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52 minutes | 6 months ago
Vote Like Your Life Depends On It!
The 2020 election will be here before we know it and it’s time to talk about vote shaming, third party candidates, party loyalists and progressive youth “radicals”. Not to mention that complications of voting during a pandemic and systematic dismantling of our postal service. Get ready kids, this one is going to be a wild ride. Special Guests: Saira Rao- Former Democrat candidate for US House and now registered Independent Hashim Coates - Vice Chair of AAICD and “card carrying Democrat loyalist”
62 minutes | 6 months ago
Unity in the Activism Community
A very personal and intimate conversation about intersectionality in the activist community including anti blackness, conflict between black and brown organizers and LGBTQIA issues. We get face to face with the the pervasive sentiment in minority activist communities that "We show up for THEM, but they never show up for US!" But at the end of the day, we are oppressed in the same ways with different impacts and as soon as we acknowledge that the sooner we can fight together against a common oppressor. Special Guests: Lorena Garcia - Community Organizer, Former Candidate for US Senate, Tezcatli Diaz - Director of Youth Civic Engagement at Student Voice, Student Vote Elizabeth Torwudzo - Veteran, March Organizer, Brianna Hall - Employee at American Indian Science and Engineering Society Shenika Carter - Actionist, Accountant, President of Caravan for Racial Justice 2: 30 - Guest Intos 12:30 - Why is it ok for allies to be in positions of power in some minority and activist organizations and not in others? 17:30 - I have never been asked “how do you identify” before. 19:00 How do we do it all? 20:40 - We show up for THEM but they don’t show up for US! 29:40 - What in the world is Black Lives Matter? 32:30 - We don’t know what each other’s struggles look like 35:30 - Caravan for Racial Justice 36:40 - Just Show up! 38:10 - I’m preaching to the choir 40:00 The bridges need maintenance 44:00 - Spending time together beyond the marches and protests 45:20 - Compassion and Humanity 47:00 - Simple doesn’t mean easy 48:30 - Closing thoughts, hopes for the future 59:10 - Surprise call in guest
58 minutes | 6 months ago
America's Favorite Pastime, GUNS! Part 2
Part one was WILD! In part two we get a little more serious in a powerful conversation with a former veteran and public health worker about what gun rights mean to minorities that have seen authoritarian oppression first hand. We discuss the Patriot Act, 4 year olds with swords, cancer, prep-ers and using the military's tactics against them. Special Guests: Charlie Watkins - Army Vet and NRA certified pistol instructor Nami Thompson- Public Health Planner, Mother and gun owner Content Links: https://www.redneckrevolt.org/ https://www.facebook.com/AIODefense
56 minutes | 7 months ago
America's Favorite Pastime, GUNS! Part 1
America loves guns! When New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the civil lawsuit against the NRA we decided to find some gun owners and ask what they thought about it. This episode is part one of two. Special Guests: Comedian and podcaster Christie Buchele, Food Truck and Army Veteran Damon Tobias and Tai Chi Instructor Brother Sha Bazz
20 minutes | 7 months ago
Teachers and Student vs Pandemic
A short bonus episode that expands on our discussion in Episode 3 about going back to school during a pandemic. Covid has teachers and students worried about their physical and mental health, but there are still opportunities and reasons for hope.
67 minutes | 7 months ago
What Schools Do For This City with Dr. Tania Reis and Director Jennifer Bacon
A discussion about what public education means in the United States of America during a global pandemic, recorded on July 18th, 2020. Listen as we get schooled by Vice President of the Denver Public Schools Board and Colorado House of Representatives District 7 Candidate, Director Jennifer Bacon. Then Dr. Tania Reis, Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus gives us insight into being a scientist, immigrant and mother of two DPS students during these unprecedented times. 2:50 - Dr. Tania Reis introduction 5:00 - Director Jennifer Bacon introduction 10:00 - Public schools make rocket scientists 12:00 - How opening decisions were made 19:35 - The ‘rona is amplifying inequities 20:40 - What about the teachers? 24:00 - How Portugal handled the data 26:30 - Quaran-team pods 29:00 - What schools do for this city 32:30 - “I know what’s at stake!” 37:30 - “Our mind set would have to shift” 39:00 - Antibacterial vs Antiviral memo 41:00 - Cultural shift away from meritocracy and individualism 42:30 - Neighborhood schools 47:20 - We all need to eat, even if it’s not the perfect diet 50:00 - Portugal’s Pie in the Sky 53:30 - All kids can learn, what differentiates them is access and “things” 56:40 - Local Elections Matter! 59:00 - School is not the salvation we think it will be 1:00:00 - We learned these same lessons with AIDs 1:04:20 - The great equalizer
51 minutes | 8 months ago
Poke It: Racism & Misinformation in the Medical System
The global pandemic of Covid-19 has left us with a lot of unanswered questions. In this episode we decided to ask a medical professional, and close personal friend, about how we can sort through all of the confusion of misinformation and systemic racism in the medical system. Dr. Benzi Kluger is a researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York and Director of the Neuro-Palliative Care Division in the new Palliative Care Research Center. He is also working on a book called “Dangerous and Expensive Bullshit” which will empower the average citizen to take responsibility for their health through information literacy. Links: Ibram X. Kendi - How to Be an Antiracist https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1 FLICC- 5 Techniques of Science Denialism: https://www.skepticalscience.com/history-FLICC-5-techniques-science-denial.html Stephen Law - Believing Bullshit https://www.google.com/books/edition/Believing_Bullshit/n9oRBTVZdWsC?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover Time Stamps: 2:28 - DR Kluger Intro 4:50 - How has COvid-19 Affected your work and the Medical Center you are in? 8:00 - Telehealth and Equitable access 10:30 - Dr. Kluger’s study on Parkinsons 15:00 - Inner City Rochester or Peru? 16:40 - Intersection of Race and Class 21:25 - Being an antiracist in medical research 26:40 - Dangerous and Expensive Bullshit 31:00 - Building a Basic Bullshit Detector 31:35 - Is Colloidal Silver Bullshit? 35:25 - Which Bullshit should I buy? 38:40 - Science Denialism - FLICC 41:15 - Covid-19 Questions from the “Audience” 41:20 - “Should I wear a mask?” 42:56 - “Should I Wipe Everything Down?” 44:16 “Can Cannabis Prevent Covid-19?” 49:30 - The Last Time You Sh*t Your Pants
35 minutes | 8 months ago
Friday in July
Season 4 kicks off with a COVID-19 catch up sesh with the Tan Tigress and her intrepid producer Janece(who gives an emotional pep talk to the Tan Tigress). This episode was recorded remotely on a Friday in July...what day is it anyway? Should we open schools? Should your neighbors pay you for the service of telling them about themselves? What is Truth & Conciliation and why should you take the pledge? These are just some of the questions we know must be on your mind, because they are on our mind. We've missed you Off Color family and we hope this episode will be "a ray of light". And wear a mask FFS. And vote. Always with the voting.
19 minutes | a year ago
Art in the Time of the Rona + Bonus Narrators live
We've been on a self imposed hiatus due to COVID-19 aka SARS2 we will be taking trying some new stuff and we hope you will have a listen, subscribe and give 5 stars ONLY. This episode also includes bonus content from Rebekah's storytelling debut at the Narrators live storytelling event in Denver, CO.
62 minutes | a year ago
I Believe the Children are Our Future
We interviewed actor, playwright, rapper, and poet Jeff Campbell, assisted by students visiting from the audio engineering program at Northeast Early College ( A Denver Public Schools High School). The kids are alright but they feel the same stresses we do. This episode was recorded at the House of Pod, which is now shut down in order to slow community spread of the COVID-19 virus. The country is in a state of emergency and we need to be there for each other in our communities.
42 minutes | a year ago
Super Tuesday 2020: Women Only
Women only conversation bonus episode, with guest co-host Shay J and special guest Congresswoman Deb Haaland via the telephone, but first we get spicy as we try to work out the kinks of contacting someone on the busy campaign trail. NEVERTHELESS WE PERSISTED! Vote for Elizabeth Warren... WHUT!
42 minutes | a year ago
Mark Charles 2020: The President We NEED
We were joined once again by Independent Presidential Candidate Mark Charles via phone. He caught us up on his campaign and gives some intense love lessons on healing the wounds of racism that created our nation as it is today. We know we live in a two party system but man, Mark Charles has a compelling and powerful message that is worth hearing.
50 minutes | a year ago
All Mixed Up: Our Changing Racial Identities LIVE!
We hosted an intimate screening of All Mixed Up: Our Changing Racial Identities and then chopped it up with one of the films participants Rebecca Mendoza-Nunziato community manager at the House of Pod and Annalise Harris the founder of Curls on the Block and author of Harriet's Jacket.
83 minutes | a year ago
Representation Matters: Again & Again & Again
For this episode we discussed representation in entertainment, afrofuturism and popculture. Again! Because we gotta keep on talking and if you keep listening you might just see the light! Spoiler alert! We also discuss some details about Watchmen, The Handmaid's Tale, Harriet, Queen & Slim and Ma. Special guests include Regan Byrd, Danette Hollowell, Aubrianne Hollowell, Mo Alexander & Janae Burris!
57 minutes | a year ago
The Myth Of Malicious Intent (Part 2)
Rebekah talks about her ongoing fight to eradicate white supremacy in her neighborhood (which is named after a Ku Klux Klansman) by running to be a write in candidate on the neighborhood board. With special guests, Danilo Ballardes a community organizer from New Orleans, Samuel Gonzalez returns and the late great Dr. Gregory Digg's brother Brian Diggs joins us via phone from Los Angeles to give us the lowdown on his highly racist dance teacher. It's all you could want in an episode and so much more.
70 minutes | a year ago
Myth of Malicious Intent in a White Supremacist Culture (Part 1)
We learn all about Rebekah's sudden and surprising entrance into the political fight of her life! That pesky KKK named neighborhood name gets her down but it can't keep her down! We dip into Lizzo's cheeks, beauty pageants, dominant culture beauty standards and so much more! This topic was so intense, we had to divide it into part 1 and part 2. It wasn't our intention but that was the impact! Guest include: U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding, founder of Ecoinclusive and Earth KWEEN Parker McMullen-Bushman, Samuel Gonzalez and Bianca Mikhan.
66 minutes | a year ago
Water Water Everywhere But Not A Drop to Drink
We take a deep dive into our dying oceans, polluted communities and environmental justice. Special guests: At Peace Makita Water Warrior, Dr. Diana Bray, Noe Organz, Jared Bynum from Conservation Colorado and Dana Miller of Extinction Rebellion. We ask the question...is there hope?
63 minutes | a year ago
Surviving Thanksgiving in Whitelandia
For this first episode of season 3 we gathered a variety of people with extensive knowledge related to trauma and healing. The holidays can be a time of stress, grief, sadness and unresolved conflicts for many people and a time of heightened tension because of expectation. We spoke with healer & dominatrix Lady Speech, Colorado Senate Candidate and clinical psychologist Dr. Diana Bray, cultural change consultant Samuel Gonzalez and professor/healer Dr. Lisa Vallejos. If you have anxiety about the holidays this episode is for you. And if you don't, it's also for you. Happy Holidays bishes. Subscribe, review and five stars only.
6 minutes | a year ago
Season 3 Teaser
Rebekah Henderson aka the Tan Tigress went in for an orientation at the House of Pod and wanted to try out the new studio space. Lucky lucky that Rebecca Mendoza Nunziato Community Manager at House of Pod, was nice enough to sit down with Rebekah & producer Janece Matsko to try out the equipment and get Off Color up to speed on what's good at House of Pod. Season 3 Drops SOON!
103 minutes | a year ago
Interview With a Presidential Candidate
Mark Charles is an Independent candidate running for President of the United States. Rebekah spoke with him via Skype Thursday October 3, 2019. Tune in for this very in depth discussion.
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