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Rewriting the narrative: Storytelling for social change

CBS Saturday Morning's Michelle Miller sitting at a table as she appears to be hosting a broadcast.
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CBS Saturday Morning Co-Host Michelle Miller.

This hour, we highlight disruptors using their storytelling skills to create change. After the murder of Eric Garner, Mercy Quaye organized a conversation about who controls the Black narrative at a New Haven coffee shop. Her work ultimately led her to start The Narrative Project, an anti-racist communications organization. CBS Saturday Morning's Michelle Miller also joins us to discuss her new book Belonging: A Daughter’s Search for Identity Through Loss and Love, which details her journey to understand herself and learn more about her mother, who didn't raise her. And we listen back to our interview with Mónica Guzmán, who talks about the power of sharing stories with people you disagree with and her book I Never Thought Of It That Way: How To Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times.


Disrupted is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode!

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.
Emily Charash is a podcast producer for Seasoned and Disrupted. She also produces branded podcasts for museums, cultural institutions, and businesses. Emily grew up in Newtown, Connecticut and loves UCONN women’s basketball!
Wayne Edwards is a freelance producer at Connecticut Public contributing to multi-platform productions, including ‘Disrupted’, ‘Where Art Thou?’, and ‘Cutline in the Community’.

Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean is an award-winning scholar at Quinnipiac University, author, and host of 'Disrupted' on Connecticut Public.
Meg Dalton is the deputy director of storytelling for Connecticut Public where she provides editorial support for the station’s talk shows and podcasts, including the limited series 'In Absentia'.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.