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Season Two

Roots, Race & Culture returns for a second season of open, honest conversations about identity and culture, from the perspective of Utah’s Black and POC communities. Hosts Lonzo Liggins and Danor Gerald are back to discuss shared experiences with newsmakers, changemakers, experts, and entrepreneurs from Utah’s communities of color, all with a healthy dose of humor, empathy, and candor. 

Season Two episode four

Indigenous Food Activism

On this episode of Roots, Race & Culture, we'll talk with two people involved in the indigenous food activism movement. Learn why some groups are pushing to get native communities re-connected with their pre-colonial diets.

Season Two episode three


Colleges across the nation are facing a crisis with the lack of Black and Latino students in STEM fields. We speak with Dr. Ferguson and Juliette Bautista about why Blacks and Latinos aren’t leaning towards STEM careers, and how Utah measures in this spectrum. How can we help to tip the scales and help more Blacks and Latinos to enter these fields?

Season Two episode two

Ogden's Black History

In the early to mid 1900's, Ogden, Utah had a bustling Black community and a vibrant art scene. We speak with Sarah McClellan and Betty Sawyer about Ogden's rich history from the influx of African Americans seeking work on the railroad, and hear from Camille Washington, co-owner of the Good Company Theatre.

Season Two episode one

Black Social Media

Black culture has developed a unique relationship with social media. How are Utahns using social media to generate awareness and express culture, beliefs and values that have historically been filtered by mainstream media through the lens of white gatekeepers?

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In the second season, Lonzo and Danor invite viewers to learn about the phenomenon of Black social media, revisit the Black history of Ogden, learn about indigenous food activism, and more.