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Undisciplined

  • On the latest episode of Undisciplined, we discuss the Kim Jannsen's impactful trip to Ghana for her semester abroad as part of the African and African American Studies program.
  • One of the hallmarks of the African and African American Studies program at the University of Arkansas is the semester abroad in Ghana. Today we hear from Kim Jannsen who has been on this trip twice. She shares the expectations, emotions, and impact the trip to Ghana had on her life.
  • When Americans think of vodou, we often think of the dolls, the stereotypes from the New Orleans shops, and witchcraft. Dr. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith helps us demystify and better understand the religion of Haitian vodou on this episode.
  • On today's show, commercial tonnage is up on the Arkansas River. Plus, the best scenic routes to see fall colors this weekend, new music from Patti Steel and much more.
  • Verlon Stone is a special advisor at the Indiana University Liberian Collections, but his main goal is to help connect people with the sort of resources and research that helps them to build their own communities and understanding. He joins us to discuss his work, his passions, and more.
  • Before the integration of professional basketball leagues, segregated teams were plentiful. In this excerpt from the podcast Undisciplined, we hear from Claude Johnson who talks about the excitement and persistent traveling of all-black basketball teams in the early 20th century.
  • On today's show, the Republic of the Marshall Islands was one the last places to remain COVID free. On Aug. 8 that changed. Plus, pre-integration professional basketball, stories behind the art and music, and much more.
  • The sport basketball was famously invented by James Naismith in 1891, and within a matter of years, African Americans picked up the sport and began playing. Claude Johnson is the author of The Black Fives and has researched extensively the history of African American basketball teams predating integrated professional basketball leagues in the United States.
  • Do you remember the first time you were keenly aware of your body? Maybe a bully a school pointed out your skin tone, or you noticed your hair didn't look quite like your siblings. Body image plays a major role in our lives, and not just as kids. On today's episode we hear from Dr. Angela Mensah, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas.
  • Do you remember the first time you were keenly aware of your body? Maybe a bully a school pointed out your skin tone, or you noticed your hair didn't look quite like your siblings. Body image plays a major role in our lives, and not just as kids. On today's episode we hear from Dr. Angela Mensah, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas.