Sound Bites: Berkeley’s Soda Tax Failed / Phosphorus Management Tool / Wild and Scenic Film Festival
September 30, 2014 – Segment 3 – On the newest edition of Sound Bites, we talk about a controversial proposed tax in Berkeley, California … on soda! We take a look at the debate in Maryland over the implementation of the Phosphorus Management Tool in Maryland, and get a sneak peak at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
Black Women In Media and On TV: Shonda Rhimes, How To Get Away With Murder, and the “Angry Black Women” Stereotype
September 30, 2014 – Segment 2 - In light of the controversial article by Allesandra Stanley in the September 18 issue of the New York Times, in which Stanley suggests that Shonda Rhimes — producer of TV shows Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How to Get Away With Murder– and her characters are “angry black women,” we take a look at portrayals of black women in the media and on TV.
September 30, 2014 – Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day of the Elaine Massacre in Phillips County, Arkansas during Red Summer, the first convention of the National Farm Workers Association, and the birthday of Ann Jarvis, American activist and co-founder of Mother’s Day.
September 29, 2014 – Segment 3 – We turn to the latest on Islamic State and US airstrikes on Syria and Iraq, with: Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies for Cato Institute; Dr. Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, Senior Analyst forForeign Policy in Focus, and Author of Equal Worth – When Humanity Will Have Peace; and Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto.
September 29, 2014 – Segment 2 – We hear a current events roundtable discussion, and speak about: police brutality; our society’s perception of Black children; and the latest attacks from the right on President Obama. With: Marshall Bell, host of Midday Magazine with Marshall Bell on WOLB-AM, managing partner of The Bell Group, LLC, and author of Baltimore Blues: Harm City; Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University; and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Assistant Professor of American Studies at UMBC and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.
September 26, 2014 – Segment 4 – We look at the continuing violence in Baltimore, including the tragic death of 25-year old shock trauma worker and father Brandon Finney, who was used as a human shield in a gang shooting while he was waiting at a bus stop on Sunday. Our guests include: Michael Johnson, Creative Director of the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center; Imhotep Fatiu, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Urban Youth Initiative Project; and Bobby Marvin Holmes, local activist, filmmaker, and producer of the documentary Live Young Blood.