Drug violence forced Erick Picardo to leave his successful art studio in the Dominican Republic and seek a better life in a "freedom country," the United States. Today, this renowned Michigan painter celebrates his Afro-Caribbean heritage on canvas and in his drumming group. Listen as he talks about his special anti-violence, pro-peace marathon mural project.
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Coming Next Week
Prof. Emily S. Lee is one in a million. In the highly undiverse world of U.S. academic philosophy, she represents a double minority: a woman and an Asian. Alan talks with this impressive South Korean immigrant about her research in race, culture, and identity.