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Airs Friday, October 12, 2018, at 9 p.m. Dr. Carolyn Cooper, from the University of West Indies, explores how Jamaican music has given a voice to resistance against oppression, from Nyabinghi drumming during slavery, through 1970s reggae, the dancehall sound of the 1980s and 1990s, to the modern-day reggae revival. Cooper explores how the sounds of this Caribbean island have shaped its people and politics. As ethnomusicologist Dennis Howard says, in Jamaica, "Music is more than for enjoyment. It is part of our existence."

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Airs Sunday, February 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. A special hour-long edition of Witness from the BBC World Service, bringing together some incredible interviews looking at the African-American experience as told by people who were there. We hear the story of America’s first major-party black candidate for president; meet one of the founding members of the first classical ballet company to focus on black dancers; and Ruby Bridges talks about being escorted to school by U.S. Marshals.

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Airs Thursday, December 22, at 6 p.m. Every year, 230,000 women are told they have breast cancer and 40,000 will die. In this hour - long look at this disease, Oncologist Ken Miller explores its treatment, its history as a public policy issue, and its direct impact on women.

Airs Friday, February 27, at 10 p.m. A Man Like Curtis is a two hour tribute to Curtis Mayfield, hosted by Lenny Kravitz, for whom Curtis was a major musical influence.  With commentary from many fellow artists and family members, we learn how, despite his accomplishments as a prodigious writer and arranger of his generation, Mayfield remained a humble soul for the entirety of his life.

Airs Wednesday, February 25, at 9 p.m. Soul legend Marvin Gaye was a writer, producer, vocalist and extraordinary artist.This week the AAPRC presents radio documentary, "Stubborn Kinda Fella: Remembering Marvin Gaye".  The one-hour show is hosted by his lifelong friend and colleague Smokey Robinson, and produced by BBC Producer Sue Clark.