Black Austin Matters

Black Austin Matters > All Episodes

December 6, 2023

Simone Talma Flowers

By: Miles Bloxson

In the last episode of Season 2 of Black Austin Matters Lisa and Rich talk all things Trinidadian with Executive Director of iACT Simone Talma Flowers. She shares her experiences growing up in Trinidad, what faith means to her and some of her favorite recipes.


Episodes

December 6, 2023

Simone Talma Flowers

In the last episode of Season 2 of Black Austin Matters Lisa and Rich talk all things Trinidadian with Executive Director of iACT Simone Talma Flowers. She shares her experiences growing up in Trinidad, what faith means to her and some of her favorite recipes.

Listen

December 1, 2023

Bonus Episode: HT Jazz Collective

In this bonus episode, Lisa and Rich catch-up with the Huston-Tillotson Jazz Collective after their performance at ACL. They share how Huston-Tillotson has cultivated a space that makes them feel at home, what playing jazz means to them, and what inspires them. 

Listen

November 1, 2023

Deborah Roberts

Join us on the latest episode of Black Austin Matters as we have the privilege of hearing from renowned artist, Deborah Roberts. Embark on a captivating journey through her inspiring life, from her artistic training to her unwavering dedication to protecting black children through her art. Gain insight into her experiences growing up in Austin […]

Listen

October 4, 2023

Shay Nobles and Jules Alcindor

On this episode of Black Austin Matters, Lisa and Rich speak with local photographer Jules Alcindor and graphic designer Shay Nobles to discuss their daily experiences working at a local shipping store, living in Austin, and their individual interests outside of work.

Listen

September 6, 2023

Bavu Blakes

In the latest episode of Black Austin Matters, Bavu Blakes shares his inspiring journey growing up and being surrounded by Black excellence. He reflects on the influential role his parents played in shaping his path as a scholar and being the only Texas Longhorn in the family while everyone else in his household graduated from […]

Listen

August 2, 2023

Brannen Temple

In this episode, we hear from Brannen Temple, a native Austinite, as he shares his remarkable journey. From growing up in Austin in the 70s to his career as a musician, the importance of studying his craft and the invaluable lessons he has gained from being a father.  

Listen

July 5, 2023

Fatima A. Varner

In this episode, Assistant Professor Fatima A. Varner discusses  Roe vs. Wade, her research on Black family dynamics, dating in different cities and her intentional efforts to connect more with the Black community here in Austin. Fatima A. Varner is the Assistant Professor for the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences.  

Listen

June 7, 2023

John L. Hanson, Jr.

Lisa and Rich talk with broadcasting legend John L. Hanson, Jr.

Listen