Arts Express Radio:Arts Express Radio, 8/9/18 
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Arts Express Radio  Arts Express Radio, 8/9/18   
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'FACING' RACISM: GEORGE TAKEI PHONES IN

** "My childhood imprisonment has been the defining experience of my life - I do have my childhood memory of the barbed wire fence, and the tall sentry towers with machine guns pointed at us."

'Facing' Racism: George Takei Phones In. Takei, most famously known as Hikaru Sulu of the USS Enterprise on Star Trek, is on the line to the show to revisit growing up in a WW II Japanese American internment camp. Simply for what the US goverment deemed literally one's 'face' - what one looks like - as the designated wartime enemy. And, implications for child immigrant prisons today. Along with memories as well, of the young interned men recruited as enormously high casualty rate cannon fodder, in the segregated Japanese American battalion sent to fight on the front lines in Europe.

And during this week marking the 73rd anniversary of the US horrific atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we'll hear from Canadian author Jacques Pauwels about his book, The Myth Of The Good War: America In The Second World War. Shedding light on what may have been going down back then, as the real reason for the US historical inauguration of genocidal WMDs they dropped on civilians in Japan. And what it has to do with future US aggression and jumpstarting the Cold War, China, Indonesia, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

** "We're going to release the film on the one year anniversary of Charlottesville, and it's ugly, ugly, ugly blemish on the United States of America. This film is a wakeup call, and I know in my heart, I don't care what the critics say or anybody else - We are on the right side of history."

BlacKkKlansman: Spike Lee speaks about his passion for the project to the press at the Cannes Film Festival, where he won the prestigious Grand Prix Award. Then BlacKkKlansman star Craig muMs Grant weighs in.

** "What got me on board is Spike Lee. When Spike calls, I come a-running - that whole idea of the Klan being infiltrated by a black man, it's like a punch in the face of racism, it's a fist in the air."

Multi-talented actor, playwright, Bronx based rapper and spoken word poet Craig muMs Grant, who has performed at the The Nuyorican Poets Cafe and on Slam Nation and Def Poetry Jam, phones in - delving into his role as Jabbo the bartender in this based on a true story socio-political satire. Known for his starring role as Arnold 'Poet' Jackson in the television series Oz, muMs, who has also been part of the Spike Lee productions Bamboozled and She's Gotta Have It, explains as well the mystery behind his name.
 
 
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