Miranda Lewis – Westgate Mall Attack

David welcomes Miranda Lewis to talk about the recent attack on the Westgate Mall by the al-Shabaab terrorist organization. The attack lasted from September 21 to September 24 and resulted in at least 72 deaths, including 61 civilians, 6 Kenyan soldiers, and 5 attackers. Aside from being an American expat working and living in Nairobi, Miranda is also David’s daughter.

Original Air Date: 10-25-2013


Stanley Crouch – Jazz and Civil Rights

Stanley_Crouch-150x150It would be hard to argue that there was a more important year in the Civil Rights movement than the year 1963. Whether it was the iconic acts of defiance by Bull Connor, the assassination of Medgar Evers, or the “I Have A Dream” speech by MLK, Jr., the year marked a seminal turning point in the struggle for civil rights. So as we look back 50 years later, David is joined by legendary jazz critic Stanley Crouch to examine the role of jazz in the civil rights movement.

Original Air Date: 10-09-2013

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Samuel Freedman – Breaking the Line

Samuel_FreedmanDavid is joined by professor and author Samuel Freedman to chat about his new book Breaking the Line. The book examines the fragile relationship between college football and civil rights with a specific look at two HBCs, Grambling and Texas A&M. During the 1960s, these two powerhouses fought for the right to play against white teams.

Original Air Date: 10-02-2013

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