Heart of the East End – June 20th, 2022

Dr. James Banks, Southampton Anti-Bias Task Force

A special guest on the Juneteenth 2022 Edition of The Heart reads a special statement, including his poem “The Inevitable Evolution and Ascension of My People,” during the first day of WLIW-FM’s Community Matching Gift Challenge. All donations made now through June 30th to wliwfm.org or by phone at 800-262-0717 are matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 by WLIW’s board of trustees.

Brenda Simmons, Southampton African American Museum

The executive director of the Southampton African American Museum joins Gianna to talk about the Juneteenth event at SAAM, Preservation Long Island’s recent award to the museum for their efforts in preserving black historic sites in Southampton, and obstacles in restoring the Phyrrus Concer homestead. For more information visit saamuseum.org.

Chip Williford and Takudzwa Chikepe, Monday Meditation Underwritten by Monk Music Studios

Poetrystreet’s Chip Williford joins award-winning international poet Takudzwa Chikepe. Chikepe will be featured at the Riverhead Free Library and online at poetrystreetontheroad.com this Saturday between 2 and 4 p.m.

Listen to the playlist on Apple Music.