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NXTHVN and poet Antoinette Brim-Bell talk about community and collaboration through art

This hour on Disrupted, how artists in Connecticut are using their talents to empower their communities. Titus Kaphar and Jason Price co-founded NXTHVN, a nonprofit that brings artists from around the world to New Haven. They'll talk about how that organization is empowering young people. And, Connecticut’s 8th State Poet Laureate Antoinette Brim-Bell talks about the collaborations that are fueling her art.


  • Titus Kaphar: artist, President and Co-founder of NXTHVN
  • Jason Price: Chairman of the Board and Co-founder of NXTHVN
  • Antoinette Brim-Bell: Connecticut’s 8th State Poet Laureate, author of three books of poetry including, most recently, These Women You Gave Me

This episode originally aired on September 28, 2022.

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Kevin Chang Barnum is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show Disrupted. Kevin grew up in Connecticut and started his radio work at his graduate university’s radio station, KUCI. He has also worked for HRN, a network of food and beverage podcasts.
Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean is an award-winning scholar at Wesleyan University, author, and host of 'Disrupted' on Connecticut Public.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.