February 2021 Programming Highlights

Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was
Sundays at 1pm, January 31 to March 7

This six-week series follows the milestones of Black radio programming and African American culture, through interviews, historical airchecks, comedy, drama, and music. From The Smithsonian & PRX.

Let’s Talk Vets
February 10 at 7pm

Highlighting the role Black Americans have played in the US military, the deep political divide in our country and the importance of unity to both the military and the fight for civil rights. Hosted by Radio Catskill’s Doug Sandberg.

Sunday Stage 
February 14 at 7pm 

Celebrate Frederick Douglass’s birthday by spending an hour with the man himself on our new weekly show highlighting local arts, culture and music performances. Local actor Oliver King performs excerpts from Douglass’s autobiography at SUNY Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake.

Music Emporium
Tuesdays at 7pm

Radio Catskill’s Kusar Grace connects African-American accomplishments, struggles, pride, and politics to current events through music and commentary.

Throughline Special : Billie Holiday & Shirley Chisholm
February 19 at 3pm

From NPR, co-hosts Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei explore history through creative, immersive storytelling designed to reintroduce history to new audiences. In this special, two pioneering Black women who set their own sights and never backed down from a fight: Billie Holiday and Shirley Chisholm.

Folk Plus
February 21 at 4pm
Radio Catskill’s Angela Page presents a folk show on the black story in song.

Throughline Special: Octavia Butler
February 26 at 3pm

The award winning science fiction writer Octavia Butler is called the ‘Mother of Afrofuturism’ and her visionary works of alternate realities reveal devastating parallels to the world we live in today.

Folk Plus 
February 28 at 4pm

An hour from Pablo Mashugi of Mo Radio, with Barbara Umbagi, the cousin of one of the three civil right workers killed on June 21, 1964.