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Season 1


Ep. 0 Who Raised You?

  // Transcribed by Jennifer Gates, Edited by Karen (Jia Lian) Yang

Treasure Shields Redmond and Karen (Jia Lian) Yang are the co-hosts of Who Raised You? Podcast. We met while engaging in civil disobedience at The Muny's performance of Aida on the third anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown. We open this first episode with a Who Raised You? inaugural poem. Treasure has a chat with her father, the poet laureate of East St. Louis, Eugene Redmond, while Karen has a chat with her mother, an artist and Bible study teacher in San Jose, California. Sit down and join us for a kitchen table chat about Who Raised You? Podcast Season One.

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Ep. 1 Sound of Dissent

  // Transcribed by Jennifer Gates, Edited by Jessica Yang

Koach Baruch Frazier is impossible to miss in St. Louis, His drumming has been called the "heartbeat of the movement" and he shares his spiritual leadership in his synagogue and on the streets. He is part of Justice Beats, which drums for protests and did 49 days of drumming in honor of those killed in the Pulse massacre. Join us for a kitchen table chat about remembering to breathe, the music of black church and Judaism, and revolutionary listening. 

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Ep. 2 Drag

  // Transcribed by Jennifer Gates, Edited by Karen Yang

Joss Barton and Treasure Shields Redmond met at a poetry reading at Goodie House, a St. Louis intersectional literary scene serving truth, fire, love and free wine and snacks. Treasure was blown away by this fierce, beautiful Latinx woman, and they have been friends ever since. Join us for a kitchen table chat about growing up queer and adopted in rural Missouri, fashion and political expression, and how the queer imagination liberates its damn self.

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Ep. 3 Don't Touch My Hair

  // Transcribed by Heather Hoyle, Edited by Karen Yang

De Nichols and Karen (Jia Lian) Yang studied Social Work together at the Brown School of Social Work of Washington University in St. Louis. Since then, De did the "big chop" and has embraced her hair as her crown. Treasure and De have roots in Memphis, so join us for a kitchen table chat about appearance and "professionalism," the Memphis hair scene and black power movement, and the importance of being unapologetically yourself.

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Interview with Sarah Catlin of Women's Issues, Women's Voices

  // Transcribed by Heather Hoyle, Edited by Jessica Yang & Karen Yang

Thanks to Who Raised You? Podcast listener, Carol Brown, we were featured in an interview with Sarah Catlin, host of Women's Issues, Women's Voices on KOPN 89.5 FM, a non-commercial, listener-supported community radio station broadcasting to central Missouri. KOPN is committed to educating and enriching the lives of its membership and the community it serves, especially those otherwise under-represented in the commercial or other non-profit media sectors. Our interview was aired live on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 7pm. 

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