ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleSpotlight on Leroy Hutson | Case of Mumia Abu Jamal | Work of Toronto's Walnut Studios Loft
Broadcast Date2011-05-15
Record Date2011-05-15
SummaryWe shine the spotlight on the underrated Leroy Hutson. Hutson replaced Curtis Mayfield in the Impressions and co-wrote "The Ghetto" with Donny Hathaway. Host Norman Jalali Richmond talks live with Linn Washington, Jr. about the case of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal whose death sentence has been thrown out. Washington is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia and a weekly columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune - America's oldest black owned newspaper. We also speak with Malinda Francis, a filmmaker and owner of docuvixen films and the Coordinator of the Walnut Studios Loft - Art and Media Space in Toronto, Canada.