UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 13 with James Badham

text by Ted Coe

27 May, 2021

On the May 27th edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on 91.9 KCSB-FM, we welcome James Badham, who reads When They Call You a Terrorist, Chapter 12: “Raid.” James Badham is the Publications Manager for the UCSB College of Engineering’s Marketing Team.

Every Thursday this spring, from 5:30-6:00 PM PT, “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB is broadcast at 91.9 FM throughout the 805 — and streams at the same time at www.kcsb.org.We also have a platform for on-demand streaming of every KCSB-FM program for a two-week period after its original airdate. You can find that player for each show by locating the playlist that corresponds to it on the embedded schedule grid on our official website, which is provided to KCSB-FM by our digital partner Spinitron.com.

A quick link to access on-demand streaming of UCSB Reads 2021 can be found HERE. This link always includes the two most recent editions of this weekly radio show.

The annual “UCSB Reads” program of the UCSB Library brings the campus and Santa Barbara communities together each year for dialogue about important topical issues while reading a common book. This year, KCSB-FM revives our own on-air tradition by sharing chapters from the UCSB Reads text as voiced by volunteers from the UCSB community.

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Live Matter Memoir, by Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele, is Cullors’ personal account of this contemporary movement for racial justice and Black lives, which formed after the unpunished killing of young Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2013, and gained new prominence last year after the police slaying of George Floyd in Minnesota.

In the book, Cullors describes her life as a Black, queer woman who was raised in Los Angeles during the height of anti-crime hysteria of the late 1980s and 1990s. She recounts her — and her family’s — own experiences with racism in the criminal justice system, as well as the origins of Black Lives Matter, which was recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

On Weds., May 12th, Patrisse Cullors gave a free virtual lecture, one of the many affiliated events associated with UCSB Reads for this year. More info about all special programming for UCSB Reads 2021 can be found at library.ucsb.edu/ucsbreads2021

Relay any questions about this special radio program (or our time-shifting service) by emailing advisor@kcsb.org.

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