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Commemorating Juneteenth; Remaking "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Jun 17, 2016

Sunday is Juneteenth, a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. This hour, we reflect on this history and legacy of slavery with Alika Hope and The Ray of Hope Project. We hear music and talk with members of the group who are performing at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts.

Also, what’s your favorite movie? Do you love it so much that you’d remake it scene-by-scene? Back in the 1980s, some Mississippi kids adapted "Raiders of the Lost Ark" over the course of seven summers. The adaptation and a documentary about the adaptation is screening at Real Art Ways in Hartford.

GUESTS:

  • Alika Hope - Vocalist and founder of The Ray of Hope Project
  • Lawrence V. White - Bass player for The Ray of Hope Project
  • Dexter Pettaway, Sr. - Drummer and spoken word performer for The Ray of Hope Project
  • Eric Zala - Director of "Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation"
  • Chris Strompolos - Played the role of Indiana Jones in "Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation"

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.