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Jonathan Fraser Light is a renowned trial attorney in Ventura County, who has spent decades writing the acclaimed 1,112 page "Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball," a compendium this incredible lens through which to view American history. For example, the Civil Right Era properly began when Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey offered a contract to a standout UCLA football running back and returning World War II veteran named Jackie Robinson. Rising to popularity during the Civil War, Light makes an air-tight case that baseball has etched itself on to the national psyche like nothing else. He sorts through thousands of entries about baseball's iconic status through advertising, agents, illegal substances, alcohol, superstitions, youngest and oldest players and brief bios of players, team owners, inventors, odd coincidences and fascinating facts about the American past-time. Ojai's baseball connections include prominent resident Fred Snodgrass, who after a distinguished career in baseball for the New York Giants and as a local bankers, was remembered most for a key dropped ball in the 1912 World Series. We also talked about Light's journey into the dark recesses of baseball arcana with his discovery of Lou Gehrig's will. Gaylord Perry's home run, Tom Seaver's arrogance, Tony Gwynn's weight issues, Ted Williams' splendid splintering, Moneyball and the best and worst baseball movies of all time also come in for this rollicking conversation. Also, Pete Rose's wife saying, "I wish I was second base, I'd see my husband more." Light also makes the case that the Angels' Shohei Ohtani might be the greatest baseball player of all time. We did not talk about the failed invasion of Canada during the War of 1812, the Chicago fire of 1877 or Ojai's Great Whipped Cream Shortage of 2022.
In this episode Jay and I talk about talk about showing up as who you are. Struggles with the culture in Hollywood. Building on others success. Jackie Robinson and Junior, his inner bully. We also have a tech fail about 20 min into the podcast. Jay Andrews is a recognized expert in social media branding and personal resilience. He is the founder of RippleEffect which helps small businesses and entrepreneurs build values-based, authentic brands that align with the soul of their business. He also helps clients define and grow their social media presence to increase their lead generation and sales. In addition to running his company, Jay works as the Chief Business Officer at LHR, an international coaching and training company. Over the course of 3 years, Jay has developed the presence of the CEO and founder of the company on all social platforms earning her international recognition. With over 25 years of experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial fields and a proven track record of successful social media/branding campaigns, Jay continually finds time to spend with his partner and 4 teenage boys. Whether that's doing numerous activities outside, spending time a the lake, or cooking gourmet meals. In closing, Jay's personal mantra and professional mission statement are the same – to ”positively affect one person a day '.
The world really first met actor Lucas Black when he was just 13 years old alongside Billy Bob Thornton in the classic film “Sling Blade.”He went on to reteam with Billy Bob in “Friday Night Lights”, as well as making his mark on the “Fast & Furious” franchise, the Jackie Robinson docu-drama “42”, and on the “NCIS” series. And after leaving NCIS in 2019, to took time to reconnect with his faith, and is back with new PureFlix movie, “Legacy Peak” hoping to bring a positive light to fatherhood that he feels is missing today.
Dawn welcomes Joe Dungan a guy who likes HILF and Baseball so much he asked to be drafted as a guest. Together Dawn and Joe cover the origins of the game, as well as Dawn's top 3 HILFs from baseball's history: Shoeless Joe Jackson, Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson. Play ball!00:06:30 - Dawn starts with the mythical origin of Baseball: Cooperstown and Abner Doubleday. A lovable story that, perhaps was an attempt to obscure the more elite, urban and gentrified beginning to America's Pastime. The real beginning of baseball came from the marbled halls of the Knickerbocker Club in New York City - a club so elite they wouldn't (for awhile) even admit a Rockefeller. 00:17:32 - It wasn't long after the beginning of organized baseball leagues and the rift between Owners and Players that cheating scandals began. The 1919 World Series wasn't the first, but it was the biggest to date - and it ended the career of the sad case of Shoeless Joe Jackson. PART 200:34:28 - After the break, Joe and Dawn discuss their favorite baseball movies. League of Their Own, The Natural, Major League - it's a long list. Dawn confesses that her top five includes The Sandlot - which was where she first learned about the legendary status of The Bambino, Babe Ruth. 00:53:33 - Jackie Robinson, the first black player in Major League Baseball, has an incredible story. Not only are the events of his life incredible, but the impact he had on the game - and therefore American Culture - is immeasurable. Hear about his early days, his height of fame, and his graceful exit from the game. ---See more and keep up with us on:INSTAGRAMFACEBOOKAmong my best sources for this episode was the AMAZING Ken Burns Documentary on PBS. Support your local station and watch it. 19 hours of baseball history, baby... oh yeah.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier as a Brooklyn Dodger. He and his family received death threats, teammates signed a petition refusing to play with him, and he was trained to ignore racist taunts from the crowd. Matt Andrews explores Robinson's career, his impact on American history, and the hidden cost of integration in sports. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jackie Robinson's #42 is the only number retired across Major League Baseball, as his contributions to baseball and to American society can hardly be calculated. As Kostya Kennedy describes in his book, "True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson," he became a hero to generations of Americans thanks to his stoic, determined and thoughtful approach to dealing with the horrors of racial injustice. Kostya chose four key "seasons" that defined Robinson's life both on the field and off, and describes them in vivid detail. Kostya also describes his encounters with Rachel Robinson, who has survived Jackie by five decades. For baseball fans, there are detailed analysis' of Jackie's swing, of the area around Ebbet's FIeld, and of some of the biggest plays in his career. For those who want to understand how one man can change so much, this episode is for you.Kostya Kennedy's website can be found at: http://www.kostyakennedy.com/He is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/kostyakennedyMore information about his book can be found at https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250274052/truethefourseasonsofjackierobinsonSupport our show at https://patreon.com/axelbankhistory**A portion of every contribution is given to a charity for children's literacy** "Axelbank Reports History and Today" can be found on social media at https://twitter.com/axelbankhistory https://instagram.com/axelbankhistoryhttps://facebook.com/axelbankhistory
THE GOLF LOCKER ROOM | GOLFLING WHILE BLACK James Black had 11 career starts on the PGA Tour. Black was good enough to win tournaments on the United Golf Association tour, the primary tour for Black players for decades. That's where he met Joe Louis and Jackie Robinson, who played in some UGA events, and he took his game on the road, wherever it led him.Please join @siffdogg @mzclarksgolflife and @mannyup1 for all things golf, fun …entertaining & informative… We have a good time with uncensored discussions about all things Golf in the minority golf community, what we love about this great game and everything about its History, Past, Present and Future - The Good The Bad And The Ugly .. so sneak in the Golf Locker Room and get your Ear Hustle on... and we look forward to hearing your voice too!!!FOLLOW:Instagram: @thegolflockerroom @siffdogg @mannyup1 @mzclarksgolflife FOLLOW: https://www.youtube.com/c/THEGOLFLOCKERROOMPlease Check Out:Introduction to Kids Golf Coloring and Activity Books.. @mannyup1 https://www.amazon.com/.../e/B09HTF4P93/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0Instagram: @thegolflockerroom @siffdogg @mannyup1 @mzclarksgolflifeYour Hosts: Chris Sifford | Tricia Clark | MannyUp take you on this Journey.Please Like and Subscribe: http://www.thegolflockerroompodcast.com
Chadwick Aaron Boseman (/ˈboʊzmən/; November 29, 1976 – August 28, 2020) was an American actor. During his two-decade career, Boseman received two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award, among other accolades. He was also nominated for an Academy Award.After studying directing at Howard University, Boseman began his career in theatre, winning a Drama League Directing Fellowship and an acting AUDELCO, along with receiving a Jeff Award nomination for his 2005 play Deep Azure. Transitioning to the screen, his first major role was as a series regular on the NBC drama Persons Unknown (2010) and he landed his breakthrough performance as baseball player Jackie Robinson in the 2013 biographical film 42. He continued to portray historical figures, starring as singer James Brown in Get on Up (2014) and as attorney Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017).Boseman achieved international fame for playing the Marvel Comics superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) from 2016 to 2019. He appeared in four MCU films, including an eponymous 2018 film that earned him an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. As the first black actor to headline an MCU film, he was also named in the 2018 Time 100. Boseman's final performance as the character in the Disney + anthology series What If...? (2021) earned him a posthumous Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance.In 2016, Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer. He kept his condition private, continuing to act until his death in 2020 from the illness. His final film, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, was released posthumously the same year to critical acclaim, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. Boseman also received four nominations at the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards for his work in Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the most for a performer at a single ceremony, winning Male Actor in a Leading Role for the latter.
Bob Kendrick and Martha Jo Black tell the story of an amazing man - a former Baltimore Elite Giant, the 1952 NL Rookie of the Year, the first Black pitcher to win a World Series game, Jackie Robinson's roommate, and so so much more - the great Joe Black.Read "More Than a Dodger" by Martha Jo Black - AmazonFollow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - @nlbmprezTo support the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and preserve the legacy of Buck O'Neil, please visit ThanksAMillionBuck.comVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - NLBM.com
Stories in this episode: Day in History: 1947: Jackie Robinson of Dodgers named Rookie of the Year Deer hunt in Rochester parks set to start Sept. 17 Meet the neighbors: Frayed connections bring challenges for Rochester neighborhoods during COVID recovery Events for dogs? This weekend is packed in Rochester Former Rochester Grizzly Shea getting noticed for right reasons at the next level
With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, efforts to abolish the Monarchy in former British Colonies could be jump-started. Handel examines the impact of influencers on restaurants. And an FBI file shows that the bureau kept tabs on Aretha Franklin's activism, a common focus during the Civil Rights era.
An FBI file shows that the bureau kept tabs on Aretha Franklin's activism, among others, which was a common focus during the Civil Rights era. Sports teams could be a big target for hackers. And Wayne Resnick joins Bill for a fresh edition of 'Do They Have A Case?'.
Award-winning sports chronicler, Kostya Kennedy, joins Bob Herbert to discuss his new book “TRUE: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson." TRUE touches on four transformative years of the baseball great and civil rights trailblazer's life. In part 1 of this two part interview, we learn about Jackie Robinson's time playing for the Montreal Royals, a farm team of the Brooklyn Dodgers, as well as his 1949 season with the Dodgers during which he won the Most Valuable Player award.
If you like Celery City Stories and want to continue to hear them, https://www.buymeacoffee.com/danping (Buy Me a Coffee). Your support ensures I can continue to produce these shows. Lynyrd Skynyrd got its start in Jacksonville, but did you know the band has a connection to the city of Sanford? And a pretty significant one at that. I mentioned a previous Celery City Stories I published recently. Follow the link to hear “https://www.celerycitystories.com/a-good-wife-and-a-strong-martini-help-change-history/ (A good wife and a stron martini helped change history)”. It's about a small event that happened as Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. I first learned that Bill Powell lived in Sanford after coming across the website http://www.lynyrdskynyrdhistory.com/bpbio.html (Lynyrd Skynyrd History) created by Judy Van Zant, widow of Ronnie Van Zant, founder of the band. If you want to contact me, send an email to Dan@CeleryCityStories.com
[ORIGINALLY BROADCAST ON May 4, 2022] Inspired by the opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York today, we reair our Full Bio conversation with Kostya Kennedy, author of a new biography about Jackie Robinson, called, True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson. The book comes almost 75 years after Robinson made his professional baseball debut. For this installment we talk about how Robinson handled the intense media attention and scrutiny on him and his family.
It's official: Liz Truss will become the UK's next prime minister. Two months after Boris Johnson announced he would be leaving his post, the country's foreign secretary took 57% of Conservative Party members' votes, beating her rival Rishi Sunak by a smaller margin than expected. What can the UK and the world expect from a Prime Minister Truss? Veteran British journalist Andrew Neil joins the show to discuss. Also on today's show: Journalist Zhanna Nemtsova, daughter of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov; Carlo Rovelli, physicist and author; David Robinson, son of Jackie Robinson, baseball's first Black player.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
[ORIGINALLY BROADCAST ON MAY 3, 2022] Inspired by the opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York today, we reair our Full Bio conversation with Kostya Kennedy, author of a new biography about Jackie Robinson, called, True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson. The book comes almost 75 years after Robinson made his professional baseball debut. For this installment, we talk about Robinson's playing career in Canada, and how he first suited up for the Brooklyn Dodgers. CORRECTION: The introduction to this segment calls Branch Rickey the manager and team president of the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was actually the general manager and team president.
[ORIGINALLY BROADCAST ON May 4, 2022] Inspired by the opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York today, we reair our Full Bio conversation with Kostya Kennedy, author of a new biography about Jackie Robinson, called, True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson. The book comes almost 75 years after Robinson made his professional baseball debut. On day two, we talk about Robinson's playing style, and how he became one of the best players in baseball.
[ORIGINALLY BROADCAST ON May 5, 2022] Inspired by the opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York today, we reair our Full Bio conversation with Kostya Kennedy, author of a new biography about Jackie Robinson, called, True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson. The book comes almost 75 years after Robinson made his professional baseball debut. For this installment, we talk about the twilight of Robinson's career, his disagreements with Dodgers management, and his decision to retire.
[ORIGINALLY BROADCAST ON May 6, 2022] Inspired by the opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York today, we reair our Full Bio conversation with Kostya Kennedy, author of a new biography about Jackie Robinson, called, True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson. The book comes almost 75 years after Robinson made his professional baseball debut. For this installment, we talk about Robinson's family and their time spent in Stamford, Connecticut, his activism, and how Robinson should be remembered today.
[ORIGINALLY BROADCAST ON MAY 3, 2022] Inspired by the opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York today, we reair our Full Bio conversation with Kostya Kennedy, author of a new biography about Jackie Robinson, called, True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson. The book comes almost 75 years after Robinson made his professional baseball debut. For this installment, we talk about Robinson's early years growing up California and competing as a collegiate athlete for UCLA.
Discussion on the Duke-BYU volleyball game where Duke player, Rachel Richardson endured racial slurs from some fans at BYU. Chat includes how the situation was handled, if Duke should have walked off the floor & BYU's response. Discussion on the players at Florida A&M University having issues with the university about a variety of issues with the athletic department. The players did the right thing by writing a letter to the University President. A bunch of young men stood up for themselves.Dan Taylor, Author Walking Alone, The Untold Journey of Football Pioneer Kenny WashingtonKenny Washington broke the color barrier in the NFL on September 29th,1946 for the Los Angeles Rams. Dan's book focuses on the immeasurable impact on the sport and beyond. Legends of the NFL hailed Washington as one of the greatest players in football history. He was also a baseball star and there were efforts to make Washington the first black player in major league baseball along with Jackie Robinson. Discussion on the abuse Washington has to deal with, his refusal to play in the South, and how he impacted ignorant teammates through his character and talent. Kenny Washington was one of, if not the most popular athletes in Los Angeles throughout the '30s and '40s. The Rams and the NFL should do more to recognize Washington's role in professional football. After reading the book, Dan hopes folks will reflect on how they treat people. We are all God's children. He also wants people to understand Kenny Washington and put him on a much higher platform for all he has done for the sport.
About Strength for the Fight: The Life and Faith of Jackie Robinson How faith sustained Jackie Robinson—both as an athlete and as an activist. The integration of Major League Baseball in 1947 was a triumph. But it was also a fight. As the first Black major leaguer since the 1880s, Jackie Robinson knew he was not going to be welcomed into America's pastime with open arms. Anticipating hostility, he promised Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey that he would “turn the other cheek” during his first years in the league, despite his fiercely competitive disposition. Robinson later said that his faith in God had sustained him—giving him the strength he needed to play the game he loved at the highest level without retaliating against the abuse inflicted upon him by opposing players and fans. Faith was a key component of Robinson's life, but not in the way we see it with many prominent Christian athletes today. Whereas the Tim Tebows and Clayton Kershaws of the sports world emphasize personal spirituality, Robinson found inspiration in the Bible's teachings on human dignity and social justice. He grew up a devout Methodist (a heritage he shared with Branch Rickey) and identified with the theological convictions and social concerns of many of his fellow mainline Protestants—especially those of the Black church. While he humbly stated that he could not claim to be a deeply religious man, he spoke frequently in African American congregations and described a special affinity he and other Black Christians felt for the biblical character Job, who had also kept faith despite suffering and injustice. In his eulogy for Robinson, Jesse Jackson described Robinson as a “co-partner of God,” who lived out his faith in his civil rights activism, both during and after his baseball career. Robinson's faith will resonate with many Christians who believe, as he did, that “a person can be quite religious and at the same time militant in the defense of his ideals.” This religious biography of Robinson chronicles the important role of faith in his life, from his childhood to his groundbreaking baseball career through his transformative civil rights work, and, in the process, helps to humanize the man who has become a mythic figure in both sports history and American culture.https://www.amazon.com/Strength-Fight-Robinson-Religious-Biography/dp/080287942XAbout Gary Scott SmithGary Scott Smith is professor of history emeritus at Grove City College, where he taught from 1978 to 2017. In 2001, he was named Pennsylvania Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is the author or editor of eighteen books, including Duty and Destiny: The Life and Faith of Winston Churchill and Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents.
TVC 587.2: From 2015: Phil Gries plays more audio from the early broadcast career of Vin Scully, circa 1955 to 1965, as part of a special edition of the Sounds of Lost Television, including a clips from the 1955 World Series, the year when the Brooklyn Dodgers won their only championship, including Scully's call of Jackie Robinson stealing home. Also in this segment: A clip from our April 2017 conversation with actor and longtime Dodgers fan Ed Asner in which Asner talks about his love and appreciation for Vin Scully. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They're great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dennis Butts from the Poway Postal Annex (in Target Shopping Center) joined me to talk sports and it was so fun! Dennis is a huge LA sports fan, but he doesn't rub it in too badly for us San Diego fans.
We can all relate to the experience of doing something for the first time. Some of us can relate to doing something before anyone has ever done it before. Very few can relate to level of intensity associated with the latter quite like Jackie Robinson. However, something we all CAN do is learn from his experience. Listen in as Gordon and Atlee dive into the growth mindset experience of the color barrier breaking baseball legend, Jackie Robinson.
James Mims is one of the great innovators baseball has ever seen. He created a unique product for players across Major League Baseball nearly forty years ago and his solely owned business is thriving in today's game. He calls them Mimsbandz and only a select group of baseball players get to wear them on the baseball field. In this episode of Keep Swinging, Mims talks about how he came up with the idea, the superstars who have worn them and his story of how he overcame trials and tribulations makes him the ultimate guest for the show hosted by Matt Stucko.
Day 166 Today's Reading: Galatians 4 In his autobiography, Buck O'Neil tells what it was like being a black man who played professional baseball before African-Americans were allowed to play in the all-white major leagues. By the time the color barrier was broken in 1947, O'Neil was considered too old to play in the big leagues, as were most of his teammates. Many of his friends grew bitter about their missed opportunities. O'Neil writes: At a reunion of Negro league players in Ashland, Kentucky, a reporter from Sports Illustrated asked me if I had any regrets, coming along as I did before Jackie Robinson integrated the major leagues. And this is what I told him . . . “Waste no tears for me. I didn't come along too early—I was right on time.” That was the title of his autobiography, I Was Right on Time. And that's what today's chapter is about, perfect timing. God's timing couldn't have been any better than when Jesus came to earth. The apostle Paul confirms that: When the right time came, the time God decided on, He sent his Son, born of a woman, born as a Jew, to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law so that He could adopt us as His very own sons. (Galatians 4:4-5, TLB) Here is where it gets really amazing. Why couldn't God have timed it any better? Let's answer the why by looking at history. When we look at history, the coming of Jesus was perfect for two reasons. Centuries earlier, Alexander the Great had conquered most of the known world, which didn't just bring Greek culture to the world, it also unified the planet with one language, Greek. That's why the New Testament is written in Greek. After the demise of the Greeks, the Roman Empire picked up where Alexander left off and the Romans started expanding but doing something that would make the Good News of Jesus expand also. The Romans opened the way for expansion over three continents through roads and safe sea travel. They brought order to intercountry travel. One language and a world that was able to be traveled in. That's a good time for Jesus to come. But it gets crazier. This is why God is right on time. I was recently reading apologist Dinesh D'Souza's book What's So Great About God. In it he quotes statistician Erik Kreps. Think of Erik's numbers and think of our Galatians verse for today: “When the right time came . . . He sent His Son.” Now buckle your seat belts. The Population Reference Bureau estimates that the number of people who have ever been born in human history is approximately 105 billion. Of this number, about 2 percent were born . . . before the birth of Christ. “So, in a sense,” Erik Kreps notes, “God's timing couldn't have been more perfect. If he'd come earlier in human history, how reliable would the records of his relationship with man be? But he showed up just before the exponential explosion in the world's population . . . only 2 percent of humanity had previously been born, so 98 percent of us have walked the earth since the redemption. God is so smart. His timing is impeccable. That is one, big, great reason that God knew the right time to send His Son. When most of the world would be born after Jesus died. Someone said, “Stress makes you believe that everything has to happen right now. Faith reassures you that everything will happen in God's timing.” God's whole plan was the adoption of humanity. We see this in Galatians 4:5: “God sent Him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that He could adopt us as His very own children” (NLT). There is something special about being adopted as opposed to being born. Olympic skater Scott Hamilton was adopted as a child and often teased for it. “You aren't the real son of your parents,” they'd said and laugh. Hamilton took their mocking as long as he could, un
Our Guest: Nicole CottrellStories of Color: a curated source for diverse, multicultural living booksNot Only, But Also: a very mature/adult ears only podcast Stories of Color InstagramFind a free literary database containing books we’ve discussed here:Links on our website are often affiliate links- they don’t cost you any extra to use but they greatly help support the costs of running this site. Thank you- we truly appreciate your support!Featured books in this episode:Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by CS LewisBraiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall KimmererBraiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants- this young adult version has become available since our conversation, written for ages 12+The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction): A Novel by Colson WhiteheadThe First Blade of Sweetgrass by Suzanne Greenlaw and Gabriel FreyBooks As Windows by May Lamberton BeckerGive and Take by Elly Swartz Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonaldIn the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord and Marc SimontTristan Strong Novels by Kwame Mbalia If you enjoy the Stories of Color site, be sure to check out the Reshelving Alexandria Catalogue as well!Are you reading diverse books?Do you have a favorite book with diverse characters?We’d love to hear what you’ve read! Please share some book reviews in the comments!-If your kids/teens have a book they would like to pitch to our community, please submit their brief reviews to StoriesFromTheAshesPodcast@gmail.com. Include their first name, last initial, and age. Thank you! (It’s absolutely fine to submit a review for a book we reviewed already in an episode- we want to hear their voices!)GIVEAWAY DETAILS: For every 5 reviews left, we will give away a book recommended on one of our podcasts! To enter, leave a review on your podcast player of choice or in the comments here and email StoriesFromTheAshesPodcast@gmail.com! This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.reshelvingalexandria.com
Myles Bryant doesn't just play slot corner and return punts for the Patriots. He also rocks one of the freshest Jackie Robinson jerseys you'll ever see. Khari Thompson asks him about it and his place in University of Washington (aka "West Coast DB U") history after Friday's preseason game. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Link To YouTube Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N0OTCZ6zGs My latest relic card submission to SGC led me to change my mind about their company direction. I submitted game-used / game-worn relic cards of Jackie Robinson, Tom Brady, Larry Bird & Babe Ruth to name a few. Here are the results and my opinions.
In this week's episode we learn about the iconic New York coffee brand, Chock Full o'Nuts. This company was the Starbucks of New York City long before the era of Starbucks. With coffee shops scattered across Manhattan, this counter style diner served up exactly what people needed when they needed it for a price they could afford.Listen to hear about the fascinating life of the eccentric businessman, WIlliam Black, his progressive hiring practices, and how the baseball great, Jackie Robinson, came to be his MVP at Chock Full o'Nuts. Chock Full o'Nuts: https://www.chockfullonuts.com/product/chock-full-o-nuts-original-ground/Further media:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqHGuv_-DFAhttps://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/3bc363a22ad548e18a2d2d34ee7e51b3https://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/11/nyregion/11chock.html#:~:text=Chock%20Full%20o%27Nuts%20began,shop%20chain%20during%20the%20Depression.https://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/11/nyregion/11chock.html#:~:text=Chock%20Full%20o%27Nuts%20began,shop%20chain%20during%20the%20Depression.https://www.referenceforbusiness.com/history2/20/Chock-Full-o-Nuts-Corp.htmlhttps://www.myrecipes.com/extracrispy/jackie-robinson-chock-full-o-nuts-executive-Buy a mystery box of past products that we have tried on the podcast! For $10 you will receive 10 cups worth of coffee. Includes shipping! Limited supplies, buy here: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/YUHJNDHDX2CTEHelp us buy questionable coffee!https://www.patreon.com/nobadreviewspodhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/nobadreviewspodSponsored by Modest Coffee! Single-origin coffee without the snobbery. Visit https://www.modest.coffee/nobadreviews to see what they're roasting today.
Back at you with episode 42, or should we just say Jackie Robinson's episode? We love number 42 and bring a great episode that features us checking in to see what's going on in Metallica land. A couple of shows, some people trying to cancel them and a good healthy rant towards people who are selfish. Then we jump over and pay respects to some legends we have lost this past week in the entertainment world. Ezra Miller is once again back in the news with even more legal issues. Is Warner Bros ready to cancel The Flash solo movie? Margot Robbie is taking over the lead role in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise. Cobra Kai season 5 dropped some screenshots of the upcoming season which made us go crazy because of what it shows. Then finally we jump over to take a look at the NFL preseason games. What is going on with the Cowboys and all these penalties? How did the Commanders and the rest of the league look? Wrapping it up we have a crazy story involving a guy getting a guilty verdict followed by him deciding to chug a drink.Thanks for all the listens and downloads out there! Keep following, sharing, rating and reviewing our show please! Cheers!
Iconic KC radio station WHB celebrates 100 years on the air Thursday night at the Midland Theater with on air hosts, callers, athletes, coaches and dignitaries in attendance... it's a big deal. This legendary station celebrates an incredible history from it's humble beginnings in 1922 to basically inventing the the Top 40 format and then becoming a Sports Radio phenomenon in the early 2000's. While it's not what it used to be, WHB should be celebrated. They asked me to do a video interview instead of having us (Jessica was an original and 23 year employee) appear in person and I'll play some of the audio for you. Royals rookies are putting on a show as the team is fun to watch again. Is it for real or just a flashy burst? A gay race car driver is competing in the NHRA event in Topeka this week and the media are making him out to be Jackie Robinson. He most certainly is not. And the all new Zambezi Zinger returns to Worlds of Fun next year, 50 years after the original was built.
Was integration good for Black baseball?The answer is nowhere near as simple as the question. ESPN's Clinton Yates and Insider's Bradford William Davis join Bob Kendrick to discuss, in front of a live audience at Major League Baseball's Play Ball Park in Los Angeles. Follow Clinton Yates on Twitter - @clintonyatesFollow Bradford William Davis on Twitter - @BWDBWDBWDFollow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - @nlbmprezTo support the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and preserve the legacy of Buck O'Neil, please visit ThanksAMillionBuck.comVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - NLBM.com
African American athletes like Jackie Robinson and Tiger Woods are well known. Yet the history and current role of golf among African Americans have been somewhat less known. Interludes takes a walk through golf history and welcomes our special guest, Jim Beatty, Executive Editor of the African American Golf Digest as we learn about the billion dollar golfing industry.
The founding board of The Players Alliance - Curtis Granderson, Edwin Jackson, and CC Sabathia - joins Bob Kendrick in front of a live audience at Play Ball Park in Los Angeles to discuss their work to make ba seball more accessible in urban communities, expanding opportunities for women, continuing the legacy of the Negro Leagues greats, honoring Buck O'Neil, and the greatest trash talkers in baseball history.Follow the work of The Players Alliance - @PlayersAllianceTo support the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and preserve the legacy of Buck O'Neil, please visit ThanksAMillionBuck.comFollow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - @nlbmprezVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - NLBM.com
In the final hour, Leila Rahimi shared her conclusions about how the MLB trade deadline played out and what it says about the White Sox, Cubs and the rest of the league. Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Rahimi then remembered legendary broadcaster and Dodgers icon Vin Scully, who died at age 94 on Tuesday. Later, they had fun with a food-related White Sox story involving 2005 World Series-winning manager and current television analyst Ozzie Guillen.
Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel for their daily transition segment, where they remembered iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who died Tuesday at age 94.
Rich reacts to the Angels taking Shohei Ohtani off the trade market, and comments on the passing of Celtics' Hall of Famer Bill Russell who left as much of a lasting impact as a person off the court as he did as a player on the hardwood. Rich and the guys recap TJ's first-ever round of golf. Hall of Fame sportswriter and former Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan and Rich discuss the legacy of Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell, recounts his up-and-down relationship with the city of Boston, and says why the current team should not trade for Kevin Durant. Rich and the guys debate if the NBA should permanently retire Bill Russell's #6 the way Major League Baseball did with Jackie Robinson's #42. Rich reacts (overreacts?) to Tua Tagovailoa throwing a bomb TD to Tyreek Hill and says why more of the same during the regular season will mean trouble for the rest of the AFC East. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7.27.2022 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Jackie Robinson Museum Grand Opening, Brittney Griner testifies, Tiffany Haddish talks The Bizio LIVE from New York City on day 3 of the Jackie Robinson Museum's grand opening. The United States proposes a deal for the safe return of Brittney Griner and another U.S citizen detained in Russia. We'll hear what Secretary of State Anthony Blnken said about the nation's effort to bring the WNBA star home. President Joe Biden no longer has covid. The president explains why his bout with COVID differed from his predecessor. I'll be talking to Florida Gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried who wants to become the state's first female governor. And in our Tech Talk Segment, Actress Tiffany Haddish teams up with a black-owned tech company to compete against the Big 5. Support RolandMartinUnfiltered and #BlackStarNetwork via the Cash App ☛ https://cash.app/$rmunfiltered PayPal ☛ https://www.paypal.me/rmartinunfiltered Venmo ☛https://venmo.com/rmunfiltered Zelle ☛ email@example.com Annual or monthly recurring #BringTheFunk Fan Club membership via paypal ☛ https://rolandsmartin.com/rmu-paypal/ Download the #BlackStarNetwork app on iOS, AppleTV, Android, Android TV, Roku, FireTV, SamsungTV and XBox
7.26.2022 Jackie Robinson Museum Grand Opening , Voter Fraud Canvassing, MP: Africa On My Back Today we witnessed the grand opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum and streamed the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was jam-packed with legendary voices. We'll share some of what happened today. The country is still really reeling from the effects of Donald Trump's attempt to steal the 2020 elections, and as a result, there is an effort to crack down on voter fraud ahead of the 2022 Midterms general elections. We'll speak with NPR's Miles Parks about what cities like Colorado are doing to ensure a safe and fair election. And for our Marketplace Segment, we'll speak with a designer who wants to give you a taste of Africa with their stylish bookbags. Support RolandMartinUnfiltered and #BlackStarNetwork via the Cash App ☛ https://cash.app/$rmunfiltered PayPal ☛ https://www.paypal.me/rmartinunfiltered Venmo ☛https://venmo.com/rmunfiltered Zelle ☛ firstname.lastname@example.org Annual or monthly recurring #BringTheFunk Fan Club membership via paypal ☛ https://rolandsmartin.com/rmu-paypal/ Download the #BlackStarNetwork app on iOS, AppleTV, Android, Android TV, Roku, FireTV, SamsungTV and XBox
7.25.2022 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Jackie Robinson Museum Opens, Ind Abortion Debate, NC PD Quits, Black & Missing Update, Heart Health While Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Indiana lawmakers about reproductive rights, protestors fill the state house as the special session on the abortion-banning process begins. An entire North Carolina police department resigns, saying the new black town manager created an environment they could no longer tolerate. Did you know there was a 6th teen wrongfully accused in the 'Central Park 5' case? Well, he was finally exonerated as well today. A white Washington State man is charged with threatening to kill black people in a different Buffalo, New York Tops grocery store. We have a sad update about one of our Black & Missing. It's now a homicide investigation. A Mississippi teen is called a hero for saving three girls and a police officer from drowning. I'll talk to that teen about his heroic act. And tonight's Fit, Live, Win segment, we'll talk about the eight ways you can get a healthier heart. Support RolandMartinUnfiltered and #BlackStarNetwork via the Cash App ☛ https://cash.app/$rmunfiltered PayPal ☛ https://www.paypal.me/rmartinunfiltered Venmo ☛https://venmo.com/rmunfiltered Zelle ☛ email@example.com Annual or monthly recurring #BringTheFunk Fan Club membership via paypal ☛ https://rolandsmartin.com/rmu-paypal/ Download the #BlackStarNetwork app on iOS, AppleTV, Android, Android TV, Roku, FireTV, SamsungTV and XBox
On this edition of Inside the (Rob) Parker, Rob leads off with his take on the MLB All-Star festivities honoring Jackie Robinson, if the Nationals can get a contract done with Juan Soto, why he's keeping an eye on the Mariners in the 2nd half, Also, the Pocket Protector Stat of the Week, Betting on the Bases and Foul or Fair. Guests: Washington Nationals ManagerDave Martinez discusses Juan Soto winning the Home Run Derby, how he plans to deal with the potential distraction of Soto's ongoing contract negotiations, and what he expects out of his club in the second half. ESPN MLB Analyst Doug Glanville discusses attending his first ever All-Star Game, what he's looking for in the second half. Author Jeff Fletcher discusses his new book Sho-Time: The Inside Story on Shohei Ohtani and the Greatest Baseball Season Ever Played. Subscribe and download all of the latest Inside the Parker podcasts and follow Rob on Twitter!! #oddcouple See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the more than 150 year history of Major League Baseball, only one player has ever been murdered during a season. That player is Lyman “Wesley” Bostock Jr, a budding star for the Angels in the 70's, who was murdered by a man who whose court case would result in a stunning verdict. In an upcoming 8-part series from FOX Sports Podcasts, Tom Rinaldi explores Lyman's improbable life, his tragic death, and the miscarriage of justice that let his killer go free. Follow here: https://listen.foxaud.io/Wesley?sid=und 00:00 Honoring Jackie Robinson at the MLB All-Star Game 24:40 KD's trade request 41:55 Russell Westbrook 56:00 Dak Prescott 1:08:30 Baker Mayfield 1:20:33 Micah Parsons 1:31:10 Tom Brady 1:41:52 Kirby Smart 1:49:20 Dennis Schroder 1:53:35 Vanderbilt's football program Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chris Russo, Dan Orlovsky, and Paul Finebaum discuss which school should the SEC target if they are looking for a conference expansion. The guys debate whether Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC is bigger than USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten. Stick around to hear Chris react to Juan Soto rejecting a 15-year/$440M contract extension with the Nationals. Kendrick stops by to debate where Stephen Curry ranks all-time after winning his 4th NBA title. Dan and Chris debate who the top edge rushers in the NFL are. The crew talks about what Jackie Robinson's legacy means to them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices