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We Want the Airwaves


Nia King's trying to figure out if her dream of making a living as an art activist is beyond reach. In this podcast, she seeks advice from other political queer artists, trans artists, and artists of color who seem to have figured out how to make art and make rent without compromising their values. (Photo of Nia interviewing Gabby Rivera by Tecpatl DeSequoia.)

Jul 16, 2016

East Bay Express-turned-Guardian reporter Sam Levin doesn’t consider himself an artist or an activist, but in this interview I try to convince him otherwise, while also trying to get him to teach me everything he knows about journalism. We debate whether “the truth has a liberal bias,” discuss the differences between covering the local news for an alt weekly and covering the Western US for an international publication, and talk about why people across the world should/do care about what happens in Oakland.

Read the transcript at scribd.com/artactivistnia.

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