February 2022 Programming Highlights

Kusar Grace’s Music Emporium – Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 @7pm
Every Tuesday in February, Kusar Grace celebrates Black History Month with two hours of music and commentary that explore African-American accomplishments, struggles, pride, and politics and how it all connects to current events. As Kusar says, it’s “…history then and now.”
Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul – FEB 5 @7pm
Starting in the 1950s, Black radio stations around the country became the pulse of African- American communities, and served as their megaphone during the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. This two-hour special examines the legacy of Black radio via the legendary WDAS in Philadelphia. Hosted by Sound of Philadelphia producer and Rock &Roll Hall-of-Famer Kenny Gamble. From Mighty Writers.
Ida B. Wells’ Battle to Uncover The Truth – Feb. 11 @3pm
Born to enslaved parents on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, investigative journalist Ida B. Wells overcame death threats to report on lynching in America. Hear1619Project author Nikole Hannah-Jones, Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson, Smith College Prof. Paula Giddings, and others on this hour-long special from Humankind and WGBH.
Sunday Stage: Oliver King as Frederick Douglass – Feb. 13 @7pm
Celebrate Frederick Douglass’ birthday by spending an hour with the man himself. Local actor Oliver King performs excerpts from Douglass’ autobiography.
Glory Days in Concert: A Black History Month Tribute – Feb. 18 & 25 @3pm
Originally produced for The Janus Adams Show on Radio Catskill, this two-part radio feature is an immersive exploration of the African American experience in word and song, from ancient Africa to the modern day.
Something Old, Something New – Feb. 24 @ 10 am
Something Old, Something New will feature works by composers of African descent who have contributed to the world of classical music, with selections spanning four centuries.
Black History Month Panel –February 28 @6pm
Radio Catskill’s series of local conversations hosted by community members continues. Join Sullivan County NAACP President Sandra Johnson Fields as she hosts a panel of guests for this conversation on both Black History Month and ongoing challenges facing local communities.