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Season 1 Episode 107 | 26m 46s

In the season finale, jazz bassist and composer Rodney Whitaker and bass-baritone Marc Embree share stories of pain of oppression, but also the hope that music brings. Whitaker performs his original “A Mother’s Cry,” and Embree sings “Goin’ Home” by Antonin Dvorák. The episode concludes with an uplifting performance of Nina Simone’s “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” by Damien Sneed.

Aired: 06/18/22 | Expires: 05/27/24
Supported in part by
MSU Federal Credit Union
Michigan State University Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Advisor  Talitha Wimberly helps students find common ground through music.
Educator Richard Desinord breaks down boundaries to find educational equality for music.
Educator Marcie Ray sows the seeds of strong community through hard conversations.
Music by trailblazing Black composers and a moving saxophone piece celebrate inclusion.
Composers play their moving electronic and jazz pieces inspired by love and humanity.
Three varied and impactful songs inspired by the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A piano evokes Hawaii’s traumatic past and jazz reminds of a difficult era in Detroit.
Two distinct voices share stories and performances using music to fight for justice.
Violin and jazz bass performances anchor stories of finding one’s own place in society.
Coming spring 2022 on WKAR TV in mid-Michigan