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

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

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

itoggle caption Teshima Walker, NPR

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.

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