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Bringing 'Def Poetry Jam' to U.S. High Schools

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Bringing 'Def Poetry Jam' to U.S. High Schools

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Bringing 'Def Poetry Jam' to U.S. High Schools

Bringing 'Def Poetry Jam' to U.S. High Schools

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Left to right: Russell Simmons, Shihan and Stan Lathan in the studios of NPR West. Teshima Walker, NPR hide caption

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NPR's Tony Cox sits down with rap mogul and producer Russell Simmons about his ambitious drive to bring his Tony Award-winning Def Poetry Jam program into high schools. Shihan, one of Simmons' spoken word protoges, and producer/director Stan Lathan sit down with NPR's Tony Cox to talk about the program.