Shows featuring Sonia Sanchez

Renowned writer, poet, playwright, activist, and one of the foremost leaders of the black studies movement. She is the author of over a dozen books. Sanchez is Philadelphia’s poet laureate. She’s a longtime friend and colleague of Amiri Baraka.

  • Remembering Amiri Baraka Part 2 Featuring Sonia Sanchez, Felipe Luciano, Larry Hamm, Komozi Woodard

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    Watch this online-only extended interview on the life and legacy of Amiri Baraka, the poet, playwright and political organizer who died Thursday at the age of 79. We talk to four of his friends and play some of Amiri Baraka in his own words. [includes rush transcript]
    January 10, 2014 | Blog Post
  • Amiri Baraka (1934-2014): Poet-Playwright-Activist Who Shaped Revolutionary Politics, Black Culture Amiri-baraka
    We spend the hour looking at the life and legacy of Amiri Baraka, the poet, playwright and political organizer who died Thursday at the age of 79. Baraka was a leading force in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. In 1963 he published "Blues People: Negro Music in White America," known as the first major...
    January 10, 2014 | Story
  • Poet & Activist Sonia Sanchez at Peace Ball: "Morning Song and Evening Walk for Martin Luther King" Sara_sanchez_poet
    The poet and activist Sonia Sanchez reads from her poem, "Morning Song and Evening Walk for Martin Luther King." Sanchez, a leading figure in the Black Arts movement, performed at the Peace Ball in Washington, D.C., honoring voices of hope and resistance. [includes rush transcript]
    January 21, 2013 | Story
  • MEDICARE
    The Senate voted this week for a sweeping reform of Medicare, the federally-funded universal health care program for the elderly. Like earlier changes to the Social Security system, the Senate voted to increase the age of eligibility for Medicare from 65 to 67 years-old. It also called for means testing and the expansion of so-called Medical Savings Accounts, a tax-exempt savings plans into which...
    June 27, 1997 | Story