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Michael Eric Dyson On God and "Gangstas."

Michael Eric Dyson is considered one of our most important black intellectuals. He's also an ordained Baptist minister who once struggled as an 18-year old father in Detroit. His work has appeared in "The New York Times," "Rolling Stone," "Vibe" and other publications. His new book is "Between God and Gangsta Rap" (Oxford University Press) about contemporary Black culture. Dyson teaches at the University of North Carolina where he is a Professor of Communications Studies.

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Other segments from the episode on January 4, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 4, 1996: Interview with Kelsey Grammer; Interview with Michael Eric Dyson; Review of Maria Callas's album "Maria Callis at Juilliard--The Masterclasses."

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