How Shells Tell Native History

From PBS Voices. Join host Cheyenne Bearfoot on Sovereign Innovations as she uncovers the profound legacy of wampum beads in North American history. From sacred symbols to colonial currency, discover the intricate craftsmanship and enduring cultural significance behind these tiny treasures. Renowned artist Lydia Wallace-Chavez provides insights into wampum, revealing the modern-day resonance of this…

Rating 90s Streetwear Trends

From PBS Voices. Grillz, African prints, Kris Kross backwards clothes… Some hip-hop fashion trends from the ’80s and 90s are still making a statement today. Others are in the past for a reason. "Outside the Lyrics" host Dr. Taj Frazier rates hip-hop fashion fads from 1-5. What’s your favorite? #hiphop #streetwear #grillz #KrisKross #90sfashion #hiphopfashion

why does grief hurt?

From PBS Voices. Emotional distress can do more than just make you sad. Our bodies can react similar to how they would to a physical threat. What’s up with that? Dead and Buried host Curly Velasquez explains.

Is Hip Hop the Root of Today’s Fashion?

From PBS Voices. Hoodies, Graphic-Ts, Sneakers, casual comfortable clothes, all accentuated with designer-brands — these are just some of the pieces that make up streetwear, the global style that came from the fusion of Hip-Hop and Skater Culture. Our host Dr. Taj Frazier meets with Chris Gibbs, Hip-Hop head, skater, fashion tastemaker, and owner of…

Celebrating the Diversity of Indigenous Homes

From PBS Voices. Since the beginning of humanity, Indigenous people have created homes and formed communities; in both the structural, tangible sense of the word, and the warm and fuzzy, emotional sense. Some of those early Indigenous designs continue to serve as inspiration for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous architects as they develop the world’s infrastructure.…

Why Do We Grieve Celebrity Deaths?

From PBS Voices. Is it possible to mourn over someone you’ve never met!? Turns out, it’s more common than you think! Dead and Buried host Curly Velasquez explains the different ways people grieve over the death of celebrities and other parasocial relationships.

Can Food Be Political?

From PBS Voices. Would you like a side of freedom with your fries? Community organizer KJ Kearney learns about the link between food and the freedoms this country promised for all. Food has always been political—It provides a place to gather, share ideas, to express our identities, and take care of each other’s basic needs.…

The Power of RIP T-Shirts

From PBS Voices. Headstones are a traditional form of memorialization that loved one’s of the deceased can visit time and time again. What if there were such a thing as "walking memorials"? There is. All around the world, and primarily within Black and Brown communities in the U.S., individuals have created wearable and visual memorialization…

What Is The Right To Die And Why Does It Matter?

From PBS Voices. What lies behind the wish to hasten the end of your life? And what does that process involve for someone with a terminal prognosis? In this episode, Curly Velasquez explores current legal parameters, surprising facts, common myths, and a brief history of medical aid in dying. Made possible with funding from The…