Ep 707: Yoruba Richen & Brad Lichtenstein • Zander Schloss

Filmmakers Yoruba Richen and Brad Lichtenstein have collaborated on a new Frontline/PBS documentary called “American Reckoning”. Plus Circle Jerks bassist Zander Schloss has a new album called “Song About Songs”.

Filmmakers Yoruba Richen and Brad Lichtenstein have collaborated on a new Frontline/PBS documentary called “American Reckoning”. Plus Circle Jerks bassist Zander Schloss has a new album called “Song About Songs”.

08:18Jump to AMERICAN RECKONING segment 34:48Jump to Zander Schloss segment

The co-directors behind the new documentary “American Reckoning”, produced by Frontline, Yoruba Richen and Brad Lichtenstein are the guests in the first segment. Their film is part of Frontline’s ‘Un(re)solved’ project. “American Reckoning” reveals an untold story of the civil rights movement and Black resistance. The feature-length documentary from Frontline and Retro Report, with support from Chasing the Dream, draws on rarely seen footage filmed by Ed Pincus and David Neuman more than 50 years ago in Natchez, Mississippi, and made available through the Amistad Research Center. In following the Jackson family’s search for answers, American Reckoning also taps into the groundbreaking reporting of journalist Stanley Nelson, who investigated allegations of the involvement of a Ku Klux Klan offshoot, known as the Silver Dollar Group. View the entire documentary!

Musician/actor Zander Schloss is perhaps best known as bass player for the Circle Jerks, the Weirdos, his many collaborations with The Clash frontman Joe Strummer. Zander has also made his share of contributions to independent feature films including his first screen appearance as ‘Kevin the Nerd’ in the Alex Cox underground classic “Repo Man”. Zander has made his first album in the singer-songwriter mode, called “Song About Songs”. It is currently available for pre-order and due out on March 4th from Blind Owl Records.

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