Hip-Hop Can Save America

12 EpisodesProduced by The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy / Manny Faces MediaWebsite

"Hip-Hop Can Save America" explores the innovative, inspiring, and often surprising ways hip-hop music, culture, and sensibilities are being applied in areas such as education, science/technology, health/wellness and more. Hosted by hip-hop journalist and lecturer, Manny Faces.

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HHCSA Update + Jay Z's REAL Mistake

August 21st, 2019


An update on the future of our groundbreaking Hip-Hop Can Save America! podcast, plus, a quick take on hip-hop, social justice, and the one big mistake Jay Z made...

Brought to you by The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings [Hip-Hop Education Pioneer]

August 29th, 2018


Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings' theories and research around culturally relevant pedagogy has been a foundation of forward thinking education circles, …

Tierney Oberhammer of Flocabulary [Hip-Hop Education]

August 15th, 2018


Tierney Oberhammer is the Director of Production for Flocabulary, overseeing content creation, working with rappers, singers and producers to make …

Ben Ortiz [Hip-Hop Archiving, Hip-Hop Education]

August 8th, 2018


Ben Oritz serves as the assistant curator for the Cornell Hip-Hop Collection, a part of Cornell Library’s Rare and Valuable Manuscript department. As …

Dr. Andrea Hunt [Hip-hop education, community service]

August 1st, 2018


On this episode, we return to the hip-hop education space, as I talk with Dr. Andrea Hunt.

Dr. Hunt developed and teaches a Sociology of Hip-Hop …

Baba Brinkman [Hip-Hop Theater, Science]

July 25th, 2018


My guess is that if you’re listening to this show, you’ve heard of a lil ol musical called Hamilton. The unlikely mix of hip-hop and live theater …

Sage Salvo [Hip-Hop Education, Literacy]

July 18th, 2018


On this episode, Manny Faces speaks to artist, educator and entrepreneur Gil Perkins, aka Sage Salvo who, founded a literacy program called Words Liive that helps teachers build standards-aligned lessons that integrate …

Kevin Kosanovich [Hip-Hop Archiving, Education]

July 4th, 2018


Kevin Kosanovich founded the College of William & Mary Hip Hop Collection dedicated to documenting and preserving Virginia’s hip-hop history. …

Mikal Amin [Hip-Hop Education, Events, Youth]

June 27th, 2018


A veteran of more than a dozen international tours, including as a State Department Cultural Ambassador with the Music Abroad Program, Mikal Amin is …

Hip Hop Fundamentals [Hip-Hop Dance, Education]

June 20th, 2018


This episode, I speak to Mark "Metal" Wong and Steve "Believe" Lunger from Hip Hop Fundamentals. Based in Philadelphia, Hip Hop Fundamentals is an educational company run by breakdancers, whose mission is to “use the …

Dr. Ian Levy [Hip-Hop Education, Counseling, Therapy]

June 13th, 2018


This episode, Manny Faces talks with Dr. Ian Levy about hip-hop and school counseling. Dr. Levy was the 2016 New York State school counselor of the …

Dr. Bettina Love [Hip-Hop Education & Civics]

June 4th, 2018


On this inaugural episode, host Manny Faces is joined by Dr. Bettina Love, an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the …

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