Politics and Culture

Episode 72: Growing Up Bicultural; Deanna Singh

  In this conversation on race Deanna Singh talks with me about growing up Asian-Indian, and African-American in Wisconsin.   Key topics include:   Deanna’s experience with parents from two different cultures What it was like to be one of only two kids of color in an all-white school The beauty and joy of talking…

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Episode 71: LeRon Barton on white riots at the Capitol building

Leron Barton, author, speaker, and social media influencer joins me in this conversation on race to talk about his perspective as a Black man in the US on the Capitol riots.   Topics include: White riot insanity at the Capitol How white people’s insurrection demonstrated the history and present state of racism in the US-…

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Episode 70: Race, Racism and Hope in 2021

In this conversation on race, I’m joined by Dr. Joel A. Davis Brown to talk about his hope for the future as a Black man, why he’ll take the Covid vaccine,  advice for Joe Biden and more.   Key topics in this episode: Why it’s important for Black and other BIPOC people to have hopes…

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Episode 69: Conversation on race with Lee Mun Wah and Howard Ross

In this conversation on race I’m joined by Diversity pioneers and original thought leaders Lee Mun Wah and Howard Ross to talk about the current state of diversity, racism and white supremacy in the US today   Howard is known for his cutting edge work on implicit bias and Mun Wah made the ground breaking…

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Episode 68: Black Skin/White Fear

  Amy Nickerson joins me for this Conversation on Race to talk about how racism traumatizes Black families. Amy is an educational consultant who focuses on race and race relations. She is the author of the book, “HOW DO YOU SEE US?: Our Lived Realities of Being Viewed As a Threat. This book details and…

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Episode 67: How Racism is a Health Hazard

In this conversation on race, I’m joined by Dr. Elwood Watson, a Professor of History and African American Studies at East Tennessee State University. His areas of specialty are in 20th Century Post World War II U.S. History, African American History, African American Studies, Gender Studies, Popular Culture, and ethnographic studies. Elwood is an author. His…

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Episode 66: White Privilege Conference/Black Leadership

 Dr. Eddie Moore and Dr. Joe-Joe McManus join me on Everyday Conversations on Race to talk about white privilege, Black people and other people of color working with white people, and racial justice. Dr. Moore founded the White Privilege Conference in 1999. Dr. McManus is a well-known award-winning educator and leader in the anti-racist,…

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Episode 65 : The War In Portland Oregon

In this conversation on race, I’m joined by Kathleen Saadat veteran civil rights activist in Portland, Oregon. Kathleen shares her observations on the demonstrations in Portland, the federal troop presence, tear gassing of demonstrators and controversies surrounding the Moms and the Dad with Leaf blowers. Key Topics: • The fact that there have been large…

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Episode 64 : AJ Cartas on Race and Social Media

 In this episode I’m joined by AJ Cartas, a social influencer and founder of “Our Damn Time.” Our Damn Time is a political organization whose mission is to promote the well-being of people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community by providing resources to empower, educate, and mobilize to enact deep, structural…

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Episode 63: Janet Hamada/Japanese/Jewish Trauma

Janet Hamada- Japanese/Jewish Trauma   In this conversation on race, I’m joined by Janet Hamada, who shares her life as a biracial (Japanese and white Jewish) woman. Janet is the Executive Director of The Next Door, a social services organization in Hood River, Oregon that provides a wide range of support to families who need…

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