Charles Johnson questions the stories we tell ourselves about black America, eight years after President Obama’s election; Barry Goldstein gives us the inside scoop on covering the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions; and David Lehman explains the alchemical reactions of crowdsourced poetry.
Mentioned in this episode:
• Charles Johnson’s original 2008 essay, “The End of the Black American Narrative”
• David Lehman’s “Next Line, Please” blog
• Barry Goldstein’s portraits from the conventions
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