We spoke with A.D. Carson, “professor of hip hop,” about his new album “Sleepwalking Vol. 1: A Mixtape Essay for Summer 2017,” and Dr. Max Luna, physician and professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and creator of the Latino Health Initiative.
A.D. Carson is an educator and award-winning artist— writer of essays, music, and poetry, and performance pieces, whose work focuses on race, literature, and history. He gained notoriety for his dissertation, a 34 track rap album, “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions.” Today we’ll discuss his new work, “Sleepwalking:Vol. 1: A Mixtape Essay for Summer 2017” and how those summer events formed and informed this work.
Dr. Max Luna is a physician and professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He’s also the creator of the Latino Health Initiative. We’ll speak about the ways the current political environment is directly affecting Latino health and the initiative—is it helping it thrive or is being thwarted? And we’ll get his perspective on current discussions about DACA and immigration.