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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. 

See Carlita's work at carlitascloset.com

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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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Using Your White Privilege: From Privilege to Progress

Using Your White Privilege: From Privilege to Progress

April 9, 2019

A year ago this month, Two black men were arrested for doing the same things white people were doing. Sitting in a Starbucks but not drinking their coffee. With the help of Melissa and Michelle this incident spread like a wildfire causing Starbucks to extend apologies, and complete sensitivity training for all it's employees. Since then, the ladies started an organization called From Privilege to Progress. Together they are using their platform to discuss the biases and privilege white people enjoy and how they can use their privilege to be better allies for black people and other people of color.

Follow their work on their website www.fromprivilegeroprogress.org.

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Instagram: @privtoprog

Twitter: @privtoprog

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Creating Community Wealth with Melo

Creating Community Wealth with Melo

April 2, 2019

On today's episode I'm sitting with Melo, a black fashion designer with his own clothing line AradII Wardrobe and Greatness Was When. We talk the importance of uplifting community and the wealth and resources that can be cultivated when we work together. 

Melo has been creating fashion for a while and you can find his clothing line at aradiiwardrobe.com. He also makes special order pieces, memorializing special moments in sports, music and history. 

Follow his work on Instagram @aradiiwardrobe & @greatnesswaswhen. You can also email at greatnesswaswhen@gmail.com

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Influencing Our Youth; Everyone Gets a Turn

Influencing Our Youth; Everyone Gets a Turn

March 27, 2019

Today i'm sitting with Ari Hart and Dorian Blaque of Everyone Gets a Turn Podcast. We discuss the the influence over our youth in the absence of proper educations structures. 

You can find Everyone Gets a Turn Podcast on Apple Podcast. Also follow along on Instagram @egatpod

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March Madness: An Annual Slavery Tradition

March Madness: An Annual Slavery Tradition

March 19, 2019

Every year more people tune into NCAA March Madness than the Superbowl. Generating over $1 billion for it's schools and coaches, yet none of that money goes to players. This week I sat down with Catie Hernson a former local sports reporter here in Philadelphia. We discuss Zion Williamson, the NCAA, and the conditions college athletes play under.

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