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Borrowed Wisdom with Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Theatre in the 21st-century is an inherently interdisciplinary craft and Robert Barry Fleming, Executive Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, finds inspiration everywhere. Each week, Robert talks with an unrivaled expert, full of ideas, strategies and challenges around their work, then investigates that which is consonant and connected to how they navigate their discipline and their world no matter what the field. It’s a podcast about that which we can learn from one another when such learning is approached with a spirit of openness.
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Co-Principal Investigators Jessica Bellamy and Josh Poe share their work connecting data justice, housing justice, and abolition and discuss their practice of accountability and accompaniment, and subversive intellectualism in the South.

Jessica Bellamy is an award-winning international speaker, workshop facilitator, motion infographic designer, and research analyst. She and her colleague Josh Poe are the founders of the Root Cause Research Center which is a grassroots-led institution that collects data, creates data visuals, and trains impacted community members in research and data storytelling.

Jessica's research career began at the University of Louisville's Neurodevelopmental Science Lab, where she worked for nearly five years. She later used her training as a research analyst, as well as her training in community organizing and graphic design to start GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio, which was a social enterprise that combined all three skill sets to benefit social initiatives.

Josh Poe is the co-founder and Co-Principal Investigator at the Root Cause Research Center here in Louisville. He is an urban planner, community organizer, and geographer with over 20 years of scholarship, activism and practical experience in planning, urban land policy and housing issues in his home state of Kentucky and Seattle, Washington, including with Black Lives Matter Louisville.

Make your voice heard about the Smoketown development: https://www.cflouisville.org/resources/smoketown-feedback/

📚 Resources:

Root Cause Research Center: https://www.rootcauseresearch.org/

“Weaponizing Truth: A Spirited Analysis of Movement Science & Design” by Jessica Bellamy: https://link.medium.com/81jQmwxv28

GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio: https://www.gridsconnect.me/

Our Data Bodies: https://www.odbproject.org/

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition: https://stoplapdspying.org/

Invest/Divest Louisville: https://www.investdivest.org/

#CancelRent: https://www.rootcauseresearch.org/cancelrent

“Russell: What is the Right to Remain? Part 1: https://www.rootcauseresearch.org/post/russell-what-is-the-right-to-remain-part-1

Tressie McMillan Cottom, "Race in the U.S.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwYjmEuvldg

Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

Produced by Elizabeth Greenfield

Edited by Paul Doyle

Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

Original music by Omega Latham III

Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

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Lisa Gunterman is the Director for the LGBT Center at the University of Louisville, and a lifelong social justice organizer with nearly 30 years of experience in non-profit, social justice and government sectors. As a co-founder of Louisville's Fairness Campaign, Lisa played a key role in passing the city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and ensuring the inclusion of protections based on gender identity and expression.

📚 Resources:

Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming Of Gay And Lesbian Liberation by Urvashi Vaid (1996)

The Scandal of Redemption: When God Liberates the Poor, Saves Sinners, and Heals Nations by Óscar Romero (2018)

The Church Cannot Remain Silent: Unpublished Letters and other Writings by Óscar Romero (2016)

The LGBT Center at the University of Louisville: https://louisville.edu/lgbt

Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research: https://louisville.edu/braden

Fairness Campaign: https://www.fairness.org/

Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

Produced by Kathryn de la Rosa and Elizabeth Greenfield

Edited by Paul Doyle

Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

Original music by Omega Latham III

Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

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Robert chats with two local mental health and advocacy experts - Nancy Brooks and Donna Pollard - to explore combating isolation, fear, anxiety in quarantine, intergenerational trauma, and cultural obstacles to mental health resources and healing.

Content warning: discussion of suicide and suicidal ideation, child abuse, addiction, police brutality, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

Nancy Brooks has been the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Louisville since 2017. A Louisville native, she’s passionate about advocacy at the local and state level for the needs of those being served by NAMI. Nancy is an experienced non-profit director with a history in community development, education, and the arts.

Donna Pollard dares to believe in a world where young girls can be free from abuse and exploitation. A native of Kentucky -- a state burdened with thousands of cases of abuse and a history of child marriage -- she is leading the charge for change. Donna successfully advocated for improved legislation in her home state and many others that put an end to child marriage through parental consent and continues to advocate for this protective change both nationally and internationally. She most recently traveled to Finland as the keynote speaker for the Zonta International Centennial Conference, shedding light on the devastating implications of child marriage and critically needed global reform. As a survivor herself, Donna realizes the need for healing, support, and encouragement for past victims. She founded Survivors’ Corner, a nonprofit that empowers those ready to share their survival experiences with the goal of breaking abusive cycles and challenging policies and laws that perpetuate crimes against women and children. Her journey through the trauma of child marriage and exploitation can be accessed through the A&E Documentary, "I Was a Child Bride," interviews and articles in Good Housekeeping, Glamour, NPR, Stateline, Fox News, US News and World Report, PBS, CBS News, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, the Lexington Herald-Leader, and the Louisville Courier-Journal, among many other national and international outlets, such as The Guardian and Daily Mail. She is a frequent panelist, speaker, and trainer, and has given numerous keynote speeches as well as testimony before legislative committees. Donna is a mother of two girls, a business professional, and an avid advocate for child welfare.

📚 Resources:

NAMI Louisville: https://namilouisville.org/

Survivors Corner: https://survivorscorner.org/

Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

Produced by Kathryn de la Rosa and Elizabeth Greenfield

Edited by Paul Doyle

Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

Original music by Omega Latham III

Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

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07/28/20 • 59 min

Robert and Nataki share their experiences directing stories of enslavement, transitioning from performance to leadership, and being an artist during the paradigm shift we’re experiencing today.

Nataki Garrett is Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s sixth artistic director. As the former associate artistic director of CalArts Center for New Performance, Garrett has been hailed as a champion of new work as well as an experienced, savvy arts administrator. 2019 was Garrett’s first season at OSF, where she directed How to Catch Creation. At CalArts, Garrett oversaw all operations of conservatory training and produced mainstage, black box, developmental projects, plays, co-productions and touring productions. She is currently on the nominating committee for The Kilroys, and she recently served on the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Distinguished Playwright Award nominating committee and the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship panel.

📚 References:

Brandon Jacob-Jenkins’s “An Octoroon” https://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=5049

Read more about Dominique Morisseau’s “Confederates” https://www.blackburnprize.org/home/finalists-2020/dominique-morisseau/

Read more about Katori Hall’s “Pussy Valley” https://www.playbill.com/article/katori-hall-takes-on-strip-clubs-power-sex-and-the-south-in-her-explosive-new-series-p-valley

Read Alesha Harris’s “Is God Is” http://www.3holepress.org/is-god-is

Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

Produced by Elizabeth Greenfield

Audio Engineer: Paul Doyle

Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

Original music by Omega Latham III

Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

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07/21/20 • 38 min

Robert and Christen discuss investing in Louisville’s cultural future, building capacity within our arts organizations, and evolving local philanthropy towards more inclusive and relevant support.

Christen Boone is the President & CEO of the Fund for the Arts in Louisville. Before that, she held leadership roles at Actors Theatre of Louisville, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and Cincinnati’s Fine Arts Fund.

📚 References:

Cultural Lou Recovery Campaign: https://fundforthearts.org/culturallourecovery/

Michael Kaiser & DeVos Institute of Arts Management: http://devosinstitute.umd.edu/

Fund for the Arts’ Black Artists Fund: https://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2020/07/15/fund-for-the-arts-launches-programs-for-black-arti.html

Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

Produced by Kathryn de la Rosa and Elizabeth Greenfield

Audio Engineer: Lindsay Burdsall

Edited by Paul Doyle

Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

Original music by Omega Latham III

Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

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07/14/20 • 45 min

Shannon Craigo-Snell joins Robert to explore Christianity, theatremaking, and the great American project through the lenses of performance, practice, and doubleness.

Shannon Craigo-Snell is a theologian and a faculty member at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She previously taught at Yale University and is an ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church, and she’s the author of The Empty Church: Theater, Theology and Bodily Hope.

📚 References:

The Empty Church: Theatre, Theology and Bodily Hope by Rev. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell

Poetry and the Black Panther Party: from Ancestral Memory, Morphogenetic Fields to Hip Hop by Dr. Regina Jennings

Life Behind a Veil: Blacks in Louisville, Kentucky, 1865-1930 by George C. Wright

Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

Produced by Kathryn de la Rosa and Elizabeth Greenfield

Audio Engineer: Lindsay Burdsall

Edited by Paul Doyle

Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

Original music by Omega Latham III

Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

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07/07/20 • 64 min

Dr. Monalisa Tailor shares a COVID-19 primer and chats with Robert about being “the first” in leadership positions and approaching healthcare from a human-first perspective.

Monalisa Tailor, MD is a practicing outpatient internist with Norton Community Medical Associates: Barret. As only the 6th female President of the Greater Louisville Medical Society, the first Indian American, and one of the youngest Presidents in its history, she is honored to be able to serve the Louisville community in this role.

Dr. Tailor is a native of Bowling Green, KY. Her parents are Indian immigrants who are self employed business owners. She graduated from the University of Kentucky summa cum laude in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. She then graduated from University of Louisville School of Medicine Class of 2010.

Actor and musician Nick Cordero passed away from COVID-19 on July 5, 2020. Here is the link to the memorial fund to benefit Amanda Kloots, his wife, and their 10-month old son. https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-amanda-kloots-nick-cordero-amp-elvis

Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

Produced by Elizabeth Greenfield

Audio Engineer Lindsay Burdsall

Edited by Paul Doyle

Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

Original music by Omega Latham III

Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

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Robert talks to Chef Nikkia Rhodes about serving Louisville, leadership, and empowering the next generation in and out of the kitchen.

📚 References:

McAtee Community Kitchen: https://leeinitiative.org/mcatee-community-kitchen/

Kentucky to the World “The Future of Food is Female” : https://www.kentuckytotheworld.org/upcoming-events/the-future-of-food-is-female

Iroquois High School Culinary Academy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqd0VEgK8zo

Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

Produced by Elizabeth Greenfield

Edited by Lindsay Burdsall and Paul Doyle

Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

Original music by Omega Latham III

Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

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Robert talks to Dr. David Anderson Hooker about radical hospitality, extravagant welcome, and building community after conflict and protest.

📚 References:

The Little Book of Transformative Community Conferencing: A Hopeful, Practical Approach to Dialogue (Justice and Peacebuilding) by David Anderson Hooker

Consciousness-in-Action: Toward an Integral Psychology of Liberation & Transformation by Raúl Quiñones Rosado, PhD

Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing by Miranda Fricker

Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer by Father Michael Lapsley. Fr Lapsley is the Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories: https://www.healing-memories.org/

The Democracy Collaborative: https://democracycollaborative.org/

Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

Produced by Kathryn de la Rosa and Elizabeth Greenfield

Edited by Lindsay Burdsall

Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

Original music by Omega Latham III

Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

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06/16/20 • 51 min

Joshua Poe, co-founder of the Root Cause Research Center in Louisville, joins Robert to discuss racial capitalism, redlining, and the Breonna Taylor protests. Recorded June 4, 2020.

Root Cause Research Center: https://www.rootcauseresearch.org/

📚 References:

Life Behind a Veil: Blacks in Louisville, Kentucky, 1865-1930 by George C. Wright

Development Arrested: The Blues and Plantation Power in the Mississippi Delta by Clyde Woods

Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell

Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

Produced by Kathryn de la Rosa and Elizabeth Greenfield

Edited by Lindsay Burdsall

Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

Original music by Omega Latham III

Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

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How many episodes does Borrowed Wisdom with Robert Barry Fleming have?

Borrowed Wisdom with Robert Barry Fleming currently has 17 episodes available.

What topics does Borrowed Wisdom with Robert Barry Fleming cover?

The podcast is about Podcasts and Arts.

What is the most popular episode on Borrowed Wisdom with Robert Barry Fleming?

The episode title 'How Community-Oriented Research Can Dismantle Systems and Dispel the Myth of Data Neutrality, ft Jessica Bellamy & Josh Poe (Root Cause Research Center)' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Borrowed Wisdom with Robert Barry Fleming?

The average episode length on Borrowed Wisdom with Robert Barry Fleming is 42 minutes.

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Episodes of Borrowed Wisdom with Robert Barry Fleming are typically released every 7 days, 7 hours.

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The first episode of Borrowed Wisdom with Robert Barry Fleming was released on Jun 12, 2020.

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