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Democratic Debate Recap: The Real Important Takeaways

Democratic Debate Recap: The Real Important Takeaways

July 3, 2019

I finally got around to giving you my full recap of the Democratic debate. You'll hear my biggest takeaways as we head toward the next debate and the case for why this process is so important in comparison to the debate from Republicans in 2016. 

 

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My Brothers Keeper Cares: Black Men’s Mental Health

My Brothers Keeper Cares: Black Men’s Mental Health

June 21, 2019

Mental health in the black community is such a taboo topic and problem to address. It's even worse when narrowed down to black men within the community. This episode I'm sitting with Ihsan Hines, Director of My Brothers Keeper Cares, an organization focused on mental health among black men and suicide prevention. Visit www.mbkcares.com for information surrounding his monthly events. Also follow along on Instagram www.instagram.com/mbkcares

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Black Dragon Breakfast Club: Safe Cannabis Spaces

Black Dragon Breakfast Club: Safe Cannabis Spaces

June 12, 2019

The CBD industry is on the rise. Being taken over by large corporations turning a profit while young black men are still sitting in prison. Today we talk about this, the negative stigmas associated with cannabis and the necessity for safe spaces. Tsehaitu of the Black Dragon Breakfast Club joins me for an amazing conversation.

 

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Omar Sabir: The Power of Our Vote

Omar Sabir: The Power of Our Vote

May 21, 2019

Finishing up our primary series, just in the time. I had a great opportunity to sit down with Omar Sabir, candidate for City Commissioner. We talked about a lot maintaining a sustained voting effort to progress policy and ensure engagement among all demographics in the city of Philadelphia. Primary elections are today May 21st. Find some time to get out there and vote. For a quick guide to all the candidates, visit https://ballot.seventy.org/

 

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Council Member Derek Green: Bridging the Generational Gap

Council Member Derek Green: Bridging the Generational Gap

May 19, 2019

Do you have a safe space to discuss and learn about politics? On today's episode we continue our primary election series with an interview from City Council Member At-Large Derek Green. We talked about ways to make politics accessible to new generations and creating that space we all need to feel community and progress. Remember, primary elections are Tuesday May 21st. For a list of all candidates including ballot initiatives visit https://ballot.seventy.org/

 

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Jennifer Schultz: Philadelphia Courts and the Civil Gideon Movement

Jennifer Schultz: Philadelphia Courts and the Civil Gideon Movement

May 18, 2019

Jennifer is a candidate for the Court of Common Pleas and has lead a life of providing fair and equal representation to all who are disenfranchised. She stopped by the studio and helped educate me on the makeup of our courts in the city and the movement to provide representation in civil matters across the city.

 

Fore more on Jennifer's platform you can visit jennforjudge.com. Primary elections are May 21st. For a complete guide on all the candidates in Philadelphia including ballot initiatives and Judges, visit https://ballot.seventy.org/ 

 

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Addressing Poverty in Philadelphia with Isaiah Thomas

Addressing Poverty in Philadelphia with Isaiah Thomas

May 7, 2019

The US Census reports Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate in the country of all big cities. Today I'm sitting with a candidate for City Council At-Large Isaiah Thomas. We get to learn his take on addressing the problem for our the city, but also an understanding the functions of city council. Elections are May 21st. For a complete guide on all the candidates for the city and your district, including ballot initiatives and Judges please visit https://ballot.seventy.org/

 

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Demanding a new workforce with Carlita

Demanding a new workforce with Carlita

May 1, 2019

Our society has ever been evolving. Yet our conditions of employment and the expectations of the workforce are still reminiscent of America in the 1950's. Many companies don't have equal representation, women leaders, maternity and paternity leave, and basic rights that are afforded to employees in other countries. Today I'm sitting with Carlita DeSousa, owner of Carlita's Closet a fashion and lifestyle blog. We talk about how the workforce needs to change and how millennials are paving the way to demanding that change. 

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Mueller Breakdown: Is This The End?

Mueller Breakdown: Is This The End?

April 23, 2019

After almost 2 years, the Mueller report has finally been released. Today I'm joined by Producer extraordinaire Bree Wilson an aspect of the report no one else seems to be talking about. Regardless of what happens next, this is a moment in American history that will never be forgotten. Are leaders in congress stepping up to the plate do to what's right? Is the public ready to understand the contents of the report and the necessary next steps? Join the discussion now.

At the end of this episode I feature a fantastic singer, Joshua Mitchell. Check out his NPR Tiny Desk submission in full https://youtu.be/0roC3xf96EY

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War on Media in a World of Fake News: with Manny Faces

War on Media in a World of Fake News: with Manny Faces

April 16, 2019

Lately, the news has been getting a lot of hate. Fake News memes are popping up everywhere. Yet it's still reporters that find the hardest hitting stories and break the most important pieces of information in our culture. This week I had the privilege of sitting with Manny Faces. Host of US News Beat podcast based in New York City. We discuss this dynamic, the importance of reporting to a democracy and how we can overcome this rising trend of news hating in our culture. 

You can download US News Beat wherever you listen to your podcast. More info on US News Beat can be found at www.usnewsbeat.com Manny Faces also heads the Center for Hip-Hop advocacy. You can see more this work at www.hiphopadvocacy.org

 

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