Art is a reflection of society, and society is a reflection of art. American music has been a global standard bearer for a century, in part for its ability to shift dramatically with society. Two Motown insiders talk about how the legendary record label resisted and then embraced change in the ’60s.
One year after the police video of the shooting of Laquan McDonald was made public, the divide between the community and its police force remains a significant obstacle to reform. To better understand the job of policing on Chicago’s streets, we enlisted two people whose work we admire. Writer and teacher Francine J. Sanders had a past life investigating allegations of police misconduct as a civilian investigator for the old Office of Professional Standards, where she learned much about good and bad policing. Read her full piece here. Robert Andersson, the creative audio journalist who founded and is executive producer of Awful Grace Radio specializes in long form audio without narration.