FILE - In this Saturday, May 30, 2020, file photo, demonstrators raise fists in the air during a march in Pittsburgh to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.
Fred Vigeant is WITF's Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio. Fred manages the schedules for our radio and television platforms. He also analyzes audience research and manages the public affairs program Smart Talk. Previously, Fred was at WRVO in Oswego, NY for 12 years serving in various roles including Program Director and before that Operations Manager. Fred graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Broadcasting.
Smart Talkwill be off the week of July 27. Join us for the following documentaries at 9am (and repeating at 7pm):
Monday – The Invention of Race – this documentary tells the story of the construction of race, and racism, as we live with them today.
Tuesday – Separate and Unequal – Uprisings and riots by African Americans in 1967 left white people shocked and surprised. A presidential commission was assigned to look into why it happened. It blamed white attitudes and systematic racism. The Kerner Commission report of 1968 also outlines remedies. This documentary looks at the results of the failure to address those issues. More information…
Wednesday – The Impact of Police Violence on Health – Explore what better policing could look like, and what role research and science might play in serious reform. This is a special episode from the on-going series The Pulse, produced by WHYY. The series regularly runs Saturday at 6am.
Thursday – Finding Resilience During a Pandemic– Explore what resilience means, with stories about people facing down sometimes impossible situations, and finding a way to adapt, recover, and eventually bounce back. This is a special episode from the on-going series The Pulse, produced by WHYY. The series regularly runs Saturday at 6am.
Friday – The final episode of The Refuge airs (this series has been running Fridays this month) More information…