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The Parker Edison Project: Cultural Currency And A History Lesson About Black DJs Crossing The Border

William Tayari Howard is pictured at a recent museum exhibition in this undat...

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In this episode, we look at a currency worth more than money and Dr. Tayari Howard tells us how Black radio pioneers had to cross the border to get access ... Read more →

Aired: April 21, 2021 | Transcript

In a new episode of the KPBS Explore podcast "The Parker Edison Project," we look at cultural currency, the history of radio in San Diego and how Black DJs had to go to Mexico to broadcast in the U.S.

Then, King Dice stops in for the segment, "Movies Millennials Should Movie," and musical guest Cee Knowledge, also known as Doodlebug from Digable Planets, joins us to talk about his new project.

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