Jun 14, 2021 | 17 min
On June 19th, 1865, enslaved people in Texas learned slavery had been abolished...more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. That day is now called Juneteenth. On the podcast premiere of CBS Audio's Kaleidoscope, host Allison Keyes speaks with Greg Carr, Howard University’s Chair of the Department of Afro-American studies, about the history of Juneteenth, which is now being celebrated across the country.Allison also takes us back to her June 2020 conversation with Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch, the first Black man to hold the position.Follow CBS Audio's Kaleidoscope wherever you get your podcasts, and be sure to leave a rating and/or review if you like what you've heard!
Jun 9, 2021 | 36 min
The Racial Reckoning That Wasn't
In the wake of several high-profile police killings last summer, support for Black Lives Matter skyrocketed among white Americans. Their new concerns about racism pushed books about race to the top of the bestseller lists, while corporations pledged billions of dollars to address injustice. A year later, though, polls show that white support for the movement has not only waned, but is lower than it was before. On this episode, two researchers explain why last year so-called racial reckoning was always shakier than it looked.
Feb 19, 2021 | 30 min
Ep 44: The Sounds of Blackness
What is a sound that embodies Blackness? Today we invite you to unwind, lean back, disconnect and drift while we ask some phenomenal personalities, like LeVar Burton, Stacey Abrams, David Oyelewo, Shangela and more what is a sound that is undeniably Black?
Sep 18, 2020 | 46 min
You're a Good Man, Brady Keys
After Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in 1968, Civil Rights leaders, fast food corporations, and the Nixon administration began an unlikely collaboration: to promote “Black Capitalism” in the fast food industry. The idea was this: promoting Black franchise business ownership in Black neighborhoods could improve the quality of Black life in America. Brady Keys was the king of Nixon’s Black capitalism. He received upwards of 9 million dollars in federal money to develop his fast food franchise, All-Pro Chicken, and collaborated with KFC and Burger King in ground-breaking franchise deals. Keys’ story is a case study of Black business ownership in the ‘60s, when the path to Civil Rights was paved with profits.
Jun 29, 2020 | 41 min
Deep South | E1 Isadore Banks
For most of his life Isadore Banks found ways to survive—and thrive—in the violently anti-black South. He became one of the largest land-owners on the Arkansas Delta, ran several businesses, and was a leader in his community. Then, something changed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 5, 2021 | 23 min
Cincinnati History is Black History
We are so excited to kick off our Lost Voices of Cincinnati series which explores the rich African American history of Cincinnati. You can think of this episode as a kind of prelude of sorts. We go back, way back, to Cincinnati’s beginnings, and tell stories you’ve probably never heard — like how a Cincinnati barber helped execute the biggest North American escape of enslaved people, ever; how and why a mob attacked Cincinnati’s African American community (with cannons, no less) in 1841; and how the West End became one of the most happening Black communities of the 1920s. We show how, throughout the city’s history, African American communities have always faced adversity — but have also always banded together to not only persevere, but thrive. Part I: The tale of the escape of the 28 [0:00-08:23] Part II: Early Cincinnati history with Professor Eric Jackson [08:24-17:48] Part III: A sneak peek of what’s to come [17:49-22:37] Urban Roots is a podcast that takes a deep dive into little known stories from Urban history. We’re hosted by historic preservationist Deqah Hussein-Wetzel and journalist Vanessa Quirk. We’re edited by Connor Lynch and mixed by Tim Soarce. Our theme music is by Adaam James Levin-Areddy. Our logo is by Deqah H.W., Shanon Shipley, and Gwyneth Lynn Ravenscraft. Our Lost Voices of Cincinnati series was made possible by a Truth & Reconciliation grant from ArtsWave and our Fundly patrons (Donations always needed/welcomed!). We’d also like to thank Invest in Neighborhoods for their support.
Jun 10, 2021 | 41 min
On Resistance and Acceptance with Ady Barkan & Rachael King
Lucy Kalanithi, Ady Barkan and Rachael King explore resistance and acceptance in the face of struggle – and how to choose between them.Curious about the poem you heard today? Read A Brave and Startling Truth by Maya Angelou.Find Be A Hero, the organization fighting for progressive policy founded by Ady Barkan and Liz Jaff, at https://beaherofund.com/.Ady’s memoir is Eyes to the Wind. You can also check out Not Going Quietly, an upcoming feature film about Ady, Rachael, Be A Hero and the people’s movement for universal healthcare.Follow Ady Barkan and Rachael King on Twitter at @AdyBarkan and @rachael_scar.Pema Chödrön’s “When Things Fall Apart” is here.Gravity is produced by Wonder Media Network. Original music by Rachel Wardell. Rekha Murthy is our editor. Our executive producer is Jenny Kaplan.For more on why we’re doing what we're doing, check us out on Instagram and on Twitter. Find Lucy on Twitter at @rocketgirlmd.
Jun 8, 2021 | 25 min
What to Do With Extra Cashflow
In your 30s with an extra $1500 or so each month, what's the best course of action? Should you be investing the extra money? Beefing up the emergency reserve? Saving for a house down payment? This is what I like to call a good problem to have.Have a money question? Email us, ask jill [at] jill on money dot com.
May 31, 2021 | 64 min
President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama feels ambivalent about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. The 44th President of the United States sits down with Conan to discuss making the decision to enter public service, his lifelong love of writing and latest book A Promised Land, why it’s not as hard as it looks to be funny as the president, and persevering with optimism in the 21st century. Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.
Jun 6, 2021 | 78 min
12. Anna and Angelina
A fraudster and a spy. Two women, more wigs and multiple identities; the investigation continues. What happened when Marit was contacted by Death in Ice Valley listeners who have been working on the case? Please help us spread the word about #DeathinIceValley on social media and leave ratings and reviews. There’s more at www.bbcworldservice.com/deathinicevalley Join the Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/deathinicevalley
Jun 7, 2021 | 60 min
Our Subway Baby
Danny found a baby in a subway station on his way home from work. Pete and Danny ended up adopting the baby together, and although neither of them had prepared for parenthood, they knew, "Where there is love, anything is possible." Order the #ITOCT book Amazon, IndieBound or Audible. firstname.lastname@example.org IG/Twitter/FB: @ovariestalk Medium @robin633 Edited by EditAudio press Brett Henne theme song: Songfinch & Tiffany Topol Thanks to Storyworth, Trust & Will, California Cryobank (Code: OCT) AND our Patreon supporters!