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Racism, Christianity and Reparations

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The R Word Host Lowell Taylor (left) joined by Rev. Steven Ivy, Rev. Suzanne Bridges, Dustin McGowan, and Chris Seawood.

The limited-run podcast The R Word comes to a conclusion with a live recording of a conversation about racism, Christianity and reparartions. The discussion was recorded last week at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Kyle Kellams has been the news director at KUAF for 25 years and has been producing Ozarks at Large (first as a weekly, then as a daily program) since March, 1990.
Leigh Wood became General Manager of KUAF in August, 2019. Previously she was Membership Director of KUAF, Monthly Giving Manager at Heifer International in Little Rock and Development Specialist at KUT in Austin. She produces and hosts the weekly music program The KUAF Vinyl Hour.
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  • The R Word is a limited-run podcast series hosted by Lowell Taylor exploring reparations' role in achieving racial, social and economic justice and the White Christian Church.
  • In the final episode of The R Word, we hear from Black Christian leaders Rev. Suzanne Bridges, Rev. Stephen Ivey, Dustin McGowan and Chris Seawood, along with host Lowell Taylor, recorded at a live community conversation, Thursday, July 28th at The Historic St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville. This is the Part 1 of a two part episode.
  • In Episode 2 of The R Word, Lowell talks with Greg Thompson, co-author of Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair. Greg discusses why reparations are necessary in racial, social and economic justice and healing and why the Christian Church plays an important role in leading the way.
  • On the third episode of The R Word, Lowell speaks with Jemar Tisby, founder of The Witness Foundation, on his two books, How to Fight Racism and The Compromise of Color: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism. Jemar speaks to the American Christian Church's history of complicity in racism, his call for Black Christians encountering racism within their own church to "Leave Loud," and how acting in the pursuit of Justice is what makes reconciliation and healing possible.