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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.


So You Want to Change the World?

November 26th, 2014

Episode 13 of 115 episodes

Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents a program of stories about revolution—social and personal. In “Homegirls on St. Nicholas Avenue,” read by Marsha Stephanie Blake, the writer Sonia Sanchez remembers when Malcolm X changed her life. Henry Dumas’ “Strike and Fade,” brings back the volatile Harlem of the 1960s. It’s read by Francois Battiste. A mild-mannered teacher and his activist mother are brought to life by Nurse Jackie star Edie Falco, in Charles Baxter’s “Fenstad’s Mother.”

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