Margins

Dr. Christopher Whitt hosts "Margins," a WVIK podcast featuring conversations with change agents from around the Quad Cities area, as well as across the country. These discussions focus on groups of people who are marginalized politically and socially, and the people working to provide change for those communities.

"We need to take the time to have these conversations so people can hear new perspectives — so people who are doing the hard work, who are leading, who are trying to push for change within the community as well as making a better world overall, can have a voice," Whitt says.

"Margins" is produced by Lacy Scarmana.

After a summer hiatus, Dr. Christopher is back with more conversations with change agents.

A couple months ago, Dr. Melanye Price joined Margins to talk about her book “The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race.” Now, Price joins Margins again to talk more broadly about race under the Trump administration, as well as being a black political scientist and college professor.

Dr. Christopher Whitt continues a conversation about inclusion and equity in the workforce, including strategies for diversifying an organization.

Dr. Christopher Whitt has a conversation about diversity, inclusion and equity in the workforce.

The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race
NYU Press

Dr. Christopher Whitt talks with Dr. Melanye Price, author of The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race.

Recently, Maria Hinojosa was in the Quad Cities for the Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lectureship at Augustana College. The title of her talk was "Owning Our Power and Our Voice." 

In the first episode of "Margins," Dr. Christopher Whitt talks with Berlinda Tyler-Jamison, president of the Rock Island County NAACP, and Rev. Dwight Ford, pastor of Grace City Church in Rock Island.

Introducing 'Margins'

Apr 20, 2017
Augustana College

Dr. Christopher Whitt hosts "Margins," a new WVIK podcast featuring conversations with change agents from around the Quad Cities area, as well as across the country. These discussions focus on groups of people who are marginalized politically and socially, and the people working to provide change for those communities.