On Tuesday, June 30, tune in to WPFW 89.3 FM from 9:00 am to midnight, for “Inside Out LGBT Radio: SAY THEIR NAMES - Black, Queer, Trans, and Pride”
– a full day of programming dedicated to examining the intersections of Black and LGBTQ+ identities. Tune in all day at 89.3 FM or on www.WPFWfm.org
From 4:00pm to 6:00pm
, the Goethe-Institut Washington will host a program titled “Transatlantic Trailblazers: Black American Thinkers and Artists in 20th Century Germany.”
With a selection of two special episodes from our US-German listening series THE BIG POND
, mixed with brand new content, we’ll explore the experiences of two queer Black Americans in Berlin at two very different times in German history. First, we’ll go back to Berlin in the 1910s-1920s, where writer and philosopher Alain LeRoy Locke immersed himself in the unique scene of early-20th-century Berlin during his formative years. Next, we’ll jump to the 1980s, where writer, scholar, and activist Audre Lorde galvanized an entire generation of Afro-German women to assert their identities through art in a mostly-white society.
Oh, and what do Donna Summer and Chaka Khan have in common, and what does it have to do with Germany? Tune in to find out! We’ll be spinning a mixture of their best songs throughout our programming block.
We thank our friends at WPFW 89.3 FM for giving us the wonderful opportunity to join their Pride Month all-day program for the second year in a row.
Inside Out LGBT Radio
is brought to you LIVE every Tuesday 2- 3PM Eastern on 89.3 FM and www.WPFWfm.org
The Big Pond
is a US-German listening series created in collaboration with radio producers and broadcasters from the US and Germany. The Goethe-Institut has Washington produced 52 episodes for the podcast thus far. Our topics such as music, sports, history, religion, language, and society convey a multifaceted image of life in Germany and in the US. With high-quality journalism, thorough research, and a preference for unique stories, this series takes on pretzels, beer, and the Berlin Wall, each piece offering a fresh perspective on just how much these two countries share.