Maori talks with filmmaker Sterlin Harjo, the brilliant co-creator and showrunner of FX’s breakout hit Reservation Dogs. Filmed in this home state of Oklahoma, the sitcom follows the lives of four Native teenagers living on a reservation who are on a mission to head to California while dealing with the death of their friend. He is also the director of the short films Goodnight, Irene (2005) and Four Sheets to the Wind (2007), which premiered at Sundance. Maori and Sterlin discuss working in Oklahoma, how he runs his sets, and which “Rez Dog” character he most identifies with.
Have you ever felt like a stranger in your own home? Well, in the affluent black community of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, Abigail McGrath felt like a fish out of water. For WCAI’s Ways of Life, I spoke with Abigail about how she made a place of her own the island.
In this thought provoking and stirring episode, Meghan gets to the bottom of the label that is often pinned on Black women – “angry”. In her raw conversation with Issa Rae, coupled with candid chats with Ziwe and Professor Emily Bernard, this episode asks honest questions about the judgements we make about women, and specifically women of color. It begs the question: does setting boundaries, having an opinion, and being clear make you angry… or human?
When most of us think of puberty, its not with fond memories. The awkwardness and self doubt weighs on you and many are just trying to figure out who they are. Well, at 72, Paula Degree is doing it all over again. Growing up Paula always knew something was off but couldn’t put her finger on it, until she was 68 and realized she was a trans woman.