In the third episode of Culture Hub PDX, host Veronica Bisesti introduces a new segment, “Hard Questions” about race – with two guest hosts Rebecca Webb and Julianne Johnson-Weiss. Both on the Portland Radio Project Board of Directors, Julianne and Rebecca began discussing race in Portland 16 years ago. They’ve seen times change profoundly since the killing of George Floyd, and wonder if public outrage at police brutality will open the door to lasting public policy change.

Julianne offers white folks some tips on what they can do to help Black Lives Matter. She suggests white people take the Harvard Project Implicit test to learn about implicit attitudes they may not realize they have about race.

Then, in the second half, Dr. Rosa Colquitt, Chair of the Oregon Democratic Party Black Caucus, talks about leading the Oregon delegation to a historic nominating convention – and how youth as young as middle schoolers are getting involved in the political process and inspiring change.

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Culture Hub PDX airs on some Sundays, after 4:00 pm at 99.1 FM, with support from Beneficial State Bank. A few days after the broadcast, the latest episode will be available on demand in the PRP Podcast Co-op, on iTunes and other podcast platforms.

  • Producer – Rebecca Webb
  • Host – Veronica Bisesti
  • Guest Hosts – Julianne Johnson-Weiss and Rebecca Webb
  • Special guest – Dr. Rosa Colquitt
  • Engineer – Veronica Bisesti
  • Editor – Gordon Graham
  • Executive Producer – Rebecca Webb
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