Teaching Critical Race Theory Radio - KPPP-LP 88.1
Critical Race Theory Radio
The nonprofit - The People's Press Project created a community led radio station by obtaining a FCC License through the last Low Powered FM radio station license approvals. Our 5 year old community radio station - KPPP-LP 88.1 Fargo-Moorhead Radio is addressing the deprivation of CRT knowledge by developing and airing 1 hour weekly interactive radio shows defining CRT, history of Racism, Anti-Racism content and interactive work shops on the local airwaves and on Social Media platforms.
This program will produce a much needed analysis for thousands of people in the community without cost, without access to Internet bandwidth and bring these teachings and information into the homes of families that are being deprived these societal facts.
Our goal is to create CRT resources on air and online for viewers with a focus on People of Color. KPPP-LP 88.1 Fargo-Moorhead will also do Live Stream content for community members interested in weekly sessions of dialogue, resources and information. Our project will also develop interactive stream sessions for vetted community members who want to learn about CRT for themselves, children and family. We will highlight CRT Radio on the air as well as our successful YouTube streams, Facebook streams, Twitter and other on line platforms
Our radio station has been on the air for over five years and has the potential to reach over 200,000 people in the Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead, MN and surrounding areas in the Red River Valley. Our station was developed to reach marginalized communities and to give them a voice in Media, which they have not had before.
Our mission is to give voice to stories of the most marginalized in society. To do that we have been fighting the echo chamber of mainstream ‘independent’ journalists; many of whom are white and male who are fighting campaigns against the liberation of PoC. We constantly battle white and male led media campaigns that tend to exploit PoC, women, LGBTQA, and disabled people.
Cindy Gomez-Schempp - Content Producer, Research and Production
Moorhead, MN resident, past Editor-in-chief of the High Plains Reader. Woman of Mexican decent with a background as a paralegal, non-profit executive director, social service worker, court translator, youth worker, juvenile court tracker, and Anti-Racism educator. Cindy is utilizing her background in non-profit, activism and social work to shape her vision for the future of the radio station. keeping in mind media justice issues. Cindy has a long history in leadership of issues of discrimination, proper treatment of workers, issues of the disabled, and youth empowerment.
Duke Gomez-Schempp - Technical Producer, Radio Station Operations Manager.
Duke is lead organizer for the People's Press Project. He is a 62 year old white male. Duke has over 25 years of experience as a community organizer and executive director of a successful non-profit, People Escaping Poverty Project. Duke’s past organizing experience and work to change institutional racism in media and local community representation continue to inspire and spur his work today. Gomez-Schempp also has extensive experience in local government and local policy making; media work, computer technology and media access issues.
We also have numerous community members who wish to be involved in this project, We plan to mentor and train these individuals to carry this information deeper into their communities.