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On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Dr. Mary Frances Berry, the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, former chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and author of History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times.  

Poet Mahogany L. Browne joined poet and novelist Carrie Fountain to talk about how she came to poetry, to share one of her favorite poems by Hiwot Adilow and to read her powerful poem "Black Girl Magic."

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Sylvia Orozco is the director and co-founder of Austin’s Mexic-Arte Museum, and in the mid-1980s, she worked to bring Mexico’s traditional Dia de los Muertos celebration to a wider audience in Austin. While the StoryCorps mobile booth was in town, she sat down with her friend and colleague Rebecca E.C. Gomez to share that story.

From Austin Angels, this month's Get Involved spotlight organization:  

Every child deserves love and consistency. But too many don’t receive it — especially those in our foster care system. Austin Angels is out to change that.

The Best Songs Ever ... This Week, June 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018
Austin Price for KUT

The staff at our sister station KUTX scour the earth to bring listeners the best music. Each Friday, they share three of their favorite songs on Morning Edition.