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Colorblind: Race Across Generations
32 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
It's been an issue since the Emancipation Proclamation. The nation's Black farmers are still fighting discrimination and fighting for justice from the USDA. We talk with the lead attorney in a record breaking BILLION dollar settlement for Black farmers fighting for justice for decades. He's chronicled the fight in his new book, JUST HARVEST. Host: Vanessa Echols Guest: Greg Francis Producer: Ashley Long
57 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
COLORBLIND MENTAL HEALTH
We're tackling the intersection of race in America and mental health. Why is seeking professional health still stigmatized in communities of color, particularly for African Americans and what can be done about it? Joining our panel of experts are: Therapists DeWone Bennett, Cherlette McCullough and Dr. Yacob Tekie; along with Kari Cobham from The Carter Center and Caren Howard from Mental Health America.
31 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
BLACK AND MISSING
Missing Persons Cases. 40% of them are people of color, but that's not what we usually see represented in media coverage of the missing. Natalie Wilson and Derrica Wilson, Co-Founders of the Black and Missing Foundation are working to change that, to make sure people of color who are missing are not also overlooked and forgotten.
42 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
ZIP CODES MATTER
We're digging into the newest research about how where you live as a person of color impacts your economic future, advancement in life and health. It's not as simple as you probably think. But we're also looking at solutions, including a major project in Orlando, FL. Joining us are Eddy Moratin, President of Lift Orlando and Dr. Kelli Tice, Medical Director/Medical Affairs at Florida Blue.
41 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
CRITICAL RACE THEORY
It's controversial, it's become political, everyone's talking about it, but few people actually know what it really is. We will explain it with the facts and without the noise. Joining us are Professor Leroy Pernell from Florida A&M College of Law and Hank Van Putten and Rudy Darden from the Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College.
41 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
LATINX AND BLACK
You're not really Black. You speak Spanish? What are you? Those are just some of the things our panel of guests deal with being both Hispanic/Latinx and Black. They're joining us to talk about racism, colorism and the difficulty in having those uncomfortable conversations within their own community. Journalists Lillian Hernández Caraballo, Edmy Angélica Ayala Rosado, Boris Q'va and Maya Brown join the panel for an honest and sometimes surprising conversation.
47 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
THE COLOR OF SURVIVAL
Black women diagnosed with breast cancer are 42% more likely to die than their white counterparts. We take a deep dive into the racial disparity in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and outcome. Joining us: Karen Jackson, CEO/Founder of Sisters Network; Yolanda Murphy, PA State Leader for The Young Survivor Coalition and Monisha Parker, Founder of Purpose Painted Pink.
38 minutes | May 28, 2021
WE ARE NOT YOUR MASCOT
Leah Salgado from the group IllumiNative joins us to talk about how Native Americans are speaking up and speaking out about the controversy over sports teams "mascots", the firestorm over Rick Santorum's comments about the founding of America and fighting the stereotypes of Native Americans.
31 minutes | May 11, 2021
LET'S GET LOUD
Haitian Americans say their numbers are growing, so they want to make sure their voices are being heard. May is Haitian American Heritage Month, so we'll take a look at how the Haitian community is becoming more vocal culturally, socially and politically. Florida has the largest Haitian population in the US, so joining us are Dr. Idler Bonhomme and Marlyn Bonzil-Juste, from the Greater Haitian American Chamber of Commerce in Orlando, FL.
44 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
40 ACRES AND A MULE
We're going there, talking about reparations. Specifically, we're looking at a reparations proposal passed in Evanston, Illinois. We're talking with the lone council member who voted against it, Cicely Fleming. And we're joined by Economist Dr. William Darity from Duke University, who has studied the issue extensively and Writer and Lecturer Kirsten Mullen.
45 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
THE ROAD TO FREEDOM AVENUE
Students at the University of Central Florida and WUCF have produced a compelling digital project about the first martyrs of the Civil Rights Movement, Harry T and Harriette V Moore. Their story and major contributions have long been overlooked. The students and their professor hope to change that. We are joined by Professor Rick Brunson, Executive Producer Julianne Amaya, Reporter Aidari Riera Herrera, Lillian Hernandez Caraballo, the digital producer for WUCF; and Sonya Mallard, Cultural Center Coordinator at the Harry T and Harriette V Moore Cultural Center and Museum. Here's a link to the project: https://www.wucf.org/community/themooreproject/
56 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
THE COLOR OF WEALTH
We're taking an in-depth look at the racial wealth gap in this country. How did we get here and how do we dig our way out. Joining us for an informative and lively conversation are: Kimberly Stewart, Founder and CEO of KRS Wealth Management; Tanisha Nunn Gary, President of the African American Chamber of Commerce Central Florida; and Realtor Cheryl Zachery of The Zackery Group, Centric Realty Services, LLC.
45 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
In this episode, we are exploring the dramatic increase in attacks on Asian Americans and how we could be and should be allies in the struggle. Joining us for a frank and honest conversation are: Jerry Won, founder and CEO of Just Like Media and Founder of the Asian Podcast Network; and Jiamin Liang, Marketing Director in China for the Lim Law group.
47 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Our panel says you're biased and you may not even know it. We're talking about unconscious bias, what is it, how it affects you and those around you and how to work through it. We're joined by Stacey Gordon, author of UNBIAS: Addressing Unconscious Bias At Work; Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, author of GASLIGHTING; and Tekoa Pouerie, Certified Implicit/Explicit Bias Trainer
42 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
THE COLOR OF COVID...VACCINES
We're following up on a previous episode about the impact of Covid-19 on Black and Brown communities. This time we're taking a deep dive into the racial disparity in who has access to the Covid-19 vaccine, the reasons for it and what this says about racial disparity in health care in general. Joining us are Dr. Kiersten Kennedy from UAB Hospital, Dr. Candice Jones, Board Certified Pediatrician and Dr. Michael Howell, Board Certified Internist.
33 minutes | Jan 23, 2021
VOTING: KNOW YOUR POWER
Kristin Fulwylie of Equal Ground joins us for a post Inaugural Day episode to talk about the power of the vote for communities of color. What did we learn from 202O, what will it mean going forward and just how influential was the Black women vote?
47 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
In our first episode of 2021, we're focusing on the riots at the Capitol, that have captured the attention of the world. How does race play into the police action (or inaction), the public reaction and even the words used to describe what happened. Joining us, three Colorblind veteran panelists: Rudy Darden and Hank VanPutten from the Peace and Justice Institute and Dr. Fon Gordon, Professor of African American History at The University of Central Florida
43 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
DEAR WHITE WOMEN
Our guests are Carol Cox and Diane Diaz of Speaking Your Brand, two white women, challenging other white woman to do the work to becoming anti-racists. But they're not just talking. They've come up with some action steps to make it happen.
43 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
The Color Of COVID
Black and Brown people are bearing a disproportionate number of Covid-19 cases. And the racial disparity in health care means they're dying at a disproportionate rate as well. We take a deep dive into this medical crisis and look for solutions with a panel of doctors: Dr. Tralonda Triplett, Epidemiologist/Global Public Health Consultant at The Institute for Successful Leadership, Dr. Kiersten Kennedy, Chief of Hospital Medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham Medical School and Dr. Candice Jones, Board Certified Pediatrician.
31 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
D & I : WHOSE PIECE OF THE PIE
Diversity and Inclusion Expert Deloria Nelson joins us to break down what D & I really means for employers and employees in light of this recent social justice movement and racial reckoning. Who really benefits from it and how to do more than use D & I as "window dressing".
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