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Fearless with Jason Whitlock
Ep 131 | Saban WIMPS Out | Biden's Fake Civil Rights | Pastor Mike Todd's Disgusting Spit Stunt

Fearless with Jason Whitlock

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 101:28


Whitlock gathers the “Fearless” All-Stars in Nashville for a hard-hitting dialogue about Nick Saban, Joe Biden, Mike Todd, and TikTok sensation "Casanova Brown." Former Mizzou receiver T.J. Moe debates Jason on whether Saban is a Democrat or just a coward after the Alabama coach came out in favor of liberal "voting rights" legislation. “Keep It NAKED” author Shemeka Michelle explains why the LGBTQ and matriarchal assault on black manhood has damaged the entire country. “Fearless” columnist Delano Squires slams the door on Mike Todd after the celebrity preacher smeared his own snotty spit onto the face of a congregant. On "Tennessee Harmony," the pastors break down theatrical Christianity and the problems with the prosperity gospel.   ​​Today's Sponsor: Get with Good Ranchers today and support American farmers! Visit https://GoodRanchers.com/FEARLESS to get $20 dollars OFF and FREE express shipping. Dry Shirt Guarantee with Sweat Block! Check it out today for 20% off at https://SweatBlock.com and use the promo code FEARLESS! Get your swag on! Go to: https://shop.blazemedia.com/fearless to make yourself an official member of the “Fearless Army.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Strict Scrutiny
BONUS: Strict Scrutiny x Why Is This Happening?

Strict Scrutiny

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 62:03


The ladies of Strict Scrutiny join forces with Why Is This Happening?, hosted by Chris Hayes (aka Mr. Kate Shaw).Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said, “it's hard not to have a big year at the Supreme Court.” With that in mind, we thought it would be good to do a gut check as 2022 promises to be one of the most important years in the Court's history. We like doing new things here at WITHpod, so we're excited to share our first crossover episode with the hosts of The Strict Scrutiny podcast, Chris' wife Kate Shaw, and her co-hosts Melissa Murray, and Leah Litman. Between the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned, historic potential rulings on voting and gun rights, and more contentious political battles, the year ahead will certainly be one for the books.

The Situation with Michael Brown
Dr. Martin Luther King's Life

The Situation with Michael Brown

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 39:11


Hour 1: Woke community conflicted about Martin Luther King and his ideals. Some black leaders today are condescending and don't follow what MLK preached and fought for. Biden has called MLK's assassination didn't have worldwide impact that George Floyd did in the past.

Undaunted: Conversations with Radical Peacemakers
S2 | Ainka Jackson: Striving for Beloved Community

Undaunted: Conversations with Radical Peacemakers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 39:04


Is justice possible without reconciliation?Ainka Jackson was raised in Selma, Alabama around the foot soldiers of the Civil Rights movement. With the memory of both Bloody Sunday behind them, these leaders taught Ainka the power of love and nonviolence to transform systems of oppression.But today, Selma holds a complex legacy of both love and hate. The community continues to face serious obstacles to peace. Despite the immense challenges though, Ainka sees an opportunity to build a new reality in her home, where reconciliation raises relationships to a level where justice prevails and persons obtain their full human potential. MLK Jr. calls this reality the Beloved Community, and Ainka is making it a reality through her work at the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation. In this episode, Ainka shares her stories of growing up in Selma, and why she believes true justice is not possible until all are free—until together, we've built the Beloved Community.Read and share the Principles and Practices of PeacemakingSubscribe to the Telos Newsletter for more news analysis and peacemaking resources: http://eepurl.com/cG1LGHFollow Telos on Instagram @thetelosgroupIf you're enjoying the podcast, become a monthly donor to Telos!Learn more about the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation 

The Kevin Jackson Show
Ep. 22-023 - Triumphant Return

The Kevin Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 38:40


In this episode, the devil went down to Georgia because he was looking for souls to steal. As we celebrate MLK we reflect on all - Republican-sponsored - Civil Rights Acts. The Clintons effort at a triumphant return to the spotlight.

Broken Law
Episode 33: The Gun Lobby's Courtship of the Supreme Court

Broken Law

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 39:05


Late last year, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging a NY State firearm regulation under the Second Amendment—New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. This is the case that gun rights advocates have been waiting for and they are counting on the Supreme Court to deliver a blockbuster decision that radically expands the individual right to bear arms. Gun violence prevention advocates are bracing for the worst while hoping that the Court will be more circumspect in its decision. Christopher Wright Durocher speaks with Darrell Miller and Po Murray about how we got here and what the future may hold when the Supreme Court issues its decision later this year. ----------------- Join the Progressive Legal Movement Today: ACSLaw.org Today's Host: Christopher Wright Durocher, ACS Senior Director for Policy and Program Guest: Darrell Miller Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law at Duke Law Guest: Po Murray, Chairperson of the Newtown Action Alliance Link: Supreme Court oral argument in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen Link: "Conservatives sound like anti-racists — when the cause is gun rights" by Darrell Miller Link: "Constitutional Conflict and Sensitive Places" by Darrell Miller Link: Gun Violence Prevention Groups Statement on the Need to Expand and Rebalance the Supreme Court Link: "Firearm Localism" by Joseph Blocher Visit the Podcast Website: Broken Law Podcast Email the Show: Podcast@ACSLaw.org Follow ACS on Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of American Constitution Society 2022.

The Great Trials Podcast
GTP Classic | State of Alabama v. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Derrick Alexander Pope | Hidden Legal Figures

The Great Trials Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 87:55


This week, in celebration of Martin Luther King Day, we're replaying one of our favorite interviews with Derrick A. Pope of The Arc of Justice Institute (https://onthearc.net/).   Remember to rate and review GTP in iTunes: Click Here To Rate and Review   Episode Details: In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Hidden Legal Figures Podcast host Alexander Pope returns to discuss the landmark 1956 case against Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. for his role in the year-long Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott and violation of a 1921 anti-boycott law. An example of white Alabama officials' effort to use the courts to quash the Civil Rights Movement, the trial began with numerous attempts by prosecutors to identify King as the official leader of the boycott. King's legal team countered by trying to establish "just cause" or "legal excuse" for the boycott, with 31 witnesses sharing their first-hand experiences with abusive bus drivers and reasons for participating in the boycott. In spite of these moving statements, Judge Eugene W. Carter found King guilty of violating the anti-boycott law and fined him $500 plus an additional $500 in court costs. King's appeal was rejected, and he later paid the fine.    Click Here to Read/Download the Complete Trial Documents   Guest Bio: Derrick Alexander Pope: Derrick Alexander Pope is President and Managing Director of The Arc of Justice Institute. In his role, he has responsibility for its standing initiatives and programs, including hosting its podcast, Hidden Legal Figures. Before The Arc, Mr. Pope enjoyed a distinguished career in the public, private, and academic sectors. He has provided counsel to the legislative and executive branches of government at the federal, state, and county level, having most recently served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. He is a former Assistant Legislative Counsel to the Georgia General Assembly and former Legislative and General Counsel to the Medical Association of Georgia. During the Obama administration, Mr. Pope was a member of the White House Data-Driven Justice Initiative and the My Brother's Keeper Taskforce in 2015 and 2016. In private practice, he has helped protect the inheritance rights of more than 500 families throughout Georgia. Mr. Pope is a former adjunct professor of law at the Georgia State University College of Law where he taught Probate Practice and Procedure. Mr. Pope has several published works to his credit. He is the author of By the Content of Our Character: A Declaration of  Independence for Colored Folks, Negroes, Black People, and African Americans and Thy Will Be Done: An African American Guide to Estate Planning and the Howard Law Journal article A Constitutional Window to Interpretive Reason: Or in Other Words...The Ninth Amendment. In 2012 teaming with this daughter he released a spoken word CD - The Race Track. An Atlanta native, Mr. Pope is a graduate of Morris Brown College and the Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana, earning top honors in the Loyola Law Clinic. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia where serves on three standing committees (Vice-Chair, Communications/Cornerstones of Freedom Program; Advisory Committee on Legislation, and the Editorial Board of the Georgia Bar Journal, and Past Co-Chair of the Committee on Inclusion in the Profession), the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, the United States Supreme Court Historical Society, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Read Full Bio   Show Sponsors: Legal Technology Services - LegalTechService.com Digital Law Marketing - DigitalLawMarketing.com Harris Lowry Manton LLP - hlmlawfirm.com   Free Resources: Stages Of A Jury Trial - Part 1 Stages Of A Jury Trial - Part 2

Simon Marks Reporting
January 17, 2022 - On MLK Day, civil rights leaders assail Biden over failure to secure passage of voting rights legislation

Simon Marks Reporting

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 4:28


Simon's live report for CNA with Steve Lai and Julie Yoo anchoring.

The Hartmann Report
MARTIN LUTHER KING'S LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL

The Hartmann Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 57:18


Regarding Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day and in this era of reconsidering monuments to people who built their careers on racism, it's time to rename the Russell Senate Office Building, where 33 senators today conduct their daily business. Thom Hartmann reads from Martin Luther's King's Letter From a Birmingham Jail.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Color Commentary with James T. Harris
Time To Rethink MLK Jr. Day

Color Commentary with James T. Harris

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 11:02


We remember the accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. everyday as we celebrate this special day in January. Perhaps it is time to get to the bottom of the underlying topics that go undiscussed when speaking of the cultural icon.

Evil Thoughts
Dreamers

Evil Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 18:20


While the point of MLK's most famous speech is being completely contradicted by today's Lefties, the one group that should get credit for the great Civil Rights movement in the US is also being ignored.

The Takeaway
MLK: Activism & The Arts

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 44:29


In some ways it is impossible to fully celebrate MLK Day in a virtual environment, after all, the movement for racial justice and Civil Rights  has always been about coming together. However, the decision to go digital does honor another aspect of the movement- its creativity and collective action. Hosted by various WNYC radio hosts, this commemorative and uplifting special brings together scholars, cultural and community leaders, and activists to engage in conversations and performance, exploring the many ways the arts influenced the creative nonviolent resistance of Dr. King's activism and how his work is continued today. You'll be hearing excerpts from the Uptown Hall: MLK- Activism And The Arts, our live celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recorded on Apollo Digital Stage. Brian Lehrer sat down with award winning children's book author Jacqueline Woodson; Kai Wright spoke with Rashaad Robinson from Color of Change; and WNYC's Jami Floyd, spoke with Garrett McQueen, executive producer and co-host of the Trilluqoy podcast and president of trill werks media. WNYC's host of “all of it”, Alison Stewart was joined by stage and film actress, writer and director, Trezana Beverly and Jonathan McCrory, the artistic director of the National Black Theater. Graphic courtesy of WNYC (WNYC Studios )             

On Point
Exploring the history and future of Atlanta's civil rights legacy

On Point

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 47:12


Atlanta has been the cradle of civil rights leadership in the past. But what about its future? We explore Atlanta's legacy, and future leadership in the pursuit of civil rights. Charles Black, Nsé Ufot and Maurice Hobson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Scroll Down: True Stories from KYW Newsradio
Did You Know? The story of the South Philadelphia church that inspired Civil Rights anthem "We Shall Overcome"

Scroll Down: True Stories from KYW Newsradio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 37:20


Did you know the Civil Rights anthem ‘We Shall Overcome' has roots to a church on Broad Street in Philadelphia? On this episode of KYW Newsradio In Depth, listen to Reverend Robert L. Johnson tell the rich history of Tindley Temple United Methodist, where he serves as pastor, and how he's trying to keep the legacy and memory of the church's namesake — Dr. Charles A. Tindley — alive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Bernie and Sid
Martin Luther King Day | 1-17-22

Bernie and Sid

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 161:13


On this Monday edition of Bernie & Sid in the Morning, we celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a full slate of great guests and content to celebrate the great man that was Dr. King. Owner of Red Apple Media John Catsimatidis kicks off the day's festivities with Sid detailing why it's so important for us to recognize the significance of this day. John is followed by Pastor of the Christian Cultural Center Megachurch in Brooklyn, New York Reverend A.R. Bernard, Editor-in-Chief of National Review Rich Lowry, the first African American to serve as governor of New York David Paterson, and civil rights and civil liberties lawyer Norman Siegel. Sid dives into the non-violent message that Martin Luther King preached every day, and how Dr. King might feel about the current state of Civil Rights in our country if he were alive today. No Peerless Boilers Beat Bernie Contest today due to both Bernie & Sid's absence in the program's final hour, but as always make sure you don't miss the Monday installment of Lidia Reports.

Chris Fabry Live
Joy and Suffering

Chris Fabry Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022


He is a living legend—and you’ll hear him on Chris Fabry Live. Civil Rights and reconciliation pioneer Dr. John Perkins has lived through a lot of loss and suffering. But he’s allowed God access to transform that pain and heartache into a joyful, God-honoring life. Don’t miss the valuable lessons he’s learned—hear Dr. John Perkins on Martin Luther King Junior Day on Chris Fabry Live.

Catalyze
MLK Day Special: Wendell McCain '92, son of Greensboro Four civil rights activist Franklin McCain, with scholar host Benny Klein '24

Catalyze

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 43:58


For MLK Day, scholar host Benny Klein '24 interviews Wendell McCain '92, the son of activist Franklin McCain of the Greensboro Four. Wendell shares about what it was like to grow up around one of the leaders of the civil rights movement and the lessons he learned from his father about pursuing justice. He also talks about his journey through the financial world and how he's found ways to support and uplift those around him. Wendell is the chair and CEO of Onset Capital Partners, a global asset management firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The alumnus received his bachelor's degree in economics from UNC–Chapel Hill, followed by an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. This is the first episode hosted by Benny Klein '24 and produced by Lia Salvatierra '24 of the Morehead-Cain Scholar Media Team. In his new series, Benny speaks with Morehead-Cain Alumni about how they've been able to balance their career aspirations while creating a positive impact on the world. Music creditsThis episode features songs by Nicholas Byrne '19 of Arts + Crafts and Scott Hallyburton '22, guitarist of the band South of the Soul. How to listenOn your mobile device, you can listen and subscribe to Catalyze on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. For any other podcast app, you can find the show using our RSS feed.Catalyze is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll for the Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States and located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can let us know what you thought of the episode by finding us on Twitter or Instagram at @moreheadcain or you can email us at communications@moreheadcain.org.

Mind Over Murder
NEW: Malcom X Exonerations

Mind Over Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 40:44


Join "Mind Over Murder" podcast hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley as we discuss the case of Malcolm X, the civil rights leader who was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, New York City on February 21, 1965. Two men were recently exonerated in Malcolm X's murder: Muhammad Aziz (born Norman Butler), 83, and the late Khalil Islam, born Thomas Johnson, who died in 2009. It appears that both the New York Police Department and the FBI withheld information that would have cleared these men of involvement at their 1966 murder trial. They spent a combined total of 42 years in prison for a murder they did not commit.NY Times: 2 Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X Will Be Exonerated After Decadeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/17/nyregion/malcolm-x-killing-exonerated.htmlNY Times: Exoneration Is ‘Bittersweet' for Men Cleared in Malcolm X's Murderhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/18/nyregion/khalil-islam-muhammad-aziz-exonerated.htmlInnocence Project: Historic and Long Overdue Exonerations of Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam for the 1965 Assassination of Malcolm Xhttps://innocenceproject.org/historic-exonerations-muhammad-aziz-khalil-islam-1965-assassination-of-malcolm-x/New Article in Virginia Gazette: 35 Years Later, Victims' Families in Colonial Parkway Murders Still Searching for Answers, Hope DNA Advances will Solve Case By Em Holter and Abigail Adcoxhttps://www.dailypress.com/virginiagazette/va-vg-colonial-parkway-murders-anniversary-1024-20211022-76jkpte6qvez7onybmhbhp7nfi-story.htmlNew Article in Medium: The Colonial Parkway Murders — A Tale of Two Killers? By Quinn Zanehttps://medium.com/unburied/the-colonial-parkway-murders-a-tale-of-two-killers-1e8fda367a48Washington Post: "Crimes of Passion"https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1997/08/15/crimes-of-passion/0a38e8f9-6d04-48e4-a847-7d3cba53c363/New feature article in the Daily Beast: "Inside the Maddening Search for Virginia's Colonial Parkway Serial Killer" By Justin Rohrlichhttps://www.thedailybeast.com/what-happened-to-cathleen-thomas-and-rebecca-dowski-inside-the-hunt-for-the-colonial-parkway-killerCitizens! Check out our new line of "Mind Over Murder" t-shirts and other good stuff !https://www.teepublic.com/stores/mind-over-murder-podcast?ref_id=23885Washington Post Op-Ed Piece by Deidre Enright of the Innocence Project:"The FBI should use DNA, not posters, to solve a cold-case murder" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/25/julie-williams-laura-winans-unsolved-murder-test-dna/Oxygen: "Loni Coombs Feels A Kinship To 'Lovers' Lane' Victim Cathy Thomas"Loni Coombs felt an immediate connection to Cathy Thomas, a groundbreaking gay woman who broke through barriers at the U.S. Naval Academy before she was brutally murdered along the Colonial Parkway in Virginia.https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/loni-coombs-feels-a-kinship-to-colonial-parkway-victim-cathy-thomasCrimeCon will be held April 29-May 1, 2022 in Las Vegas. We will both be there!Details: https://www.crimecon.com/cc22You can contribute to help "Mind Over Murder" do our important work:https://mindovermurderpodcast.com/supportCheck out Mind Over Murder on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindoverpodcastJoin the Colonial Parkway Murders Facebook page with more than 14,000 followers: https://www.facebook.com/ColonialParkwayCase4 episodes on the Colonial Parkway Murders are available on Oxygen as "The Lover's Lane Murders." The series is available on the free Oxygen app, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, and many other platforms. https://www.oxygen.com/lovers-lane-murders Oxygen" "Who Were The Colonial Parkway Murder Victims? 8 Young People All Killed In Virginia Within 4 Years" https://www.oxygen.com/lovers-lane-murders/crime-news/who-were-the-colonial-parkway-murder-victims Washington Post Magazine: "Victims, Families and America's Thirst for True-Crime Stories." "For Bill Thomas, his sister Cathy's murder is a deeply personal tragedy. For millions of true-crime fans, it's entertainment." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/07/30/feature/victims-families-and-americas-thirst-for-true-crime-stories/Daily Press excellent series of articles on the Colonial Parkway Murders: "The Parkway" http://digital.dailypress.com/static/parkway_cottage/main/index.htmlColonial Parkway Murders website: https://colonialparkwaymurders.com Mind Over Murder Podcast website: https://mindovermurderpodcast.comPlease subscribe and rate us at your favorite podcast sites. Ratings and reviews are very important. Please share and tell your friends!We launch a new episode of "Mind Over Murder" every Monday morning, and a bonus episode every Thursday morning.Sponsors: Othram and DNAsolves.comContribute Your DNA to help solve cases: https://dnasolves.com/user/registerFollow "Mind Over Murder" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MurderOverFollow Bill Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillThomas56Follow "Colonial Parkway Murders" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColonialParkwayCase/Follow us on InstaGram:: https://www.instagram.com/colonialparkwaymurders/Check out the entire Crawlspace Media network at http://crawlspace-media.com/All rights reserved. Mind Over Murder, Copyright Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley, Another Dog Productions/Absolute Zero Productions

Strict Scrutiny
Hot Potato

Strict Scrutiny

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 54:20


Payvand Ahdout, Assistant Professor of Law at University of Virginia School of Law and federal courts and post-conviction review expert, joins Leah to debrief the first week of the Court's January arguments, an important resentencing case to be argued the second week (attn: Kim Kardashian), and a bunch of court culture that ... isn't particularly upbeat for lady lawyers.

Apostolic Life in the 21st Century
How Can Christians Continue the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Apostolic Life in the 21st Century

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 13:45


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent his life working tirelessly to secure civil rights for every US citizen, regardless of their skin color. While great strides have been made in this area, recent events show that much work remains to be done.Dr. David K. Bernard addresses the legacy of Dr. King and the civil rights movement and the role the Bible and America's founding documents played in Dr. King's appeals. Dr. Bernard also shares his thoughts on what the church can do to promote justice and equality.If you enjoy this podcast, leave a rating and a review on iTunes or your preferred podcast platform. We also greatly appreciate it when you share Apostolic Life in the 21st Century with your family and friends.Thank you for listening!

Modern Minorities
Beyond MLK's legend: (reading) KING

Modern Minorities

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 49:18


“We know him so much from his speeches — but this book shows how exhausting everything was.” In honor of MLK day, we could've just put a famous speech to a hip beat, but instead Raman + Ryan decided to read KING - Ho Che Anderson's critically acclaimed unauthorized graphic biography of the life of Martin Luther King Jr — on Raman's other underground podcast, Quarantined Comics. Ryan also snuck in another Anderson book GODHEAD - a near-future capitalist tale juxtaposing the white corporate and black urban experience against a sci-fi backdrop of...finding God? Graphic novelist Ho Che Anderson is a London-born creator of Jamaican heritage in Toronto - who brings a pretty unique perspective to the handful of independent comics he's created over the years. Most likely informed by the sensibilities of who his parents named him after - Ho Chi Minh + Che Guevara. So it was no surprise to see such a contrarian and unflinchingly honest take on a civil rights icon like Martin Luther King Jr. While most folks usually only know just five words about the Civil Rights movement ("Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King") - the graphic novel KING focuses on not just the larger than life legend, but the man and all his flaws along his journey and the people's varying takes on him back then... LEARN MORE KING: ​​goodreads.com/book/show/114073.King GODHEAD: goodreads.com/en/book/show/35407503 Ho Che Anderson: biography.jrank.org/pages/2837/Anderson-Ho-Che.html Quarantined Comics: qtdcomics.com

ex.haust
[teaser] The True and Only Heaven 9: The Spiritual Discipline Against Resentment

ex.haust

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 9:45


Emmet and John take on the ideas of Reinhold Niebuhr and his impact on neocons and MLK. Then they look at Lasch's interpretation of MLK's intellectual life and political career. They compare the Southern and Northern Civil Rights campaigns and contemplate the deadlock, in part created by King himself, left in his wake. They close by discussing resentment and its politics. This is a teaser, subscribe to the Patreon to hear the rest! (https://www.patreon.com/exhaust)

The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross
The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross: January 15, 2022

The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 83:43


On this week's episode of ‘The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross:' The fight to pass federal voting rights legislation is taking on new intensity as senate democrats gear up to bring versions of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act to the senate floor this Tuesday. The last eviction moratorium in the country expires today in New York as thousands of people face losing their homes. And new reporting shows how student loan debts aren't just pushing back students' futures but also the retirement plans for millions of parents who took out supplemental federal loans to help their kids get through college. All this and more on this week's episode of ‘the Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross.'

The David Knight Show
Fri 14Jan22 Judicial Supremacy — SCOTUS Decision & the Hopelessly Corrupt Federal Government

The David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 181:39


* Judicial Supremacy & Biden Blackmail - What case, still alive, could potentially destroy ALL Biden blackmail - How is this decision the epitome of a broken, failed federal government - What self-interested calculations were likely involved - What was their supposed justification for continuing blackmail of medical employees* INTERVIEW: Gerald Celente, TrendsResearch.com, 2022 trends: financial, geopolitical, technological.  * “Seditious Conspiracy”? Stewart Rhodes and 10 others are charged, arrested. A look at this rare charge and the Signal conversations Feds were able to obtain* Biden using the race card, wrapping himself in the Civil Rights movement of the 60s is mocked even by the Washington Post* “Freezing the political status quo” is what the Democrat voting bill push is about — keeping them in the majority, forever. But BOTH parties have already done that with ballot access rules and debate censorship of independent and 3rd party candidatesHr 1 Seg 1:   * Judicial Supremacy & Biden Blackmail* Unlike Solomon they actually cut the baby (the Constitution) in half, killing liberty* What self-interested calculations were likely involvedSeg 2:  begins approximately  00:20:32* What was their supposed justification for continuing blackmail of medical employees?* Even the conservative dissenting opinion got it wrong.  They argued that Congress had to delegate power to bureaucracy to mandate vaccines.  But NO ONE in federal govt has that power to begin with.* Kavanaugh and his “stakeholder” disregard for employeesSeg 3:  begins approximately  00:42:20* The "patchwork" of regulations argument for feds to usurp power from state and local government.* HOPE TO STOP ALL BLACKMAIL MANDATES: Corminaty lawsuit over "approval" versus "authorization" will be allowed to pursue discovery over the fraudulent FDA "approval"Seg 4:  begins approximately  00:58:09* Governments around the world are labelling their people terrorists if they criticize government's draconian action* Insurrection? VIDEO of Gretchen Whitmer leading and bragging about an invasion of the Michigan state capital.  She used it to propel herself to being governor.  * A look at the rare charge of “sedition” in American history* FBI use of a supposed secure app, Signal, to spySeg 5:  begins approximately  01:40:18* Darren Beattie has been pushing that Stewart Rhodes is a fed informant and the proof was, he wasn't arrested.  * Maybe the independent Trump press should watch Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewel" and stop accusing people* Biden is being mocked even by Washington Post for saying he was arrested as a teen during the Civil Rights movement of the '60s* Democrats want to "freeze the status quo" of their majority by federalizing elections.  But Ballot Access in Georgia is an example of THE election issue that neither party wants changed.  If you don't have open ballots and debates, the election is rigged from the start.Seg 6:  begins approximately  02:00:13INTERVIEW: Gerald Celente, TrendsResearch.com, 2022 trends: financial, geopolitical, technologicalFind out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-showOr you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at:  $davidknightshowBTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail: David Knight POB 1323 Elgin, TX 78621

The REAL David Knight Show
Fri 14Jan22 Judicial Supremacy — SCOTUS Decision & the Hopelessly Corrupt Federal Government

The REAL David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 181:39


* Judicial Supremacy & Biden Blackmail - What case, still alive, could potentially destroy ALL Biden blackmail - How is this decision the epitome of a broken, failed federal government - What self-interested calculations were likely involved - What was their supposed justification for continuing blackmail of medical employees* INTERVIEW: Gerald Celente, TrendsResearch.com, 2022 trends: financial, geopolitical, technological.  * “Seditious Conspiracy”? Stewart Rhodes and 10 others are charged, arrested. A look at this rare charge and the Signal conversations Feds were able to obtain* Biden using the race card, wrapping himself in the Civil Rights movement of the 60s is mocked even by the Washington Post* “Freezing the political status quo” is what the Democrat voting bill push is about — keeping them in the majority, forever. But BOTH parties have already done that with ballot access rules and debate censorship of independent and 3rd party candidatesHr 1 Seg 1:   * Judicial Supremacy & Biden Blackmail* Unlike Solomon they actually cut the baby (the Constitution) in half, killing liberty* What self-interested calculations were likely involvedSeg 2:  begins approximately  00:20:32* What was their supposed justification for continuing blackmail of medical employees?* Even the conservative dissenting opinion got it wrong.  They argued that Congress had to delegate power to bureaucracy to mandate vaccines.  But NO ONE in federal govt has that power to begin with.* Kavanaugh and his “stakeholder” disregard for employeesSeg 3:  begins approximately  00:42:20* The "patchwork" of regulations argument for feds to usurp power from state and local government.* HOPE TO STOP ALL BLACKMAIL MANDATES: Corminaty lawsuit over "approval" versus "authorization" will be allowed to pursue discovery over the fraudulent FDA "approval"Seg 4:  begins approximately  00:58:09* Governments around the world are labelling their people terrorists if they criticize government's draconian action* Insurrection? VIDEO of Gretchen Whitmer leading and bragging about an invasion of the Michigan state capital.  She used it to propel herself to being governor.  * A look at the rare charge of “sedition” in American history* FBI use of a supposed secure app, Signal, to spySeg 5:  begins approximately  01:40:18* Darren Beattie has been pushing that Stewart Rhodes is a fed informant and the proof was, he wasn't arrested.  * Maybe the independent Trump press should watch Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewel" and stop accusing people* Biden is being mocked even by Washington Post for saying he was arrested as a teen during the Civil Rights movement of the '60s* Democrats want to "freeze the status quo" of their majority by federalizing elections.  But Ballot Access in Georgia is an example of THE election issue that neither party wants changed.  If you don't have open ballots and debates, the election is rigged from the start.Seg 6:  begins approximately  02:00:13INTERVIEW: Gerald Celente, TrendsResearch.com, 2022 trends: financial, geopolitical, technologicalFind out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-showOr you can send a donation throughZelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at:  $davidknightshowBTC to:  bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Mail: David Knight POB 1323 Elgin, TX 78621

Irrational Basis Review
Race Conscious Remedies

Irrational Basis Review

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 18:22


In Korematsu v. United States, the Supreme Court said that laws that distinguish between people on the basis of race are subject to strict scrutiny. And it purportedly applied that standard in Brown v. Board of Education, the case holding that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional. In the past couple of decades, however, a new question has arisen—should strict scrutiny apply to laws that distinguish on the basis of race in order to help minorities?

John and Ken on Demand
John & Ken Show Hour 1 (01/12)

John and Ken on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 35:28


Welcome to Bidenville. Biden implied he was arrested during the Civil Rights movement. There are needle vending machines in New York. The LA County Board of Supervisors voted to break up RV encampments that are crime hot zones.

BaseballBiz
Curt Flood the fight for Baseball Players to Free Agency

BaseballBiz

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 55:53


Brad Snyder, Professor of Law at Georgetown and Author of "A Well-Paid Slave" visits BaseballBiz and shares his story about Curt Flood and his legal battles to fight for player's rights for some control over their careers.Career of Curt Flood began with Reds in 1956First trade to St. Louis Cardinals 7x Golden Glove player6x MVPCurt Flood cerebral man, civil rights activistOakland – diverse early days of his baseball journeyRacism in Reds minor leagues 1961 integrated spring training in St PetersburgCurt works with Jackie Robinson, Medgar Evans for Civil Rights in MississippiShotgun Threats against Curt and his family Cincinnati All Black outfield would not stand and Curt was traded to CardinalsPhiladelphia trade – black players faced a lot of racismCurt wanted to control his own path after playing 12 years How would Social Media have allowed Curt to control the narrative look to LeBron James and how he has controlled his message through Social Media?Curt challenged the trade with the December 24 letter to Bowie KuhnCosell interview Backing of MLBPA Players Representatives including Roberto Clemente & Reggie JacksonMarvin Miller would have selected different counsel for CurtThe Reserve Clause – a reserve system of perpetual ownership of the sport. An illegal monopoly.Anti-Trust Exemption – 1922, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes gave baseball a pass13th Amendment was part of the question100 years later the decision stands “Stare Decisis” rely on past decisions even if they are wrong.Supreme Court wants to kick baseball problem back to CongressNCAA recent challenge in Supreme Court – One Justice sites Flood v Kuhn as ridiculousJustices' Baseball Fandom gets in the way of justice for FloodBlackmun writes an ode to baseball in his Supreme Court opinion. Judges want to show their fandom can get in the way of the lawCurt Flood lost in Supreme CourtFlood's efforts opened doors for change and empowered players beginning with Grievance ArbitrationCurt Flood 10 & 5 rule allows qualified players to veto any trade Marvin Miller kept Curt Flood's efforts top of mind reminding young players of how they enjoyed the fruits of his effortsCurt's life rises later life with personal happiness with Judy Pace and recognitionKen Burns Baseball documentary with Curt Flood celebrated at the White House with President ClintonGerrit Cole gave credit to Curt Flood as he signed his contract with the Yankees.Cole's book report on FloodCurt led the way in fighting for a cause as seen with Pat Tillman, Colin Kaepernick,Jackie Robinson was the Guardian Angel for Curt FloodToday sports player like LeBron James have the empowerment to make Floods exclusion in Hall of FameUnion needs to educate the players on their historyRecognition with a Curt Flood DayDemocratic Justice Book about the Supreme Court history and Justice Felix FrankfurterDon't look to the Supreme Court to solve all of your problemsBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google podcasts You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"

A Nun's Life Ministry
Catholic nuns and civil rights history in Selma

A Nun's Life Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 4:29


Sister Patricia Flass reflects on her religious community's experiences in Selma with voting rights, Rep. John Lewis, and Dr. Martin Luther King. Hear the full In Good Faith episode IGF049 at aNunsLife.org. Subscribe to our newsletter   Check out lots more podcasts  Let us know your thoughts about the podcast! Please take this short survey--your input helps us shape the future In Good Faith podcasts. Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
The Learning Curve: Stanford's Prof. Clayborne Carson on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Civil Rights Vision & Legacy (#69)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 37:51


This week on “The Learning Curve,” co-hosts Gerard Robinson and Cara Candal talk with Dr. Clayborne Carson, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor of History Emeritus at Stanford University and the Founding Editor of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. He describes the larger political and spiritual lessons Dr. King and the other leaders of the […]

Vulnerable City
Understanding Implicit Bias

Vulnerable City

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 49:59


Implicit Bias is a condition that effects EVERYONE. Taking some time and recognize how your learned behaviors from upbringing, media consumption and community influence can negatively impact how you view others. This episode with Vulnerable City favorite, Dyna Tucker, takes listeners on an educational journey. Strap in and enjoy.

Broken Law
Episode 32: We Need to Talk Elections

Broken Law

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 41:16


The battle over the 2022 midterm elections has already begun. Gerrymandering, packing of election offices, and new voter suppression laws are being leveraged to influence the results of the upcoming midterms before a single ballot is cast. Lindsay Langholz speaks with Michael Li and Elizabeth Howard from the Brennan Center for Justice about whether we are already in full crisis mode, how we got here, and what we do to protect voting rights and election integrity in the face of these anti-democratic challenges. ----------------- Join the Progressive Legal Movement Today: ACSLaw.org Today's Host: Lindsay Langholz, ACS Director of Policy and Program Guest: Michael Li (李之樸) Senior Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice Guest: Elizabeth Howard, Senior Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice Link: "Early Lessons from the Current Redistricting Round," by Michael Li (李之樸) Link: "How to Protect Election Workers," by Elizabeth Howard, Lawrence Norden, and Tim Lau Link: "6 in 10 Americans say U.S. democracy is in crisis as the 'Big Lie' takes root" by Joel Rose at NPR Link: "Here's where election-denying candidates are running to control voting," by Miles Parks at NPR Visit the Podcast Website: Broken Law Podcast Email the Show: Podcast@ACSLaw.org Follow ACS on Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of American Constitution Society 2021.

The Opperman Report
Before History Dies: The stories surrounding the JFK assassination that stripped America of her innocence

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 46:53


Son, Husband, Father, War Hero, President of the United States At 12:30 p.m. on November 22, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. More than half a century has passed since that fateful moment, yet so many questions remain unanswered. Lone gunman? Conspiracy? And then there is that one big question: Does it still matter? Let's say you are a talented movie director, and you announced you are making a movie about how the Holocaust wasn't real, or the Civil Rights movement never happened. There would be demonstrators in front of your studio protesting your movie because it is an abomination of history. When Oliver Stone made JFK, there weren't any such protests. There were some columnists who wrote that they thought it was bad history, but there was no public outcry. That's because the Kennedy assassination has passed from history into entertainment. It's like a board game, ‘Who killed Kennedy?' That's unfortunate. Through a series of interviews with key experts and researchers in the Kennedy assassination field, author Jacob Carter offers readers the unique opportunity to take a fresh look at one of the most pivotal moments in American history. Interviews included: Jefferson Morley David Talbot Dan Hardway David Scheim Dr. Robert McClelland Anthony Summers Gus Russo Dale Myers Max Holland Gerald Posner John McAdams Judge John R. Tunheim Bonus: First time ever published letter of Antonio Veciana admitting he saw Lee Harvey Oswald with his CIA handler in Dallas only months before President Kennedy's assassination. (Credit: Marie Fonzi) Read less

MTR Podcasts
Zeke Cohen

MTR Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 48:33


Brief summary of episode:Zeke Cohen has represented the First District on the Baltimore City Council since 2016.Zeke grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts, the son of a social worker and a psychiatrist. Zeke's belief that "community comes first" was inspired by his mother's stories of marching for Civil Rights and registering voters during the Mississippi Freedom Summer. After graduating from Goucher College, Zeke taught in West Baltimore and, as a teacher, was awarded the Elizabeth Lawrence Prize for Excellence. He attained a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University. Zeke started his nonprofit, The Intersection, to help young people learn community organizing and civic leadership.  He ran for office with the belief that democracy only works when everyone has a voice in the process.In July 2019, Zeke introduced the Elijah Cummings Healing City Act, making Baltimore the first city in the country to comprehensively legislate trauma-responsive care. The bill, which was signed into law in February 2020, and the movement that propelled it forward were created to help Baltimore heal from our enduring legacies of trauma, racism and violence.In April 2019, Zeke sponsored the Gender-Inclusive Single-User Restroom bill, which helps ensure our city is safe and welcoming for all communities by requiring all single-user restrooms to have gender-inclusive signage. It was the first bill in Baltimore's history to be signed at a Pride Parade.In 2018, Zeke introduced the Transparency in Lobbying Act. The law tightens restrictions on lobbyists and requires lobbying disclosure forms to be posted online.Zeke and his staff work tirelessly to deliver world-class constituent services and to provide transparency throughout the process. Since entering office in 2016, his office has resolved over 2800 separate constituent requests for assistance. These include requests for help resolving water billing disputes, removing abandoned boats from vacant lots, and expediting the repair of broken streetlights. Zeke believes in the power of organized communities and in the past two years, his office created community-driven task forces on the topics of transportation and public safety.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture.Mentioned in this episodeBaltimore City CouncilTo find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory.Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode★ Support this podcast ★

Mind Over Murder
NEW: Groveland Four Exoneration

Mind Over Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 35:57


Join "Mind Over Murder" podcast hosts Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley as we discuss the case of the Groveland Four, four young Florida men who were charged with raping a young woman in a 1949 rape that likely never occurred. They were recently exonerated by the State of Florida after being railroaded by a corrupt Lake County, Florida sheriff, deputies, investigators and judges.NYT: Four Black Men Wrongly Charged With Rape Are Exonerated 72 Years LaterThe men, known as the Groveland Four, were cleared on Monday after a Florida prosecutor said “a complete breakdown of the criminal justice system” led to the charges in 1949.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/22/us/groveland-four-exonerated-florida.htmlPeople: 'Groveland Four' Posthumously Exonerated Over 70 Years After Being Wrongly Accused of Raping Womanhttps://people.com/crime/groveland-four-exonerated-after-being-accused-of-rape-in-1949/CNN: 4 Black men exonerated more than 70 years after being wrongly accused of raping a White teen girlhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/11/22/us/groveland-four-exonerated-florida/index.html"Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America."https://www.amazon.com/Devil-Grove-Thurgood-Marshall-Groveland/dp/0061792268New Article in Virginia Gazette: 35 Years Later, Victims' Families in Colonial Parkway Murders Still Searching for Answers, Hope DNA Advances will Solve Case By Em Holter and Abigail Adcoxhttps://www.dailypress.com/virginiagazette/va-vg-colonial-parkway-murders-anniversary-1024-20211022-76jkpte6qvez7onybmhbhp7nfi-story.htmlNew Article in Medium: The Colonial Parkway Murders — A Tale of Two Killers? By Quinn Zanehttps://medium.com/unburied/the-colonial-parkway-murders-a-tale-of-two-killers-1e8fda367a48Washington Post: "Crimes of Passion"https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1997/08/15/crimes-of-passion/0a38e8f9-6d04-48e4-a847-7d3cba53c363/New feature article in the Daily Beast: "Inside the Maddening Search for Virginia's Colonial Parkway Serial Killer" By Justin Rohrlichhttps://www.thedailybeast.com/what-happened-to-cathleen-thomas-and-rebecca-dowski-inside-the-hunt-for-the-colonial-parkway-killerCitizens! Check out our new line of "Mind Over Murder" t-shirts and other good stuff !https://www.teepublic.com/stores/mind-over-murder-podcast?ref_id=23885Washington Post Op-Ed Piece by Deidre Enright of the Innocence Project:"The FBI should use DNA, not posters, to solve a cold-case murder" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/25/julie-williams-laura-winans-unsolved-murder-test-dna/Oxygen: "Loni Coombs Feels A Kinship To 'Lovers' Lane' Victim Cathy Thomas"Loni Coombs felt an immediate connection to Cathy Thomas, a groundbreaking gay woman who broke through barriers at the U.S. Naval Academy before she was brutally murdered along the Colonial Parkway in Virginia.https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/loni-coombs-feels-a-kinship-to-colonial-parkway-victim-cathy-thomasCrimeCon will be held April 29-May 1, 2022 in Las Vegas. We will both be there!Details: https://www.crimecon.com/cc22You can contribute to help "Mind Over Murder" do our important work:https://mindovermurderpodcast.com/supportCheck out Mind Over Murder on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindoverpodcastJoin the Colonial Parkway Murders Facebook page with more than 14,000 followers: https://www.facebook.com/ColonialParkwayCase4 episodes on the Colonial Parkway Murders are available on Oxygen as "The Lover's Lane Murders." The series is available on the free Oxygen app, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, and many other platforms. https://www.oxygen.com/lovers-lane-murders Oxygen" "Who Were The Colonial Parkway Murder Victims? 8 Young People All Killed In Virginia Within 4 Years" https://www.oxygen.com/lovers-lane-murders/crime-news/who-were-the-colonial-parkway-murder-victims Washington Post Magazine: "Victims, Families and America's Thirst for True-Crime Stories." "For Bill Thomas, his sister Cathy's murder is a deeply personal tragedy. For millions of true-crime fans, it's entertainment." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/07/30/feature/victims-families-and-americas-thirst-for-true-crime-stories/Daily Press excellent series of articles on the Colonial Parkway Murders: "The Parkway" http://digital.dailypress.com/static/parkway_cottage/main/index.htmlColonial Parkway Murders website: https://colonialparkwaymurders.com Mind Over Murder Podcast website: https://mindovermurderpodcast.comPlease subscribe and rate us at your favorite podcast sites. Ratings and reviews are very important. Please share and tell your friends!We launch a new episode of "Mind Over Murder" every Monday morning, and a bonus episode every Thursday morning.Sponsors: Othram and DNAsolves.comContribute Your DNA to help solve cases: https://dnasolves.com/user/registerFollow "Mind Over Murder" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MurderOverFollow Bill Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillThomas56Follow "Colonial Parkway Murders" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColonialParkwayCase/Follow us on InstaGram:: https://www.instagram.com/colonialparkwaymurders/Check out the entire Crawlspace Media network at http://crawlspace-media.com/All rights reserved. Mind Over Murder, Copyright Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley, Another Dog Productions/Absolute Zero Productions

Buried Truths
Killers Sentenced

Buried Truths

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 37:28


The men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery have now been sentenced. Host Hank Klibanoff and his Emory colleague, professor Carol Anderson, talk about Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley's decision on the public radio program Closer Look with Rose Scott, from WABE Atlanta. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Beat with Ari Melber
Rioter brags about role on local news one year after Jan. 6

The Beat with Ari Melber

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 43:32


MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, January 7, and reports on the probe into the January 6th insurrection, the coronavirus, job growth under President Biden, and the rising rate of suicide among police officers. Melber also debuts his interview with Chuck D. 

FedSoc Events
Panel Three: School Choice: The Next Civil Rights Crusade? [Archive Collection]

FedSoc Events

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 91:54


On March 26, 1999, the Federalist Society co-sponsored the Stranahan National Issues Forum with the University of Toledo College of Law. The title of the conference was "Education Reform at the Crossroads: Politics, the Constitution, and the Battle over School Choice." The penultimate panel covered "School Choice: The Next Civil Rights Crusade?"School choice is more than an education-reform porposal. To many supporters of vouchers and charter schools, these policy innovations are crucial elements in the effort to vindicate the civil and political ights of low-income parents and members of racial minorities. At the same time, many school choice critics suggest that vouchers will constitute a set-back for public-school integration. Speakers at this panel— civil-rights leaders, school-choice activists, and academics— will discuss these problems, and also explore the connection between school choice and parents' First Amendment freedoms, as well as the historical and consitutional tradition of viewing a well-educated citizenry as the key to democratic and republican government and education as the key to meaningful exercise of civil rights. Featuring:Introduction Ted Cruz, Attorney, Cooper, Carvin & RosenthalProf. Joseph Vitteritti, New York UniversityJennifer Grossman, Director of Education, CatoMichael Meyers, President, New York Civil Rights CoalitionClint Bolick, Cofounder, Institute for JusticeAs always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

Closer Look with Rose Scott
Local Organization Pushes Voter Access For Asian Americans; Several Neighbors Against Southern DeKalb Becoming A City

Closer Look with Rose Scott

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 46:13


LaVita Tuff, the policy director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, discusses several voter-related topics, including why Gwinnett County did not make the Census Bureau's new list of jurisdictions that are now covered under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act.Claudette Leak, the spokesperson for Concerned Citizens in Opposition to Greenhaven, discusses why her group is in opposition to the DeKalb Cityhood Movement.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Closer Look with Rose Scott
New Initiative To Support Low-Income Women In Georgia; Local Hospitals Cope With New COVID Surge

Closer Look with Rose Scott

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 51:58


Atlanta City Councilor Amir Farokhi and Hope Wollensack, the executive director of the Georgia Resiliency and Opportunity (GRO) Fund, discuss “In Her Hands.”Plus, Dr. Robert Jansen, chief medical officer at Grady Memorial Hospital, discusses how the hospital is coping with the current surge of the omicron coronavirus variant happening across metro Atlanta.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Rarified Heir Podcast
Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #59: Jason Culp Encore (Robert Culp)

Rarified Heir Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 73:53


Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast encore episode, we are talking to Jason Culp, son of actor, writer and director Robert Culp. TV fans of the 1960s will remember Robert Culp as Kelly Robinson on the groundbreaking television show I Spy, co-starring with comedian/actor Bill Cosby which was the first American television show to feature a black actor as a lead character. TV fans of the 1950s will remember him as Ranger Hoby Gilman in the western series Trackdown and fans of 80s will remember him as FBI Agent Bill Maxwell in the hit series The Greatest American Hero. Culp starred in hundreds of film and television roles but as Jason tells us on this episode, his real love was writing and directing. Culp did both and we hear not only about his directorial debut on the film Hickey & Boggs but about a never-before-released documentary on civil rights which we hope gets to be seen one day soon. We discuss a lot in this episode from Sammy Davis Jr. & Anthony Newley to Paul Mazursky & Sam Peckinpah. One of our earliest recordings, again pre-pandemic, this is another encore episode of the Rarified Heir Podcast with Jason Culp.

Broken Law
Episode 31: January 6th, One Year Later

Broken Law

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 52:01


One year ago, an angry mob of white supremacist anarchists stormed the U.S. Capitol, interrupted the constitutionally required counting of Electoral College votes, and tried to undermine the peaceful transfer of power. One year later there have been investigations, some prosecutions, and even an impeachment, but has it been enough to prevent January 6th from serving as a blueprint for future insurrections? Debra Perlin speaks with Mary McCord, Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP), about the lasting impact of January 6th and what needs to happen moving forward. ----------------- Join the Progressive Legal Movement Today: ACSLaw.org Today's Host: Debra Perlin, ACS Director of Policy and Program Guest: Mary McCord, Executive Director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) Link: ICAP Brief in Trump v. Thompson Link: "Trump's Next Coup Has Already Begun," by Barton Gellman Visit the Podcast Website: Broken Law Podcast Email the Show: Podcast@ACSLaw.org Follow ACS on Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of American Constitution Society 2021.

Unconditional Healing with Jeff Rubin
Interview with Gustavo Serafini - Empowering Disability for Himself and Others

Unconditional Healing with Jeff Rubin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 60:23


Gustavo Serafini was born with an extremely rare birth defect known as proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD).  ).  At birth, he had only his left arm and two shortened legs, one supported using a prosthesis and the other with a brace.  In spite of that beginning, Gustavo has gone on to become a successful entrepreneur with the company he co-founded with his brother, pureaudiovideo.com, providing exceptional home entertainment experiences in South Florida and beyond.  He is also the creator and host of the Enabled Disabled podcast, a platform of love and inspiration for people with disabilities and those who support them. In this episode, we explore Gustavo's journey from childhood with loving and supportive family and friends, but no real role models to emulate nor others with disabilities in his world. Helped by learning meditation at a young age, Gustavo used mindfulness practice to work through his negative thoughts and emotions by letting them be without becoming attached or repelled.  Today, he uses swimming as a moving meditation serving a similar purpose.  A lover of sports, Gustavo made his eighth-grade basketball team, overcoming naysaying by others (who didn't want him hurt by rejection) in the process. Eventually, he used that as an entry into coaching, beginning with his younger brother's basketball team and moving up to coaching high school. Of that experience, Gustavo says “I really enjoyed having twelve people who come from different backgrounds, are in different places in their lives, and trying to mold them together into a team, to become more than the sum of their parts”. Adding, “I learned so much about myself, about how to motivate people, how to bring people together, how to deal with those adversities”.After high school, once again pushing himself beyond self-imposed limits, Gustavo made the brave step to move away from his support system of family and friends in Los Angeles to attend the University of Chicago halfway across the country.  His first experience of snow and ice, a lack of accommodations, a ton of walking, outright rejection of his right to live as a disabled individual, were just some of the challenges he faced.  In meeting them head-on, he found an “inner resourcefulness” that has carried him to this day. Another huge influence in Gustavo's growth was Zen Buddhism. Specifically, he cites two books, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind and Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy. He found that sitting with himself was a powerful tool for self-acceptance. He also took much inspiration from Martin Luther King, Jr, eventually writing his Master's thesis on Dr. King.  Gustavo saw Dr. King as a role model and the Civil Rights movement he led as being integrally aligned with the notion of a disabled person also being seen as an outsider, as the “other”.Gustavo's story has universal applications for us all and his motto of “If I can do it, so can you” resonates throughout the episode.If you enjoy this episode, please share this podcast with one other friend. Thank you! To learn more about Unconditional Healing, please subscribe to our newsletter here.I also host a twice-monthly online meeting called the Healing Circle. It's free, and you'll find like-minded folks with whom to learn and practice meditation and share the journey toward unconditional health and well-being.If you'd like to help support this podcast, please consider becoming a patron by checking out my Unconditional Healing Patreon Page. Thoughts?  Guest suggestions?  Email me at jjrubin@gmail.com.

World News Tonight with David Muir
Full Episode: Saturday, January 1, 2022

World News Tonight with David Muir

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 24:01


As millions of Americans prepare to travel home from the long holiday break, more than 2,600 flights grounded nationwide as airlines are hit by staff shortages and severe weather. This, as more than 80 million Americans are on alert for heavy snow and rain from a weather system marching its way East. New York State marking a new all-time single-day high of 85,000 new COVID cases reported and hospitalizations nationwide surpass over a hundred thousand. The desperate search for three people missing after fast-moving wildfires outside Denver leaves thousands displaced. It may be a New Year, but prices for groceries and other items are expected to continue to rise even higher, some as much as 20 percent. The world remembers Civil Rights icon, Reverend Desmond Tutu. And how a social media post led to an outpouring of support for a fire department decimated by the tornadoes in Kentucky.

Hacks & Wonks
Week in Review: December 31, 2021

Hacks & Wonks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 42:11


For the last show of the year, we have the first part of a discussion with Executive Director of America Walks and former mayor of Seattle Mike McGinn about how the City's response to the recent snowstorm and Harrell's recent appointees highlight opportunities for the incoming administration to both learn from and leave behind the past as they stand up a government to lead us into 2022 and beyond.  As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Find the host, Crystal Fincher on Twitter at @finchfrii and find today's co-host, Mike McGinn, at @mayormcginn. More info is available at officialhacksandwonks.com.   Resources: “Why Sweden Clears Snow-Covered Walkways Before Roads” by Angie Schmitt from Streetsblog USA: https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/01/24/why-sweden-clears-walkways-before-roads/   Disability Rights Washington - Disability Mobility Initiative: https://www.disabilityrightswa.org/programs/disabilitymobility/   “Does Adding an Extra Driving Lane Make Traffic Worse?” by David Stockin from Drivetribe: https://drivetribe.com/p/does-adding-an-extra-driving-lane-E6FPiVJnQSCPun1-pS-Q-A?iid=Ic6o2PzdQcaGewi7L9kSbw   “The Fundamental Law of Road Congestion: Evidence from US Cities” by Gilles Duranton and Matthew A. Turner from American Economic Review 101: https://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/aer.101.6.2616   “'Zombie highways,' mass transit failures: PBS 'News Hour' takes look at Birmingham” by Bob Sims from Advance Local: https://www.al.com/spotnews/2009/08/zombie_highways_mass_transit_f.html   “Inslee's Proposed 2022 Budget Plugs Holes in Highway Megaprojects” by Ryan Packer from The Urbanist: https://www.theurbanist.org/2021/12/27/inslees-proposed-2022-budget-plugs-holes-in-highway-megaprojects/   “Seattle Mayor-elect Harrell names niece deputy mayor, lists other appointments” by Sarah Grace Taylor from The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/bruce-harrell-announces-key-cabinet-members-appoints-niece-as-deputy-mayor/   “Seattle Mayor-elect Harrell appoints final deputy mayor, other leaders before taking office” by Sarah Grace Taylor from The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-mayor-elect-harrell-appoints-final-deputy-mayor-other-leaders-before-taking-office/   Transcript: [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington State through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. Today, we're continuing our Friday almost-live shows where we review the news of the week with a co-host. Welcome back to the program, friend of the show and today's co-host: activist, community leader, former mayor of Seattle, and Executive Director of America Walks - the excellent Mike McGinn. [00:00:57] Mike McGinn: I'm glad to be here, Crystal. [00:00:59] Crystal Fincher: Glad to have you here, as we close out 2021 and tiptoe gingerly into 2022 - and just wanted to talk, not just about what's happening this week, but contextualize it and what's happening through the year. And there was no one better to do that with than Mike McGinn, with so much context just in organizing and urbanism land use policy - and few things you picked up as mayor of Seattle. So this week, we are in the midst of seemingly unending snow that we're dealing with - it snowed on Christmas, it is snowing right now as we're recording on Friday morning, temperatures have not been above freezing all week, they're just supposed to get above freezing today - briefly - before we get some more snow perhaps this weekend. And so we've been blanketed with the snow, mobility has been a challenge, sidewalks have been treacherous - and please shovel your sidewalks, folks - but there's been no cohesive strategy and a ton of people haven't. Our streets have been a mess. Also, it's been freezing and dangerous for people who are unsheltered and we have an imperfect emergency response. And we've talked many times about our responsibility to keep our neighbors safe from extreme climate - heat in the summer and now freezing cold, which can be lethal if you're out there. And so as you're looking at what we're dealing with, what does it tell you about where we're at in Seattle? [00:02:50] Mike McGinn: Well, first of all, I just want to say that it goes from an old mayor to a new mayor at midnight on the 31st, or the first minute of January 1 - and I actually went outside to check the weather the second I became mayor, right? Because I was actually thinking about at the time - what would it be like to enter office if there was something happening? And that's happening right now to Bruce Harrell. So clearly the response that you see to a snowstorm is based on muscle memory and work that's done years and months in advance. So for example, I believe they're still substantially using the road clearing plan that we adopted - and I took office a year after a snowstorm that really showed some weaknesses in the snow response of the City of Seattle. And so there were a lot of big changes made after that. And we still follow that strategy. But there are things - [00:03:52] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, we lost the mayor over that snow response. [00:03:55] Mike McGinn: Yeah, that was big deal. And at the time, this City didn't really use salt, it pushed snow to the middle of the road - not to the edges. And we got a long, cold stretch so it froze in the middle so people couldn't make turns - all the streets were icy. It really had really dramatic effects on the City and the City's residents. And that was a big deal. So we changed a lot of that - the focus now is on plowing the transit routes first, we even shared online the GPS of where they were going. And we use salt because it turns out actually - all that sand has an effect too on the City's systems and storm drains. And the salt was not that big a deal, not as big a deal environmentally. So we made all those changes but it still took us a couple of snowstorms to really get it right. The very first one - there was freezing on the West Seattle Bridge and it shut down stuff. And the brine that was used on the roadways in advance of the storm wasn't powerful enough. So Bruce Harrell will be coming in and it's not like he can change all of that stuff in the past. But it's - one thing I learned though, was it's - a mayor does make a difference in the moment to moment, because there are decisions that have to be made. And we are seeing some of that right now, right? Like as we discover the City can't open up the winter shelters that it wants to open up because people are having trouble getting in to man those shelters because of the conditions. So we have an Emergency Operations Center that opens. I discovered that you want to be there before the snow starts falling, or the ice, or the wind, or whatever the issue is. And you stay there through it for a couple of reasons. One is that you might be able to help facilitate some decisions - you might be able to make a phone call to another arm of government. But I think it's also just a show of support for the City employees that are doing the work. They know it's important when the mayor is there and it matters to them. So for this to be happening during a transition, hopefully everybody is in a position to keep pushing. But this is really something that I hope Durkan and Harrell are working on because there are people, and particularly the least powerful among us, who are counting on the City to innovate and come up with different ideas and different solutions to take care of people in circumstances like this. And I remember being down at EOC, in the Emergency Operations Center, and overhearing the conversations of people on the phone who are working to try to get people to treatments they needed. And just dealing with the situations that come up - that maybe there's a City resource that can be used in that moment to help people. And you need that attention to detail and attention to the developing circumstances to be able to do that. You don't want to read about it the next day - that a bad thing happened and nobody was there to help from the City who should have been. [00:07:12] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, completely agree. And as I look at this, just looking more forward, we're in a continuing, worsening climate crisis. And we are seeing more extreme temperatures than we've seen in decades - right now on the cold side. We saw that on the hot side earlier this year. And so it seems that we should be preparing for more extreme and more prolonged weather events of all different types. And so to your point, you put in place and largely constructed a snow response strategy after the catastrophic failure that helped to lead to you - [00:07:55] Mike McGinn: 2009. Yeah. [00:07:56] Crystal Fincher: - to being in office. Yeah. And it has been updated since then, but now we're at this time and it is foreseeable that these staffing issues as we move forward are going to be - there're issues with staffing for these kinds of services when we're not facing this kind of an extreme challenge - it only gets worse when we are. How do we plan to be more resilient as we move forward? How do we plan to make sure that we have more than just a bare bones, nighttime, get out at 7:00 AM, shelter - and it's still freezing outside and we're putting people out there. How do we focus on perhaps not forcing people into congregate shelter? Are there better options that we can provide even in an emergency situation? So really there's a big opportunity for the Harrell administration, as we move forward, to update this plan and this policy and this capacity. And a lot of people would be surprised to understand that government provides a lot of services - not directly - I mean, they certainly do their share of direct services, but they contract with a lot of companies and service providers. And even what we're asking them to do is the same as it has been. And we need to talk about updating that and making sure that they have the type of capacity to respond to this and that they're prepared for a response for today and not the response of 10 or 20 or 30 years ago. Everything is demanding more updated, more relevant, responsive, resilient solutions. And I see this as a big op opportunity for the Harrell administration to take on. And one that's going to have more consequences if they don't. [00:09:42] Mike McGinn: Well, that use of the word resilient too - and it's worth looking at that because the pandemic certainly exposed every weakness in our society, and exposed the way in which inequality works at multiple levels - and who was exposed to harm because of the pandemic, whether it was the disease itself or the loss of a job or exposure to the disease, all of these things - and who didn't. It's a stress test on the system and a snowstorm is a stress test on the system too. And one of the things - you look at car commercials and they just love to show these big, robust vehicles muscling through the snow like there's some fantasy of freedom associated with that. But what we know from snowstorms, as an example, or flooding - is that it's a very fragile system - that a transportation system that relies on every individual, that they need a big vehicle to navigate the system - that system doesn't work. It doesn't take much stress to tackle that. Whereas if you have neighborhoods that are built around walkability - the ability to get down to the grocery store and pick up what you need, or get to a pharmacy, or get from your home to staff the emergency shelter. So that resiliency isn't just the walkability, but actually affordable housing throughout the City. So that the people who take care of the City can afford to live in the City and close to a bus route that might be operating - because we have enough snow plows to handle the arterials, but we don't have enough snow plows to handle every residential street. So there's all of these even more fundamental things we can do to create a resilient place. And I remember that once in a snowstorm long before I was mayor and I walked home. I walked home from downtown to Wallingford where I was living. And I felt pretty good about it - like if something went wrong, there was probably a public house along the way where I could stop in and get warm. I was going to make it and people could still have a semblance of their daily lives. Whereas the person driving out to Issaquah might have been leaving their car out by the side of the road in a snow drift, wondering what to do next and how to get home. So these are just a resiliency that filters through everything. And we should be looking at our cities when the sun is shining and the weather is great, we should be looking at our cities with, Well, how do we make it so that people can afford to live here so they can meet their daily needs? And it goes to snow clearing strategy as well. And we were talking a little bit about this before the show started. In Sweden, they went and studied and made a conclusion that they should clear the sidewalks before the roads, because the people who were using the sidewalks tended to be more women than men and tended to be on very important trips - for childcare, for getting to work and the like. And we're now developing a set of protected bike lanes around the City. And we got a little snow plowing machine for that - I don't know what they named it yet, but I forget, there was a whole naming thing going on for that - but the idea that if you had a connected network of those places, you could plow those. And that meant somebody in a wheelchair, if they could get from their front door to that lane, they could have a clear path to the neighborhood store. They wouldn't be isolated in their homes by the ice - that is what happens now to somebody who is disabled. So looking at the strategies and rules we have around snow clearing of sidewalks, how - maintenance of sidewalks. Right now, it's the job of private property owners. And we started sending out crews - we were just starting to get at this - we started sending out crews to clear the corners downtown, because the snow plows of course piled up snow at the corners. But we were sending out crews with shovels. Well, why not hire a bunch of people with shovels to go out and make sure that there's clear paths on all the curb ramps where people need them, which is a lot of the City. But these are the types of policy choices we can make about what we prioritize. And of course it's going to take money and it's going to take a different viewpoint. First, it's going to take a change of view - that maybe the person in the single-occupancy vehicle isn't the most important user of the transportation system that needs to be prioritized. It's the everyday trips that people who don't have vehicles need - center our transportation system around them, and we'll have a transportation system in which we all benefit from really great accessible neighborhoods. [00:14:46] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. I completely agree. And to your point - for me, there was a term that was used a lot in the prior federal administration - prior administrations were picking winners and losers. And really that's what we do when we talk about transit and prioritization of cars. We are really eliminating the choice for people to walk, or bike, or roll, or to do anything but drive. We've made that so inaccesible and hard for people that - if people want to drive, great, but there are so many people who dislike so many elements of driving - dealing with traffic, dealing with parking, dealing with trying to be out on these roads and can you make it up a hill or not? And just the inflexibility of the system to support cars that we continue dumping money into. And if we actually did prioritize transit choice - that hey, you know what? If you end up driving, okay. But what we're not going to do is make it impossible for you to walk, for you to ride your bike. I mean, I saw a picture online this morning of right now in the middle of the snow and someone attempting to walk on Aurora. And they're basically walking on the side of the street because the sidewalks are just snow and ice - in the middle of this extremely dangerous road when conditions are ideal. And now they're driving on an icy snowy street. And you just look at that and have a sense of impending doom and dread because you know how dangerous that is on a clear, sunny, dry day. And we are forcing people to walk in the median, we're forcing wheelchair users to roll in the street because it is just impossible to do that on a sidewalk where a sidewalk exists. [00:16:40] Mike McGinn: Yeah. If they can even make it down past the ice that's on the sidewalk outside their front door to reach that place. So yeah, we were talking about prioritization and money. I highly recommend by the way - what the State Legislature will be making decisions in the coming year about - where money should go. There's a lot of federal money heading to the states right now as part of the infrastructure bill. And I really commend to people in the state of Washington, across the state, but certainly the listeners here for Rainier Valley Radio and whoever else we've attracted to this podcast. Thank you, Crystal for your work for building and promoting this thing. The Disability Mobility Initiative is a partnership spearheaded by Disability Rights Washington, but they partnered with Front and Centered - they partnered with other advocates. And what they want to do is put the needs of non-drivers at the center of transportation policy. So that was the philosophy I was talking about earlier. Because I think a lot of our transportation, and you'll see this in advocacy organizations - there's some advocacy organizations that are like, look, the powers that be are going to build their highways. They got all the power. And our job is just to try to fit in around the cars somehow in the policy making too. Maybe we should get a little bit more. Now transportation is now the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state, in the country. It's behind this extreme weather. It's one of the things behind this extreme weather we're having. So it's a good reason to change it by itself. But how about a philosophy that instead of trying to fit in around this dangerous polluting activity, instead we said, well, how about we make it so that cars fit in around people, that we start to get the ability of people to walk to their daily needs, to walk to transit - and transit, by the way, as a middle leg of a walking trip says the Executive Director of America Walks - me. [00:18:47] Crystal Fincher: It's true. [00:18:49] Mike McGinn: It's true - mostly, mostly. I guess there's some Park and Rides out there, but it's mostly the middle leg of a walking trip. It extends how far you can walk by quite a bit, I've discovered. So why not build a whole system around that and then figure out how to fit in the vehicles around that that you still need. And that is how places were built until we abandoned the good sense of building walkable town centers and walkable business districts in order to prioritize jamming cars through them. So this is a big philosophy change and what's beautiful about the Disability Mobility Initiative is it's centering the needs of non-drivers. And again, that's great for everybody. And that's an approach that Washington state transportation advocacy is needed. And enough of, let the highway builders have their highways. Maybe we'll get a few dollars for the things we care about. Let's get the dollars in the right place to start with. [00:19:52] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. And huge point in the coming months - there's going to be a lot of decisions made on this transportation package. We do know and have a ton of data that expanding highways does not improve traffic, which is often how it's sold. And so let's actually improve people's commutes no matter how they choose to take them, which is going to take a massive rebalancing of the share of our transportation budget that we spend on cars versus the share that we spend on everything else that - that's such a large portion of our community uses. So appreciate that. [00:20:27] Mike McGinn: Nationally and locally, there's an issue. There's a phrase out there. There's something they call zombie highways. These are the highways that were drawn up in the heyday of the highway building era. And the reason they're called zombie highways is because they're still out there soaking up money for planning, and people are still trying to figure out how to raise the money to build them. 509 extension, which will - everybody goes, "Oh, great. It'll connect I-5 to that dead-end 509 by the airport." Yeah. It'll also send tens of thousands more cars a day through South Park, which wants to get rid of another highway that was built in the past that isn't so good anymore. We've got to stop funding the ideas from the 70s - 1970s - and start funding the ideas for the 2020s. And it seems like now would be a good time to think about that. [00:21:17] Crystal Fincher: Now would be an excellent time. There was a great article in The Urbanist about this, this past week, and talking about the - Inslee's proposed budget and a significant amount going to highway expansion. And even conversations within Seattle of - do we have one bridge over Montlake versus two, and relying on old projections that are no longer needed and an increasing realization that hey, we don't need what we thought was needed 30 years ago, 20 years ago. Why are we still relying on the same projections? And I recall there was a mayor around a decade ago that had several conversations about this in terms of a tunnel, and few other things, which actually turned out to be correct. So yeah. [00:22:07] Mike McGinn: Oh my God. And yeah - no - for the listeners that don't know, I thought - if you were around then, you knew. If you're new, maybe this is history. I thought we should not replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with the tunnel highway. I thought we should invest in transit along that corridor. And there was not a single elected official in the state of Washington who would side with me on that, except for Councilmember Mike O'Brien at the time. The entire City Council, one of whom is now our mayor, thought that building a highway on the waterfront for $4 billion - and by the way, they promised at the time that then there wouldn't be a highway on the surface - and it turns out, they still need lots of lanes on the surface too is what they're saying. So we haven't let go of this magical thinking that more lanes will lead to a better transportation system, when what we know is that more lanes just leads to more vehicles and lots of other places too besides that highway. And that's a big source of the pollution we have and challenges we face. And it doesn't scale, doesn't stand up to bad weather. It doesn't scale and it's not a question of ideology. I like to say it's a question of geometry. If everybody is surrounded by a car, they don't fit in a city. You just can't fit them all. You just can't fit it all. It's just math. So be nice if we could figure that out. Yeah. [00:23:29] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. I mean, I learned a lot of lessons from you in that too. I did not start off agreeing with where you're at - I'm like, "What do you mean? Just roads and transit - that's not going to be enough." And I was wrong. Lots of people were wrong. And lots of lessons to be learned throughout that. And one of the points that you made then was just like, "Hey, these projections are all out of whack. There's no way that this works and it creates so many problems when you count on capacity, then tolling on that capacity." And then that doesn't happen. Then what? Then what happens? And then the promise of no cost overrun. But anyway, we don't need to go back there. We can do year in review, but we won't do a decade in review here. [00:24:18] Mike McGinn: There is a transition here. There is a pivot here - because one of the topics that we've talked about out is - topic of the week is there's going to be a new mayor. There's going to be a new mayor, but we're learning a lot more about his administration. And he did replace his transportation chief, and he's announced some new people he's going to come in. So the history of the past is still with us in the present. But let's talk about the present then. [00:24:45] Crystal Fincher: Well, let's talk about the present. And to your point, Harrell announced the final round of his major appointees, deputy mayors - among those that were recently announced, big deputy mayor heading intergovernmental relations, intergovernmental office relations - I forget what the exact title is - but Gael Tarleton, former port commissioner, former legislator. Gael Tarleton - background in security and issues related to Russia. And Gael was a big supporter of Sara Nelson, a supporter of Bruce Harrell - certainly an indication of the direction that is being signaled in terms of policy, I would think. [00:25:36] Mike McGinn: Well, I think there's a mixed bag of appointees. And I don't know everybody that's listed, but there are a number of people I do know. And for the one thing is - there are a lot of names, I'm not quite sure how to describe this - it's like there's some type of special LinkedIn that you have to be on in order to be hired by Murray, Durkan, or Harrell. Right? [00:26:09] Crystal Fincher: Well, let me list some of them instead of - qualifying that. In the first round, a lot of them - Monisha Harrell, who is the senior deputy mayor and shares a last name with mayor, soon-to-be mayor Bruce Harrell, because she is his niece, but has a lengthy resume of her own. And I certainly will say, have seen - certainly there are a lot of people not excited about Bruce Harrell being mayor and that has led to some justifiable critiques of who he has slated for his administration. But what I don't want to feed into is just tossing people out, or their accomplishments out - especially women of color - their accomplishments out just because they're working in this administration. I try and keep my critiques policy focused. And I don't want to suggest that Monisha Harrell is not worthy of holding the position of senior deputy mayor at all. She's a board chair of Equal Rights Washington, member of the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund - extremely competent. And we'll see how that manifests within this Harrell administration. Tiffany Washington is going to be the deputy mayor of housing and homelessness, the deputy mayor of external relations - is that what Gael did? Is that intergovernmental - [00:27:36] Mike McGinn: That's Gael Tarleton. That's Gael Tarleton. [00:27:38] Crystal Fincher: Okay. That was - I'm looking at one of two articles - this one's by Sarah Grace Taylor. And part two, so yes, Gael Tarleton. And then some appointees from folks who worked in Harrell's office before. So two former employees of a City Council office, Jennifer Samuels, and - let me see - Jeremy Racca. [00:28:09] Mike McGinn: Yeah. [00:28:10] Crystal Fincher: Jeremy Racca, who worked as a former LA. So it's going to be an interesting time. Kendee Yamaguchi will serve as mayor of external relations, Gael Tarleton is the interim director of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations. As we talked about last week, and you just mentioned, there's going to be a new SDOT head. So Derrick Wheeler-Smith is going to be the interim director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights. And it's really interesting to see a number of these appointees hold the title of interim. So I don't know what that means, and if they are planning on transitioning into that role, seeking others, but there are a number who still hold the title of interim. So these could change over time, but that's who we're looking at now. And Tim Burgess - former Councilmember, former mayor Tim Burgess - is going to be influential within this administration. So certainly a lot of names that we have heard, were used to hearing from 10, 15 years ago, are now back - as recently as 5 years ago for some of them. But here we are. So certainly a shift in tone and direction from - [00:29:34] Mike McGinn: It's really interesting, because you are right to point out - there are names that are new to city government and then there are names that we have not seen before. And that's why I said, it's something of a mixed bag. And it starts one to wondering - what direction does he go? And I think that's where a lot of people are in right now - is the reading of the tea leaves, right? Like what will be Bruce Harrell's priorities as mayor? And how will he govern? And people look to appointments as part of that question. I have to say - Burgess and Tarleton both give me pause - because both of them, specifically on these issues we were just talking about, represented an older view. And the firing of Sam Zimbabwe, who's a pretty competent administrator and a professional, and was mostly under the radar during his term. He wasn't out there either upstaging the mayor or making the mayor look bad - just being a dedicated civil servant. That gave me pause about - what does it mean for policy that Sam Zimbabwe was let go when there're so many other positions to fill. Like trying to get a new transportation head while you're trying to also get a new police chief and all sorts of other positions - why take that on? And it gives me fear that what we're going to see is that somebody was complaining that maybe Sam was building too many bike lanes or something. And that was the impression I got from reading The Seattle Times article on that - that somebody in Bruce's camp - and I remember Bruce saying something to the effect of, "I'll tell you what? I'm not going to lead with bike lanes," he said, during the forum, which was kind of a peering into Bruce's soul on transportation there, for a second. And so that's bad. I think it's bad. I think it's a real challenge coming in, as mayor Harrell will be, coming in with the incumbent not going to be there. So all of the department heads and the people in city government, they didn't know who the mayor was going to be for a long time. And so - or whether they would have jobs. So in that situation, you see people leave. And I had the same experience because my predecessor lost in the primary. So everybody knew from August onwards that there would be a new mayor. And even after I took office, there were people who had applied for and received great jobs, and they'd come to me and say I'm leaving for the Obama administration or I'm leaving for a new national position. And there were about four of those. And each one of those searches is important and time-consuming and requires the mayor's personal attention because you really want good people in there. And I think that there's been a fair bit of turnover and interims. And so I think that's going to be one of the challenges for mayor Harrell - is standing up government, so to speak - not just forming his own office and how that functions, but also seeing how - getting the department heads in place to realize his vision. Circling back to Burgess and Tarleton, both of those just give me a lot of concern because I just don't think either of them - to the degree that Burgess in charge of special projects is going to have some strategic leadership in this - that just gives me concern because I saw what he prioritized and what he didn't prioritize as a City Council president. And I just hope that Bruce will be listening to some more progressive voices in his administration than Tim Burgess. [00:33:26] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, certainly - and Burgess's support and involvement in the Compassion Seattle campaign that was there to codify sweeps in the City Charter certainly gave a number of people pause. And the criticisms of progress attempting to be made in terms of the SPD and public safety in a meaningful way for everyone in the City - certainly a divergence in a lot of what has turned out to be popular opinion in the City and where Tim Burgess was at. And I think that, to me, probably more than anything symbolizes just the conversation - recalling the many conversations during your term that you had with the Council, and where the Council was at, is a very different place than where the Council is at - and by implication, where the residents of Seattle who are electing that Council, is at. The residents have made a turn in who they are electing and supporting in recalls for their Councilmembers. And so that is very different than some of the rhetoric that we've heard back when folks were in office. And certainly during this election cycle in 2021 throughout these campaigns. [00:34:49] Mike McGinn: One of the things that I admire about Bruce Harrell, and mayor Harrell in a day or two, mayor-elect now but mayor Harrell - is when Tim Burgess wanted to pass an anti-panhandling statute, it was Bruce Harrell deciding to listen to the Human Rights Commission and vote against it, that meant that that didn't become law. And another thing that - [00:35:14] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. He was the deciding vote. It really rested on where he was going to be at. [00:35:17] Mike McGinn: He kind of cracked it open too, honestly. When he said he would vote against it, that opened the path for Mike O'Brien to come in as well. And so I could veto that and not have the veto overridden on that. And he also spearheaded the effort to get - that felons didn't have to check a box saying whether or not they had been a felon previously when trying to get rental housing. And that said something about who Bruce wanted to support. I recall, late in my term, I was meeting with the Black pastors. I met regularly with them, and they were asking me a series of questions. They would ask me why had Council president Burgess not funded the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative the way I'd asked for additional funds. And I tried to explain to them about how Tim didn't think there was good enough data to support that. And they asked me about why Tim Burgess had not expanded a program for returning felons called Career Bridge. And I explained to them again that Tim didn't think there was good enough data. And then they asked why he had cut a program in Rainier Valley, just eliminated it from the budget, as the chair. And I'm sorry, I can't remember quite the name of the program, but again it was a program that worked in Rainier Beach. And I explained again - and they're all looking at me and I realized, they're actually asking me a different question. They said, "Why is that, though? Why is that?" And I answered them - because the point they were making is that, why was it the programs for poor people and Black people that were subject to this exacting scrutiny for effectiveness in the City budget, whereas other things seemed to fly through. I had a great conversation with Girmay Zahilay about the King County Council - they just walked on some type of relief for the Convention Center. He said, "Yeah, if it was a program for poor people, we have this long exacting process to decide whether or not we can afford it or whether or not it's good. But if it's for other people, if it's for the big donors, it just flies through." And this is my concern. So when I look at this new administration, I'm looking for the Bruce Harrell that stood up against the anti-panhandling statute and stood up for the rights of people returning to the community from prison, and to not fall for that. And I'm really hopeful that the idea that we can't spend public money on programs to assist people until we know they're perfect is not the voice listened to in this process as well. And I think this is going to be a really big test of the new administration because Bruce came in with a coalition that doesn't like taxes, the business community doesn't want taxes. And will he stand up to them like he stood up to them on the anti-panhandling statute. And that's the Bruce that I want to - that's the mayor I want to see in Bruce Harrell and I hope he does it. [00:38:20] Crystal Fincher: I feel the same. And to your point, in the mix of appointees, some of them certainly give me pause, others give me hope. I mean, there are certainly people who have done a lot of good work. I mean, I look at work Monisha Harrell has done, I look at work that Marco Lowe has done - I mean, the guy who wrote the book on transitions - and just very competent, and talking about the importance of these searches and getting the right people in place. As the Chief Operating Officer, just really focusing on execution within the City, which is major. You can have a great idea - Durkan had some good ideas that she was just not able to execute. And another lesson I learned during your tenure and administration was just how important the actual ability to manage - to manage people, to execute on programs and policy, and to not just set a goal, but to be able to work through the implementation of it and make sure that it actually delivers on the promise that it initially had. I think that was one of the major challenges of the Durkan administration and one that I think Harrell has the opportunity to do much better on. [00:39:37] Mike McGinn: Yeah. And I think oftentimes what's covered in the media are the disagreements in policy between the City Council and the mayor. And so we see - what's the policy on sweeps, what's the policy on police officers, or the like. But there's so many things that - it really exists in the executive branch and there's nothing the City Council can do to make the City work better - that's a management function and an executive branch function. And I think that this is a place where the City really needs to rebuild its muscle memory, to rebuild its strength on execution on a lot of things. And again, there are people in departments who I'm sure are executing great right now, but what I just saw - so much of that is dependent ultimately on getting that alignment through the department director and to the top. [00:40:42] Crystal Fincher: I always appreciate you and your insight. I always appreciate your ability to reflect and to look at what you did. And you're like, "Hey, this went really well, could have done this better." And I have certainly learned a lot from that over the years. So I thank all of you for listening to Hacks & Wonks on this Thursday, December 30th, 2021. It's December 30th, oh my gosh. The producer of Hacks & Wonks is Lisl Stadler with assistance by Shannon Cheng. And our insightful co-host today was activist, community leader, and former mayor of Seattle, and Executive Director of America Walks, Mike McGinn. You can find Mike on Twitter @mayormcginn. That's M-C-G-I-N-N. You can find me on Twitter @finchfrii, spelled F-I-N-C-H-F-R-I-I. Now you can follow Hacks & Wonks on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts. Just type "Hacks & Wonks" into the search bar, be sure to subscribe to get the full versions of our Friday almost-live shows and our midweek show delivered to your podcast feed. You can also get a full transcript of this episode and links to the resources referenced in the show at officialhacksandwonks.com and in the episode notes. Get boosted, stay away from the Omicron Rona - it's getting everybody out there - please be safe and be kind to your neighbors. And we'll see you in 2022.

TODAY
TODAY 3rd Hour: “The Three Mothers” who shaped civil rights icons. Suni Lee's dad on raising the Olympian. Making of TODAY — behind the scenes look at the 3rd Hour.

TODAY

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 36:21


The book “The Three Mothers” tells the story of the mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin — Sheinelle Jones speaks with author Anna Malaika Tubbs about why she wanted to tell their stories. Plus, Craig Melvin sits down with Suni Lee's dad, John, to chat about raising the Olympic gold medalist. Also, the Making of TODAY — a behind the scenes look at the team's intense game of pickleball and family week on the 3rd Hour.

The Bulwark Podcast
The State of Black Lives Matter Now

The Bulwark Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 87:43


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Global News Podcast
Russian court orders closure of civil rights group

Global News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 31:22


Prosecutors accused Memorial of being a threat to the public. Also: China says the US put astronauts in danger after its space station avoided colliding with SpaceX satellites, and the authorities in Hong Kong table another charge against the media tycoon Jimmy Lai.

Broken Law
Episode 30: What Just Happened? Summing up 2021

Broken Law

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 49:32


In our final episode of 2021, Jeanne Hruska speaks with Melissa Murray, Professor at the NYU School of Law, and Mark Joseph Stern, staff writer at Slate Magazine, about the legal legacy of the past twelve months. What were the biggest legal stories of the year? Which legal stories went underreported? And which legal journalists and experts should you be following heading into 2022? ----------------- Join the Progressive Legal Movement Today: ACSLaw.org Today's Host: Jeanne Hruska, ACS Senior Advisor for Communications and Strategy Guest: Melissa Murray of Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law Guest: Mark Joseph Stern, Staff Writer for Slate Magazine Link: Elie Mystal, The Nation Link: Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Magazine Link: Errin Haines, Shefali Luthra, and Emily Ramshaw, The 19th Link: Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Link: Ann Marimow, Washington Post Link: Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times Link: Follow Cristian Farias on Instagram (@cristianafarias) Link: Follow Tierney Sneed on Instagram (@Tierney_Megan) Visit the Podcast Website: Broken Law Podcast Email the Show: Podcast@ACSLaw.org Follow ACS on Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of American Constitution Society 2021.

The Brian Lehrer Show
How Asian-American Exclusion Leads to a Civil Rights Backlash

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 24:16


Frank Wu, president of Queens College and author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, talks about Asian-American inclusion and the backlash against civil rights.