Studio 145 produces podcasts featuring interviews about current affairs through the artistic lens. Meant to start a deeper conversation, Studio 145 stokes creativity in how we think about some of the most pressing issues of our day, and how we might approach them differently and more effectively.

Kim Schultz
Wed, 04/05/2017

Actor and writer Kim Schultz visits Intersections to discuss her recent projects, including her new book Three Days in Damascus, and reflect on her past collaboration with Intersections in creating her play No Place Called Home, which relays her experiences meeting Iraqi refugees in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan... and falling in love in the midst of it.

Under the Veil
Tue, 02/28/2017

Eight years after the premiere of the barrier-breaking play Under the Veil: Being Muslim (and non-Muslim) in NY post 9/11, members of the original cast and creative team discuss where we are today as a nation in our capacity to embrace diversity.  Hosted by original cast member Chuk Obasi and featuring Vieve Radha Price, Fred Johnson, Christian De Gre, Ashley C. Williams and Sultana Ocasio.

Dr. Keisha McKenzie
Tue, 02/28/2017

Get to know the new Director of Believe Out Loud!  Farid Johnson interviews Dr. Keisha McKenzie about the road that led her to BOL, an online network at Intersections that provides the awareness, education, information and a discussion forum Christians need to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.

Heritage OP
Mon, 01/30/2017

Farid Johnson interviews Heritage OP abour the origins of the group and music style which draws from calypso, reggae, African, and Brazilian music.

Light a Candle
Wed, 01/11/2017

LIGHT A CANDLE is an Inauguration Day performance festival featuring a variety of short performances, as well as a display of stunning visual art, to inspire, entertain, and provoke thought towards the role of both the individual and the community in building and maintaining a united America.  Creators Chuk Obasi and Kate Holland offer insight on the festival's inspiration and expectations.

Intersections Play Reading Series
Mon, 12/05/2016

An inside look at the four works set to be presented at the Intersections Play Reading Series.  Participating artists (Playwrights Emma Goldman-Sherman and Gabrielle Maisels and actors Althea Alexis and Chrissy Etienne) talk with IPRS producer Chuk Obasi about the unique power of their plays/screenplay.  Featuring the music of Eugene Friesen.

Nichole Marinaccio
Wed, 12/14/2016

Nichole Marinaccio is a forever student of the creative process. She works as an Art Director, visually telling the stories of others through a variety of print and digital projects. In this week's podcast, she and Fred Johnson discuss the importance of artistic expression.

Donovan Christie
Thu, 11/10/2016

Donovan Christie, Jr. is an actor and artist. In this podcast Christie and Farid Johnson attempt to answer the question: What is your definition of an artist? The two also discuss Christie's role in the Uniform Justice Project.

Neath Williams
Tue, 10/18/2016

Neath Williams is Co-founder of The Society of Artistic Veterans. In this podcast, Williams and Fred Johnson discuss his organization's mission and purpose, and veterans' artistic journeys.

Aquaila Barnes
Tue, 10/11/2016

Aquaila Barnes is a seasoned playwright, poet, and storyteller who is also passionate about politics.  In this week’s podcast, Barnes and Fred Johnson discuss her newest work, "The Cost" - a play about a family in politics – which is inspired by events surrounding the 2008 election.

Ali Dineen
Fri, 09/30/2016

Studio 145 Live kicked off on Sept. 22, 2016 with singer/songwriter Ali Dineen, recently featured at Service Together's Soundtrack of War concert. Listen to her music and engaging interview.

Julia Patinella
Tue, 09/20/2016

Julia Patinella is a multilingual singer and songwriter. Julia reflects on her experience as a first-generation American female, her passion for social justice in response to issues of intimate partner violence, and how she tells these stories.