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NEXT with Marcus Atkinson
61 minutes | May 23, 2021
Ep 30 - Carl Knight and Gary Horton
Join Marcus and his guests; community advocate Carl Knight and NAACP President Gary Horton as they discuss the First Step Act and Carl's release from prison after 22 years.
60 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Ep 29 - 2021 City of Erie Council Candidates
Join NEXT with Marcus Atkinson and his guests as they talk about their platform for the 2021 City of Erie Council election for the upcoming election cycle. Today we are joined by Chuck Nelson, Elspeth Koehle, Liz Allen, Jasmine Flores, Marcus Yuille, and Greg Brown, all running for the 2021 city council race for the City of Erie. Note: all the candidates for the 2021 City of Erie Council race were contacted and only the ones included in this episode returned the request to be on the show.
59 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Ep 28 - The Events of January 6th, 2021
Join Marcus and his guests; Rick Wellington, a retired Department of PA Corrections Officer and US Army Veteran, and; Anthony Quinn, a retired Infantry Second Lieutenant (2LT), as they discuss the events of January 6th, 2021 and the fallout afterwards.
59 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Ep 27 - The Dream Lives On
Join Marcus and guests: Lopez Matthews, Ph.D. Digital Librarian and Historian, Howard University; Lyn Twillie-Darby, President, Mu Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc; Dr. Kephyan Sheppard, Pastor, Word of Life Fellowship Center as they discuss "the dream continues"; the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
60 minutes | Dec 27, 2020
Ep 26 - Polarizing Political Landscape & The COVID-19 Vaccine
Join Marcus Atkinson and his guests; PA Senator Dan Laughlin; president of MCIC James Sherrod; and chief nursing officer and VP of patient services at UPMC Hamot; as they discuss COVID-19, the vaccine, and the polarizing climate surrounding our political landscape.
59 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Ep 25 - Black and Economic Empowerment in Erie, PA
Join Marcus and his guests; Kyra Taylor, and Davona Pacley from Erie's Black Wall Street, Dave Dix from Luminous Strategies LLC, and Marc Blount the host of "Blount Conversations" - as they discuss black empowerment, and economic empowerment in the Erie community.
59 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
Ep 24 - The Importance of Voting, and Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Marcus and his guests community advocate Fred Rush, and director of domestic violence services at SafeNet, Robyn Young. As they discuss the importance of voting and that October is domestic violence awareness month. Is someone you know trapped in an abusive relationship? Are you trying to find a safe place nearby, but don’t know how? Download RUSafe to find the hope and the help you need. Learn more, and download the app at www.RUSafe.net
59 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Ep 23 - 2020 In The News
Join Marcus Atkinson and his guests: Abdullah Washington (Poet / Community Activist), Chuck Cammarata (Pastor), and Adrian D. Ewing (Community Advocate) as they discuss police reform, diversity, equity and inclusion and what it looks like as we come together as a society.
58 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Ep 22 - The Challenges of Reopening Schools Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic
Join Marcus Atkinson and his guests: Brian Polito - Erie school district's superintendent, Alison Reynolds - CEO of Robert Benjamin Wiley Charter School, and Amy Harris - Director of Community Relations and Building Operations at Robert Benjamin Wiley Charter School, as we discussed the challenges of reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
56 minutes | May 27, 2020
Ep 21 - Dr. Sidney Coupet
Marcus talks with Dr. Sidney Coupet, an Internal Medicine physician, the founder and CEO of Coupet Quality Clinic (CQC). In this month’s episode of NEXT with Marcus Atkinson, the host asks thought-provoking questions about the fatalities in the black community from COVID-19 and proactive ways to protect marginalized groups post-pandemic.
54 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Ep 20 - Homer Smith, Tanya Teglo, and Jermaine Beason
Marcus and guests talk about the historical impact black radio and self-produced entertainment has had on the African-American community. This episode introduces Homer Smith; radio personality for WERG’s “Super Soul Saturday”, Tanya Teglo; Author and historian and Jermaine Beason; Writer, Director, and Actor.
58 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Ep 19 - James C. Sherrod, of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Center
Marcus and guest; James C. Sherrod, the Executive Director of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Center, share the impact of Martin Luther King III’s visit to Erie and upcoming King holiday activities.
59 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
Ep 18 - David González, of St. Martin Center, Michael Hooks of Michael Making Lives Better
Marcus Atkinson talks with David González, MS , CEO of St. Martin Center, Inc. and Michael Hooks, Founder of Michael Making Lives Better about nonprofits and philanthropy in the season of giving.
60 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Ep 17 - Elections 2019-2020: Jim Wertz, Jezree Friend
Marcus Atkinson talks with Jim Wertz (Democratic Party Chair) and Jezree Friend (Republican Party Representative) about the current political landscape. They also talk about the elections both locally and nationally.
59 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Ep 16 - Kathy Wrosdick, Heather Caspar, Anna Frantz
Marcus Atkinson talks with Kathy Wrosdick Planning Director for the City of Erie, Heather Caspar Executive Director of SSJ Neighborhood Network and Anna Frantz Executive Director of Our West Bayfront about Planning for our futures and organizing our neighborhoods.
59 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
Ep 15 - Erie County Recidivism Rate: Amy Eisert, Sheila Silman, Jesse Tate, Tyshun Taylor
Marcus Atkinson talks with Sheila Silman, MS, Program Manager ECRSSA/GECAC, Amy Eisert - Executive Director Mercyhurst University Civic Institute, Jesse Tate, BS - Case Manager ECRSSA/GECAC, and Tyshun Taylor - Client Advocate ECRSSA/Downtown YMCA about a more unified Erie. About the recidivism rate in Erie County, and the funding crisis ECRSSA/GECAC currently face.
61 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
Ep 14 - Daryl Craig, Community Advocate; Amy Blackman, Crime Victim Center
"Brother D's" Journey into community advocacy and the role the Crime Victim Center of Erie plays in dealing with trauma-induced-community events.
59 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Ep 13 - Character Be about It & The Eagle's Nest: Matt & Cleo Harris, Bishop Dwane Brock
Host Marcus Atkinson talks with Bishop Dwane Brock, founder of The Eagle's Nest, a life skills training program for at risk youth. Then Marcus talks with Matt and Cleo Harris about Character Be About It, a prevention based program taught by trained law enforcement officers, which instills important character traits in children in grades K through 8.
59 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Ep 12 - Fatherhood and Fatherlessness
The influence of fathers is, in a word, AWESOME! But with 19.7M children in the U.S. fatherless, putting them at risk for innumerable challenges from obesity to incarceration, Marcus and guests discuss fatherhood & fatherly influences - and fatherlessness - in our communities.
59 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
Ep 11 - Mothers Make the World Go 'Round
Belated happy Mother's Day! Matriarchs hold our families together. How do we cherish their role in our lives, and how do we lean on their spirit when time, distance, or loss means they're no longer right there beside us? This episode takes a look at those questions alongside the all-important and evolving role of mothers in our country and around the world. Special guests Christine Rush, Amanda Burlingham, Angela Kennedy Collins, and Tracy Dailey discuss key concerns of modern mothers, parents, and families.
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