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In Transition: The Antioch Word Goes To Cuba

May 5, 2017
Lucas Bautista

Last quarter, The Word recorded Antioch’s Co-op Swap. If you’re not familiar with it, Co-op Swap is an event at which students who just came back from their respective co-ops share their experiences and answer questions from the audience. In past episodes, we have heard stories from all the panelists. But this time, we decided to zero in on the co-op story from Malka Berro '18 and Lucas Bautista '18.  

Dr. Jonathan Winkler, Chair of the History Department at Wright State University is interviewed by Rediscovered Radio producer Jocelyn Robinson
Will Davis / WYSO

Today on Rediscovered Radio, we return to early May 1971, when huge demonstrations were held in Washington DC, to protest the war in Viet Nam.  The organizers believed that more peaceful protest methods of the past weren’t working.  Theirs was a more radical agenda. 

For three days, protestors blocked intersections and bridges in DC, intending to shut down the federal government.  The Nixon administration reacted with force, and on the third day brought in ten thousand federal troops.  More than 12,000 demonstrators were eventually arrested.

Tom Amrhein

In last episode of the Antioch Word, we explored community through Toni Jonas Silver’s Community Voices story about Gene the rat. This episode continues to look at the things that bring us all together, but this time, it’s about a place. Community Voices producer Frank Fortino ’17 takes us to the Emporium in Yellow Springs.

Through Antioch College Media Arts

The 1966 film Black Girl from director Ousmane Sembène, will be shown at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs on March 4th. Sembene is considered the father of African cinema and in this WYSO Weekend extra, Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Antioch College, Charles Fairbanks, tells us a little bit about the director and the Film.

 

 

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courtesy of Ruthie Lane

Antioch’s year-round schedule is sometimes grueling, and always exhausting. However, it also creates space for variation and diversity that more typical models don’t always facilitate. In this vein, The Word is undergoing a few changes. Episodes will now feature projects from people in the Antioch community such as students, staff, and faculty. We also remixed the theme song!

The Living in Divided States exhibit has been in display at Antioch College's Herndon Gallery since December.  It explores concepts of diversity and division in post-election America through a variety of art forms and activities. 

Archibald MacLeish
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Today on Rediscovered Radio, we meet the American poet Archibald MacLeish whose life spanned most of the 20th century. Bob Dylan described him as a man “who could take real people from history..and with the tender touch of a creator, deliver them right to your door.” Rediscovered Radio producer Dave Barber has the story of a MacLeish visit to Antioch College. Captured on tape, it is now part of the WYSO archives.

An Antioch Record article about Florynce Kennedy's appearance at the College
courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College

Florynce Kennedy,  an outspoken attorney and activist who bridged the Women’s Liberation and Black Power Movements in the 1960s and 70s, said “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” She was outrageous and defiant and with her middle finger in the air and a cowboy hat on her head, she came to Antioch in 1971 to talk about fighting oppression. WYSO was there.

Cecil Taylor
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The American jazz pianist Cecil Taylor is a pioneer of what is called free jazz—music which often discards notated scores and breaks with meter and conventional harmonic progression. Now 87, his first recordings were released in the 1950s. In the late 1960s and early 70s Taylor taught at Antioch College and recordings from his years in Yellow Springs are found in the WYSO archives.

During Antioch College's alumni weekend in September, current students and past graduates participated in an open forum about their co-op experiences. In this forum, recorded by WYSO Miller Fellow Mari Smith, you'll hear perspectives from current students Lucas Bautista '18, Malka Berrow '18, and Catalina La Mers-Noble '18 and alumni Bruce Lebel '76, Karen W. Mulhauser '65 and Robert Goldsmith '76.

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