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The Race Project

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James Fields IV
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WYSO

The Race Project

The Race Project is a new series created by Basim Blunt, Senior Producer at the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO.

The premise is pretty basic; invite two everyday people from the Miami Valley to talk about their life experiences through the prism of skin color. The conversations are honest, frank yet civil.

Blunt says, "Our community has become so polarized by issues of race, policing and politics right now. Everyone is just shouting at each other. Hopefully, The Race Project is an outlet
where listeners can hear people disagree and maybe realize common themes that we as Ohioans share. Everyone loves their kids, is concerned about the price of gas and we're all trying to get by during this pandemic, which has no regard for what skin color we are."

If you'd like to participate in an episode of The Race Project, send us an email at raceproject@wyso.org
  • Malcolm X once said that Sunday is the most segregated day in America. In this episode of The Race Project, a conversation on race between two Miami Valley clergymen, Bill Randolph of First Baptist Church in Yellow Springs and Rick Incorvoti of Christ Episcopal Church in Springfield.
  • Earlier this year WYSO invited local community members to have a one on one conversation with a person from a different race, color or ethnicity. In the first episode of The Race Project, we hear Locksley Orr and Moriel Rothman-Zecher.