#1748: Tracy Heather Strain on “Claiming a Space” | 51%

January 20, 2023 00:31:22
#1748: Tracy Heather Strain on “Claiming a Space” | 51%
51 Percent
#1748: Tracy Heather Strain on “Claiming a Space” | 51%

Jan 20 2023 | 00:31:22

/

Show Notes

On this week’s 51%, we speak with filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain about her new PBS documentary Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space. Best remembered for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston’s extensive anthropological research on her own people in the American South, as well as rural Black people in the Caribbean, challenged assumptions about race in the late 19th Century, and established Hurston as an expert on Black folklore. Our associate producer, Jody Cowan, also speaks with ceramicist Kelli Rae Adams about her ongoing installation analyzing student loan debt at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, titled “Forever in Your Debt.”.

Guests: Tracy Heather Strain, director of Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming a Space; Kelli Rae Adams, artist behind “Forever In Your Debt,” on view now at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It’s produced and hosted by Jesse King. Our associate producer is Jody Cowan, our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is “Lolita” by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

Other Episodes

Episode

February 02, 2024 00:32:24
Episode Cover

Michelle Horton on "Dear Sister" and criminalized survivors

On this week’s 51%, we speak with author Michelle Horton about the concept of “criminalized survivors,” and her new memoir recounting her family's side...

Listen

Episode 0

July 21, 2023 00:29:18
Episode Cover

#1774: Dr. Heather Hirsch on How to “Unlock Your Menopause Type” | 51%

Millions of women around the world enter menopause each year – so why do we know so little about it? On this week’s 51%,...

Listen

Episode

January 30, 2020 00:27:30
Episode Cover

#1592: A Donor Milk Bank For Preemies Opens In NY; Stop Telling Women To Smile | 51%

On this week’s 51%, there’s help for very low birth weight premature babies, and an artist brings awareness to street harassment. The children’s hospital...

Listen