 2008. She is the founder and creator of the Simply Eartha™ lifestyle brand (http://www.simplyeartha.com/) and served as president of Eartha Kitt Productions for more than 20 years. Her work with her mother was highlighted by her own Grammy nomination as executive producer of Eartha Kitt’s CD, “Back in Business.” Shapiro attended Barnard College/Columbia University before beginning a successful modeling career. She studied interior design and worked in the fashion industry before taking on the responsibilities of running her mother’s company. Shapiro has dedicated herself to sharing her mother’s story and bringing attention to the importance of colon cancer screening and early detection, and, toward that end, she serves as a Board Member for the Colon Cancer Alliance (http://www.ccalliance.org/).
Listen as Kitt speaks with Alex about living and traveling with her mother, about growing up as a multiracial person with a multiracial mom and about her maintaining her mother’s legacy through her lifestyle brand, Simply Eartha, and through her work withe Colon Cancer Alliance.
For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic
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ListaPodcast with a discussion of first impressions of the 2016 presidential campaign | Latina Lista

Latina Lista founder Marisa Treviño and Latina Lista managing editor Obed Manuel sit down to introduce readers to the ListaPodcast and to discuss everyone’s favorite haircut (Donald Trump), the surprising face-off brewing between presidential campaign veteran Hillary Clinton and newcomer Bernie Sanders, plus all the political rhetoric that is testing the patience of la gente. […]

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Introducing KQED’s ‘So Well Spoken’: Let’s Improve How We Talk About Race

KQED is kicking off a series on how we talk about race. Share your own stories with ‘So Well Spoken.’

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Ep. 23 – Susan Graham of Project RACE

On Episode 23 of The Multiracial Family Man Podcast, host Alex Barnett (the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman who converted to Judaism and the father of a 3 year-old, Biracial son) is joined by guest, Susan Graham, the founder of Project RACE (http://www.projectrace.com/).
Listen as Susan talks about her youth in Detroit, her interracial marriage, and raising biracial, Jewish children.  Susan then discusses how her experience of being forced to “check a box” on census forms led her to create Project RACE, which advocates for multiracial families and is leading the charge for identifying marrow donors for those who are multiracial.
For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Multiracial Family Man Ep. 20 – Santana Dempsey, guest

On Episode 20 of The Multiracial Family Man Podcast, host Alex Barnett (the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman who converted to Judaism and the father of a 3 year-old, Biracial son) is joined by guest, adoption and mixed race advocate, actress Santana Dempsey (http://www.santanadempsey.com/ ).
A University of Missouri alumnus, Santana is a veteran of New York City’s Primary Stages, INTAR, Soho Rep, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and Carnegie Hall. She also wrote and starred in the critically

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GREAT INTERVIEW!

 

Santana is so honest, smart and passionate. She’s a dynamo with amazing stories to tell and the skills to do it with flying colors.

 

And Alex is a great interviewer. He asks all the questions you want to ask and even some you haven’t thought to ask. He’s as good as Terry Gross and I love Terry Gross.

multiracial family man, Alex Barnett, interviews Tiffany Jones

 

by Tiffany Jones

I was delighted to be interviewed by comedian Alex Barnett for his Multiracial Family Man podcast. I met Alex and his wife during the Katie Couric debacle of 2014. Not only do I like them because they are cool, funny people, but they remind me of my family of origin. That doesn’t happen all that often.

 

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Blindness as a Social Construct | This American Life [AUDIO]

Can other people’s expectations of you alter what you can do physically? Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller of NPR’s new radio show and podcast Invisibilia investigate that question – specifically, they look into something that sounds impossible: if people’s expectations can change whether a blind man can see.

 

Lulu tells the story of Daniel Kish, who’s blind, but can navigate the world by clicking with his tongue. This gives him so much information about what’s around him, he does all sorts of things most blind people don’t. Most famously, he rides a bike. We learn why he was raised so differently from the way most blind kids are brought up, and how the book The Making of Blind Men by Robert Scott changes everything for him. (25 minutes)

 

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I just heard on This American Life this week (episode 544: Batman), one of the stories is about a blind professor who put forth the theory that Blindness is a social construct. It’s a VERY interesting episode. My mind was blown. What he means is that the label of ‘Blindness’ that is put onto blind people causes society to disallow them the freedom to do many things that they CAN actually do.
I thought, Whoa! This is similar to the concept of Race as a social construct. The racial label causes some segments of society to disallow certain groups of people the freedoms and dignities that they SHOULD actually have.

 

The Mixed Experience Podcast – Heidi W. Durrow

The Mixed Experience is a new podcast hosted by Heidi Durrow about the Mixed experience: people and the arts. The Mixed Experience launched in March 2014.  Find the latest episodes on itunesor on the show’s website.
If you’re interested in being a guest on the show or you have a great show idea, please email me at heidi(at)heidiwdurrow.com

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Mixed Race Radio- Mixed Roots Stories~ What’s Yours?

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Join us today as we meet the visionaries behind Mixed Roots Stories: Chandra, Mark and our very own, Fanshen Cox. Mixed Roots Stories (MXRS) is a new resource for teaching and learning about the Mixed Experience and is a creative and dynamic online and physical California Not-For-Profit dedicated to promoting artists and stories of all kinds that address Mixed experiences. “We are an interactive community, so input and collaboration with others is essential to our mission of Celebrating and Strengthening Diverse Mixed Communities through the Power of Sharing Stories.”

AND THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN:

There are a number of collaborative opportunities:

o   YOU CAN Promote story ideas on the Mixed Roots Stories website

o   YOU CAN Partner to plan and implement an event (for example MXRS is partnering with Critical Mixed Race Studies in bringing arts and cultural programming to the 2014 conference)

 o   YOU CAN Share the MXRS podcast

 o   YOU CAN Participate in the selection of the Mixed Roots Stories logo

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