Open Hands Podcast with Sarah Nickerson
Keith shares the story of his spiritual journey with us, and what it means to “keep the light on” through all of life’s difficulties.
The 730 Podcast with Wali White
Episode 20: Love is the Only Freedom
Keith calls in to discuss what it was like growing up inner-city Cleveland and how he ended up in the juvenile justice system at the age of 13; how Richard Wright gave his life meaning; what he learned about himself while partaking in a 12-day prison hunger strike; and how he's maintained his sanity despite being in solitary confinement for 27 years.
Pieces of a Man Podcast with Brian Jackson
Episode 6: Parachute? Insist!
Keith and Brian talk about a fallen Supreme Court heroine, Black heroines from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter and a fiery vocalist who, along with the great jazz icon Max Roach, moved the needle of black protest music early on in the sixties. With less than two weeks before the 2020 presidential election, Brian gets something off his chest.
With an election only weeks away, Keith and Brian walk through how much to expect someone else to do for you post-election (hint: very little).
Episode 4: Forget...Improvise
Keith turns the tables on Brian and gets him to spill the beans about his early life, how he found his musical path and the partnership that led him to be the bearer of a nearly 50-year legacy.
In this episode, Keith and Brian unpack the "Case for Reparations" and a song that asks an unanswerable question.
Here the duo turns to Keith's efforts to free himself from an unlawful conviction and how he has maintained his sanity having been on death row and solitary confinement for 27 years. Brian answers some questions about whether or not he feels playing messages that for decades went unheeded was worth it in the end.
Listen to Keith and Brian talk about the aftermath of one of the most unusual Independence Days ever and the continued disconnect between African-Americans and the holiday. They wind up on a more serene note discussing how the healing music of John Coltrane has inspired generations to reach within for the best of themselves, whether musicals or spiritually.
Final Straw Radio -- April 2020
This interview covers so much ground, from Keith's early years growing up in The Village, to his response to systemic oppression by developing his political voice, from navigating the rigors of being railroaded and sent to death row, to arriving at a place of living with deep purpose even from within the walls of solitary confinement... If you have been meaning to read Condemned but never got around to it, take a listen.
Speech to The Racial Justice Summit, Pittsburgh – January 2020
Listen to Keith's statement to the court prior to receiving his death sentence here – 1995