Mar 31, 2019

Metro Nashville Schools Director Dr. Shawn Joseph

Dr. Joseph is Nashville's first Black Public Schools Director and has been under constant attacks by some School Board Members, and several members of the media since he first landed the job.  That discussion is a part of this conversation.  

Mar 31, 2019

Artist of the Week Interviews (Jamin Ghent)

This interview aired on Thursday March 14, 2019 Saxophonists Jazmin Ghent was in the spotlight was in the spotlight from March 9 to March 14, 2019  for new her new release: "The Story of Jaz". 

She just won the NAACP Image Award for best Jazz album on March 30, 2019.  She talks about the nomination in this interview which aired 2-weeks before.

Mar 31, 2019

WFSK Artist of the Week Interviews (Nelson Rangell)

Sharon Kay, GM at WFSK created a weekly feature on the station called "Artist of the Week" in 2006. 50 weeks a year the spotlight is on a new album release in smooth and contemporary jazz.  For the week of 3/16 to 3/21/19 saxophonists Nelson Rangell's latest "In Light" was featured.  This is his interview only. 

Mar 31, 2019

Creating Sustained Happiness

This show aired on March 27, 2019 at 5pm (cst)  Jane Wyker, family counselor and author gives tips and encouragement from her 46-year inner journey in her new book "Soul Selfish: The Awakening of a "Good Girl".  Jane defines happiness and what it means to find it and encourages you to honor yourself.  She shares how one should find happiness frm within and not to expect it to come from others.  

Mar 31, 2019

Community News then the Book “America’s Unholy Ghosts”

This show aired live on March 27, 2019 at 4:00pm. (cst)  Sarah Imrah with the Metro Human Relations Commission shares details on a forum on poverty, homelessness, the need for more affordable housing and the growth that has been taking place in Nashville.  Book discussion for this hour is with preacher, activists and writer Joel Goza on his newly released book "America's Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Faith & Politics". 

This was a great conversation on the intersection of racism in faith and politics. 

Mar 31, 2019

News from the Community and the Memoir of a Former Black Panther

This show aired live on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 4pm (cst).  Dr. Paul Kwami, director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers gives information on an upcoming performance for the Singers with India Aria, then Kimberly Cox Marshall discusses her dad's memoir "Just Another Nigger".  The book tells the story of Don Cox work as the party's field marshall. In his never told memoir Cox's account of his years in the Black Panther where he would be inducted into the central command.  He founded the party's San Fransisco office.   

There is no shortage of details on panther activities from gunrunning to planning armed attacks to his disillusionment with Huey P. Newton's Leadership. Don Cox died in 2011 in Algiers.  

 

 

Mar 31, 2019

Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson

This show aired live on Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 5:00pm (cst).  Pulitzer Prize winning author Steve Luxenberg's recently released book was very interesting and goes in depth into America's journey from slavery to segregation as they relate to that Supreme Court case in 1896 synonymous with "separate but equal".   

Steve spent thirty years as a Washington Post senior editor. 

Mar 31, 2019

You Welcomed Me: What Would Jesus Do?

This show aired live on March 24, 2019 at 8:00am (cst).   Kent Annan is back on the show to further discuss his book You Welcomed Me: Loving Refugees and Immigrants Because God First Loved Me.  The topic of America's immigration policies and the current administration stay in the headlines, so we used that as the backdrop of the question "What Would Jesus Do?" 

Kent has worked extensively in disaster and humanitarian relief in countries like Haiti.  He is also an adult Bible study teacher at his local church.    

Mar 31, 2019

Feels Like Sunday Morning…..

This show aired on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7:00am. (cst) News Headlines and issues of the day and my occasional commentary.  My show's producer also chimes in.  

Mar 31, 2019

Pastor’s Roundtable for March 2019 Part 2

This show aired live on Sunday March 17, 2019 at 8:00am (cst) Guest pastors are pastor and co-pastor Wilbert and Nakita Cummings of Joshua House Ministries (a new congregation here in Nashville) We covered a bunch of area during this conversation.  

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