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Basic Black: Soul Food and Soul Power

December 19, 2014

As we head into the festivities of the holiday season, we talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of soul food.  We’re joined by Frederick Douglass Opie, author of Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America.  Later in the show, as the #BlackLivesMatter protests continue, we pause to consider what’s next for the movement and what happens after the die-ins, the shut-downs, and the walk-outs.


- Callie Crossley, host, Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, WGBH News

- Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University

- Kim McLarin, Assistant Professor of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College

- Frederick Douglass Opie, Professor of History and Foodways, Babson College