In his new book "The State Must Provide," Adam Harris examines the systemic inequities baked into the American higher education system. In this episode, he joins the Reckon Interview to explain how America's colleges were created, the emotional toll on students trying to desegregate American colleges, the role of HBCUs, [...]
Why Saladin K. Patterson set the ‘Wonder Years’ reboot in Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement
Most people probably wouldn't think to set a sitcom in Montgomery in Alabama in 1968, but when he was tasked with rebooting the "Wonder Years," Saladin K. Patterson drew on what he knew. He grew up in Alabama's capital city in the 1970s and 80s and knows how to find [...]
Cedric Burnside, Mississippi music legend, on his family legacy: ‘These days everybody has the blues’
Cedric Burnside joins the Reckon Interview to discuss his latest album, "I Be Trying," and the legacy of Hill Country blues.
Ahmad Ward, executive director of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, joins Reckon for a discussion about history.
This week on the Reckon Interview, we speak with Jennifer Heinmiller, co-author of the Dictionary of Southern Appalachian English.
This week on the Reckon Interview, we hear from Don Heflin, a diplomat who has served for more than 30 years in the U.S. state department.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright’s new book “The Plague Year,” is an expansive look at America during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The question isn’t what the Second Amendment protects, it’s who. From the very beginning, the Second Amendment was about protecting white Americans from Black people.
Kiese Laymon joins the Reckon interview to discuss buying back the rights to his first two books and releasing new revised editions.
On the Reckon Interview, Anjali Enjeti describes the issues facing Asian Americans in the South, including in politics and publishing.