Destination Freedom Black Radio Days

A live audio drama that picks up where the first nationwide African-American radio drama, produced in Chicago by Richard Durham more than sixty years ago, left off. The show walked a daring line between reform and revolution, and was shut down by its network in 1950, as McCarthyism and anti-communism tightened its grip on American broadcasting. As well as drawing on the archive of Destination Freedom (now branded Destination Freedom Black Radio Days, this program illuminates a largely unknown, but important chapter in the history of human rights and tells how radio played its part from the very beginning. That boundary-breaking program, Destination Freedom, dramatized the lives of great figures in African-American and other people of color past and present, continues in its spirit with all-new scripts. This series honors and expands on that theme. Part of the Broadway Podcast Network

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 36m. Bisher sind 61 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 20 hours 44 minutes


episode 13: The Difference

Live from the studios of KGNU in Boulder, Colorado, Destination Freedom Black Radio Days comes to you with The Difference by Peter Trinh. The Difference is a candid dive into racial dynamics and the chasm that grows between the perceived and global majority. Peering into the veiled, uncomfortable, underbelly of neo-supremacist ideology.


 2023-07-26  1h1m

episode 12: The Eclectic - Lynn Nottage, two time Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama, interviewed by donnie l. betts

Our guest is Lynn Nottage. Ms. Nottage has received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice: in 2009 for her play Ruined, and in 2017 for her play Sweat. She is the first and the only woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama two times. Nottage is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and was included in Time magazine's 2019 list of the 100 Most Influential People...


 2023-07-05  52m

episode 11: The Eclectic - Conversation about Juneteenth with retired Judge Vallera Johnson, marketing rep Danielle Brooks, plus host donnie l. betts, all born on June 19th

June 19th is host donnie l. betts birthday. Born and raised in east Texas he reached out to others that were born on this day and are not from Texas and asked their thoughts on this day - retired Judge Vallera Johnson and marketing rep Danielle Brooks.


 2023-06-14  35m

episode 10: The Eclectic- A conversation with multi-hyphenated artist Sharon Washington

Join me producer donnie l. betts for my conversation with SHARON WASHINGTON (Co-Book Writer) "New York New York" Tony nominee. A proud Native New Yorker with her family living in Manhattan since 1835, Sharon is celebrating over 30 years as an actor. She is thrilled to continue her collaboration with this incredible creative team who she worked with on The Scottsboro Boys musical—this time as a writer.


 2023-05-31  48m

episode 9: Grave Diggers Handicap, The Story of Isaac Murphy

Folks may be familiar with the fine clothes, big hats, and of course the fast horses. But did you know the first 10 winners of the Derby were Black? The first 3 time winner was Issac Murphy. Many consider Murphy the greatest American jockey of all time. By his own account, Murphy won 44% of his races. Racing historians can only verify 34.5% from the era, but it's likely that some of Murphy's races were not documented...


 2023-04-26  34m

episode 8: The Eclectic - Conversation with the Marla and Angela Gibbs

Marla Gibbs (born Margaret Theresa Bradley; June 14, 1931) is an American actress, singer, comedian, activist, writer, and television producer whose career spans seven decades. Gibbs is known for her role as George Jefferson's maid, Florence Johnston, in the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons (1975–1985), for which she received five nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She is a legend, an icon, and a lovely human being...


 2023-03-22  58m

episode 7: I AM, an audio drama written by Kenya Fashaw, produced and directed by donnie l. betts, co-produced, edited, and mixed by Maurice Smith

“I Am” was written by Kenya Fashaw and directed by donnie l. betts. Mimi and Jabari are in love however will Mimi's insane jealousy spoil the young lovers' quest for a beautiful life together? Mimi might need a little help from an unexpected source. Let’s find out in this episode of Destination Freedom Black Radio Days.


 2023-03-01  22m

episode 6: Cages, an audio drama written by Kenya Fashaw, directed by donnie l. betts, co-produced, edited and mixed by Maurice Smith

After a global race war the year is 2071. We find a world full of life chips, skin sealers and the beige nation. The world has tried to eliminate all the dark people. There are no traces of dark skinned people ,or are there?


 2023-02-15  32m

 2022-11-09  36m

episode 4: The Eclectic - Interview with Director of Theatre of The Mind, Andrew J. Scoville

Andrew Scoville is a NYC-based, Chicago-born theater director and creator of original work. He Specializes in immersive layouts, technological landscapes, and hybrid-genre theater-making with an emphasis on integrating science ideas into theatrical experiences.


 2022-10-12  30m