WKMS celebrates Black History Month with a unique collection of vignettes during Sounds Good all month long, a limited-run series on the life and music of Duke Ellington and special programming covering "Race and Fear" in America, the Civil Rights movement from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall, and a special report following three African American women coping with breast cancer.
Sounds Good weekdays
February 2 – 27
All month long during Sounds Good we’ll air a unique collection of vignettes during the 11 o’clock hour. Once a day you’ll hear personal histories and testimonials from individuals who were a part of the Civil Rights Movement. Some of the stories are harrowing, others are uplifting, and they all convey the journey our nation has made to reach new heights of equality.
Tuesdays, 9 pm - 11 pm
A new episode of this 10-part jazz journey about the life of Duke Ellington continues Tuesday’s in February. The previous week’s episode follows at 10 p.m.
Civil Rights in America: Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall and Beyond
Tuesday, February 10, Noon - 1 pm
This one-hour special examines the relevance and meaning of civil rights in the 21st century and the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and the efforts of women, other people of color, and the LGBT community to expand our traditional definitions of equality. The program is hosted by Charles Dutton.
Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer
Tuesday, February 17, 1 - 2 pm
It’s a program by the folks at The Takeaway that follows three African-American women coping with breast cancer, including poignant audio-diaries from 54 year old Anita Coleman, 28 year old Crystal Miller, and 46 year old Lisa Echols.
Race and Fear
Tuesday, February 24, Noon - 1 p.m.
Are Americans afraid of black men? That's one of the issues at the heart of the national debate over the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice. This hour, we take a closer look at negative stereotypes about African American men, how those biases affect our justice system, and what we might be able to do about it.