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Air date: 6/15/2018  **Read the transcript of the feature: CymaSpace Transcript CymaSpace is a non-profit performance venue & technology incubator in Portland, Oregon. The organization is dedicated to making the arts accessible to Deaf… Continu
Air date: 4/30/2018 Read the transcript of the episode: 051618 intersections with Las Cafeteras Las Cafeteras, the Chicano band from LA, and what I like to think of as unapologetic political folk music for… Continue reading →
Air date: 4/30/2018 **Read the transcript of the episode: 051618 intersections with Brenda Rufener Brenda Rufener’s debut YA novel, Where I Live,  follows the story of Linden Rose, a clever and witty teenager who… Continue reading →
Nidhi Chanani is a survivor. She survived a traumatic childhood and the loss of her first baby. That doesn’t stop her from finding and celebrating the beautiful, everyday moments. That’s how she created… Continue reading →
Shanthi Sekaran is the author of the novel “Lucky Boy”, about adoption, immigration and motherhood, in Berkeley, CA. Two mothers’ paths cross unexpectedly due to their love for this boy, Ignacio – the lucky… Continue reading →
The last time I spoke with Celeste Ng was for her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, which won critical acclaim and in fact was featured in one of the first episodes… Continue reading →
  Alia Malek is the author of The Home that was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria, in which she she weaves the personal history of her family – particularly her maternal grandmother –… Continue reading →
Back in August, the day before their latest digital album was released, Bomba Estéreostopped by Portland to start their extensive international tour. This new album, Ayo, differs from previous ones with heart-wrenching melodies… Continue readin
Rene Denfeld won critical acclaim for her first novel, The Enchanted, inspired by her experience as an investigator on death penalty cases. Her second novel, The Child Finder, is the story of missing children:… Continue reading →
Dr. Vanessa Grubbs is one of the rare few black doctors in nephrology (specializing in the kidney) and that’s just the beginning. She recently published a book looking at racial disparities in kidney… Continue reading →
Jonathan Sun is a doctoral student in Urban Studies at MIT – but he’s better known as @jonnysun, the alien character twitter phenomenon with nearly 500,000 followers. Jonny Sun’s profile self-describes as “aliebn… Continue reading →
The Chicago Quarterly Review is a literary anthology that invites aspiring and established writers to submit fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Any writer can tell you the challenges of getting published and the topic… Continue reading →
Did you know that July is the anniversary month of the Americans with Disability Act (1990)? July is also the anniversary month of Intersections Radio (2015)! What better way to celebrate than airing… Continue reading →
Sandhya Menon is the author of the young adult romance novel When Dimple Met Rishi, her debut novel. The story follows two Indian American (Gujarati, in fact!) teenagers from the San Francisco Bay… Continue reading →
Nina Diaz, lead singer of the indie punk rock band, Girl in a Coma has been on tour for her debut solo album, The Beat is Dead. This album tells the story of… Continue reading →
Sometimes I have the opportunity to host badass South Asian artists in studio, and it is always a very good day. It’s one thing we get to take over the airwaves with this,… Continue reading →
Boston-native Jennifer Yu has had quite an eventful year: She published her debut young adult novel, Four Weeks, Five People, just before graduating from college at the University of Pennsylvania. Getting to graduation… Continue reading →
Last month, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and chat with Malian blues guitarist extraordinaire: Vieux Farka Touré. Mali is home to so many outstanding blues and Tuareg artists and Vieux Farka… Continue reading →
Since moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala, singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno has achieved remarkable success as a musician. She has been nominated for a Grammy (2017) for her latest album, Ilusión, an Emmy (2010) for… Continue reading →
  The last time I talked about the protests at Standing Rock, ND, there was a victory of sorts: the Army Corps of Engineers had denied easement to build the Dakota Access Pipeline… Continue reading →
One of the longest running stories of 2016 was the protest at Standing Rock, ND – to reroute the Dakota Access Pipeline. This protest gathered indigenous communities, environmentalists and allies from all over the… Continue reading →
**This is the second episode in a two-part series that discusses the Deaf community’s complicated relationship with the Justice System. The Deaf community is at a unique intersection of linguistic minority and disability… Continue reading →
**This is the first episode in a two-part series that discusses the Deaf community’s complicated relationship with the Justice System. The Deaf community is at a unique intersection of linguistic minority and disability… Continue reading →
Anat Maytal is the president of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association and an attorney with Baker Hostetler in New York City specializing in Business Litigation. You might recognize her as… Continue reading →
**This is the second episode in a two-part series examining the intersection of sexuality with faith and ethnicity. You can listen to the first episode in the series here. Daayiee Abdullah is a religious and… Continue reading →
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