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Broadening The Definition Of A Hero

What is a hero, and who gets to be one? A Durham-based spoken word, theater and poetry company tackles these questions in its upcoming production. “Definition of a Hero” started as a piece focused on men’s relationships with their fathers but broadened out to look at the many manifestations of heroism in people’s lives.

Host Frank Stasio talks to Black Poetry Theatre co-founders Dasan Ahanu and Church da Poet about “Definition of a Hero” and the origin story of the company. They perform in studio with “Definition of a Hero” cast member Harriet Harrell. “Definition of a Hero” will be at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Amanda Magnus is the editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships and health. She's also the lead producer for on-demand content at WUNC and has worked on "Tested" and "CREEP."
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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