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Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:00am to 12:00pmVirtual Event
Celebrate International Education Week #IEW2020 with Global Cornell!
Join DJ Daniel Bass of WRFI's Monsoon Radio for world music of 2020—from coronavirus and mass incarceration, to migration, love, dancing, and beyond. Jonathan Miller of Homelands Productions cohosts.
For semi-finals: It's a semi-study break. See you there.
Daniel Bass (South Asia Program) has been a radio DJ for nearly 30 years. As an undergraduate at Carleton College, he was music director of KRLX, the student-run radio station, and hosted a weekly show. In graduate school at the University of Michigan, he cohosted a weekly show of South Asian music on WCBN, the college/community radio station in Ann Arbor. In 2013, he started Monsoon Radio on WPKN in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He brought the show to Ithaca's WRFI in 2017. Monsoon Radio features music of South Asia, its influences and diasporas, branching out to music of the Indian Ocean and the Muslim world and fusions from all over the globe. Until the pandemic forced the show into hiatus, Monsoon Radio aired every other Tuesday night on WRFI, 88.1 FM, and wrfi.org.
Jonathan Miller's work as a journalist, writer, and editor has taken him to more than 20 countries in Asia, the Americas, Africa, Europe, and the Pacific. His radio and television reports have been broadcast on NPR, Marketplace, BBC, PBS NewsHour, and other outlets. As executive director of the journalism collective Homelands Productions, he has designed and produced multi-platform projects on cultural change, globalization and work, and the future of food. He serves as board chair of Ithaca City of Asylum. From 2016 to 2018 he was associate director of communication at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.