Thursday, April 25, 2019: Nia Vardalos, Najwa Zebian and more

Today on q: actor, screenwriter and producer Nia Vardalos, poet Najwa Zebian, rapper and poet Cadence Weapon, musicologist Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle on Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit.
Actor Nia Vardalos, poet Najwa Zebian, rapper Cadence Weapon, jazz singer Billie Holiday. (Jana Cruder, Farrah Benni, Levi Manchak, William P. Gottlieb Collection)

Today on q, with guest host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe:

  • Actor and screenwriter Nia Vardalos tells us how she adapted an advice column for the stage and shares some of the advice she took away from it.
  • Poet Najwa Zebian discusses the power of poetry to pack meaning into just a few words.
  • Rapper and poet Rollie Pemberton, a.k.a. Cadence Weapon, reads a new poem about the constant negativity of the news cycle.
  • Musicologist Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle helps us explore the history and importance of the protest song Strange Fruit on its 80th anniversary.

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