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The Sound of Ideas

The Themes of August Wilson

Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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The Themes of August Wilson Celebrated African-American playwright August Wilson tapped into the black experience with his many works, bringing to life issues of race, history and progress. Five of his plays are being produced locally and on the next Sound of Ideas, we'll use the themes from those plays to frame a conversation on the issues facing African-Americans today. Join our panel of guests with your thoughts and questions, Tuesday at 9:00 on 90.3.


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Community/Human Interest, Education, Race, Black History Month


Reginnia Williams, associate professor of history, Cleveland State University
Randell McShepard, V-P of Public Affairs, RPM, Inc.
Mansfield Frazier, columnist, Cool Cleveland
Joe Worthy, Children’s Defense Fund

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Click here for a list of local August Wilson productions.

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