Herb Frazier (right) talks about journalism with Singleton | YouTube screenshot

The Gaillard Center’s released four new episodes of Raising the Volume Jan. 11. Curated by poet laureate Marcus Amaker and Grammy-winning musician Charlton Singleton, the series discusses the arts, race and activism.

In this latest batch of episodes, Singleton talks to author Herb Frazier, Dr. Thaddeus Bell, founder of nonprofit Closing the Gap in Healthcare, and Dr. Karen Chandler, the director of graduate certificate in arts and cultural management at the College of Charleston. Topics of conversation include the connection between West Africa and South Carolina, Charleston jazz and the health of the Black community.

A lesson plan about the content for middle and high schoolers comes with each video. Lesson plans and episodes of Raising the Volume can be found at the Gaillard’s website.

The first batch of episodes was released in October, beginning with Amaker and Singleton discussing their art, activism and experiences with racism in music.