Undisciplined

Twice a month on Wednesdays
  • Hosted by Caree Banton

Undisciplined is a podcast produced in collaboration with the African and African American Studies program with the University of Arkansas and KUAF Public Radio. Hosted by Dr. Caree Banton, this podcast will push the confines of your traditional academic disciplines and unveil how the objectives of African and African American studies can be found in the everyday if you just look.

Dr. Valandra is a professor of Social Work at the University of Arkansas. She talks about her work breaking the stereotypes of physical and sexual assault, the impact of trauma in multigenerational family settings, and learning to be resilient through coping with past trauma.

Host: Dr. Caree Banton
Guest: Dr. Valandra
Producer: Matthew Moore

Undisciplined is a production of KUAF.

Growing up  in Little Rock, Warrington Sebree wasn't exactly sure what he wanted to do when he grew up, but he knew where he wanted to go: the University of Arkansas. In this episode, host Dr. Caree Banton turns the tables on her co-host Warrington to talk about growing up in Arkansas, being a part of the 4.4% of black students on the campus, and what compelled him to study African and African American Studies. Now Warrington is in his first year of law school at the HBCU mecca Howard University.

Host: Dr. Caree Banton
Guest: Warrington Sebree
Producer: Matthew Moore

The pivotal players in the Civil Rights movement may not be names we are all familiar with. Ella Baker. Bayard Rustin. And locally, Osyrus Bolly. On today's episode of Undisciplined, we talk about the unseen elements that go into making movements happen, especially on the local level.

Toni Morrison once said, "This is precisely the time when artists got to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal." On today's episode, hosts Caree Banton and Warrington Sebree are joined by Sharon Killian to discuss the impact of art in the Black community. Sharon Killian is president of Art Ventures and an artist herself.

Host: Dr. Caree Banton and Warrington Sebree
Guest: Sharon Killian
Producer: Matthew Moore

Political science is more than just politics. Nonviolent protesting is not the only option. Hashtags on social media have a global impact. These are just a few of the revelations shared with by our guest on today's episode, Dr. Najja Baptist. Dr. Baptist is a political science professor at the University of Arkansas.

Host: Dr. Caree Banton and Warrington Sebree
Guest: Dr. Najja K. Baptist
Producer: Matthew Moore

Undisciplined is a production of KUAF.

Racial terror and lynchings were not just something that happened in the Delta. RoAnne Elliott, the leader of the Washington County Community Remembrance Project, shares her experience of exploring history—both oral and written—to discover the stories of three enslaved Black men who were lynched and hung in Fayetteville.

Host: Dr. Caree Banton
Guest: RoAnne Elliott
Producer: Matthew Moore

Undisciplined is a production of KUAF.

Haiti may be considered the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and a country we Americans only hear about when there's a massive earthquake or political turmoil. But Haiti is a nation with tremendous legacy. Haiti was a nation that beat three European empires to become a free nation. Haiti was the first nation to ban slavery. It was the first nation in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve independence. And so much more. Our guest today is Obed Lamy, a Haitian scholar, journalist, and filmmaker. 

On our premiere episode of Undisciplined, we discuss the begininnings and impact of the study of African and African American Studies in higher education. Our guest is Dr. Scot Brown, an associate professor of African American studies and History at the University of California, Los Angeles. We also spend time understanding and discussing critical race theory, and how it is being perceived in our current culture.

Introducing Undisciplined

Aug 6, 2021

Undisciplined is a podcast produced in collaboration with the African and African American Studies program with the University of Arkansas and KUAF Public Radio. Hosted by Dr. Caree Banton, this podcast will push the confines of your traditional academic disciplines and unveil how the objectives of African and African American studies can be found in the everyday if you just look.