Thursday, February 28, 2008


KKCR suspended programs back on the air today

by Larry Geller

Katy Rose and Jimmy Trujillo are back on KKCR today discussing a topic you won't likely find on NPR: racism and white privilege.

From a circulating email:

Today, after a two-month suspension for standing up in solidarity with our sister Ka'iulani, Jimmy Trujillo and I will be returning to the KKCR airwaves from 4 - 5:30. (90.9, 91.9 0r 92.7. Those off-island can listen on the web at

We will be interviewing Robert Jensen, professor of journalism at University of Texas and author of several books, including "The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege" (our topic for today.) Listeners are encouraged to participate in the conversation.  (Call 808-826-7771 or 1-866-275-1112; or email 

The controversy over the suspensions is far from over, according to Katy's email. I'll wait and see if she posts an article somewhere on the web before writing further on this.

For Oahu listeners, you can pick up KKCR on their Oahu repeater, but reception is spotty. It works better on the North Shore. Tune to 104.7.

The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism And White Privilege
by Robert Jensen

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was a good show; not long enough. mahalo to bob for sharing his perspective w/us. our callers ran from those praising his view to others challenging it. station management was relieved to have the suspensions be part of the past. one staff member noted it was nice to have the callers and guest sparring for a change and not the host.

the premise of privilege and the impacts of so called white supremacy were only touched upon and we look forward to hosting bob and others again to further the discussion and understanding of the issues surrounding racial injustice in our world.

mahalo larry and to joan, andy (and even charley fowler) and other bloggers for your support and helping us to advance the community dialog.
peace,.....jimmy t

The work you are doing takes time. While some people come to understand it from reading articles and books or listening to a talk, for many, it's experiential. Workshops, call-in radio programs (as you are doing). It takes time.

The trick is how to do it effectively. Too many radio programs and the audience disappeares. Too many workshops and no one comes. (sigh).

So you've chosen an uphill road. But if you don't slog it, who will?

Thanks for a great program.

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