Race, Violence & Medicine

Gun Violence (Pt. 3) - "Purpose over Position" w/Dr. Joseph Sakran

An episode of Race, Violence & Medicine

By Dr. Brian H. Williams
Constructive dialogue challenging your worldview and inspiring you to action. Always at the intersection of race, violence, and medicine.
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Privilege, Activism & Zen Meditation
Second-year medical student, and graduate of the elite Hockaday school in Dallas, TX, Lilly Lerer shares her journey from Buddhist monastery to student-activist. Listen to learn what she means by knowing that her "privilege was at play" as she worked to promote healthcare equity on Chicago's South Side. I invite to follow me and send comments at: Website: brianwilliamsmd.com Twitter: @BHWilliamsMD LinkedIn: BrianWilliamsMD
September 13, 2019
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists From Immigrant Families Talk Social Justice In Medicine
On this episode, my last before moving from Dallas to Chicago, I met Suja John and Steven Vela for happy hour. We shared food, drinks, and heartfelt goodbyes while discussing their proud immigrant heritage and passion for serving the underserved.  I invite to follow me and send comments at: Website: brianwilliamsmd.com Twitter: @BHWilliamsMD LinkedIn: BrianWilliamsMD
September 5, 2019
What's Coming In Season 3 On Race, Violence & Medicine?
I took a break during my Sunday morning run along Lake Michigan to record this impromptu episode. Check it out for a preview of what I'm bringing to you in Season 3 of Race, Violence & Medicine. And to stay up to date during our summer hiatus, sign up for my newsletter here, or go to BrianWilliamsMD.com.
June 30, 2019
Blogging While Black w/ Shawn Williams
How does a blogger end up alongside major media covering a presidential debate? Shawn Williams, Vice President at Allyn Media, is a published author (Blogging While Black) and community leader improving the lives of African-Americans in Dallas. Hear him break down his life as a blogger, podcaster, and community advocate on the Season 2 closer for Race, Violence & Medicine. I already have a great lineup of guests for new episodes coming in the fall! In the meantime, to be notified about my summer listening series, sign up for my newsletter here.
June 23, 2019
From White House Intern To Change Agent w/Areesa Somani
What is it like to read President Obama's mail? Areesa Somani describes her experience doing just that as a White House intern to now working in the One America Movement where she facilitates bridge-building conversations in communities across the country. Follow me at brianwilliamsmd.com or sign up for my newsletter here.
June 16, 2019
Men's Health Month w/ Dallas Cowboys Veteran Timmy Newsome
For Men's Health Month we visit with Dallas Cowboys veteran Timmy Newsome. One of six kids who grew up on a farm he tells how he had zero aspirations to play in the NFL when he went to college, but an unexpected storied collegiate career landed him with the Dallas Cowboys.  I had the opportunity to hear him share words of wisdom with a group of men in South Dallas and convinced him to share his journey with you. Listen to how his life changed course while standing in line to register for classes at college, leading him to where he is now a business owner, public speaker, and men's health advocate.  To keep up with me check out BrianWilliamsMD.com or sign up for the newsletter here.
June 9, 2019
Gun Violence (Pt. 5): How The Judiciary Has Abdicated Its Duty To Protect Your Rights
What do the right to bear arms, judicial abdication, and the Cato Institute have in common? Clark M. Neily III - author of "Terms of Engagement: How Our Courts Should Enforce The Constitution's Promise Of Limited Government." He explains why protecting your rights is not the same as restricting governmental overreach. Hear why he would grade the Judiciary a C- at best, and learn how his role in District of Columbia v. Heller in 2008 definitively established your right to own firearms. Don't miss a thing! Sign up for my newsletter here.
June 7, 2019
Gun Violence (Pt. 4): Violence Comes In Many Forms w/ Dr. Tanya Zakrison
Do you know how 'structural' violence combined with 'cultural' violence results in 'direct' violence? We visit with trauma surgeon and public health expert Dr. Tanya Zakrison who shares her expertise. During our interview, she deconstructs these topics and more while taking us on a fascinating journey of social justice in America - one that includes riding shotgun with the Black Panther Party. But I can't write that story as well as she tells it, so hit play and listen. Don't miss a thing! Sign up for my newsletter here.
June 6, 2019
Gun Violence (Pt. 3) - "Purpose over Position" w/Dr. Joseph Sakran
On Episode #3 of our gun violence series we visit with trauma surgeon Dr. Joseph Sakran. He shares how a life-threatening gunshot wound to the neck at age 17 propelled him on a journey to where he is now a national figure advocating to reduce firearm related injuries and death in America. Tune in to learn what Dr. Sakran means when he says his life is about "pursuing purpose over position." Don't miss a thing! Sign up for my newsletter here.
June 5, 2019
Gun Violence (Pt. 2): The Survivors w/ Kathy Shorr
Documentary photographer Kathy Shorr shares her journey from experiencing a home invasion at gunpoint to photographing 101 survivors of gunshots, most of whom were filmed at the location of their shootings. Join us as we discuss her book "Shot: 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America."  This is Episode #2 in our weeklong series examining gun violence. Don't miss a thing! Sign up for my newsletter here.
June 4, 2019
Gun Violence (Pt. 1): Deconstructing Structural Violence w/ Dr. Rob Winfield
 "Let's talk about the root causes of gun violence, not just the guns themselves." The words of trauma surgeon Dr. Rob Winfield who kicks off our week-long series covering firearm violence. Dr. Winfield describes a unique approach to combatting urban gun violence - actually collaborate with the victims to determine sustainable solutions. Learn how he leverages his role at the University of Kansas Medical Center to do just that. Also, he shares the innovative way the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society - yes, horticulture - reduced violent crime in Philadelphia. Don't miss a thing! Sign up for my newsletter here.
June 3, 2019
The Intersection of Diversity & Marketing w/ Veleisa Burrell
What challenges do women of color face in the profession of marketing? Veleisa Burrell, President of Narrative Evolution, shares her journey from corporate America to founding her own communications company, and her passion for amplifying the voices of women of color.  To learn about your host, check out brianwilliamsmd.com.
May 20, 2019
Science Writer, Author, & Disease Detective - Dr. Seema Yasmin
Dr. Seema Yasmin is an Emmy-award winning journalist, author, medical doctor and professor. In this episode she discusses her book, "The Impatient Dr. Lange: One Man's Fight to End the Global HIV Epidemic." It chronicles the story of her mentor who was killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and charts the course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the life of a scientist who fought to end the outbreak.
May 13, 2019
The Role Social Identity And Self Identity Play In Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion w/ Kamilah Collins
Stereotype bias, imposter syndrome, and authenticity. What does it all really mean? The interplay of social versus self identity informs our daily interactions. Kamilah Collins, an equity and inclusion consultant, explains how malalignment of these two identities can impact you as an individual, and impair organizational dynamics.
May 5, 2019
Turning Bystanders Into First Responders w/ Dr. Josh Bobko
What would you do in the aftermath of a disaster such as a mass shooting? Dr. Josh Bobko, founder of First CARE Provider, describes the work his organization does to equip bystanders with the knowledge to serve as first responders. 
April 29, 2019
Human Trafficking: It's Not Just About Sex w/ Dr. Vania Bright
While our group waited for a table for Sunday brunch, Dr. Vania Bright, a sociologist visiting from Minneapolis, MN, had me enthralled discussing her dissertation on human trafficking. Once I learned she had a flight to catch in a few hours, and with time on our hands, we continued our discussion on the record. Listen to Dr. Bright reframe the narrative on human trafficking, and deconstruct stereotypes that are a disservice to the exploited who are suffering in plain sight.
April 22, 2019
Surgery, Violence, and Culture w/ Dr. Simon Fitzgerald - host of "Knife at the Gunfight"
Dr. Simon Fitzgerald is a trauma surgeon in New York City, and hosts of one of my favorite podcasts - "Knife at the Gunfight." Join us as Dr Fitzgerald shares his thoughts about the intersection of the surgery, violence, and culture. You can follow Dr. Fitzgerald on Twitter @SlyFitz. And don't forget to check out the latest at brianwilliamsmd.com.
April 14, 2019
Faith (Pt. 4): The Intersection of Faith And Social Justice w/ Rev. Daniel Kanter
The Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter is senior minister of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, Texas, and author of the book "Faith For The Unbeliever." I am also a member of his church. On a sunny Sunday afternoon following service, I cornered him to get his thoughts on the role religion can play in the pursuit of social justice. If you want to learn about "radical inclusivity" this episode is for you - whether you are a person of faith or not. Learn more at BrianWilliamsMD.com.
April 7, 2019
Faith (Pt. 3): The Neverending Pursuit Of Racial Justice w/ Rev. Michael W. Waters
Michael W. Waters is founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Dallas, Texas. As pastor, professor, award-winning author, activist, and social commentator, Waters’ words of hope and empowerment inspire national and international audiences.
March 30, 2019
Faith (Pt. 2): "Worshiping God And Serving Humanity" w/ Almas Muscatwalla
Almas Muscatwalla believes that "worshiping God and serving humanity" are the only two purposes of life. She is the Executive Director of Faith Forward Dallas, an active member of the Ismaili Muslim Community, and serves on the board for the Dallas-Fort Worth Muslim Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC). In the middle of a cafe after the lunch rush, Almas shared why she works to strengthen relationships between peoples with diverse perspectives. 
March 23, 2019
Faith (Pt. 1): God & Guns w/ George Mason
We visit with George Mason, senior pastor for the Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, TX. He shares his thoughts on the intersection of gun violence and religion, and how to have constructive dialogue with someone who believes in their "god-given right" to own a gun.
March 10, 2019
“Bringing Light Not Heat To Public Discourse” w/ Bruce Bond
Bruce Bond is co-founder of the Common Ground Committee. It is a citizen-led initiative free of a political agenda and financial influences that is committed to “Bringing Light Not Heat To Public Discourse”.  Bruce brings together thought leaders and influencers of opposing opinions to show that people can work together and find common ground on important issues without compromising values.
March 5, 2019
Prosecuting Sex Crimes w/ David Henderson
David Henderson is a trial lawyer and world champion public speaker. Before his current role as a civil rights attorney, Dave served in the Special Crimes Division of the district attorney’s office. He has tried over 70 jury cases to a verdict, ranging from civil cases to human trafficking to capital murder.  In 2010 David won the Toastmasters World Championship competing against over 30,000 contestants from 113 countries. Listen to him describe the emotional toll of litigating sex crime cases, and how public speaking makes him a better attorney.
February 24, 2019
Fighting Cancer In The Era Of Precision Medicine w/ Rome Madison
Rome Madison epitomizes the entrepreneurial spirit. He has scaled the mountain of adversity to become a genomic industry expert, author, public speaker, and more. Listen as he shares his story of tenacity, and breaks down the role precision medicine has in the future of cancer therapy.
February 17, 2019
The Destructive History Of The Language Of Hate w/ Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle
Beth A. Griech-Polelle is the Kurt Mayer Chair of Holocaust Studies and Associate Professor of History at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. In her book "Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust" she explains the pivotal importance of the destructive power of discriminatory language in the persecution of Jews, and how easy it was to recruit healthcare professionals to participate in the Holocaust.
February 9, 2019
Branded A Criminal: From The Clinic To The Courthouse And Back w/ Dr. Jarret Patton
Doctor Jarret Patton offers sound advice to aid those who, like him, have been under attack from medical boards, certification agencies, hospital systems, legal systems, or the public at large.
February 1, 2019
Blazing A Trail For Black Men In Medicine w/ Dr. William Lynn Weaver
I found myself sharing an Uber with the legendary Dr. William Lynn Weaver en route to the airport in Austin, TX. Capitalizing on a once in a lifetime opportunity, my captive but gracious guest shares his thoughts on persistent racial inequities in the profession of medicine.
January 25, 2019
Injury & Violence Prevention w/ Shelli Stephen-Stidham
How does one become an expert in the prevention of injury and violence? Well you start off as a sports journalist of course. That is the route Shelli Stephen-Stidham travelled to gain a national reputation as an injury and violence prevention expert. Tune in to hear her explain the important role you play in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention in your community.
January 17, 2019
Rachel Thompson Confronts Childhood Sexual Abuse, Suicide, Love, & Healing
In her book award-winning book "Broken Places" Rachel Thompson shares her story as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and confronts the topics of suicide, love, and healing.
January 10, 2019
Undivided Nation w/ The Leaverton Family
In Jan 2017 Erin and David Leaverton quit their jobs, sold their home, bought an RV, and set out on a 50-state road trip with their three children. Averaging one state per week their goal was to meet Americans from every corner of the country and every walk of life. Hear how their views on race have changed after trading in the traditional American dream for an Undivided Nation cross-country adventure.
January 4, 2019
Top 5 Episodes Of 2018 (Season 1)
#1 - LET'S TALK RACISM, ISLAM, AND SHARED HUMANITY (Dec 2018) As a teen, witnessing lawyers fight against the erosion of civil rights after 9/11 propelled Afia Yunus to become an immigration attorney. A personal and professional transformation occurred after the 2017 "Muslim Ban” which compelled her to "get off the hamster wheel of life" and apply her legal expertise as an activist. #2 - CRIMINOLOGY 101 (Oct 2018) Making complex science accessible to the lay public is a skill Dr. Alex Piquero has mastered. Ranked as the #1 Criminologist in the world, Dr. Piquero explains how he employs evidence-based research to tackle divisive social issues such as criminal justice reform, immigration, and the NFL National Anthem controversy.  #3 - FROM THE BATTLEFIELD TO SOUTH CHICAGO (Sep 2018) Meet Dr. Ken Wilson, a Colonel in the US Army, and a trauma surgeon based in Chicago, Illinois. He is an example of black male excellence working to reverse the downward trend of minority representation in medicine. Learn about his journey to medicine, far-forward battlefield experience, and mission to bring healthcare equity to South Chicago. #4 - WHAT DOES BARBECUE HAVE TO DO WITH RACE, VIOLENCE OR MEDICINE? (Jul 2018) In this episode I dined with Daniel Vaughn - BBQ editor for the Texas Monthly Magazine - at the oldest black-owned barbecue restaurant in Dallas, TX. More than just a food critic, Daniel is a historian with engaging tales about the intersection of race and barbecue. #5 - WHY YOU MUST JOIN THE FIGHT FOR HEALTHCARE EQUITY (Nov 2018) What is healthcare equity and why should you care? Teresita Oaks gives a master class explaining why it matters to everyone, from the migrant farm workers in Arizona to the coal miners in West Virginia.
December 30, 2018
"How To Raise A Doctor" w/ Dr. Dale Okorodudu
To close out Season 1 of "Race, Violence & Medicine," we visit with Dr. Dale Okorodudu. He is a Pulmonary & Critical Care physician in Dallas, TX, serial entrepreneur, and the author of "How To Raise A Doctor: Wisdom From Parents Who Did It!" Dale shares crowdsourced advice for future doctors, his inspiration for the book, and how it came together during midnight sessions while writing on the floor of his closet.
December 21, 2018
Bridging Divides With The One America Movement
Our series on the One America Movement concludes with its Director - Andrew Hanauer. He shares his vision of ending polarization in America by bringing us together across racial, religious, political and geographic divides to address pressing social problems such as poverty and racial tension.
December 16, 2018
Born Into The Movement: The President of Black Lives Matter, New York
Hawk Newsome, president of Black Lives Matter New York, says he was "born into the movement." From his April 4th birthday which is connected with several civil rights icons to being raised by activist parents, Hawk was destined for the life he has now - liberating the oppressed in mind, body, and spirit. Hear the story about his presence at a Trump rally led to a moment of reconciliation with those who viewed him as the enemy and launched him to national prominence.
December 9, 2018
Race, Violence & Medicine Minute 12/5/18
Just a minute - or two - for you to preview upcoming episodes. Our next episode features Hawk Newsome, the President of Black Lives Matter New York.
December 6, 2018
Let's Talk Racism, Islam, And Shared Humanity
The daughter of Pakistani immigrants, Afia Yunus has vivid tales of the racism she endured as a Muslim girl coming of age in the Florida Panhandle. The experience strengthened her resolve to serve humanity. As a teen, witnessing lawyers fight against the erosion of civil rights after 9/11 propelled her to become an immigration attorney. A personal and professional transformation occurred after the 2017 "Muslim Ban." She was compelled to "get off the hamster wheel of life" and apply her legal expertise as an activist. Join us as Afia explains how we must redefine "safe spaces" as she works toward celebrating our shared humanity. It is a value she learned from her cardiologist father whose compassionate care of a heart attack patient led to a lifelong friendship with an unlikely ally - a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan.
December 2, 2018
Race, Violence & Medicine Minute 11/29/18
Just a minute - or two - for you to preview upcoming episodes. Our next episode features immigration attorney, Afia Yunus.
November 30, 2018
Race, Violence & Medicine Minute 11/25/18
Just a minute - or two - for you to preview upcoming episodes.
November 26, 2018
Why You Must Join The Fight For Healthcare Equity
What is healthcare equity and why should you care? Teresita Oaks gives a master class explaining why it matters to everyone, from the migrant farm workers in Arizona to the coal miners in West Virginia.
November 18, 2018
Diversity Drives Excellence In Medicine: The Role Of HBCUs
To call Dr. Mallory Williams a trauma surgeon does a disservice to the many facets of his identity. He has trained at some of the premier institutions in the country, served multiple combat tours as a Colonel in the US Army, and continues to hold it down at home with his family. Everytime I speak with Dr. Williams, he drops some new pearl that nudges me to raise my personal bar for excellence. Listen to him share his role as an educator and the importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in driving excellence in medicine.
November 15, 2018
The End Of Imposter Syndrome
No matter how accomplished you are, Dr. Nii Darko will inspire you to achieve more. He is a trauma surgeon, podcaster, published author, and runs his own surgery staffing company. Beginning with his roots in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Darko shares his journey busting through imposter syndrome to become a successful entrepreneur who epitomizes his trademarked brand - Docs Outside The Box.
November 11, 2018
Let's Change The Narrative On Gun Violence
This episode with gun violence expert Dr. Megan Ranney was recorded the day before the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA. When I learned of the shooting, Dr. Ranney was already dominating my Twitter feed calling for action. I took that as a sign to get her show to you today - not later this month as planned. This show is dedicated to the victims, families, friends and communities living with the impact of gun violence.
November 8, 2018
Diversity, Trauma Surgery & Servant Leadership
As a teenager in rural Kentucky, Dr. Andrew Bernard tagged along with his mother to the operating room where she worked as a nurse anesthetist. Taking a different route to the same destination, he became a trauma surgeon, a pillar in his community, and is now President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma - one of the main societies of trauma providers in the country. During our interview he shares his perspective on healthcare inequities, diversity and inclusion, and leadership.
November 7, 2018
Beyond the Operating Room: Surgery & Social Justice
Dr. Rishi Rattan, a self-described "failed engineer," can tell you the precise moment he decided to become a surgeon - and it had nothing to do with being in the operating room. He shares how critical race theory, intersectionality, and social justice inform his practice as a trauma surgeon. In a specialty where praise is a proxy for clinical acumen and surgical skills, Dr. Rattan also embodies that often overlooked quality that is of equal importance - humanity.
November 3, 2018
City Of Dallas Proposition C - Know Before You Vote!
Millie Domenech gives a compelling counter-argument to Tamara Harrington from our last episode, and says vote "No" on Proposition C. Dive in to hear why.
October 27, 2018
What Is A Proposition? Know Before You Vote!
Have you ever stood in the polling booth, paralyzed with confusion, trying to decipher the propositions at the end of the ballot? Tamara Harrington from Leadership ISD decodes these often poorly-understood initiatives, also called ballot measures, and the critical role citizens play in determining what your government can do.
October 27, 2018
On Call For Democracy - Midterm Elections Update
We first met Dr. Andrew Goldstein in "When Healthcare And Politics Unite," and did a follow-up interview in "On Call For Democracy." He returns to give another update on the work he and thousands of other healthcare professionals are doing leading up to the 2018 mid-term elections.
October 26, 2018
RVM Book Club: "Nine Secrets For Getting Elected"
Do you need a break from the rancor surrounding the 2018 mid-term elections? Then check out the October selection for the Race, Violence & Medicine Book Club - "Nine Secrets For Getting Elected" by Kit Bobko. Kit is a two-term mayor and city councilman with 20 years of experience in politics. His book is a must read if you’re contemplating running for office, or just want to learn what happens behind the scenes in the lives of candidates.
October 20, 2018
Race, Violence & Medicine Minute 10/15/18
Just a minute - or two - for you to catch up on the latest episodes.
October 15, 2018
Immigrants Get S--t Done
From Columbia - the country - to Harvard Medical School and beyond, Dr. Paula Ferrada is shattering barriers to achieving gender equity in the workplace. As a trauma surgeon she is moving the needle on social justice in medicine while raising the bar for excellence in a male-dominated field. Hear how she navigates a profession where there is "Equal distribution of talent, but not equal distribution of opportunity."
October 14, 2018
On Call For Democracy
In "When Healthcare And Politics Unite," Dr. Andrew Goldstein explained the unique role healthcare experts serve in determining the decision-makers for health policy. He returns this week with an update on the work On Call For Democracy is doing leading up to the 2018 mid-term elections, and what you can do to get involved.
October 12, 2018
Race, Violence & Medicine Minute 10/7/18
Just a minute - or two - for you to catch up on the latest episodes.
October 8, 2018
When Healthcare And Politics Unite
What role can healthcare workers serve in political advocacy? Many - if you follow the example of Dr. Andrew D. Goldstein. He is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at NYU who dedicates half of his time to progressive organizing and activism. His latest endeavor is "On Call For Democracy" - a grassroots organization of thousands of health professionals mobilized to get out the vote for pro-health candidates. Dr. Goldstein shares his story of growing up in a diverse community, and how that experience fueled his passion for social justice in medicine.
October 6, 2018
From The Battlefield To South Chicago
The number of African-American men choosing careers in medicine is decreasing. In 1978 there were 542 black men entering medical school. By 2014 that number decreased to 515. Meet Dr. Ken Wilson, a Colonel in the US Army, and a trauma surgeon based in Chicago, Illinois. He is an example of black male excellence, and is working to reverse this downward trend. Learn about his journey to medicine, far-forward battlefield experience, and mission to bring healthcare equity to South Chicago.
October 3, 2018
Criminology 101
Making complex science accessible to the lay public is a skill Dr. Alex Piquero has mastered. Ranked as the #1 Criminologist in the world, Dr. Piquero explains how he employs evidence-based research to tackle divisive social issues such as criminal justice reform, immigration, and the NFL National Anthem controversy.
October 3, 2018
The Case For Civilian Oversight Of Police
On Sep. 6, 2018 Botham Jean was fatally shot by an off-duty Dallas Police officer - while in his own apartment. Details surrounding the shooting have refueled the debate about police use of force against black men and the role of civilian oversight of law enforcement. From the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, Lauren-Elaine Brown shares her journey as an activist and the work she is doing to help reform police oversight in Dallas, TX.
October 3, 2018
RVM Book Club: "Hitler's Jewish Soldiers"
Bryan Rigg received his B.A. with honors from Yale University and his Ph.D. in history from Cambridge University. A former U.S. Marine Corps officer and volunteer in the Israeli Army, he was a professor at the American Military University. Bryan joins us for the August Race, Violence & Medicine Book Club to discuss his book - Hitler's Jewish Soldiers. His seminal work won the prestigious Colby Award and was featured on NBC-TV's Dateline.
October 3, 2018
Ali from BAM! On I Am Royalty Radio
We had technical difficulties with our scheduled call-in guest, but Ali stepped in to deliver a clutch interview. She is the host of BAM! (Body and Mind) and has been with I Am Royalty Radio since its 2015 launch. Join us for an engaging discussion with Ali about the history of I Am Royalty Radio. - Get the inside story about her show BAM! (Body and Mind) - Learn the difference between terrestrial radio, celestial radio, and podcasts. - Get a sneak peek at the expanded line-up of new shows coming soon. Tune into BAM Thursday nights 8 pm - 10 pm CST on I Am Royalty Radio.
October 3, 2018
What Does BBQ Have To Do With Race, Violence, Or Medicine?
Having a neighbor like Daniel Vaugh - BBQ editor for the Texas Monthly Magazine - I could not pass up the opportunity to do an episode on Texas BBQ. But what does that have to do with Race, Violence, or Medicine? More than you think. - Have you heard of the Negro Motorist Green Book? - Do you know the story behind the oldest black-owned BBQ joint in Dallas, TX? - And how did the confluence of white and black immigrants lead to the rise of commercial BBQ in Texas? Daniel Vaughn - a journalist, food critic, and historian - takes us on a cross-country journey to answer these questions and more while sharing engaging tales about the intersection of race and barbecue.
October 3, 2018
Teens, Activism & The Performing Arts
Why did a group of teen stage performers join the NRA? And how do they combine activism with the performing arts? The Cry Havoc Theater Company stopped by Race, Violence & Medicine for a lively discussion about gun violence and creating their next production - Babel. These teens will impress you with wisdom that belies their age.
October 3, 2018
"Hate Crime" w/ Joyce King
On June 7, 1998, James Byrd Jr., a forty-nine-year-old black man, was walking home from a party when three white men in a pickup truck offered him a ride. They drove Byrd out to a lonely country road, tied him to a logging chain, and dragged him three miles to his death. Joyce King, an award-winning journalist and native Texan, was assigned to cover the story, which drew international media headlines. In "Hate Crime," she provides a chilling re-creation of the slaying and the subsequent trials.
October 3, 2018
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