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Musician Serj Tankian: 'I've Always Been an Activist at Heart'

Serj Tankian

May 23, 2018
Musician and activist Serj Tankian continues his discussion with TRNN’s Ben Norton, explaining how “rock music is the perfect form” to “push back against injustice.” “I’ve always been a political person,” Tankian says, “so for me music has always been an extension of that.”

The Whole Bushel: TT the Artist

October 15, 2017

Eze Jackson sits down with “Baltimore Club Queen” TT the Artist to discuss being women in a male dominated music industry, how money impacts artistic production, and her love for Baltimore Club music

The Real Baltimore

August 23, 2017
New York rappers Rebel Diaz and Ferguson rapper Tef Poe perform in Gilmor Homes, the epicenter of the Baltimore Uprising, to promote a culture of solidarity

The Whole Bushel: Stop It With These False Prophets

January 6, 2017

In the first episode of the Whole Bushel, Baltimore rapper Eze Jackson sits down with three local artists: singer Ama Chandra, rapper Ashley Sierra, and spoken word artist Neptune the Poet. They discuss the widespread disillusionment with electoral politics, the need for police accountability, and the distinction between White and Black feminism.

Chuck D and B-Real Are Making America Rage Again

August 29, 2016

TRNN Producer Kim Brown speaks with the members of the recently formed political music group Prophets of Rage

Remembering Folk Legend & Activist Pete Seeger

January 28, 2014
John Nichols: 94 year-old Pete Seeger’s music was stronger than the forces that sought to silence him

Protesters Hit Baltimore Streets for Universal Healthcare

October 27, 2013

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Whistleblower – feat. Edward Snowden

July 3, 2013

A Rap News summary of the past few week’s remarkable series of events regarding the NSA and Whistleblowers

Americans Living in Poverty

June 3, 2013
Paul Buchheit PT2: Poor Americans are angry but so far don’t think there is much they can do about their situation except find some individual solution

Jihan Hafiz Reporting from Cairo

May 15, 2013
Creative and cultural resistance has played a major role in Egypt’s ongoing Revolution