Monique Salazar; Kansas City Rap Duo Ces Cru

Mar 15, 2017

Monique Salazar (left); Donnie King, Mike Viglione (right).
Credit Matthew Long-Middleton / KCUR 89.3

Ahead of the release of her new book of poetry, Striking the Black Snake​, local poet Monique Salazar joins us to share some of her personal journey, including her inspiring experience at Standing Rock, her heritage and memories of an abusive childhood.

Plus, Kansas City rap duo Ces Cru on their latest album "Catastrophic Event Specialists."


  • Monique Salazar, poet and activist
  • Donnie "Godemis" King, Ces Cru
  • Mike "Ubiquitous" Viglione, Ces Cru