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What's Ray Saying?

A weekly Arts podcast featuring Ray Christian
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What's Ray Saying?

Ray Christian

What's Ray Saying?

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What's Ray Saying?

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What's Ray Saying?

A weekly Arts podcast featuring Ray Christian
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Ray goes back to Richmond and examines his evolution from ghetto kid to seasoned storyteller, taking a prideful look at the ways our environments and the bonds of family shape us.What’s Ray Saying? is created, hosted, and written by Ray Chris
In a drive to the airport with his son, Ray talks about the perilous crossroads he faced in defining his masculinity.What’s Ray Saying? is created, hosted, and written by Ray Christian and recorded in the great state of North Carolina. Mark P
After getting a response from a 30-year-old letter, Ray explores a legacy of correspondence—from his personal experience writing for illiterate parents and soldiers to the fascinating role mail has played in Black military history.What’s Ray
Ray has a candid conversation with scholar and journalist Chenjerai Kumanyika, looking at the historic legacy of Jim Crow, how each of their families learned to navigate these codes, and the ways both men work against the idea of “staying in yo
A young Ray Christian becomes captivated by the mysterious voices coming out of the radio and quickly discovers that there are rules and repercussions to being Black and talking a certain way.What’s Ray Saying? is created, hosted, and written
Ray looks back on his decision to join the army, unraveling a complicated history of Black military service and reflecting on the surprising changes the armed forces made in his life.What’s Ray Saying? is created, hosted, and written by Ray C
A look at Black fashion—from zoot suits to Soul Train to a complicated history of advertising. Plus, Ray reflects on the time he dropped out of school because he didn't have the right clothes.What’s Ray Saying? is created, hosted, and written
To better understand the treatment of the ills, injuries and minds of Black Americans, Ray reflects on his first experience of going to the doctor.What’s Ray Saying? is created, hosted, and written by Ray Christian and recorded in the great s
What’s Ray Saying is back!Immerse yourself in a world of Southern-baked personal narratives, interwoven with Black American history, all told through the lens of Ray Christian's remarkable life. In each episode, the award-winning storyteller,
In this episode, Ray explores the legacy of Black Children taken as slaves from Africa, growing up on plantations and the impact on their social worth and development in America.
Ray explores the complex history and relationship between Black Americans and the Native people of America.
Ray explores Black leadership from the 1940s to now to reflect on it challenges and its legacies.
Ray explores Black leadership from the emergence of an elite class, with varying perspectives and experiences.
In this episode part one of a three part series on Black leadership, Ray explores the origins of Black influence and authority in America.
Ray explores the cultural and historical significance of Afro textured hair.
Ray explores the history and complicated relationship with Black Americans and the police.
Ray explores Black American association with the South and why Black are concentrated in urban areas of the country.
Ray talks about Black American naming practice, history, traditions and conventions from slavery to the 20th century.
Ray completes the long journey of getting his stories heard, tells his life story and puts storytelling in context.
Ray continues to explore his storytelling journey after the RISK! show. He talks about his appearance on The Moth Radio Hour, a story in Readers Digest and his performance on Snap Judgment, the impact of this story and his reflections on storyt
This episode traces storytelling in African American culture, from its roots in Africa, through the Middle Passage and slavery, and continuing through time until today. Ray shares which stories white people hear, which stories are just for “fam
Ray looks at the origins of a false narrative of Black American history, its racist origins, the founder of revisionist history regarding the Civil War and Reconstruction, along with its influence on American society today.
Ray examines the nature of Black American assimilation into white culture.
What, when, how, and why Blacks learned in the US as well as what others were taught about them, from the slave quarters to HBCU’s.
What happens after death? Not in the metaphysical, existential sense. But quite literally, what happens after death? The history of the handling of bodies of Black decedents has been filled with interesting twists and turns, from blatant desecr
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